Nicolas Cage thought he was alien and was shocked to realise he had a normal body
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Nicolas Cage has claimed that he spent much of his childhood convinced he was ‘an alien from another planet’. Here he is discussing the prospect of reprising one of his most popular roles, which we'd all love to see:
Of course, Nicolas Cage could say pretty much anything at all and we’d probably believe him, given that the man is well known for being a bit – let’s say – eccentric.
And that’s putting it quite mildly, to be honest.
When he’s not playing himself in a movie then refusing to actually watch it, or managing to blow a $150 million fortune somehow, Cage is known as one of the most beloved stars of the screen.
OK, there have been some misses during his career, but the hits more than make up for that.
For every Ghost Rider there is a Wild at Heart or a Con Air, right?
After all, he received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas, and they don’t just give those away to anyone, do they?
Anyway, it might – or might not – surprise you to learn that the 58-year-old spent a lot of his formative years in the firm belief that he was an extra-terrestrial and was actually shocked to find out that he was just a normal human.
Well, ‘normal’ is doing a lot of heavy lifting in that sentence, isn’t it?
Regardless of his eccentric personality, his career is hardly normal either, to be quite honest.
Anyway, when he discovered that he had ‘normal organs and a normal skeleton’ he was apparently taken aback.
In a recent interview with Rampstyle magazine, Cage explained: “My father told me he felt like he had to introduce himself to me because I was such an alien,
“I was shocked the day I went to the doctor’s office as a child and I found out that I had normal organs and a normal skeleton because I was certain I was from another planet.”
Cage also spoke about how he found it tough to get along with other people, which partly led him to his career in the performing arts.
That was partially inspired by witnessing a performance from another slightly unusual celebrity playing an alien.
“When I saw David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, I realised I needed to do something, so I became an actor,” he continued.
As for what he’s up to nowadays, Cage always seems to have a lot of irons in the fire.
He’s just about to star in a Western called The Old Way, as well as horror-comedy Renfield, and there are also plans for him to star in three other films, Sympathy for the Devil, The Retirement Plan, and Dream Scenario.
There’s never a dull moment with Nicolas Cage, and it seems as if that trend is set to continue for the foreseeable.
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