Here are the 5 craziest things that Nicolas Cage bought as he blew his $150m fortune

Here are the 5 craziest things that Nicolas Cage bought as he blew his $150m fortune

Nicholas Cage is known for playing some eccentric roles. While many of us know him for his appearances in mainstream films such as The Rock, City of Angels and National Treasure, there's no doubt that he's a talented actor. In fact, he won an Oscar for Best Actor for his part in 1996's Leaving Las Vegas.

But just like how Cage gives it his all when it comes to acting, he's also known to go all out when it comes to splashing his cash. He somehow squandered away his $150 million fortune on a slew of expensive and often bizarre purchases, and ultimately faced foreclosure on several of his properties and ended up owing the IRS $6.3 million in property taxes. So here are 5 of the craziest things that Nicholas Cage frittered away his riches on.

1. The LaLaurie Mansion

 For some reason Nicholas Cage thought it would be a good idea to own the most haunted house in America. I mean, why not?

2. An Octopus 

Octopuses are known to be some of the most interesting sea creatures, and they're also wicked smart. Here's hoping that Nic Cage's octopus imbued him with some sage financial advice.

3. A private island in the Bahamas 

Cage bought Leaf Cay for $3 million. I guess owning your own island is just part and parcel of being a millionaire, though.

4. Shrunken pygmy heads

It's one way to decorate.

5. A dinosaur skull

In 2007, a Tyrannosaurus skull was auctioned off for $276,000, and Nicholas Cage naturally purchased it. However, the skull, which was originally unearthed in Mongolia's Gobi desert, was considered a stolen artefact - something Cage was unaware of. So after keeping it for seven years, he was eventually forced to return it.

Well, there you have it. If you've noticed that Cage has appeared in some pretty rubbish movies of late, it's all because he's desperately taking any and every role he can get to pay off his debts. Here's hoping that those shrunken pygmy heads were worth it.

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