American actor Nicolas Cage is known for being prolific; with more than 70 movies to his name, he has starred in everything from Oscar-winning metafilms to little-known ahistorical mysteries. But now Cage fans have a new way to amuse themselves: Digital strategist Scott Luptowski has created "Nicolas Cage Roulette," a website that lets a viewer "stream a random Nicolas Cage movie on Netflix."
Luptowski's website, which launched on Sunday, is simple. Users click one of two buttons ("All Movies" or "Action Movies") and are prompted to log onto Netflix. Once there, a Cage movie starts streaming -- but you don't know whether it's the critically-acclaimed drama "Leaving Las Vegas" or the forgotten thriller "Next" until the opening sequence.
"Nicolas Cage Roulette" webpage
As of 6:30 p.m. EST on Monday, the page had "124K page views, 99K uniques, and 3.7K likes," according to Luptowski's Twitter feed.
The new website's popularity is likely partially attributable to the actor's long history as a meme. Over the past decade, he has starred in a number of viral Internet sensations, including a "Vampire's Kiss"-inspired comic panel "You Don't Say?" and "Your Argument Is Invalid," in which the phrase "My hair is a bird. Your argument is invalid" was macroed over a digitally altered photograph depicting Cage's hair as a bird.