As a child, Nicolas Cage thought he was an “alien”.

As a child, Nicolas Cage was convinced he was an alien.

Cage, 58, admitted he was “shocked” to find out he had “normal organs and a normal skeleton.”

“I was shocked the day I walked into the doctor’s office as a kid and found out I had normal organs and a normal skeleton because I was sure I was from another planet,” he told Rampstyle magazine.

The actor opened up about his childhood and his struggle to connect with others as a socially awkward kid.

“My dad told me he felt like he had to introduce himself to me because I was such an alien,” he admitted.

But his difficulties in relating with others led him to pursue acting.

Nicolas Cage visits the "butcher crossing" Premiered during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 09, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario.
As a child, Nicolas Cage thought he was an alien.
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Nicolas Cage and his father August Coppola attend the premiere of Moonstruck, directed and produced by Canadian Norman Jewison.
“My father [August Coppola] told me he felt he had to introduce himself because I was such an alien,” said Nicolas Cage.
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“I had trouble connecting with other people. When I saw David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth, I realized I had to do something, so I became an actor,” Cage said.

Cage has made plenty of headlines for a roster of urban legends over the years — including a two-person gamer who gambles around orphans, naked cave exploration, and pantomime stalkers.

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Nicolas Cage was “shocked” to find he had “normal organs and a normal skeleton”.
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In April, he opened up about those rumors on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, confirming that he had indeed won cash gambling and gifts to an orphanage, and that he had a two-headed snake once in his life. He also admitted to being followed by two mimes, but said his fantasy of exploring a cave naked never came to fruition.

Cage, now a father of three, recently welcomed his first child with his wife, Riko Shibata. As a child, Nicolas Cage thought he was an “alien”.

Emma Bowman

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