Come Nicolas Cage ha fatto esplodere una fortuna di 110 milioni di sterline e ha finito per essere "confuso per un senzatetto"’

HE was once one of Hollywood’s best paid stars commanding up to £15million a movie.

But most recently the 57-year-old actor has been filmed for the wrong reasonsthis week getting kicked out of a fancy Las Vegas restaurant following a drunken spat with staff.

Nicolas Cage was once one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood and had a $150m fortune

Nicolas Cage was once one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood and had a $150m fortuneCredito: Getty
He's more recently been seen 'mistaken for a homeless person'

He’s more recently been seen ‘mistaken for a homeless personCredito: Mega

Nicolas was even “scambiato per un senzatetto” by onlookers due to his dishevelled appearance after knocking back expensive whisky.

L'attorewho was once a pin-up starhas been in some huge blockbuster films including National Treasure and Con-Air since he shot to fame in 1983.

But over the years he’s blown the £110million fortune he notched up on eccentric purchases.

These range from a £110,000 octopus, to a stolen dinosaur skull costing £219,000.

La stella – who has been married five timeswas essentially broke by the time he hit his forties.

Nicolas has previously blamed his accountants on sending him “down a path toward financial ruin”.

But when you can’t resist splashing out on sea creatures, 11th-century castles and exotic private islands, it’s easy to see where Nicolas’ cash has gone.

Here we take a closer look at some of the star’s most unusual splurges.

Five weddings

Nicolas got married for the fifth time earlier this year

Nicolas got married for the fifth time earlier this yearCredito: Courtesy of Wynn Hotel

All'inizio di quest'anno, Nicolas got married for the fifth time to Riko Shibata at the Wynn Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

Nicolas bought his new bride, chi è 30 anni più giovane di lui, a black and gold diamond engagement ring completely customised to be her favourite colours.

He has had four weddings before Rikoincluding one to Erika Koike in March 2019, quella ended after just four days.

The couple had been dating for over a year before their marriage crumbled in less than a week.

Nicolas originally tried to annul the marriage after four days, claiming he wastoo drunkto get wed.

tuttavia, Erika reportedly opposed the annulment and made a spousal support claimthough it’s unclear whether she received any money.

Before her, Nicolas was married to actress Patricia Arquette from 1995 per 2001.

He was also famously hitched to Elvis Presley‘s daughter Lisa Marie Presley, but their marriage lasted just three months.

The couple reportedly had a fierce row which saw her £47,550 six-carat yellow diamond engagement ring hurled into the sea.

Shortly after their divorce, Nicolas married Alice Kim nel 2004 – who is mother to his youngest son Kal-El, 15, before their divorce in 2016.

£110,000 on ‘restfuloctopus

Nicolas bought an octopus for £110,000

Nicolas bought an octopus for £110,000

He may have recently pulled out of playing Joe Exotic nel Amazon’s now-axed re tigre TV series, but Nicolas has a love of exotic animals in real life.

In one spree, he spent £202,000 ($276,000) on two poisonous cobras and an octopus.

The octopus alone set Cage back £109.400 ($150,000) and he told the LA Times he found his eight-tentacled friend “restful”.

He even claimed the octopus made him a better actor.

£11.6million on castles

Nicolas bought two castles in a bid to find the Holy Grail

Nicolas bought two castles in a bid to find the Holy GrailCredito: Getty

Similarly to his character in National Treasure, Nicolas became infatuated with finding the Holy Grail.

Infatti, he became so obsessed that he bought two castles in Europa for £5.8million ($8m) ogni.

He went on to spend an extra few million on having both castles remodelled and spruced up.

The first was an 11th-century Bavarian castle in Etzelwang, Germania, and his second was in Bagno, which led him to tasting the waters of the Chalice Well in Glastonbury.

His quest eventually led him to explore Rhode Island in the States.

When asked if he found the Grail, Cage simply asked Il New York Times: “What is the Grail but Earth itself?” Deep.

£2.5million haunted house

Nicolas spent £2.5million on a house that's believed to be one of the most haunted in the world

Nicolas spent £2.5million on a house that’s believed to be one of the most haunted in the worldCredito: Alamy

In 2007, in the hope of one day writing a horror novel, Nicolas splashed out £2.5million ($3.45m) on the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleansbelieved to be one of the most haunted houses in the world.

The mansion once belonged to serial killer Madame Delphine LaLauriewhose story was told in one series of American Horror Story.

Tra 1787 e 1849, she tortured and murdered countless slaves in her household.

purtroppo, Nicolas lost the housealong with another mansionto foreclosure in 2009, as he owed the Internal Revenue Service £10million in tax.

And the novel? “I didn’t get too far,” he told Vanity Fair.

£219,000 stolen dinosaur skull

Nicolas outbid Leonardo Dicaprio and spent over £219k on a dinosaur skull

Nicolas outbid Leonardo Dicaprio and spent over £219k on a dinosaur skullCredito: AFP

One of Nicolas’ craziest splurges was on a 67 million-year-old Tarbosaurus dinosaur skull for over £218,800 ($300e ha consegnato a Tonda un biglietto della lotteria per un'estrazione in Florida come mancia) nel 2007.

The actor even reportedly outbid Leonardo DiCaprio in an auction for the relic.

Nicolas later discovered the head had been stolen from Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

Contacted by the Department of Homeland Security in 2014, the actor agreed to hand it over to Mongolian cops so it could be returned.

9ft pyramid tombstone

It's believed that Nicolas will be laid to rest here when he dies

It’s believed that Nicolas will be laid to rest here when he diesCredito: Alamy

Standing in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans is a nine-foot pyramid tomb that reads in Latin, “Omni Ab Uno,” meaning “Everything From One”.

Nicolas bought the twin plots in the cemetery underneath and built the pyramid over them in 2010.

L'anno scorso, the Face/Off actor was seen visiting his tombstone with Rikoand it’s believed he’ll be buried there when he dies.

While it’s unknown how much he paid for the pyramid, it’s safe to say it wasn’t cheap.

£5million islands and £18million houses

Nicolas owned 15 properties at the same time at one point

Nicolas owned 15 properties at the same time at one pointCredito: Getty

It’s safe to say Nicolas has expensive taste, e, a un certo punto, he owned 15 properties at the same time.

His portfolio boasted a £18.2million ($25 milioni) waterfront home in Newport Beach, California, as well as a £11.5million ($15.7m) countryside estate in Newport, Rhode Island and a £6.2million ($8.5 m) estate in Las Vegas.

Oltre a questo, he’s got two private islands in the Bahamas.

He paid a whopping £5.1million ($7m) for a sprawling 40-acre island south of Nassau.

50 macchine, 30 motorbikes and 4 yacht

Nicolas owned more than 50 macchine, 30 motorbikes and four yachts at one time

Nicolas owned more than 50 macchine, 30 motorbikes and four yachts at one time

Nicolas has a very extensive vehicle collection, consisting of more than 50 rare cars, 30 motorbikes and four gigantic yachts.

His most expensive yacht was worth a reported £14.6million ($20 m), and boasted 12 master bedrooms.

The most he’s spent on a car was an eye-watering £729,600 ($1m) per un Ferrari Enzo, one of only 349 made in the world.

He was also an owner of a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, which he proudly displayed in his games room at home, with many celebs saying it was a conversation piece.

To top that off, he owned around nine Rolls Royce macchine, and a £328,400 ($450,000) Ferrari bought in 1997 that was once owned by the Shah of Iran.