Nicolas Cage is one of those actors who has sort of become a mockery of himself. Seemingly, post some of his later roles, people have slowly figured out that Nicolas Cage is "batpoop" crazy. But what people seem to miss out on is the fact that Nicolas Cage has always been crazy. This is not some new thing he has adopted in the 90's and 2000's to help make him memorable. No, that man has always oozed crazy into everything he has done. But in some cases, that crazy results in something kind of awesome.
Take for example, this scene from the cult classic, Vampire's Kiss. In this scene, Nic Cage is talking to his psychiatrist about filing things. What begins as a fairly simple discussion turns into a Nic Cage moment that very well may be the best thing he has ever done. From his exxagerated movements, to how over-the-top he is by the time he reaches Z, everything about it pure, foaming madness. But in the best way possible.
Honestly, on the off-chance that I have kids one day, this scene is how they are learning the alphabet.