Nicolas Cage outbid Leo for a $276,000 dino skull

The Superficial / November 10, 2009

Nicolas Cage owes the IRS an assload of money and is suing his manager for leading him “down a path of financial ruin,” but a brief look at his purchases shows he has the spending habits of two women permanently glued to a MasterCard. Via Us Magazine:

In 2007, he outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for a dinosaur skull, shelling out $276,000 for the artifact.
His homes included three castles — plus two islands in the Bahamas. Among his “dozen or so” mansions, one Bel Air home, purchased in 1998, features a billiard room with a 1955 Jaguar parked inside plus an array of “shrunken heads.”
Out of his 50 cars, the most Cage ever shelled out was $495,000 on Lamborghini — used. (Its former owner was the shah of Iran.)
Obsessed with superheroes (he was once set to star in a Superman sequel), he sold his comics collection in 1997 for $1.6 million.
While portraying an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas (his Oscar-winning role) in 1995, he hired an “on set drinking-consultant-poet.”

An “on set drinking-consultant-poet,” really? Talk about the easiest/most awesome job in the world: “Yeah, so, mostly you just sit around drinking bottles of whatever you can steal from your ex-wife’s liquor cabinet until they’re empty and/or you piss yourself in a fit of tears. That poetic enough for you? Good, now shut up and watch me lay here in my own vomit.”

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