Look no further than the following concrete reasons behind Nicolas Cage’s greatness.
He appreciates the finer things in life
He once did mushrooms with his cat
After the experience, he told David Letterman that he "had no doubt that [the cat] was his brother."
He may or may not be a vampire from the 1870s
or the Virgin Mary
or a British soldier during the War of 1812
or Mexican War of Independence leader Miguel Hidalgo
or a black man from the 1970's
He was once stalked by a mime
"I was being stalked by a mime—silent, but maybe deadly. Somehow, this mime would appear on the set and start doing strange things. Finally, the producers took some action and I haven't seen the mime since. But it was definitely unsettling."
He makes a great desktop background
This somehow happened to him
He looks suspiciously like an owl
He has a pet octopus
It was part of a "$276,000 spending spree that included two king cobras and an octopus. He claimed that he bought the octopus because it would help him with his acting."
He has a tattoo of Woody the Woodpecker
He'll help you wake up in the morning
And he can help get you a job
He isn't afraid to take what he wants
From Kathleen Turner's biography:
"He was arrested, I think, once for stealing a dog. He'd come across a chihuahua he liked and stuck it in his jacket."
He was originally every single member of the Avengers
He once went crazy in Romania
After leaving a club in the country while promoting "Ghost Rider," he got into a fight with his friend and ran through the streets yelling “I thought we were brothers, man,” and “I’ll die in the name of honor.”
He can help teach you biology if you're in Serbia
And once more in Spanish
He bought, and plans to be buried in this pyramid tomb
He got Johnny Depp his first acting gig
"I said, 'I really think you are an actor, that you have that ability.' That was just from playing one game of Monopoly with him."
He's everyone's favorite Pokemon
His middle name is Kim
He was born Nicolas Kim Coppola.
And he takes his stage name from the superhero Luke Cage
In fact, he loves comic books so much that his son's name is "Kal-El"
Superman's name as a boy.
He gets really into his roles
He combines to form Voltron
He played a fry cook in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
He once gave a chameleon a cigarette
He once ate a cockroach - three times in a row
It was while filming the movie "Vampire's Kiss". The scene took three tries.
He looks great as a cholo
Because, honestly, these movies
And because of this picture