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After being seen drunk and stumbling into a tattoo parlor, the actor was caught on the shop’s video camera arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, and several friends.
Cage left the shop and continued the argument with his wife on the street when a cab driver called 911. After police arrived, Cage taunted the cops into arresting him and taking him to jail. They did.
But eight hours later Cage was bailed out to the tune of $10,000 by none other than Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman told reporters,
"I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy."
It turns out that the whole mess was over an argument between Cage and his wife regarding the address of a rental house they were staying in.
Cage, the son of university professor August Coppola (a brother of director Francis Ford Coppola), changed his name as a teenager so he would not be forever branded as a gilded offspring of the Coppola family.
He has been married three times and has a child with actress Christina Fulton, who later bore their son, Weston Coppola Cage born in December 1990.
Cage married his first wife, actress Patricia Arquette, in 1995 and divorced in 2001. His second wife was singer Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley. They married in August 2002 but filed for divorce just 108 days later.
His third and current wife Alice Kim was a waitress in a L.A. restaurant and met Cage at a nightclub. They later married and had one son in 2005 named Kal-El after Superman's birth name.
In 2007, Cage fell into financial ruin after blaming his manager, Samuel Levin, for losing all his money. But Levin defended himself by saying that he warned Cage that he was living beyond his means and urged him to spend less.
Levin says that in 2007 Cage's uncontrolled spending included the purchase of a Gulfstream jet, several yachts, three additional residences at a total cost of more than $33 million, 22 automobiles (including 9 Rolls Royce’s); 12 purchases of expensive jewelry; and 47 purchases of artwork and exotic items.
One of those exotic items was a dinosaur skull of a Tarbosaurus dinosaur for which Nicolas Cage paid $276,000 in an auction. He also owned a Castle (Schloss Neidstein) in Germany before selling it to raise cash.
I guess what they say is true – spend it if you got it. But if you don’t got it – don’t spend it.