Peter Boettcher, fan club founder

Posted on April 24, 2013

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When Peter Boettcher graduates from UW-Madison this fall, he will have a degree in geological engineering. But he is as proud of another achievement: creating the Nic Cage Fan Club of Madison, of America, now a registered student organization.

“We thought that we could… share with everyone else our love for Nic Cage and hope that other people would jump on board and realize how great he is,” says Boettcher, who has now seen 60 of Cage’s 73 movies.

Boettcher says he became aware of Cage’s acting skills after watching the film Face/Off starring Cage and John Travolta. From there, the Wisconsin Rapids native began to seek out more of the actor’s films.

“I feel like he puts way more into his acting performances than other actors do,” Boettcher says.

— Spencer Smith