Happy 51st birthday to an actor who is never less than hardworking and conscientious, and is often brilliant - one of the most inspired actors around, in fact. I was not at this Nicolas Cage SXSW panel last year and I have been dogged by regret ever since. Thankfully an audience member shot it and it's pure uncut Cage all the way. It's amazing to hear him open up about his performances and his acting style. As he says here: "I think there's a little bit of VAMPIRE'S KISS in every man and every woman."