SHARON: Did you see the new Nicolas Cage movie?
DEREK: Which one?
SHARON: "Snake Eyes". I just saw it last night with my friend Sarah.
DEREK: No, I haven't seen it yet. But I saw "Con Air". I thought that was good.
SHARON: I think Nicolas Cage is great.
DEREK: Really? Why? He isn't very handsome.
SHARON: No, but he's got character. He can act with a lot of depth.
DEREK: It's interesting you like him so much.
Usually I think women don't like him. They like more handsome actors.
SHARON: That's not always true.
But I like some very handsome actors. Like Alec Baldwin.
But I don't like an actor just because he is handsome.
DEREK: Do you like Keanu Reeves?
SHARON: No, not at all.
DEREK: Why not?
SHARON: I just think he is a bad person. He seems very arrogant.
DEREK: Maybe it's the characters he plays. Maybe in real life he's a good guy.
SHARON: No, I think an actor often plays characters that match his real personality.
They are naturally better at such characters.
And I can sense something about Keanu Reeves. I don't like it. He seems like a jerk.
DEREK: Hmm. Maybe. So who is your favorite then?
SHARON: Nicolas Cage.
DEREK: I used to like Nicolas Cage more than I do now.
He used to play more interesting roles.
SHARON: What do you mean? What movies?
DEREK: Oh, my favorite Nicolas Cage movie was Wild at Heart.
He was perfect for that role.
SHARON: I saw "Wild at Heart". It was disgusting. I almost couldn't watch it.
DEREK: It was a kind of movie that they call black humor.
SHARON: Yes, I know.
Black humor is humor with a lot of violence or horrible things in it.
I don't like black humor.
DEREK: What about "Raising Arizona"? Did you see that?
DEREK: You must see it.
To me, that is the classic Nicolas Cage movie. He is perfect for it.
SHARON: I like his new movies.
DEREK: Well, I know he is more popular since he started doing action movies.
But I always think he should be a comic actor. That is what he does best.