- ABC News on what actually happened this weekend: "According to police, Cage was heavily intoxicated and violent, arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, in a tattoo parlor and on the street, and pushing her. Later, he punched a few cars…" (news video below).
- GQ's Jim Nelson recalls a trip to New Orleans (for Mardi Gras) when he was assaulted by Cage (who "was probably down there to buy human skulls"):
"…we were seated within wine-spitting distance of the bar and could still see Cage literally bouncing off the walls, spilling vino down his sleeve, as if he were performing Leaving Las Vegas: The Musical for some perverse dinner theater." Nelson's long story concludes, "That's my story, which I lived to tell. I'm hoping Cage will do a dramatic reading of it for next month's iPad app."
- The Hollywood Reporter lists amongst his other troubles:
Criticism for His Bizarre Spending Habits: Cage owns a Caribbean island, a dinosaur skull (which he won in a bidding war against Leonardo DiCaprio), 30 to 50 cars, a zoo full of exotic pets, shrunken heads, jewelry, and his 15 homes. aIn 1997, Cage broke the auction record for Lamborghinis when he placed a $490,000 bid on a rare Miura SVJ. "There’s a cluelessness,” someone who once worked with him tells The Daily Beast. “He’s been wealthy since he was 17 years old, and so he’s very removed from normal decision-making."
- MTV considers the man who,"When he isn't chasing down his purloined Superman comic books," has "kept busy cranking out a steady combination of box-office fluff and embarrassing mug shots…"
- EOnline's five other low points of Nicolas Cage include:
4. He Was Falsely Accused of Stealing a Chihuahua: In 2008, Cage, who had not yet been arrested for anything, was understandably peeved when a memoir penned by Peggy Sue Got Married costar Kathleen Turner (and serialized in a U.K. newspaper) asserted he'd been busted for DUI and, yes, dog-napping. Cage sued Turner in Britain, which has stricter libel laws, and won an apology, plus a donation to the charity of his choice.
- The Toronto Sun thought of "10 reasons why we're not exactly shocked by the star's crazy behavior," including:
3. Once said he aspired to be "Bob Denver (Gilligan) on acid playing the accordion."
- Here is Tonic's list of Cage's five weirdest performance, in which they call him "the man who might be America’s most daring actor."
- And IGN's 2009 chronicling of Cage's Top 10 Misfires.
- Cage's Best Quotes and Scenes of All Time (video).
Oh how the mighty (?) have fallen. Don't blame us for what Google finds.