Nicolas Cage Was Convinced He Was An Alien

By Chad Langen | Published

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During the 1990s, Nicolas Cage was one of the biggest action stars in the world with blockbuster hits like Con-Air, The Rock, Face/Off, and Snake Eyes; he’s still extremely active in the industry to this day. Prior to becoming one of the most recognized celebrities around the globe, however, he was convinced he was from another planet. Yahoo recently revealed that The Old Way star was speaking with Rampstyle Magazine about his socially awkward childhood when he made the confession.

“My father told me he felt like he had to introduce himself to me because I was such an alien,” said Nicolas Cage. He went on to say that he was in shock during a doctor’s visit as a child when he discovered he had human organs and a human skeleton because he was positive he “was from another planet.” Fortunately, the actor’s extraterrestrial sensibility is what led him to pursuit acting.

Nicolas Cage is the son of academic and film executive August Coppola, who passed away in 2009 due to complications caused by a heart attack. The actor based his performance as Balthazar in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on his late father, who was the brother of renowned filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Cage is also the nephew of Talia Shire, who appeared as Connie Corleone in The Godfather and its sequels.

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Nicolas Cage and Alfred Molina in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

These days, Nicolas Cage is far from the bonified movie star that he was back in the ‘90s and early 2000s. Following years of horrible financial decisions that resulted in him racking up millions of dollars in debt, he was forced to accept any acting gigs that came his way in order to pay off bills. Unfortunately, a majority of those roles were in low-budget, straight-to-video action movies you’d find at the bottom of a bargain bin.

In recent years, Nicolas Cage has made somewhat of a comeback after turning in performances in acclaimed films like Mandy, Mom and Dad, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, where he appeared as a fictionalized version of himself. He received multiple awards for his role as Rob in the 2021 drama Pig. Directed by Michael Sarnoski, the film centers around a truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregon wilderness and must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

Next year, the Oscar-winning actor has multiple projects set to release including Sympathy for the Devil, The Old Way, and Renfield, where he’ll play Dracula. In addition to Nicolas Cage, the comedic horror flick, which is hailing from A24, stars Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina, Jenna Kanell, Ben Caldwell, Lily Bird, and Ben Schwartz. The film is being helmed by Chris McKay, and it will follow Renfield, who decides to leave his centuries-long line of work as a henchman and familiar to Count Dracula.

Further out, Nicolas Cage will appear alongside an ensemble cast in the horror movie Dream Scenario. Michael Cera, Julianne Nicholson, Dylan Baker, Tim Meadows, Richard Jutras, and Ben Caldwell are also set to star in the Kristoffer Borgli-directed picture. Plot details are being kept heavily under wraps at this time, but the film is currently in post-production and scheduled to arrive in theaters sometime in 2024.