A rumor that began in Sept. 2011 when an eBay user attempted to sell a photograph from the 1800s of a man bearing a remarkable resemblance to Nicolas Cage, claiming it was proof that the movie star was in fact an immortal vampire, has returned to the news as Cage makes the talk show rounds to promote his new film, Ghost Rider.
During a recent interview with Showbiz411, host Nathaniel Lippiett asked Cage to respond to the supernatural allegations, and received an interesting reply.
Why don't we just keep it a mystery, Cage said. It might be a lot more fun for everybody, if I just say it's possible.
Cage, who has starred in a number of action films including Ghost Rider, ConAir and Drive Angry among others, continued to qualify the statement, adding.
I just don't drink blood.
Cage was also interviewed by David Letterman, and responded to the same question, this time denying any supernatural powers and arguing that since vampires cannot be photographed, there's no way the photo can serve as any sort of proof.
I don't drink blood, he said, and the last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection, so I'm just not going to go with this vampire theory. I'm not going to do it.
The photo in question was listed on eBay (before being removed soon afterwards) by Jack Mord from Seattle-based Thanatos Archive for the questionable price of $1 million.
Personally, I believe it's him and that he is some sort of walking undead/vampire, etcetera, who quickens/reinvents himself once every 75 years or so, Mord wrote in a note accompanying the photo.