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Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage revealed in a recent interview that, as a child, he had truly believed that he was from another planet.
Cage explained to Rampstyle magazine that his younger self was so entirely convinced that he was an alien that a simple trip to the doctor’s office — and a view inside his own body — had once delivered a massive paradigm shift.
“I was shocked the day I went to the doctor’s office as a child and I found out that I had normal organs and a normal skeleton because I was certain I was from another planet,” Cage said, going on to add that one of the main reasons he had believed that was because he had always found relating to other people to be painfully difficult.
“My father told me he felt like he had to introduce himself to me because I was such an alien,” Cage said of his father, the late author and film executive August Coppola.
Cage then explained that the feeling of being alien — along with a little inspiration from late artist David Bowie — led him toward acting.
“I had difficulties connecting with other people. When I saw David Bowie in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ I realized I needed to do something, so I became an actor,” he said.
Cage is no stranger to finding himself in the middle of, well, strange stories — it was revealed in a New York Post article published earlier this year that the Oscar-winning actor had once owned a two-headed snake and enjoyed the fact that his pet crow insulted him when he left the room.
The “National Treasure” actor explained he had bought the two-headed reptile for $80,000 after dreaming about an eagle with two heads — but because the two heads fought over food, he eventually donated it to the Audubon Zoo.
“Both heads were fully functional and capable of swallowing. We had to take turns feeding each head and place a rubber spatula between the heads to prevent one head from fighting over the other head’s food,” Robert Mendyk, curator of herpetology at the zoo, explained to the Post.
As for the crow, Cage says Hoogan talks — and he’s not very complimentary: “When I leave the room, he’ll go ‘bye’ and then go, ‘A**.’”