AceShowbiz - Nicolas Cage has hinted he may retire from movies soon because he only has "three or four" more films left in him. The 59-year-old star, who turns 60 in January, has appeared in at least one motion picture every year for the last 37, but he could soon bow out of big screen performances.
He told Vanity Fair magazine, "It's starting to solidify - I'm starting to cement my plan. I may have three or four more movies left in me. I do feel I've said what I've had to say with cinema. I think I took film performance as far as I could."
Cage is determined to "say bye on a high note", and then spend more time with his 14-month-old daughter August, who he has with his 28-year-old wife Riko Shibata.
He added, "I was taking stock of how much time I had left. I thought, 'OK, my dad died at 75, I’m going to be turning 60. If I’m lucky, I have maybe a good 15 years and hopefully more. What do I want to do with those 15 years, using my father as the model?' It occurred very clearly to me that I want to spend time with my family."
Cage - who is also dad to son Kal-El, 18, with Alice Kim, 39, and son Weston, 32, with Christina Fulton, 56 - recently admitted that as well as wanting to spend more time with his daughter, he would also love to read more going forward.
He recently told "Entertainment Tonight", "I'd like to read a book a week, I wanna spend more time with my daughter. I'm taking more stock of what's important. Maybe not make quite as many movies."