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Nicolas Cage's Bizarre Spending Habits Revealed

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No wonder he's so far in the hole!

Nicolas Cage owes $6 million to the government in back taxes and sued his business manager for $20 million for leading him "down a path of financial ruin."

Well, Nic, it sounds like you accomplished that all on your own!

The actor has purchased quite an array of items over the past few years, including outbidding Leonardo DiCaprio for a dinosaur skull priced at $276,000. He once owned 3 castles and two islands in the Bahamas. One of his mansions in Bel Air had a billiard room with his 1955 Jaguar parked inside including a variety of "shrunken heads."

Nic also owns a jet and two yachts and a used Lamborghini he bought from the shah of Iran for nearly half a million dollars!

The actor takes his roles very seriously as well apparently since he hired an "on set drinking-consultant-poet" for his role in Leaving Las Vegas to help him portray an alcoholic. How does one get that job?

But he's not entirely selfish! He proposed to actress Patricia Arquette on the first day they met back in 1987. Naturally the actress declined and Nic offered to go on "a quest to prove his love."

Arquette challenged him to bring her an autograph from Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger, a "Bob's Big Boy" statue and a Tibetan wedding dress. Nic found all of these items for her, but she still wouldn't marry him until 1995. They ended up divorcing 6 years later.

The man must have really believed he had bottomless pockets!

Dinosaur skulls and shrunken heads? We're sure those were necessary purchases!

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19 comments to “Nicolas Cage's Bizarre Spending Habits Revealed”



  1. 1

    WOW, CALL ME SHREW BUT UNLESS YOU'RE THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM IN NYC OR THE SMITHSONIAN, WHY WOULD A PRIVATE CITIZEN BUY A DINO SKULL FOR? NO WONDER HE'S BROKE, INSTEAD OF BUYING DINO BONES HE SHOULD HAVE HIRED A FINANCIAL MANAGER!



  2. 2

    The guy's a weirdo. He looks like Reverend Henry Kane from Poltergeist II - The Other Side.



  3. 3

    Yes, almost as necessary as the fugly portrait of teddy. Tacky!

  4. Maio says – reply to this


    4

    I liked this watch.
    Rich people in Brazil when you have a problem in this case are divided we go to Paris to rest ease tensions concerns because we are followers of a philosophy, "I should and not deny pay when can." Nicolas think about it lol



  5. 5

    Sounds like he's really in touch with his "Inner Child." It's a shame for someone like him to have all that money. I'd certainly spend it on better stuff. Guess not everyone wants to make the world a better place. I mean. He could live very well, and indulge himself and still do something good. He sounds like a shallow, selfish jerk. People think that you have to help the poor. And it's true. You should. But there are lots of museums and symphonies that could use some help. There's education programs and scholarship funds that could benefit from some attention. He's just as bad as Paris Hilton, in his own way.



  6. 6

    These celebs with too much money and time on their hands.
    Welcome back to reality Mr. Cage.



  7. 7

    Ugh!
    Help me udnerstand why he is suing his business manager for "leading him down a path of financial ruin." I doubt seriously if the manager said that the dinosaur head was a good investment!



  8. 8

    Re: me0101 – You fucking idiot…he still has millions of dollars, houses, cars and artifacts. Just because he sold a couple islands and castles doesn't even come close to any financial reality you will ever experience in your life. Don't be so fucking superficial Mr. Me



  9. 9

    All he needs to do is make a couple more movies. We peons will pay through the nose to see a movie. That's how these "stars" get rich - off the backs of us everyday middleclass citizens.



  10. 10

    It seems wierd to us but I think we don't realize the crazy kinda finacial investments these rich people make. Putting money into stuff that accrues interest is pretty easy when you have shitloads of cash lieing around. I'd say 99.9% of A-list celebrities are involved with real estate; but also buying anything from art to artifacts is within the realm of "normal" for the extremely rich. Nicholas Cage is a genius and he knows exactly what he's doing.

  11. Gwyka says – reply to this


    11

    Bought a car from the Shah of Iran? There hasn't been a Shah of Iran since 1979, and the last Shah has been dead since 1980. Lots of wild rumors (with some basis in truth).



  12. 12

    The last Shah of Iran died in 1979, so I guess a 15 year old Nick had some bucks to spend.

  13. elo says – reply to this


    13

    He bought Shah Palavi's old lambo, not a lambo from the Shah!



  14. 14

    That is awesome. His coolness factor just shot up in my book. :)



  15. 15

    Is this still America? Aren't we allowed to spend the money we make on WHATEVER THE HELL WE WANT, no matter how crazy other people think it makes us look? I don't give a shit what the guy bought - he's learning his lesson now. People always think that others with a lot of money should be using it "in good ways" but really - we all have the right to buy whatever the hell we want, so why not? I think it's pretty fucking cool to have a Lamborghini owned by the last Shah of Iran! Who else can say that?

  16. obama says – reply to this


    16

    Creepy ugly guy who had too much time to spend too much money. Now he's broke. That story has been played out in Hollywood a million times over. Next!



  17. 17

    I personally think that his spending habits are awesome. Nic is kind of a weirdo (I mean, he named his kid Kal-El) but hey, if he's doing the work and earning the money, more power to him. If I made that much money I'd spend it on weird things that I like, too.
    And I'm pretty sure he gives to charity as well. It's his money, why can't he spend it as he wishes? People who are getting all self-righteous because he buys things for himself…what would you spend it on? Do you judge celebrities that you actually like for not buying their clothes at Target and donating the leftovers to the poor? Probably not.

  18. Moron says – reply to this


    18

    Loser.



  19. 19

    u forgot to mention the BLACK ROSE part of the quest…she requested a black rose and since there are no black roses made in nature he dyed a rose black and presented it to her as part of his quest…..this was back when Nick was cool and liked little emo girls like Patricia Arquette…..hung out with outcast cool guys like Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Johnny Depp….now hes just a bald guy who married an asian chick…and lost all his money