Nicholas Cage – “If It Pays, I’ll Play It”

Why Nicolas Cage Is Less Than Discriminating In The Roles He Chooses

According to Forbes magazine, Nicolas Cage earned $40 million in 2009, making him one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors. Unfortunately, Cage, 49, appears to have some major spending issues — and equally hefty problems with his financial adviser. After Cage faced foreclosure on several properties and the IRS slapped the actor with a $6.2 million tax lien in 2009, Cage sued his money manager, claiming negligence and fraud. In a counter suit, Cage’s manager alleged that the actor had blown through at least $33 million on dozens of specialty or vintage cars, four luxury yachts and 15 palatial homes around the world, including two European castles, as well as rare art and high-end jewelry. Those contentious lawsuits have been settled, but Cage still appears to be trying to fix his finances. The Oscar-winning actor is currently trying to unload several properties, including a chalet in Aspen, Colo., and an entire island in the Bahamas.

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Nicholas Cage – “I’ll Take Crappy Role, Just Pay Me”

Not that Nicholas Cage ever had much ‘artistic integrity’ to begin with, but did you ever wonder why he’s showing up in every ‘piece of shit’ role in every ‘shithole’ straight to DVD movie imaginable?  You know what I mean.  Those movies that you’re tempted to let your dog dump on before you return them to Redbox?  The answer is simple.  Nick Cage has a spending problem every bit as bad a Johnny Depp’s, but not quite the “Star Powered” salary.

So Nick has to take the McDonald’s approach (although McDonald’s does at least pay lip service to QUALITY), “Make a little bit of profit on a whole lot of burgers” – or movies, in Nick’s case.  Here’s what CNBC reports.

But Cage didn’t hold on to his fortune for long. He squandered it away on a string of expensive and often eccentric purchases, eventually facing foreclosure on several properties and owing the IRS $6.3 million in property taxes.

Now worth around $25 million, Cage is taking roles left and right to help pay off his debts.

You can check the foolishness in full by following the link to CNBC, or you can just say “enough” to the ubiquitous Mr. Cage. Hold on! Isn’t “The Ubiquitous Mr. Cage” the working title for Nick’s next movie? Prolly….

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