Hollywood star Nicolas Cage wants to visit prisons to teach criminals how to act.

FACE/OFF star Cage believes people who use their anger in negative ways could use acting skills release their frustration.

The 41-year-old tells British film magazine Empire, "One day I would love to go to a prison and maybe try to teach convicts to act.

"I believe that if I could get to those youngsters when they are at a juvenile age and give them a place to express themselves, in a play or in a video, they could get their anger out there, instead of in a wrong direction.

"Art can help you, I believe. Art is like a medicine. In my own case, I was a young man, I was 16 and I was angry. I don't know why and I don't want to get into that. But acting got that out, and I'd like to give that chance to others."