Nicolas Cage arriving at LAX airport
Nic Cage made roughly $2 million last week by selling one of his rare comic books. Sweet, maybe that means he won't feel the need to make a sequel to [insert shitty Nic Cage movie here]. From Contact Music
The actor put 'Action Comics No. 1" -- which features the debut of Superman in popular culture and is believed to be one of only 100 left in existence -- in an online auction, in which 50 people bid on the item.
The comic -- which was graded at 9.0, making it the best condition of an "Action No. 1" that has ever been graded by the leading comic book grading company, Certified Guaranty Company -- eventually sold for $2,161,000.
He originally bought his copy at auction in 1997 for around $150,000.
Nic bought the comic for $150K and is now selling it for $2.1 million? Nice. But you know who's even happier about that than him? The IRS
. If you've read the reports over the past few years, it's obvious Nic's selling this comic because he needs the money. Another clue that Nic needs money? The Sorcerer's Apprentice
(2010), Season of the Witch
(2011), and Drive Angry
(2011). Even Adam Sandler thinks those movies sucked.*12 Nicolas Cage pictures total in the gallery:
Nicolas Cage's booking photo
Nic Cage was arrested in New Orleans early Saturday morning for basically being a drunken ass. Damn, he should have used his acting skills to talk his way out of the arrest. On second thought . . . TMZ
According to the NOPD, Cage and and his wife were standing in front of a property he believed they were renting. She disagreed and, according to the NOPD, he grabbed her by the arm to pull her to the correct address. Police say there were no visible signs of injury on her arm.
The NOPD went on to say Cage then began to hit parked cars and later attempted to get into a taxi. Cops say Cage eventually got into a cab, but a police officer ordered him out ... which "prompted Cage to start yelling."
As TMZ first reported, that discussion with police included Cage daring cops to arrest him ... which they eventually did.
According to Cage, the arrest was nothing but a big misunderstanding. He was simply preparing for his leading role in the new Mel Gibson biopic, but no one told the cops. I bet they were Jews. Figures. I hear they practically run the South.
Nicolas Cage at the premiere of The Sorcerer's Apprentice at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York
(7/6) Nic Cage
almost got his ass kicked . . . and I don't mean by the IRS. That was more of a rape
. From the New York Post
Someone tried to pick a fight with Nicolas Cage at the Rose Bar the other night as he celebrated the premiere of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. "It was a miscommunication with an acquaintance which was quickly resolved and did not involve a physical altercation," said a Cage rep.
Someone "tried" to pick a fight with Nicolas Cage the other night? If I didn't know any better, I'd say Nick's rep was just making this story up to drum up a little publicity for a movie he has coming out pretty soon. Frankly, creating stories about your client in order to generate buzz about a movie is outdated. These days, if you want your movie to be a success you just need three things: animation, vampires, and 30 seconds of 3D footage.*17 photos total in the gallery:
Nicolas Cage's castle in Somerset, England
Those tax problems I wrote about
a few months ago are catching up with Nicolas Cage. He had to sell his English castle. Bummer. From the Daily Mail
He reportedly paid £5 million for the pile, which is built in the shape of the ace of clubs, two years ago. A potential buyer is understood to have offered a figure close to the guide price of £3.5 million.
"The castle has just come on the market - they have stopped all work on it and instead want to sell as soon as possible," reveals a source close to the sale of the Grade I-listed property, which sits in 35 acres of parkland and 12 acres of woodland. "They have already accepted an offer, even though it is below the guide price. Both buyer and seller want to push things through as quickly as possible."
You know what, I'm OK living in a world where Nic Cage doesn't own a castle. We're talking about the same guy that starred in such craptastic films as Ghost Rider
and The Wicker Man
. He shouldn't be living in anything larger than a studio apartment in Van Nuys.
Nicolas Cage owes millions in back taxes
That uncle would be Uncle Sam. Cage owes $6 million in back taxes. Holy shit. From the Detroit News
The IRS filed a $6,257,005 lien against Cage (real last name: Coppola) on July 14 in Orleans District Court in Louisiana. According to this public record, he owes federal income taxes from 2007. The address listed on the lien is Cage's $3.55 million haunted mansion in New Orleans, which is for sale.
I'm sure Nic's not too worried about the unpaid taxes. If he needs to come up with a quick $6 million, he'll probably just star in another piece of crap movie where he plays something stupid like a wizard or sorcerer. Just kidding -- even Nic wouldn't commit career suicide like that. Oh wait
. And for those of you that are bitter over the fact that Nic owes more money to the government than you'll ever earn in your lifetime, just keep in mind one thing that's sure to make you feel better: Nic once married Michael Jackson's sloppy second
Nicolas Cage picking his nose on the set of The Sorcerer's Apprentice in New York
After two car accidents in two days left multiple crew members and bystanders injured on the New York set of his movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice
, Nic Cage hired a Voodoo Priestess to "cleanse" the set. A source on the set told the National Enquirer
"Everyone was shocked when the voodoo woman arrived on the set. She was wearing a long black and purple dress had long stringy hair - and carried a broom. She sprinkled ‘Voodoo Dust’ on the pavement as she chanted weird phrases to frighten bad spirits."
Nic Cage doesn't need a Voodoo Priestess to protect the crew members from errant cars -- he needs one to protect them from his acting. Did you know he actually brings a pen and paper to Keanu Reeves' movies so he can take notes? How do you think Nic mastered the art of the monotone delivery? Keanu is like a god to him and Point Break
is his bible.