Date: 30th April 2001

Nicolas Cage Hits Back At Sean Penn's Criticism

NICOLAS CAGE has finally hit back at SEAN PENN two years after Penn declared that NICOLAS CAGE was 'no longer an actor'.

The duo acted together as youngsters, became friends and shared similarly meteoric rises through the Hollywood ranks, yet along the way their relationship has deteriorated.

The attack clearly hurt the LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995) Oscar-winner: "He said that I wasn't an actor and I can't agree with that." The arguably more successful Cage does not understand why Penn pays so much attention to him. "He's paying a little too much attention to my career, I think. I'm not thinking too much about what he's doing, you know." (SC/WNBGU/ES)

Source: WENN