A two-headed snake, playing for orphans, nude cave exploration and mime stalkers are just some of the weird city legends Nicholas Cage is lastly able to debunk — or admit to — after a long time of delusion constructing.
The “thespian” — don’t name him a mere “actor,” of us! — and his “Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” are again on the talk-show circuit for the primary time in 14 years.
The “Leaving Las Vegas” Oscar winner, 58, stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday to disclose the reality behind the rumors which have circled the cult icon for years.
Kimmel, 54, requested Cage concerning the time that he gambled on the Atlantis resort within the Bahamas about 20 years in the past with simply $200.
Cage defined that he performed roulette on the on line casino and the cash was $20,000 large ones. Rumor has it that he gave all of his winnings to an orphanage within the Bahamas.
Whereas attempting his fortunate hand on the roulette wheel, he determined to maintain enjoying the identical numbers. “It was a type of nights the place you’re feeling just like the mojo was with you, and nothing was going to go incorrect,” the “Elevating Arizona” wild man stated.
After he gained the money, Cage went to the kids’s middle — the place he slapped the 20 grand into the hand of the headmistress and he was then despatched on his approach. The “Moonstruck” main man instructed Kimmel he by no means laid down bets once more as he felt it might destroy the “magic” of playing.
One other wild rumor that Cage put to relaxation was the truth that he might or might haven’t been in possession of a two-headed snake.
The reply: He did have one at one level.
Kimmel pulled out the “Peggy Sue Received Married” star’s recent GQ cover spread, the place he’s hugging a snake, and he requested Cage if he ever owned the reptile.
“I did and it’s bizarre,” Cage admitted. He went on to notice that there was one night time that he was dreaming about two-headed eagles. The following day, his supervisor on the time obtained a name from somebody saying they’d a two-headed snake and so they thought cage may prefer it.
The chilling takeaway right here: Cage additionally famous the animal value 4 occasions the quantity of chilly, onerous money he gave to the orphanage.
In the meantime, Cage admitted the snake was an excessive amount of for him to deal with — and the 2 heads would usually struggle one another. The Hollywood royal — born Nicolas Coppola, he’s the nephew of legendary “The Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola — ultimately determined to deliver them to a zoo the place they’ve now lived for 14 years.
Kimmel additionally revealed that Cage’s “National Treasure” costar Diane Kruger was just lately on the chat present and he or she divulged that in capturing for the 2000s journey flick, he nearly purchased a cave crammed with bats so he might go nude cave spelunking (BTW: Spelunking is the pastime of exploring caves only for enjoyable.)
Cage dished that the cavern he wished to purchase was “stunning [with] milky white crystalline partitions.” He merely wished the hideaway to go spelunking — bare-bottomed — on the backside of the pure marvel along with his wife at the time. However this fantasy by no means got here to fruition when the “Face/Off” star wound up not buying the cave in spite of everything.
One other piece of gossip that has swirled round Tinseltown for years was that Cage stored a foulmouthed African Pied Crow as a pet.
He quipped that the crow was “well-dressed” — with black and white feathers that made him “appear like he was sporting a tuxedo.”
“He likes to say ‘Hello’ to me after I stroll within the room and after I go away, he says ‘Bye.’ I don’t train him the phrases. He got here with the vocabulary,” Cage stated. “And sooner or later he known as me an ‘a–gap’ and I don’t know why.”
The final city legend that the “Moonstruck” star obtained actual about was the “bizarre expertise” of being focused by a pair of mimes.
The silent stalkers have been following him round and brought on him to ask the “proverbial questions of ‘Why?’ and ‘Who’re you individuals?’ ”
He requested them politely to go away and so they left with out saying a phrase. “We’re all being stalked at occasions. I believe I used to be their solely viewers,” Cage stated.