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!

[Image via WENN.]

Nov 10, 2009 11:45am PDT

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