Nicolas Cage is more than an actor, he's a god. With close to 70 films logged and tons of memes and Cage-themed art circulating on the Internet, the legend of Nicolas Kim Coppola (yes, that's his real name) has grown, and the actor has become so much bigger than any of us. Ezra Croft found himself really appreciating the "enigmatic intensity" of Cage's work one day and decided that the way to pay homage was in the form of an art show.

"It didn't start out as a joke," Croft said. "But it didn't start out not as a joke, either."

Croft sent out calls-for-submissions via Craigslist sites all over the world and ended up with a collection of work from 80 artists across four continents. "Nic Cage fans and haters have been coming out of the woodwork in droves," he told Huffington Post. While this may sound like an opportunity to make fun of the actor for his over-the-top performances, Croft takes it very seriously: "To me, Nicolas Cage represents the potential in all of us. The potential to make the less than perfect decisions, but to do so with intensity and grandeur that others aren't willing to have. Like Cage, you have to get out there and make things happen, whether or not people love it or hate it!"

The celebration of Cage, entitled "Nicolas Cage Art Show and Musical Shennanigans," is set for April 12 at the Balancoire in San Francisco. 

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[via Huffington Post]