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Nicolas Cage's Ghost Rider Inspiration: His Cobra | Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage's Ghost Rider Inspiration: His Cobra

Originally posted 03/28/2012 03:55PM

To play Ghost Rider, the vigilante antihero whose head is a flaming skull, Nicolas Cage looked to source material that was close to home.

"When you're playing something that's completely outside of your reference point, who you want to project as kind of like a bad dream, something enigmatic, something you don't understand, you have to look at other sources to inspire the body language," Cage told Kelly Ripa and Josh Groban on Live! With Kelly last month.

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