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News Drama HIS LEGEND GROWS: Nicolas Cage kicked out of swanky Las Vegas bar ‘completely drunk’

DeepEnigma

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Maybe he’s rehearsing for “Leaving Las Vegas” part two.

Troubled Hollywood star Nicolas Cage has been filmed getting thrown out of an upscale Las Vegas bar — where he was “completely drunk and being rowdy” and mistaken for a “homeless man,” eyewitnesses said.



The actor — who won an Oscar for his portrayal of an alcoholic in “Leaving Las Vegas” — was kicked out of Lawry’s Prime Rib on Monday last week after arguing with a staff member, according to footage shared with the Sun.

“Nicolas Cage here is a little f–ked up,” one man could be heard on the video as the unshaven star sat on a coach wearing leopard-print pants, a black T-shirt and nothing on his bare feet.



An eyewitness told the Sun that they first thought he was “a homeless man completely drunk and being rowdy.”

“To our shock, it turned [out] to be Nicolas Cage,” the onlooker said of the 57-year-old “Face/Off” star.

“He was completely smashed and was getting into a bit of a fight with the staff.”



“He was in a really bad state and was walking around shoeless. Staff told us he had been downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey.

“He was shouting at people and trying to get into fights and then staff asked him to leave,” the witness said.



In the footage, Cage slurs as he asks for his “shoes” — just to be given some flip-flops that he appears to struggle to slide his feet into.



“He was so drunk he could barely get his flip-flops on before being escorted out,” said the witness, who claimed that Cage had “asked us if we wanted to come back to his place.”

The clip ends with Cage — who lost his mom earlier this year — seemingly confronting the staff who threw him out, apparently trying to make his way back into the bar.

“Stop, man,” a voice on the video can be heard, noting the apparent embarrassment Cage was causing.



As well as playing a drunk onscreen, Cage has had his own history with the bottle.

In March 2019, he annulled his Vegas marriage to fourth wife Erika Koike — admitting that he was too drunk to “understand the full impact of his actions.”

In a 2018 interview with the Guardian, Cage also admitted that he throws himself into his work to avoid being “self-destructive.”



“Then I’m just going to sit and order two bottles of red wine and dissolve, and I don’t want to be that person, so I have to work,” he said.

A representative for the star did not respond to a request for comment and a member of staff believed to be a manager at Lawry’s refused to comment when asked about the incident, the Sun said.

There's always a method to his madness!
 

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Hopefully he gets his shit together. Being a sloppy drunk at any age is a bad look. But as an older man, it’s very sad.
 
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I know a guy who bumped into Nic Cage as he was leaving a liquor store early in the morning. Also in Vegas, about five years ago now I guess. I remember people on Reddit sharing similar stories from throughout the years, one even had a picture (surprised Cage allowed them - because he looked rough and was possibly already drunk)

EDIT: found it ).

This is what can happen when a person has more money than they know what to do with and no one looking out for them (or has pushed everyone away). You get kicked out of Lawry's for being too shitfaced after a morning of day drinking. And yet he'll check into a $15k a day rehab, get clean in a week, and back on a movie set someplace next month. On one hand, hell of a life. On the other hand, that's a hell of a life.
 
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I never understood why people loved him. I never saw Leaving Las Vegas though which the movie that put him on the map.

All I know is all that 90s and early 2000s stuff he made which I saw like Con Air, Snake Eyes and Wicker man were junk.

Maybe I'm watching the wrong movies. He made tons of flicks back then too. Maybe he's much better in dramas than action or thriller flicks.
 

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I know a guy who bumped into Nic Cage as he was leaving a liquor store early in the morning. Also in Vegas, about five years ago now I guess. I remember people on Reddit sharing similar stories from throughout the years, one even had a picture (surprised Cage allowed them - because he looked rough and was possibly already drunk).

This is what can happen when a person has more money than they know what to do with and no one looking out for them (or has pushed everyone away). You get kicked out of Lawry's for being too shitfaced after a morning of day drinking. And yet he'll check into a $15k a day rehab, get clean in a week, and back on a movie set someplace next month. On one hand, hell of a life. On the other hand, that's a hell of a life.

No money in the world cures deeply rooted self destructive behavior, it can facilitate it though
 
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I never understood why people loved him. I never saw Leaving Las Vegas though which the movie that put him on the map.

All I know is all that 90s and early 2000s stuff he made which I saw like Con Air, Snake Eyes and Wicker man were junk.

Maybe I'm watching the wrong movies. He made tons of flicks back then too. Maybe he's much better in dramas than action or thriller flicks.

Because when he is in good movies he is a pretty good actor.
And when he is in bad movies his over the top performances usually makes them fun.

Wicker Man (2006) could have just been a terrible horror movie you erase from your brain the very second the credits start to roll.
Instead it's the most funny unintentional comedy since the room.



 

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I never understood why people loved him. I never saw Leaving Las Vegas though which the movie that put him on the map.

All I know is all that 90s and early 2000s stuff he made which I saw like Con Air, Snake Eyes and Wicker man were junk.

Maybe I'm watching the wrong movies. He made tons of flicks back then too. Maybe he's much better in dramas than action or thriller flicks.
Should watch Raising Arizona, it's an awesome Joel and Ethan Cohen movie and probably the first film I saw him in. Moonstruck was also a big role for him that year. There is also The Rock, Face/Off, Gone in 60 Second and of course National Treasure 1&2.

I've always liked Cage and I hope he's able to get his shit together for his own sake before it's too late.
 

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In 2018 interview he said: "If I don't have somewhere to go in the morning and a job to do, it can be very self-destructive.

"Then I'm just going to sit and order two bottles of red wine and dissolve, and I don't want to be that person, so I have to work."
 
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The guy lost his own mother. That shit can destroy you for a long, long time. That coupled with his past drinking problems is just a recipe for disaster.

Having myself lost a parent when I was younger and going into drink, drugs, fights and sex, I get it. You'll do literally anything to escape from your own emotional hell and memories.

I feel really bad for him. He needs help and support, not having his grief plastered all over the tabloids. The Sun can go fuck itself with its inhuman reporting of real human beings with real struggles. Struggles that we all have to face in our lives. The writers and editors at that disgusting tabloid included.
 
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The guy lost his own mother. That shit can destroy you for a long, long time. That coupled with his past drinking problems is just a recipe for disaster.

Having myself lost a parent when I was younger and going into drink, drugs, fights and sex, I get it. You'll do literally anything to escape from your own emotional hell and memories.

I feel really bad for him. He needs help and support, not having his grief plastered all over the tabloids. The Sun can go fuck itself with its inhuman reporting of real human beings with real struggles. Struggles that we all have to face in our lives. The writers and editors at that disgusting tabloid included.
Yeah. I hate when fuckin media plasters that shit for gain.
 

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The guy lost his own mother. That shit can destroy you for a long, long time. That coupled with his past drinking problems is just a recipe for disaster.

Having myself lost a parent when I was younger and going into drink, drugs, fights and sex, I get it. You'll do literally anything to escape from your own emotional hell and memories.

I feel really bad for him. He needs help and support, not having his grief plastered all over the tabloids. The Sun can go fuck itself with its inhuman reporting of real human beings with real struggles. Struggles that we all have to face in our lives. The writers and editors at that disgusting tabloid included.

Same here lost my mom at 22 years old, really fucks you up.
 

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I never understood why people loved him. I never saw Leaving Las Vegas though which the movie that put him on the map.

All I know is all that 90s and early 2000s stuff he made which I saw like Con Air, Snake Eyes and Wicker man were junk.

Maybe I'm watching the wrong movies. He made tons of flicks back then too. Maybe he's much better in dramas than action or thriller flicks.
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Nicholas Cage Film GIF
 

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I never understood why people loved him. I never saw Leaving Las Vegas though which the movie that put him on the map.

All I know is all that 90s and early 2000s stuff he made which I saw like Con Air, Snake Eyes and Wicker man were junk.

Maybe I'm watching the wrong movies. He made tons of flicks back then too. Maybe he's much better in dramas than action or thriller flicks.