Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nicholas Cage's Fortress of Solitude

Via Yahoo discussing an article at The Daily Beast about Nick Cage's spending habits. More details at the Daily Beast article but Yahoo summarizes his purchases thusly:

If you can dream it, Nic Cage bought it: yachts, a jet, a castle, over 50 cars, over a million dollars' worth of comic books, multiple (supposedly haunted) mansions in New Orleans, two Bahamanian islands, shrunken heads that may or may not have been human, and, famously, a $500k Lamborghini once owned by the Shah of Iran. Most amusingly, Cage spent $276,000 on a dinosaur skull in a "heated auction with Leonardo DiCaprio." And though the article has details about Cage's many pets -- claiming that he kept antidote serum on his wall for the poison of his two King Cobras -- it neglects to mention at least one: Cage's pet octopus.

While the DB spins it as compulsive spending run amok, my spin is that he was collecting items for his secret Fortress of Solitude.


JimShelley said...

This article *just* showed up in my Google feed even though it says November 4th as teh publish date. Weird.

But not quite as weird as Mr. Cage's rampant consumerism. I think he a one man solution to the financial crisis! Just give him a billion dollars and stand back! :D

Sphinx Magoo said...

I dunno, Jim. Maybe Mr. Cage was still suffering ill effects from the aborted Superman project he and Tim Burton were working on.

Of course, I found it odd that Lisa Marie Presley was married to both Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage (at separate times, of course) and that they each of her ex's are now known for, shall we kindly say, their unique tastes in living quarters. Just odd. I'm not trying to put a snarky spin, just making an observation.