London: Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage still considers himself a child actor because he began his career at the age of 15.
The "Ghost Rider" star who won an Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic in 1995 classic "Leaving Las Vegas" thinks beginning his career as an actor when he was a teenager means he is still a child at heart, reports a news website.
"I have been doing this since I was 15 and that makes me a child actor of sorts," he said.
"And it was very hard to live my life and to be an actor at the same time. But now I have a family, and my kids and I know how to make the shorthand, to go home and have my life," he added.
Cage, 46, says that he loves to think and work out of the box and never enjoyed sticking to one kind of role and finds it difficult to fulfil everyone`s expectations.
"I feel eclectic, I like making different kinds of movies and I never wanted to have a steady diet of one type. Sometimes, that makes people angry. Sometimes, people that wear the art beret are angry about the popular movies and the people that wear the cowboy hat are angry about the art movies," he said.
"So, that`s how it goes. You can`t make everybody happy and you can`t really care what people think either way. I try to do whatever I find interesting for me," he concluded.