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Nicholas Cage admits he was broke- did ANY movie he was offered to pay debt


"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" Premiere - 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals

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Nicolas Cage admits he did a ton of video-on-demand movies in the last few years to pay off his debts. Following such box-office bombs as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Nic got into big financial trouble, blowing his $150 million fortune and owing the IRS $6.3 million. So the Oscar-winner took every role he could. In an interview GQ magazine, the actor said, “I’ve got all these creditors and the IRS and I’m spending $20,000 a month trying to keep my mother out of a mental institution, and I can’t. It was just all happening at once.” Cage said he refused to file for bankruptcy. Instead, he starred in every VOD movie that was offered to him. But he insists he never took on a role he didn’t believe in. He said, “When I was doing four movies a year, back to back to back, I still had to find something in them to be able to give it my all. They didn’t work, all of them. Some of them were terrific, like Mandy, but some of them didn’t work. But I never phoned it in. So if there was a misconception, it was that. That I was just doing it and not caring. I was caring.” According to GQ, Cage “finished paying off all his debts” a year and a half ago after signing on to star in the upcoming The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

THAT movie looks hilarious and I can't wait to watch it- here's the trailer


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