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Does Nic Cage have the kavorka?

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nick-cage_lNicolas Cage sometimes gets a bad rap. Yes, he’s an Oscar winner, but his eclectic taste in movies has often drawn criticism, most famously from Sean Penn, who once accused Cage of s–tting on their profession.

Say what you want about The Wicker Man or Bangkok Dangerous, but Cage is either the savviest or most fortuitous operator in Hollywood when it comes to his female costars. Yesterday’s announcement that Mad Men‘s January Jones will costar opposite Cage in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps was only the most recent example. Toss in Diane Kruger (National Treasure, pictured), Jessica Biel (Next), Eva Mendes (Ghost Rider), and Penelope Cruz (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin), and I’m beginning to understand the method to Cage’s madness. Hall-of-fame knockouts all.

Presumably, these actresses don’t share Mr. Penn’s poor opinion of Cage, and his upcoming pairing with Jones has me reconsidering his entire career. The man might be a genius after all.

Does Cage have the kavorka?

Photo Credit: Robert Zuckerman