Nicolas Cage 'thinks like a student'

Nicolas Cage has a student-like approach to his work.

The 59-year-old actor has achieved huge success during his time in the movie business - but Nicolas acknowledges that he's still learning about his craft.

The film star - who has previously won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe - told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I certainly can't think in those terms like I've done it all.

"I've always had the mantra that I'm a student. I've viewed my path and film-making as a student. I would never call myself a master.

"I always have something to learn, always want to learn. So, 60 is coming up for sure, so my goal is to read more. I've been lagging in that department. I'd like to read a book a week."

Nicolas became one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood in the mid-90s.

The actor has come under fire for some of his more-recent projects - but Nicolas previously insisted that he's fully committed to everything he does.

He told GQ magazine: "When I was doing four movies a year, back to back to back, I still had to find something in them to be able to give it my all. They didn't work, all of them. Some of them were terrific, like 'Mandy', but some of them didn't work.

"But I never phoned it in."

Nicolas has always cared about each individual film project, regardless of whether it's been a success or not.

The actor - whose film credits include 'Gone in 60 Seconds', 'The Rock' and 'Con Air' - said: "If there was a misconception, it was that. That I was just doing it and not caring. I was caring."