Nicholas Cage is a weird dude. And evidently, weird dudes attract weird dudes. While promoting his new movie, Trespass, at the Toronto International Film Festival, Cage recalled a bizarre incident that occurred one night at his southern California home.
"It was two in the morning," he tells reporters. "I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My two year old at the time was in another room. I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed."
Whoa, WTF? They still make Fudgesicles?
We don't mean to sound insensitive, but seriously that story sounds like a bunch of bullshit. Cage has to be joshing us, simply trying to generate buzz about a new movie that'll probably tank quicker than his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley.
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Tresspass, people, is a film about home invasions. It's a little hard to believe that it's simply a coincidence Cage's tale about a late-night intruder surfaces just as he's making the film festival rounds, and a less-than a month before the movie premiers.
But shit, we've gotta hand it to the Cage man. Even though he's a crap actor (read: Drive Angry, Bangkok Dangerous), the dude's an incredible pitchman. He'll do whatever it takes to generate press, even if it means sounding like an idiot and claiming he used "verbal judo" to fight off a crazed, hungry man from his bedroom.
Well played, Nic Cage.