Well he hasn't made that claim yet, but give him another few weeks and he will. In an interview with Heart FM whatever the hell that is, Nicolas Cage says that he is the person who discovered Johnny Depp and that he was the one who made it all possible. That's right. If it wasn't for Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp would still be a nobody, undiscovered by the world. It was only through the grace of God and the shrewd eye of Nicolas Cage that the world was introduced to Johnny Depp.
"I met Johnny many years ago - he was a guitar player and had come to Los Angeles from Florida.
"We had a mutual friend and we were just playing Monopoly one day. I told him he ought to try acting so I introduced him to my agent and the next day he got his first audition and got the part.
He added: "Please don't ask me who won the game of Monopoly, though, I can't remember... it was a long time ago!"
Haha. Damn he is an ass. And how did you get your start in acting exactly Mr. Cage? Hmmm. Let me think about that. Ahhh. That's right. You started off in the business as Nicolas Coppola. Made sure everyone knew that until you got a few parts under your belt, and then became Nicolas Cage. That way we would all think you made it on your own.
Has anyone ever heard Johnny Depp relate that story?