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Originally posted 10/10/2014 05:05PM
Tuesday marks Nicolas Cage's 50th birthday. Instead of a cake or a surprise party, we're marking the occasion by recounting the many ways he's given us, his fans, reason to celebrate over the past five decades.
To be honest, star turns in Hollywood (such as 1995's Oscar winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas) are not even at the top of our list. Instead, we're talking about another medium where Cage's particular brand of fame has found recognition: the World Wide Web. On this special day, let us revisit why Cage deserves to be crowned King of the Internet:
Originally posted 03/28/2012 03:55PM
To play Ghost Rider, the vigilante antihero whose head is a flaming skull, Nicolas Cage looked to source material that was close to home.
"When you're playing something that's completely outside of your reference point, who you want to project as kind of like a bad dream, something enigmatic, something you don't understand, you have to look at other sources to inspire the body language," Cage told Kelly Ripa and Josh Groban on Live! With Kelly last month.
Originally posted 02/10/2012 03:00PM
Is Nicolas Cage undead and loving it?
Addressing one of the more bizarre rumors about his personal life, the actor says he's almost certain he's not a time-traveling vampire whose image was said to have been captured in a Civil War-era photo of a man resembling Cage.
"I don't drink blood, and last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection," Cage told David Letterman on Thursday night's Late Show.
Promoting his film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengance, Cage does acknowledge he could be confused with the Tennessee man in the 1870 photo that an eBay seller had pitched as a "walking undead/vampire" who "reinvents himself once every 75 years."
"Let me say that there is a resemblance," says Cage, "but how can I be polite about this. It's a somewhat slowed-down version of me."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 10:15AM
Nicolas Cage's son Weston was hospitalized Tuesday after an altercation in Hollywood, according to reports.
Weston, 20, a rock musician, began fighting with an unidentified person and was later taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, accompanied by his father, the Los Angeles Times reports.
An officer with the LAPD tells PEOPLE: "We are confirming there was a situation at Selma and Ivar Avenues about 4:10 p.m. A man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries but there is no criminal investigation and no arrests."
Originally posted 05/10/2011 03:15PM
It was a family affair for Nicolas Cage as he celebrated son Weston's recent nuptials, and now PEOPLE.com has exclusive photos of the big day.
The actor appeared to be in good spirits at his April 24 wedding, when Weston, 20, wed musician Nikki Williams, 22, in New Orleans.
Cage, 47, looked dapper in a black suit, while his wife, Alice Kim, donned a sparkly cocktail dress as they celebrated on a yacht in Lake Pontchartrain.
Originally posted 05/05/2011 07:55PM
Nicolas Cage is in the clear.
The actor, 47, who was arrested for alleged domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after an allegedly drunken argument with his wife in New Orleans last month, won't be prosecuted.
"The New Orleans District Attorney has confirmed that no charges of any kind will be pursued against him," Cage's attorney Harry Rosenberg tells PEOPLE. "After their investigation, the DAs refused all charges against Nick and the matter has been closed."
Rosenberg added: "We are pleased that the process led to the correct result, despite inaccurate media reports, and that Nick has been cleared and all charges have been dropped."
Originally posted 04/25/2011 12:30PM
Nicolas Cage's difficult month turned brighter on Sunday night, as he celebrated his son Weston's marriage in New Orleans.
Cage, 47, donned a black tuxedo for the occasion. His son Weston, 20, wed musician Nikki Williams, 22, after getting ready at the famed Omni Royal Hotel. Says a source at the hotel of Weston: "He looked good in a tux."
The family then headed off in a limo, and celebrated on a yacht on Lake Pontchartrain.
Originally posted 04/18/2011 04:20PM
Nicolas Cage isn't letting legal drama affect his career.
Following his arrest on Friday for domestic abuse, public intoxication and disturbing the peace, the Academy Award-winning actor, 47, was back to work Monday on the New Orleans set of his latest film, Medallion.
"He is always extremely professional," a set source tells PEOPLE of Cage. "He is a dedicated actor when he is at work, and I don't think people would hire him so much if he wasn't."
Originally posted 04/18/2011 09:00AM
Nicolas Cage made a big scene in the Big Easy when he was arrested Saturday morning.
"He was running around and screaming in the street," a bartender at Harry's Corner in New Orleans, tells PEOPLE.
The Academy Award-winning actor, 47, who is filming a movie in the area, was charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace after arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Originally posted 11/15/2010 10:00AM
Nicolas Cage and wife Alice Kim took 5-year-old son Kal-El shopping at Crystalarium in West Hollywood. The couple purchased several crystals, but spent most of their time doting on their son. "They looked so adorable together," an onlooker says. "They were holding hands practically the entire time. They looked like such a happy family."
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