30 Surprising Facts About Nicolas Cage.

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26/30. After leaving a club in the country while promoting “Ghost Rider,” he got into a fight with his friend and ran through the streets yelling “I thought we were brothers, man,” and “I’ll die in the name of honor.”

27/30. He developed his own acting method, and it's called Nouveau Shamanic: Cage formally studied acting for about six months and looked to thespians like Robert De Niro and then Laurence Olivier as models at various points in his career. But then: "By the time I got around to "Vampire's Kiss" and then "Bad Lieutenant" and now this movie, "Drive Angry" and then also "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," I had realized that I'd developed my own style and process and school of acting which is called Nouveau Shamanic. That's the new style of acting and at some point I'll have to write a book."

28/30. Nicolas Cage is notorious for his profligate spending, blowing huge sums on castles, yachts, a jet and a T-rex skull. So when it came time for him to get a pet for his house, no dog or cat would do. Instead, the actor dropped a bundle on an octopus, telling the press that he needed it to “help him with his acting.”

29/30. He still loves reptiles, telling Vanity Fair in Sep. 2013 that he asked to hold a venomous snake to calm his nerves on the set of the movie "Joe" (2013).

30/30. Mr. Cage owned one of the most expensive comics ever published: a pristine copy of Action Comics #1, sold at auction for over $2 million. And if that wasn't enough, he named his kid Kal-El.


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