It’s perhaps untrue to label the character Nicolas Cage as an eccentric solely because of his exuberant films. It is true that he had ingested an actual cockroach in the 1988 film The Vampire’s Kiss. It’s also the truth that he made up a plan for smashing a table using a sledgehammer, while singin “The Hokey Pokey” for the 2018’s mom and Dad, and that his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, threatened to dismiss him for the reason that the actor was insistent on using the most bizarrely high-pitched tone for 1985’s Peggy Sue Got Married.
None of these indicators show anything but an obsession with his work. There are other elements of Cage’s 54-year-old life that have some wondering whether he’s a bit further from normal. Look over these selections from his life and make a decision on your own.
1. A NAKED HOME INTRUDER ATE A FUDGSICLE AT THE FOOT OF HIS BED.
The filmmaker who wrote his thriller about home invasions Trespass in the year 2011, Cage shared with reporters that he had been one time victimized by a burglar who broke into the Orange County home. “I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgsicle in front of my bed,” Cage stated. “I know it sounds funny … but it was horrifying.” Cage claimed he spoke with the man until police arrived.
2. HE WAS THE VICTIM OF A MASSIVE COMIC BOOK HEIST.
In 1997, comic book lover Cage purchased a copy Action Comics #1 which was a highly sought-after issue of 1939 that introduced Superman and launched the genre of superheroes from the 20th century. The comic book, along and a variety of other rare issues, was taken from the home of Cage in January 2000 . They were hidden in an unopened case that remained cold for eleven years until the book turned up in the San Fernando Valley storage locker. (The locker’s owner claims that they bought the locker with no knowledge of what’s in the.) After an investigation by police and a return of the comic to Cage who then sold the comic for record-breaking $2.1 million later that year. Cage said that the recovery of the comic following 10 years “divine providence.”
3. HE BOUGHT A PYRAMID TOMB.
Standing in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, located in New Orleans is a nine-foot pyramid tomb that is the home of the Latin phrase, “Omni Ab Uno” (Everything from One). The tomb beneath is empty, but there have been suggestions that it could eventually be home to Cage who acquired the plots on two separate occasions in the year 2010 and built the pyramid on top of the two plots. The actor has not ever publicly spoken about the sale.
4. HE SLEPT IN DRACULA’S CASTLE.
When promoting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in the year 2011 the actor Idris Elba spoke about an incident on the set in Romania that demonstrated Cage’s professional dedication. When he noticed that Cage was tired the day, Elba asked whether he’d had some sleep. “Yeah man, I went up to Dracula’s castle … the ruins up in the mountains, and I stayed the night,” Cage stated. “‘I just had to channel the energy, and it was pretty spooky up there.” Cage likely was talking about Bran Castle close to Transylvania that could be the source of inspiration for Dracula’s house in the Bram Stoker novel.
5. HE ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT A STOLEN DINOSAUR SKULL.
His extravagant expenditure habits are well documented, but very few purchases match his grand gesture of paying $276,000 to purchase the Tyrannosaurus bataar skull during an auction in 2007. What Cage did not realize was the fact that his skull was taken out of the Mongolian Gobi Desert. After being contacted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2014, the actor opted to surrender the skull in order to have it returned.
6. HE BOUGHT THE MOST HAUNTED MANSION IN THE WORLD SO HE COULD WRITE A HORROR NOVEL.
What better place to write the most terrifying words than in a haunted mansion? Cage’s motive was buying the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans in 2007, which was once owned by the serial murderer Madame Delphine LaLaurie. The house was lost due to foreclosure in 2009. “I didn’t get too far with the novel,” the author told Vanity Fair.
7. HE ONCE TRIPPED OUT ON MUSHROOMS WITH HIS CAT.
As an guest for David Letterman’s Late Show with David Letterman in the year 2010, Cage had an important talk show anecdote. Prior to his time on the show Cage said that there was a cat named Lewis who loved taking part in his collection of magical mushrooms. Then, Cage decided he should also have some. “I remember lying in my bed for hours,” Cage declared, “and Lewis was on the desk next to on the mattress for hours gazing at one another … and not moving. He would look at me and I knew for certain that he was my older brother.”
8. HE SHOWED UP TO A NICOLAS CAGE FILM FESTIVAL.
Over the past few times, Cage fans in Austin have been gathering in the Alamo Drafthouse for a screening of the most popular Cage titles such as “Face/Off” as well as National Treasure. The organizers try to invite Cage each time, even although his schedule often hinders his attendance. In January of 2017 Cage got there, surprising an crowd of Cagephiles and appearing in a number of his own movies. Afterward, he answered questions and gave an audience-interactive reading of Edgar Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart.
9. A JAPANESE CORN SNACK USED HIS LIKENESS WITHOUT PERMISSION.
In October of 2017, Cage enthusiasts in Japan were thrilled to see his face featured on packages of a corn-based snack known as Deluxe Umaibou Nicolastick. Although it’s nice to believe that Cage was paid by the company for his endorsement, but the food However, a representative for the actor informed Kotaku that the actor had not granted consent for his image to be printed on the wrapper. The product was designed to advertise his film, Army of One which was showing in a few theaters, however no one was asking Cage for his approval. FilmNation, the film’s distributor in the world. FilmNation apologized for the mistake.