- Birthday7th Jan, 64
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
With blue eyes and dashing personality, Nicolas has tried hands in films of every category. Be it a romantic movie, a sci-fi, a comedy flick or an action film he has not leave any stone unturned. It's not astonishing for someone with glitzy personality and extravagant lifestyle has led him to collect sports cars as he has a Lamborghini that used to belong to Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi, the former Shah of Iran.
His overstated nature has got him a collection of fortress as by 2009 Nicholas owns 15 mansions , two castles and four yachts. Nicolas Cage got his initial acting occurrences as a youngster when he would put on performances with his siblings and star in short films. He is known for making the most absurd purchases and the weirdest choices of lifestyle.
Recently in news was his pyramid shaped tomb that he got built apparently to rest his body after his death. His passion of comics saw his collection grow to be one of the most valuable in the world. Sold for an awful amount of money, $1.6 million to be exact, the collection included the first appearances of Superman, Robin, and the Justice Society of America. But Cage is not known for doing anything in moderation. He not only collected the comics but also started his own line of comics called the Voodoo Child along with his son Weston Cage. His flamboyant nature and killer looks has made many beautiful ladies fall for him like Sarah Jessica Parker and Christina Fulton. He is also the same man who got Johnny Depp his first acting break. Cage has been married three times amongst which Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley was one of his ex-wives.
The Hollywood actor, caused his own financial ruin by uncontrable spending to lead an ultra-lavish lifestyle, spending millions buying nine Rolls Royces, more than a dozen homes, four yachts and two castles besides other extravagances.
UPDATE: The legendary Hollywood actor, pays off $600,000 tax debt out of the $13 million he owes in taxes.
As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious.
Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild.
I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.
“I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.”
“One of the first signs of being depressed is that you lose interest in things. That's why I think it is important to stay passionate.”
“I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don't want to hold anything in so it festers and turns into pus - a pustule of emotion that explodes into a festering cesspool of depression.”
“Don't lose the best thing in your life just because you are not sure.”
“My father was always getting excited about something. It's genetically inside me somewhere.”
“It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.”
“I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.”
“Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it.”
“Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.”
“To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.”
“There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.”
I'm sad about this, but we shouldn't have been married in the first place.”
Did you know?
- Nicholas Cage has been nominated two times for an 'Academy Award'
- Cage creates a comic book named Voodoo Child with his son Weston in 2007
- By 22009 Nicholas owns 15 mansions and 2 castles.
- He also owns four yachts
- Cage purchases a dinosaur skull in 2007 for $276,000
- Nicolas Cage bought 9-foot tall tomb in New Orlans, Los Angeles
Family & relationships
Cage’s Prytania Street house that is located in New Orleans, Louisiana USA is up for sale with the starting bid of $3.45 million. The estate is spread in the area of 13,176 square feet and has 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms. the house also has formal gardens and other things that a star house would have.
The swimming pool
The dining hall
This house was one of the most intresting properties of Nicolas Cage. More than two centuries old and having a gruesome past, the house has been the fodder for countless horrifying and haunting stories. Now viewed as a landmark of New Orleans, the La Laurie Mansion is believed to be the most haunted house in America.
Location: The house is located at 1140 Royal Street, at the crossroads of The Royal Street and Governor Nicholls Street.
Features: The three storyed house was once the highest building for squares around. Spread in the area of 10,284 square feet, the house has 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms.
The building's entrance has iron grillwork and a image of "Phoebus in his chariot, and with wreaths of flowers and depending garlands in bas-relief" is carved on the door. A mahogany-railed staircase spirals across the complete three storeys of the mansion. In its long history, the house has been used as a public high school, a conservatory of music, a tenement, a refuge for young delinquents, a bar, a furniture store, and a luxury apartment building.
In 2007, Nicolas Cage bought the LaLaurie House for a sum of $3.45 million. On November 13, 2009 the property, then valued at $3.5 million, was listed for auction as a result of bank foreclosure and was later purchased by Regions Financial Corporation for $2.3 million
The haunted house
The decorative skeletons
Known for countless spirits
Spanish Heights Drive
Cage’s Spanish Heights Drive property located in Las Vegas, Nevada USA has been foreclosed for $4.5 million. It was long pending for sale owing to the current financial mess that he is going through. The home is known for offering enthralling view of the Vegas valley.
Location: The property is situated at one of the most scenic locations in the "Sin City" Las Vegas, Nevada
Features: Cage's home had lavish spread of giant slap marble floors, a 16 plus car garage and an Infinity-edge pool. The majestic estate house has an area of 14,306 square feet, with 7 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms. The house is built in three levels and consists of team, sauna and a jetted tub with a water fountain. It also had a professional movie theatre, commercial elevator, game room basement, quest-apart, and a maginificent 2,000 sq feet master suite with large closet and spa bath.
The dining hall
The master bedroom
The bathroom concept
Extraordinary family room staircase
The living room
The fabulous structure
This is one of the best property that Cage ever owned. This mock-gothic castle was built in 1775 for Henry Disney Roebuck, designed by John Carter in the shape of the "clubs" symbol used in playing cards. The building has been confirmed by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.In July 2007, Micheal Briggs, sold the castle to actor Nicolas Cage for £5 million. However, impending financial troubles saw the castle trading hands from Cage in 2009 itself, when he sold it to some unknown buyer for just 3.5 million pounds.
Location: The folly castle is in the village of Midford, and the parish of Southstoke 3 miles (5 km) south of Bath, Somerset, England.
Features: The estate is a 18th century castle spread in the area of 395 acres. The castle look a like house has 3 reception Rooms, 7 bedrooms, extensive lower ground floor, garages and stores. It also has 2 cottages
UPDATE: Back in 2009, Nicholas Cage sold this 28-room castle spanning 395 acres of forest which he had bought for £5 million in 2007.
He never slept in his 18th century castle
Unique design like ace of clubs
Tilham Barn home
Nicolas Cage’s owns the property “Tilham Barn”, his British home in Somerset, which the wealthy actor bought for $1.35 million. Initially, the actor didn’t turn up to view the property site in the fear that it stands on a supernatural ley line.
Location: The actor’s plush home is located in the village of Baltonsborough, Somerset, U.K.
Accommodation: Positioned on the slopes of Windmill Hill, Cage’s home is spread over an area of nearly two acres. The pricey home features five bedrooms which includes one bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. The interiors glorify with marvelous oak flooring and a mullion stone fireplace. It also includes a two bedroom annexe ideal for the home staff.
San Francisco home
Nicolas’s vintage mansion in San Francisco is estimated at $9,400,000, which the actor paid to acquire the property. Built in a classic style in 1914, the plush home is one of the priciest real estate holdings of the Hollywood star and was home to the sculptor “Haig Patigian”, for many years before Cage acquired it.
Location: The marvelous mansion is located at 898 Francisco Street, San Francisco, USA.
Accommodation: Cage’s Tudor-style mansion includes a “living room” featuring open wood beam ceilings and beautifully carved wainscoting, a “remodeled kitchen” offering bay views and equipped with Corian countertops, Snaidero cabinets, two stoves, two split sinks and a granite breakfast counter, and a proper dining room with marvelous leaded glass windows and ultra rigid wooden beam ceilings.
Other features of the grand home include two fireplaces, intricate molding, carved wood arches, a grand staircase, marble vanity counter, hand-crafted birch cabinets, a lady’s dressing room, a master suite with two baths and a gentleman’s dressing room plus an adjacent room with cabinets and built-in shelves for use as a proper study room.
Lively Living room
Ample light in rooms
Among his exotic assets is an island in the Exuma range, which also has good friend Johnny Depp’s island as a neighbor. Though yet to be fully developed, the island has 19 buildings, including hotels, a 1500-foot airstrip, a protected marina, extra power backup in solar power systems, along with the supply from the Bahamas government and pristine private beaches.He bought this island for $3 million and now is on market for $7.5 million.
Cage owns a private Gulfstream jet that is powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines that can cover 7,301 nautical mile (13,521 km) distance in 14.5 hours.
Compact kitchen concept
Nicolas cage has a passion for buying house, he owns tones of unique and interesting properties across the world. Cage also owns what he calls the "most haunted house in America."
Nicholas Cage’s passion for comic strips is not hidden from anyone. He calls comics the “Jungian archetypes of the modern age.” His collection which was sold for an absurd amount of money, $1.6 million to be exact, included the first appearances of Superman, Robin, and the Justice Society of America. But Cage is not known for doing anything in moderation. He not only collected the comics but also started his own line of comics called the Voodoo Child along with his son Weston Cage.
Ferrari is one luxurious vehicle that everyone would like to own. Cage is one of such lucky person who owns The Ferrari Enzo, a 650 horsepower super car. This car was named after his founder, and was developed in 2002.
Lamborghini Miura SVJ
Lamborghini's Miura SVJ came into existence as a modified Miura Jota which in turn was the testbed car to check out possible modifications to improve the stable handling, engine oiling and build quality. With a V12 engine under the hood and a 440 bhp power capacity, the Miura SVJ is a powerhouse which has attracted celebrity attention. In 1997, before he got into big-time debts, actor Nicholas Cage got himself a special Miura for himself paying more than half a million dollars for it. He purchased it from an Iranian Shah and he surely has no regrets owning the beauty which is also a beast!
Nicolas and Alice met in February, 2004 at Le Privé, a Los Angeles restaurant where she was his waitress. The couple started dating each other right after a month and got engaged in April, 2004. on 30 July 2004 Cage and Kim tied the knot in small ceremony at the private ranch in Northern California and are living in a harmonious relationship till date.
Lisa Marie Presley met Cage in 2002 and dated for a while before they got married in August 2002 in Hawaii. Although their marriage lasts for very short span of time and they both got split in just three months. Their divorce process went longer than their marriage as they finally got divorced in 2004.
Nicolas Cage married Patricia Arquette in 1995 and was in a very good relation for six long years. In 2001 the couple decided to live separately but Papers revealed that the couple actually separated only nine months after their wedding.
Case is closely associated with the Amnesty International (AI) which is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
Nicolas also works for Hillsides that provides safe places in stable environments for children in Southern California, and advocates for children’s rights.
Cage is a supporter of Oceana campaigns that protect and restore the world’s oceans. The team of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win exact and existing policy alter to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life.
Nicolas Cage has two King Cobras named Moby and Sheba as pet. Following his financial mess and the protected nature of the wildlife species, Cage was forced to return the cobras to the zoo from where he purchased them.
Albino king cobras
Nicolas Cage has been known for his free spending nature which is the main reason behind his current financial mess. He once spent $276,000 to buy an Octopus and two King Cobras. Cage claims that studying totally different living beings helps him with his acting.
The Hollywood star adores Cairn Terrier dog as pets, which is clearly evident from Cage’s possession of the cute little dog. Pet crazy Nicolas is often seen travelling with his beloved pet dog in his plush car. A lovely dog to acquire, Cairn Terrier is a beloved of the Hollywood star on account of its agile nature, easy trainability, excellent behavior with children and an ultra cute appearance.
Cage is noted as a passionate collector in classic cars. Amongst the many cars Cage has owned over the years include a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, which was also displayed in the billiard room of his Bel Air mansion. He also bought a used Lamborghini Miura SVJ, originally built for Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi, the Shan of Iran. Cage bought the car in 1997 for $500,000. He also has a 1989 Porsche Sportster and a 1973 Triumph Spitfire.
Other than his vast collection of classic cars and mansions, what Cage is really known about is his rare collection of comics.
Described as his lifelong passion, Comics have played a major part in his life, maybe more than anything else. His name itself has been taken from the Marvel Comics hero Luke Cage. His one of the biggest blockbusters has been a comic book adaptation ‘Ghost Rider’ and he has named his son Kal-el, the name of Superman on his home planet Krypton. In 2002, the actor sold his collection of comics at Heritage Collection Galleries for an astounding $1.6 million. However, that didn’t included his most expensive comic, a mint condition copy of Action Comics #1, that features the first ever appearance of Superman. It was stolen from Cage’s Los Angeles home earlier in 2000 and was later found in April 2011 at a storage locker in San Fernindo Valley. Sold for $2.6 million, the comic has comfortably become as the most expensive comic ever sold. Cage bought this copy for $150,000 in 1997, which means a mind-boggling 1,340 % of appreciation in its value.
Cage's love for going over the top with his quirky buys has made him famous all over the Hollywood. His collection includes a skull of a pre-historic dinosaur, which he bought for $276,000, oubidding fellow Hollywood stalwart Leonardo Di Caprio.
A lawsuit claims the actor splurged on nine Rolls-Royce cars and three mansions in a £25million spending spree. Oscar-winner Cage, 45, splashed out more than £1.2million on the motors and £20million on the pads. The epic spending spree in 2007 started after the £15million-a-movie actor had box office hits with National Treasure 2 and Ghost Rider. Besides the above, his expenditures also included a 67-million-year-old dinosaur skull for $276,000, 15 homes around the world, three castles, a Gulfstream jet, four yachts and an island worth £4.5m in the Bahamas. The actor’s ex-business manager Samuel Levin, who Cage alleges made some really bad investment choices for Nicolas, has taken a hit back at Cage with these expenditure revelations.
Nicolas Cage's Rolls Royce
He owns nine Rolls Royce cars
One of the nine Rolls Royces
He was spotted wearing a Prada Fall 2004 suit and seems to be one of his favorite brands
Nicolas was spotted wearing a golden frame Dita goggles