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Nicolas Cage is not just one of our era's most important actors, he's also a man of the world. He's owned a castle in Germany, won an auction for a dinosaur skull in Beverly Hills, publicly declared he's not a vampire at the Ed Sullivan Theater, and worn gold jackets with Carrot Top at Circus Circus. He has even sued Kathleen Turner for libel in England and won. Here now, in the tradition of the Eater 38, we present an important new piece of Cage scholarship: the Nic Cage 38, a map guide to the 38 most essential Nicolas Cage locations on Earth.

—Adrian Glick Kudler and Sally Kuchar

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1. Nic Cage is Born

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249-299 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Cage gasped into existence on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, as Nicolas Kim Coppola, the son of a literature professor and a dancer, and the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. [Image via Wikimedia]

2. Beverly Hills High School

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241 S Moreno Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Cage attended and then dropped out of Beverly Hills High.

3. American Conservatory Theater

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415 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Cage fell in love with acting during a summer class at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. [Photo by Marco Lorenzetti; courtesy ACT]

4. UCLA

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University of California, Los Angeles, 225 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cage did time at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, just like his uncle Francis.

5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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11698 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Cage made his film debut as Judge Reinhold's friend and All American Burger coworker in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (he was credited as Nicolas Coppola); the burger joint location is now a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

6. Kathleen Turner Libel Suit

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226 Liberty Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

In her memoir, Kathleen Turner claimed Cage was arrested for drunk driving and stealing a dog during the filming of Peggy Sue Got Married, and that he drunkenly begged her on his knees to forgive his bad behavior. He sued for libel and she had to publicly apologize.

7. Nic Cage Steals a Baby

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6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This is the location in Raising Arizona where Nic Cage's character HI McDunnough steals a baby.

8. Canter's Deli

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419 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Cage met his first wife, Patricia Arquette, at the famous Canter's, but they waited eight more years before getting together. (According to one source, he's also been thrown out of the deli for throwing ketchup.) [Image via Wikimedia]

9. Wedding to Patricia Arquette

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26200 Scenic Road
Carmel, CA 93923

After a lot of weird courtship rituals (black orchids, purple cakes), Arquette and Cage married on the cliffs in Carmel in 1995, leaving the scene together in a blue Ferrari. They separated nine months later, but didn't divorce until 2001. [Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com]

10. Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas

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135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

In 1996, Cage received his first and so far only Oscar, for his role in Leaving Las Vegas, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. [Image via Getty]

11. Superman Lives

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A-Pro Home Inspection Services
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

In the mid-nineties, Cage finally got his chance to play Superman (he later named his son Kal-El; he loves Superman). Tim Burton was going to direct Superman Lives from a script first by Kevin Smith, then Wesley Strick, then Dan Gilroy. Burton picked Pittsburgh to play Metropolis before it all fell apart.

12. Geneva Motor Show

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Route François-Peyrot 30
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

In March of 1997, Cage paid $446,820—almost double the estimated value—for a rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ that was owned by the late Shah of Iran. In 2004 Cage sold the car to a car collector in London for an unknown sum.

13. Hollywood Walk of Fame

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7021 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Cage got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 31, 1998. [Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com]

14. Cal State Fullerton

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800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831

That's DOCTOR Cage. He has an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Cal State Fullerton.

15. Lisa Marie engagement ring fight

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Sometime during their engagement, Lisa Marie Presley reportedly threw her $65,000 diamong ring off the side of Cage's boat near Catalina Island. They made up, though. Then they broke up, got back together, got married, and got divorced. [Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com]

16. Wedding to Lisa Marie Presley

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68 Mauna Lani Drive
Waimea, HI 96743

In 2002, Cage married Lisa Marie Presley on the beach near the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, just a few months after getting back together after a breakup. Three months later, they were filing for divorce.

17. Graceland

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3717 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116

While married to Lisa Marie Presley, it’s rumored that Cage was allowed inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland bedroom, making him the only person outside of the immediately Presley family with the privilege. American Spirit / Shutterstock.com

18. Le Privé

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Cage met current wife Alice Kim at this now-shuttered nightclub in Koreatown in 2004. [Image via ChinellatoPhoto / Shutterstock.com]

19. Audubon Zoo

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6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

In 2009, Cage—an avid reptile keeper—donated his two-headed gopher snake to this zoo in New Orleans. [Photo via Shutterstock]

20. Dinosaur skull auction

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9330 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

In 2007, at the IM Chait Gallery in Beverly Hills, Cage outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the 67-million-year-old skull of a Tarbosaurus bataar, paying $276,000. He's also reportedly bought a saber-tooth tiger skull and a cave bear skull.

21. Cipriani 42nd Street

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110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168

Bad boy Cage was appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice at the United Nations Correspondents Association Fifteenth Annual UNCA Awards Dinner on December 15, 2010. "Until today, justice has been a cause without a rebel. Now we have one," said UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa. [Image via cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com]

22. "I am Not a Vampire"

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1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

While on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2012, Letterman asked Cage about a claim made by antiques dealer Jack Mord, after Mord found a Civil-War-era photograph of a man who looked eerily similar to Cage, that Cage is a vampire. “Let me say that there is a resemblance, but—how can I be polite about this—it’s a, uh, somewhat slowed down version of me," Cage said. He went on to explain how he’s not a vampire. “Well, now, now. Look, I don’t drink blood and last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection, so I’m not going with his vampire theory. Sorry. I’m just not going to do it.”

23. Nic Cage's Worst Movie

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900 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Statistically (according to IMDb), Cage's worst movie is 2014's Left Behind remake, filmed in Baton Rouge.

24. The Gold Room

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2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil has a restaurant at Circus Circus called Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat Drink Party. That restaurant has a gold "room" where Carrot Top and Cage hang out in their matching gold jackets.

25. Schloss Neidstein

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Neidstein 1
92268 Etzelwang, Germany
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26. Midford Castle

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Midford Castle, Bath
Bath and North East Somerset BA2, UK

In 2007, Cage paid £4.75 for Midford Castle, an Eighteenth Century Bath folly in the shape of the Ace of Clubs. In 2009, he listed it for £3.5 million.

27. Olympic Tower condos

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641 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Cage bought this double unit in Manhattan's Olympic Tower in the mid-aughts for $5.5 million; in 2009, he sold it for $7.5 million.

28. Bel Air House

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363 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Cage bought this ivory-draped brick pile in 1998 for $6.5 million (from singer Tom Jones), then attempted to sell it in 2008 for $30 million. Several pricechops later, he sold in late 2010 for $10.5 million.

29. Hollywood Hills House

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6266 Mulholland Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Cage bought this house on 1964 on Mulholland Highway in 2005 for $1.8 million; he sold it in the big sell-off of 2009 for $1.375 million.

30. Biscuit Lofts

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1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Cage rented this four-story loft in Downtown LA in 2008, before it sold to fellow actor Vincent Gallo in 2009. Curbed LA heard a rumor he asked Gallo if he could move back in, but Gallo decided to sell the place instead.

31. Russian Hill Mansion

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898 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

In 2006, Cage reportedly paid $9.4 million for a six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom, 4,571-square-foot Gothic Tudor in San Francisco’s posh Russian Hill neighborhood, plus an adjoining vacant lot. Just two years later, he sold the property (and probably also the lot) at a loss for $8.5 million.

32. LaLaurie House

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1140 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

In 2007, Cage purchased (under his now infamous Hancock Park Real Estate Company LLC) what is widely thought to be the most haunted house in America: the LaLaurie House in the New Orleans French Quarter. Cage told the New York Daily News that he was intrigued with its past: “You know, other people have beachfront property; I have ghost front property — that’s what I always say." In 2009, Cage lost the 10,000-square-foot mansion to foreclosure. [Photo via Wikipedia]

33. Garden District House

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2523 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Cage's other house in New Orleans was a former chapel once owned by author Anne Rice. He bought it in 2005 for $3.45 million and lost it to foreclosure in 2009 and it sold to its next owner for $2.2 million.

34. Gray Craig Rhode Island house

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75 Gray Craig Road
Middletown, RI 02842

Cage bought this faux English Country estate near Newport (with a library, billiard room, and conservatory, 12 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms) for $15.7 million in 2007, but ended up selling in 2011 for just $6.2 million.

35. Island in the Bahamas

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Leaf Cay
West Side National Park, The Bahamas

In 2006, Cage reportedly bought Leaf Cay Island, in the Exuma chain of islands in the Bahamas, for $3 million. In 2008 he put the 45-acre island on the market for $7 million.

36. Paradise Island house

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Casino Drive
Nassau, The Bahamas

Early in his real estate buying spree of the mid-aughts (in 2004), Cage bought himself an estate on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for $1.8 million.

37. Las Vegas house

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5100 Spanish Heights Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89148

Cage bought this hideous, 14,000-square-foot pile in 2006 for $8.5 million and tried to sell in 2008 for $9.95 million. When that didn't work, the bank foreclosed and the house re-sold for around $4.95 million.

38. St. Louis Cemetery tomb

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320 North Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

In 2010, Cage bought himself this nine-foot-tall, pyramid-shaped tomb in New Orleans's famous St. Louis Cemetery. Like we need more evidence he's in the Illuminati. [Image via Cory Doctorow]

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1. Nic Cage is Born

249-299 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Cage gasped into existence on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, as Nicolas Kim Coppola, the son of a literature professor and a dancer, and the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. [Image via Wikimedia]

249-299 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

2. Beverly Hills High School

241 S Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Cage attended and then dropped out of Beverly Hills High.

241 S Moreno Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

3. American Conservatory Theater

415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Cage fell in love with acting during a summer class at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. [Photo by Marco Lorenzetti; courtesy ACT]

415 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles, 225 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cage did time at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television, just like his uncle Francis.

University of California, Los Angeles, 225 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High

11698 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Cage made his film debut as Judge Reinhold's friend and All American Burger coworker in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (he was credited as Nicolas Coppola); the burger joint location is now a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

11698 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. Kathleen Turner Libel Suit

226 Liberty Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

In her memoir, Kathleen Turner claimed Cage was arrested for drunk driving and stealing a dog during the filming of Peggy Sue Got Married, and that he drunkenly begged her on his knees to forgive his bad behavior. He sued for libel and she had to publicly apologize.

226 Liberty Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

7. Nic Cage Steals a Baby

6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This is the location in Raising Arizona where Nic Cage's character HI McDunnough steals a baby.

6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

8. Canter's Deli

419 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Cage met his first wife, Patricia Arquette, at the famous Canter's, but they waited eight more years before getting together. (According to one source, he's also been thrown out of the deli for throwing ketchup.) [Image via Wikimedia]

419 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

9. Wedding to Patricia Arquette

26200 Scenic Road, Carmel, CA 93923

After a lot of weird courtship rituals (black orchids, purple cakes), Arquette and Cage married on the cliffs in Carmel in 1995, leaving the scene together in a blue Ferrari. They separated nine months later, but didn't divorce until 2001. [Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com]

26200 Scenic Road
Carmel, CA 93923

10. Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas

135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

In 1996, Cage received his first and so far only Oscar, for his role in Leaving Las Vegas, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. [Image via Getty]

135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Superman Lives

A-Pro Home Inspection Services, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

In the mid-nineties, Cage finally got his chance to play Superman (he later named his son Kal-El; he loves Superman). Tim Burton was going to direct Superman Lives from a script first by Kevin Smith, then Wesley Strick, then Dan Gilroy. Burton picked Pittsburgh to play Metropolis before it all fell apart.

A-Pro Home Inspection Services
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

12. Geneva Motor Show

Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

In March of 1997, Cage paid $446,820—almost double the estimated value—for a rare 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ that was owned by the late Shah of Iran. In 2004 Cage sold the car to a car collector in London for an unknown sum.

Route François-Peyrot 30
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

13. Hollywood Walk of Fame

7021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Cage got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 31, 1998. [Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com]

7021 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

14. Cal State Fullerton

800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831

That's DOCTOR Cage. He has an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Cal State Fullerton.

800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831

15. Lisa Marie engagement ring fight

Santa Catalina Island, California 90704

Sometime during their engagement, Lisa Marie Presley reportedly threw her $65,000 diamong ring off the side of Cage's boat near Catalina Island. They made up, though. Then they broke up, got back together, got married, and got divorced. [Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com]

16. Wedding to Lisa Marie Presley

68 Mauna Lani Drive, Waimea, HI 96743

In 2002, Cage married Lisa Marie Presley on the beach near the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, just a few months after getting back together after a breakup. Three months later, they were filing for divorce.

68 Mauna Lani Drive
Waimea, HI 96743

17. Graceland

3717 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

While married to Lisa Marie Presley, it’s rumored that Cage was allowed inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland bedroom, making him the only person outside of the immediately Presley family with the privilege. American Spirit / Shutterstock.com

3717 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116

18. Le Privé

721 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA 90005

Cage met current wife Alice Kim at this now-shuttered nightclub in Koreatown in 2004. [Image via ChinellatoPhoto / Shutterstock.com]

19. Audubon Zoo

6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

In 2009, Cage—an avid reptile keeper—donated his two-headed gopher snake to this zoo in New Orleans. [Photo via Shutterstock]

6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

20. Dinosaur skull auction

9330 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

In 2007, at the IM Chait Gallery in Beverly Hills, Cage outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the 67-million-year-old skull of a Tarbosaurus bataar, paying $276,000. He's also reportedly bought a saber-tooth tiger skull and a cave bear skull.

9330 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

21. Cipriani 42nd Street

110 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168

Bad boy Cage was appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice at the United Nations Correspondents Association Fifteenth Annual UNCA Awards Dinner on December 15, 2010. "Until today, justice has been a cause without a rebel. Now we have one," said UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa. [Image via cinemafestival / Shutterstock.com]

110 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168

22. "I am Not a Vampire"

1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

While on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2012, Letterman asked Cage about a claim made by antiques dealer Jack Mord, after Mord found a Civil-War-era photograph of a man who looked eerily similar to Cage, that Cage is a vampire. “Let me say that there is a resemblance, but—how can I be polite about this—it’s a, uh, somewhat slowed down version of me," Cage said. He went on to explain how he’s not a vampire. “Well, now, now. Look, I don’t drink blood and last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection, so I’m not going with his vampire theory. Sorry. I’m just not going to do it.”

1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

23. Nic Cage's Worst Movie

900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Statistically (according to IMDb), Cage's worst movie is 2014's Left Behind remake, filmed in Baton Rouge.

900 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

24. The Gold Room

2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil has a restaurant at Circus Circus called Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat Drink Party. That restaurant has a gold "room" where Carrot Top and Cage hang out in their matching gold jackets.

2880 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

25. Schloss Neidstein

Neidstein 1, 92268 Etzelwang, Germany
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Neidstein 1
92268 Etzelwang, Germany

26. Midford Castle

Midford Castle, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2, UK

In 2007, Cage paid £4.75 for Midford Castle, an Eighteenth Century Bath folly in the shape of the Ace of Clubs. In 2009, he listed it for £3.5 million.

Midford Castle, Bath
Bath and North East Somerset BA2, UK

27. Olympic Tower condos

641 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Cage bought this double unit in Manhattan's Olympic Tower in the mid-aughts for $5.5 million; in 2009, he sold it for $7.5 million.

641 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022

28. Bel Air House

363 Copa De Oro Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Cage bought this ivory-draped brick pile in 1998 for $6.5 million (from singer Tom Jones), then attempted to sell it in 2008 for $30 million. Several pricechops later, he sold in late 2010 for $10.5 million.

363 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

29. Hollywood Hills House

6266 Mulholland Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Cage bought this house on 1964 on Mulholland Highway in 2005 for $1.8 million; he sold it in the big sell-off of 2009 for $1.375 million.

6266 Mulholland Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90068

30. Biscuit Lofts

1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Cage rented this four-story loft in Downtown LA in 2008, before it sold to fellow actor Vincent Gallo in 2009. Curbed LA heard a rumor he asked Gallo if he could move back in, but Gallo decided to sell the place instead.

1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

31. Russian Hill Mansion

898 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

In 2006, Cage reportedly paid $9.4 million for a six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bathroom, 4,571-square-foot Gothic Tudor in San Francisco’s posh Russian Hill neighborhood, plus an adjoining vacant lot. Just two years later, he sold the property (and probably also the lot) at a loss for $8.5 million.

898 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

32. LaLaurie House

1140 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116

In 2007, Cage purchased (under his now infamous Hancock Park Real Estate Company LLC) what is widely thought to be the most haunted house in America: the LaLaurie House in the New Orleans French Quarter. Cage told the New York Daily News that he was intrigued with its past: “You know, other people have beachfront property; I have ghost front property — that’s what I always say." In 2009, Cage lost the 10,000-square-foot mansion to foreclosure. [Photo via Wikipedia]

1140 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

33. Garden District House

2523 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Cage's other house in New Orleans was a former chapel once owned by author Anne Rice. He bought it in 2005 for $3.45 million and lost it to foreclosure in 2009 and it sold to its next owner for $2.2 million.

2523 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

34. Gray Craig Rhode Island house

75 Gray Craig Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Cage bought this faux English Country estate near Newport (with a library, billiard room, and conservatory, 12 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms) for $15.7 million in 2007, but ended up selling in 2011 for just $6.2 million.

75 Gray Craig Road
Middletown, RI 02842

35. Island in the Bahamas

Leaf Cay, West Side National Park, The Bahamas

In 2006, Cage reportedly bought Leaf Cay Island, in the Exuma chain of islands in the Bahamas, for $3 million. In 2008 he put the 45-acre island on the market for $7 million.

Leaf Cay
West Side National Park, The Bahamas

36. Paradise Island house

Casino Drive, Nassau, The Bahamas

Early in his real estate buying spree of the mid-aughts (in 2004), Cage bought himself an estate on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for $1.8 million.

Casino Drive
Nassau, The Bahamas

37. Las Vegas house

5100 Spanish Heights Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Cage bought this hideous, 14,000-square-foot pile in 2006 for $8.5 million and tried to sell in 2008 for $9.95 million. When that didn't work, the bank foreclosed and the house re-sold for around $4.95 million.

5100 Spanish Heights Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89148

38. St. Louis Cemetery tomb

320 North Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112

In 2010, Cage bought himself this nine-foot-tall, pyramid-shaped tomb in New Orleans's famous St. Louis Cemetery. Like we need more evidence he's in the Illuminati. [Image via Cory Doctorow]

320 North Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112