Nicolas Cage wouldn't be near the top of the Christmas card list. At all. So I rather enjoyed this story about him making an eejit out of himself in Romania.
Cage and his eyes are currently filming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in Bucharest, and - by all accounts - the actor was "seen shouting at a number of unidentified men and women in the early hours of Sunday morning" outside a bar. And it was recorded on a phone. But why would I want to watch that when I have my very own personalised video of him being an a***?!?
Digital Spy reports: "During footage which was captured on cameraphone by a passerby, Cage is heard shouting: 'I'm going to get in that car and walk away (brilliant). Otherwise, if you want to kill me, go for it, brothers! I'll f**king die because of honour. I'll f**king die right now.' After shouting at a minder for attempting to pull him away from the group, Cage returned to the argument, saying: 'See my eyes, respect them as you'd respect me'."
Indeed, it is all about the eyes with Cage. When I interviewed him some time ago, he made a point of staring at me, without blinking, until the rim of his wonder eyes turned an unnerving red. Then, when I was permitted to speak, my first question was shot down with a "Let's make one thing clear. That was then and this is now. I won't be talking about that." All I asked was how his cat managed to gain access to his fridge in college to consume the mushrooms they used to enjoy together. True story. It was his opening gambit during a recent interview with Letterman, I just happened to be in the audience cause I was on me holliers, and thought - "how handy, I'm interviewing him next week, what a great opener!" Wrong.
Needless to say, that portion of the interview never made it to the final cut, leaving the resulting interview looking like the worst conversation ever to occur between two strangers.
But back to the proper story, Digital Spy continues: "The group involved in the incident then appeared to attempt to calm the situation, while someone said: 'Look after him, get him in the car now.' It is unclear what caused the argument (mushrooms probably). According to New York Daily News, Cage's representative has yet to respond to requests for comment."
They're probably locked in a never ending staring match with their client and therefore unable to answer the phone.