5. Breakdown - Deadfall (1993)
The Nic Cage Moment: For his brother’s directorial debut, Cage was given free rein on every aspect of his character, Eddie, a sleazy con man. After an attempted hit on his life, he returns home to vent.
Why It's Nuts: Slamming the front door screaming “Someone’s trying to kill me man!” he morphs into a blubbering mess after sniffing a cigar, then takes his crazy to the bed. Fists pounding the mattress, he froths and dribbles while incoherently ranting.
Why It's Awesome: The end of his tirade concludes with the nonsensical comment “... well, viva la fuckin France man!”