Nicolas Cage Thought He Was An Alien As A Child

December 14, 2022 / Posted by:

Forget the Lohanaissance! Now that Nicolas Cage has paid off his debts to the IRS, he no longer has to say yes to every stinker script that gets stuffed in his mailbox. But just cuz Nicolas is back to starring in movies that actually appear in theaters, it doesn’t mean he’s suddenly gonna go mainstream. Nope, Nic is still a loud and proud weirdo. See: his recent interview with Rampstyle magazine, in which Nic shares that he was so socially awkward as a child he convinced himself he was an alien. It would explain a few things…

58-year-old Nicolas says that, when he was a kid, his late father, August Floyd Coppola, told him he felt like he had to introduce himself to Nic because “I was such an alien.” Nic took this and ran, convincing himself he was born in outer space. Unfortunately, a doctor disagreed, via The New York Post:

“I was shocked the day I went to the doctor’s office as a child and I found out that I had normal organs and a normal skeleton because I was certain I was from another planet.”

Stupid normal organs! Stupid normal skeleton! At least Nic’s brain is abnormal (small favors). Nicolas explains that he was eventually inspired to pursue acting because he related to David Bowie’s performance as a humanoid alien in 1976’s The Man Who Fell From Earth:

“I had difficulties connecting with other people. When I saw David Bowie in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ I realized I needed to do something, so I became an actor.”

There are a lot of wacky rumors and urban legends about Nic Cage, and many are true. Like the time he donated $20k of roulette winnings to an orphanage, his two-headed snake, his talking crow Hoogan, his burial pyramid in New Orleans, the time he bought illegal dinosaur bones, and the fact that a pair of mimes once stalked him. So maybe Nicolas wasn’t born on a faraway planet, but methinks he would easily out-weird aliens if they ever end up visiting Earth. “Two-headed snake? Stalker mimes? Hoo boy. Steve, go warm up the space ship so we can get faaar away from this loon!”

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