Oscar Speeches: Cage, Nicolas–Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage is one of the luckiest Oscar nominees: He won the best Actor Oscar in 1995 at his first and only nomination, for playing the suicidal alcoholic in “Leaving Las Vegas.”

In his acceptance speech, Cage thanked the Academy “for helping me blur the line between art and commerce with this award.” And he concluded: “I know it’s not hip to say it, but I just love acting!”