Nicolas Cage: “I don’t wear a wig in my personal life or public life”

Nicolas Cage and his giant capped teeth and new “tousled-look” weave were on Good Morning America yesterday. First I have to point out the lady to the far left in this shot of “fans” shown on camera. (photo below.) She’s so thrilled to be there and she stands like that the whole time. (You can see her at around :25 in on the video above and here.)


Cage is promoting his role in Season of The Witch, yet another supernatural POS thriller that is sure to make a ton of bank for a dude who will blow through it like water.

Cage called playing a knight a “dream come true” and explained how he learned how to ride a horse for the role. Rob Ron Perlman (Of “Sons of Anarchy”) co-stars, and Cage agreed with Robin Roberts that it’s a “buddy movie” and says he had a great time with Perlman on set.

Cage alluded to his extreme money problems by sort-of blaming other people for them. He didn’t say anything outright, but you can tell that’s what he’s talking about.


Robin: It’s also about your character seeking redemption. Is there any way that you relate to that, anything that you’ve gone through in your life that helped you relate to that?

Cage: Oh yeah, everybody makes mistakes as far as being human. When we make mistakes I think sometimes it can be a great lesson because it puts you into looking for something.

Some people say you have to be a sinner before you can be a saint. And if you’re a good person you’re going to make mistakes because you trust people and some people will lead you in the wrong direction. But if you can learn from it, but I’ve had those experiences and it helped me.

They also covered Cage’s hair through the years, and he claimed he doesn’t wear a wig. (Here are photos of Cage not wearing a wig.)

I see myself as subscribing to the Lon Chaney school… and I believe that historically… stage actors have always tried to transform themselves. I don’t wear a wig in my personal life or in my public life, but… I like the idea of giving the audience something else to make it eclectic.”

So weaves and hair plugs don’t count I suppose.

Lon Chaney was a silent movie actor called “the man of a thousand faces.”

My husband can’t stand Nicolas Cage, but I can tolerate him. He’s not my favorite actor by any means. How does he keep churning out these crap movies and making big bucks though? I really thought the guy would have seen his come uppance by now. It’s all everyone else’s fault that he lost money while owning mansions and castles, animals so exotic they required anti-venom, and throwing Gatsby-style parties. And he’s still starring in crap movies that people pay good money to see. He’s so full of sh*t. At least he doesn’t drive drunk or mistreat his wife I guess.

Here’s Cage at the premiere of Season of The Witch yesterday. (With dark hair) Credit: He’s shown at Comicon in July for comparison. (Light hair.) His hairline has naturally moved ahead an inch in six months. He’s using Ronco spray hair, isn’t he? That’s not a wig, right? He looked better before.




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  1. mln76 says:

    I am ashamed to say I used to think he was so hot back in the day. Back during his Moonstruck and Wild at Heart days when he was actually acting. But now he’s just a shell, all of his early talent seems to have vanished sigh…

  2. Rita says:

    “Personal or public life”? Are there more than two? Efficiency- I don’t wear a piece.

  3. someone says:

    Who cares if he wears a wig or not??? bottom line..he used to be hot and now he isn’t…

  4. gloaming says:

    He’s still a great actor imo. He was amazing and back on form in Bad Lieutenant. It seems obvious these past few years he’s been trying to clear his debts.
    I also think it all went wrong when he did Con Air and became an action Movie Star.
    He got greedy.
    He should have stuck with Independent Cinema.

    edit: But yeah, I still love him. Maybe his hair is a “Symbol of his individuality and his belief in personal freedom”

  5. Sarah says:

    Don’t care how crazy he seems, I LOVE him. Always have, always will. :)

  6. Marjalane says:

    He was so damn funny in Raising Arizona, (seriously- check it out if you haven’t seen it) and moderately likeable in Moonstruck, but everything else- Meh.

  7. Sara says:

    I feel sorry for him. How did he become a joke? Is he really arrogant in real life or something? Hollywood loves to chew you up then spit you out.

  8. Crash2GO2 says:

    I agree that he is an amazing actor. Anyone see Matchstick Men? I never would have believed it from Moonstruck, but he really has come into his own. Lookswise he is still struggling though… he needs to embrace the baldness.

  9. gee says:

    I love his movies. Perfect nonsense escapism! And in the right ones, he is a very talented actor.

  10. Tess says:

    I think he’s best when he plays crazy, like he did in Matchstick Men.

    As far as redemption goes….wasn’t he responsible for the death of his cousin, F. F. Coppola’s son, in a speedboat accident?

  11. Lori says:

    LOVED him in Valley Girl and Raising Arizona. And I admit, I will watch the National Treasure movies any time they are on.

  12. flourpot says:

    does he wear eyeliner? or had that tattoo’d on or what? Creepy guy.

  13. anjasmomma says:

    Doesn’t everyone’s hair line move forward as they age?……oh it just be Nicolas Cage’s. I really really cannot stand him to the point I try not to watch his movies. He has absolutely no depth as an actor.

  14. Samigirl says:

    @Sara, he is absolutely NOT a jerk in real life. Idk if it is this movie or another one, but a movie he was doing was being made in my town, Shreveport, Louisiana, and he would frequent the restaurant I work. He was friendly to all the guests who wanted an autograph and/or picture, and refused no one. He seemed grateful and kind to everyone. I waited on him and his wife twice, and both times they were incredibly nice and good tippers. This may, of course, be more recent because he has to be humble to sell his movies, but he really was a nice guy! (He *totally* wears a piece tho!)

  15. malachais says:

    As an 80′s kid, I have grown up with his movies, cheesy or not…he’s the type of actor people will go see the movie just because he’s in it. Nic’s had alot of problems, but that just makes him more relatable. He should really stop with the hair dying/weaves and stick with the hair plugs.

  16. kiko says:

    i really like him!i don’t care if his is not that hot anymore he still is a good actor ;)

  17. Hautie says:

    Griffin O’Neal was the person involved in that tragic death of Coppola’s son.

    I like Nick. I tend to watch his movies simply cause they are normally interesting.

    And I do not understand why the media attacks and mocks men who wear a little piece of hair.

    If Pamela Anderson has the nerve to walk around in public with cockeyed boobs and her botox gone wrong face.

    Then why can’t any man wear his toupee?

    The only thing that bugs me is that Nick has not made a good investment in about 6 great toupee’s.

    If you are going to wear one… wear the best. (Hint: Call Beyonce for her wig makers name.)

  18. Phoenix says:

    I love him! He has been in some of my favourite movies- Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, Leaving Las Vegas, Valley Girl etc.etc., obviously he has been in his fair share of bad roles- I attempted to watch The Wickerman once and it was painful. I don’t blame him for making crappy movies though- who wouldn’t take a rubbish job if it would help pay off debt? May be he isn’t the most responsible person with his money but at least he works a lot. Unlike a lot of other “actors” whose work seems to be out drinking starbucks and calling the paparazzi. As for the wig.. I’m not too bothered.

  19. Stronzilla says:

    The toupee isn’t as bad as the teeth. He had a small cameo in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, a classic, and then made ‘Valley Girl’, which was bascially Romeo and Juliette do the galleria but with excellent tunes. But once he capped those chompers and I saw him in ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’ it was all over for me.

  20. Bodhi says:

    Oh Nic Cage… I have such a love/hate relationship with his work. The National Treasure movies are my absolute FAVORITE trash movies! I will drop what I’m doing to watch those ridiculous things. This one looks just as awful, which means that I will watch it a zillion times when it comes out on F/X or Spike

  21. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Lon Chaney anecdote: Both his parents were deaf-mutes which is why he was so facially expressive, so he could communicate with them. Whether they were illiterate, I don’t know but it’s probable. Back when his parents were born in the 1800s a disability like theirs was considered “idiocy” and opinion held that educating these children was a waste of time.

    Way more interesting than Nic’s “does-he-or-doesn’t-he” hair(?).

  22. Bill Hicks is God says:

    @Marjalane: He based his performance in Raising Arizona on Woody Woodpecker. Since he’s such a big method actor, that’s an awful lot of cartoon watching…

  23. Poopie says:

    He’s a narcissist who thinks he is better than everyone else and who rides on the coat tails using the name of that uncle dude named francis ford who makes the wine that sells in grocery stores !!

  24. Kaye says:

    SO RELIEVED that the movie referenced above isn’t from the book “Season of the Witch” by Natasha Mostert. It’s an amazing book (can’t recommend highly enough) but Nic Cage would have been a terrible Gabriel Blackstone.

  25. RHONYC says:


    was that a dig on travolta?

    *me-ow* :-)

  26. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Call me crazy but I do like him and will forever be grateful that he talked Johnny Depp into showbiz..

  27. Anna says:

    TBF I think it’s just the colour. I look balder when I’m blonde than I do brunette : – D Those lightheared photos, imagine those little hairs in the front being dark and it’s pretty much the same as the other photos.

  28. Ron says:

    Ok so you don’t wear a Dolly Parton wig. You wear a Burt Reyonolds rug or a William Shatner piece. Semantics Nick.

  29. beanie says:

    I think he should shave his head bald and do the goatee thing. That would be a good look for him. The toups just make him look like he is still trying to be 20.

  30. Brindolyn says:

    RON Perlman.

  31. Lady Satan says:

    I really don’t think his hairline has changed between the recent photos and the ones with blond hair.

    Dying your hair will make it appear thicker, especially if you use a semi-permanent dye that tends to coat the hair to some degree. Also, he’s changed the style a bit, in the blond photos it’s slicked straight back (which emphasizes the receding hairline). In the latest photos it’s a softer style that (obviously) is being used to disguise the hairline a bit.

  32. eja102 says:

    I just saw him in Lord of War and Knowing.
    they were fine movies, could have been any actor.
    he was excellent in Kick Ass. or maybe it was the little girl who was…

  33. Camille says:

    I too used to find him attractive. It makes me sad that he wasted his talent and basically became a sell out for the $. He could have been (and could still be!) a brilliant character actor in *good* films.

  34. hatsumomo says:

    (Stands up)

    I am Hatsumomo and I love Nic Cage movies! So there!

    But srsly, he movies are pretty entertaining and mind numbing. Once, when my sisters and I got drunk during our weekly drink nights, we watched Con Air and couldn’t stop laughing, it was so awesomely bad and good at the same time.

  35. Bodhi says:

    ^^ word! Welcome, Hatsumomo! :P

  36. Ruffian9 says:

    If only his hair was the weirdest thing about him.

  37. lucy2 says:

    He’s interesting in odd little movies, but I can’t stand him in all the over blown action stuff. He’s just so….DRAMATIC! and it gets annoying.
    Time to give it up and shave the head, Nic. It’s looking worse than Travolta’s.
    Also time to accept that he spent money like crazy, and his financial problems are no one’s fault but his own.

  38. Luis430 says:

    It’s going the way of the “Running Man, Commando, and Total Recall…. LOL That is the best bad all around..

  39. me says:

    He can’t go bald, he had his head tatooed to look fuller at the crown. LOL

    Not sure anything can help his fugly face. Those jowls are growing!!

  40. JQ says:

    If you ever saw him in Raising Arizona (with Holly Hunter) you’d loooove him. That movie is one of my favorites!

  41. Maxwell Smart says:

    Cage IS organised crime. He has achieved a position on the back of organised crime. His asset base before movie revenue is a result of organised crime. This has nothing to do with limiting traffic or organised crime. THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WHO CONTROLS THE TRAFFIC AND WHO CONTROLS ORGANISED CRIME. Why is this pathetic excuse for humanity a UN ambassador? Wasn’t Pol Pot or Hitler available? This is a clear and catastrophic incitement on any country or organisation that is prepared to put this made man forward.