Nicolas Cage’s wax statue: incredibly unflattering or good likeness?

I’m kind of fascinated with Nicolas Cage. He continues to star in ridiculous action movies, and his looks are surely fading/faded, but there’s something compelling about him. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s wacky and seems like he would be fun to hang out with, until a few hours into it when you realize how crazy and borderline unhinged he really is. So here we have Nic posing in Paris at the Musee Grevin next to what has to be one of the ugliest wax statues I’ve ever seen. It’s not that it’s a technically inept wax statue, like these likenesses of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez that don’t look like real people. The issue is that the statue looks like a very ugly, old version of Cage. Granted Cage’s looks have faded, but he’s not this bad looking. The guy had to see this statue and think “Do people really think I look like this?” but he sucked it up, smiled and posed happily next to a very ugly version of himself. It’s like they took the worst features of Cage and magnified them: big ears, receding hairline, jowls. Poor Cage.

In related Nic Cage news, he’s promoting that Ghost Rider sequel that’s out in the US on February 17th. As part of promotion for the film, he did an in-office Q&A with fans at Empire Online. This really endeared me to him, and he didn’t disappoint. Here’s some of his interview, with more at the source:

Quentin_Cappucino says: Hi Nic, huge fan. Is it true that you camped in a haunted forest while making Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance? If so, that is ridiculously cool!
I went to the Bermuda Triangle of forests, known as the Hoia-Baciu Forest, and I went for a drive through the forest and saw a man who was just walking amongst the trees, and I asked him a question, I rolled down the window and said, “Do you live here?” He said yes. I said, “Is this forest haunted?” He didn’t answer for about a minute, he just looked at me and said, “Yes”. I said, “By what?” and he said, “Have you seen the floating people with no legs?” I said, “Not yet, but I hope to real soon.” Then I asked him if it was OK for me to take a fallen branch, so I grabbed a branch that was about six feet in length and four inches wide, and I took it home to my little cottage in England and I chipped away at it and varnished it and made a nice staff out of it. I’m probably the only person in Glastonbury with a Hoia-Baciu staff.

[From Empire Online]

You get the impression that he really believes that there are legless ghosts floating around this forest, when in reality the dude who lived there was probably just messing with him. I bet the guy tells that story to all the tourists. Plus it’s like he thinks he’s special for having a staff made from a random branch there. No wonder he blew all his money collecting weird sh*t and buying up castles.

Look at Cage standing in front of his wax figure instead of embracing it like so many other celebrities do. It’s like he wants us to realize he looks nothing like that.

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  1. jen says:

    Wow! That is really bad. It’s like 2 feet taller too lol.

  2. Sakyiwaa says:

    Ugh…do they, like, melt these eventually?

  3. Jessica says:

    Poor guy..

  4. Darlene says:

    I’m married to a man who collects sticks/wood from all over and makes staffs and wands out of them. He loves it. What can I say? He makes lovely art. He’d probably love a stick from this forest!

    ps. I think the wax figure resembles Nick very strongly. He actually IS that unattractive, but he’s humorous, so that works in his favor to make him more attractive than his photographs would lead you to believe.

  5. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    What a horrific portrayal. Cage’s jowls aren’t THAT bad. Terrible actor, but I feel kinda sorry for him in this respect.

  6. Jackie says:

    he is fairly unglued, but i always find him likeable.

  7. sam says:

    Terrible likeness! If you had just posted the picture of the wax figure I wouldn’t have known who it was.
    Good for him to be professional about it.

  8. Dorothy#1 says:

    I also find him oddly compelling. I really love all his cheesy movies but I always feel slightly uncomfortable watching him during interviews. I don’t know why.

  9. Naye in VA says:

    ohhhh. I feel so bad for how terrible this wax statue is. Like when he’s smiling he doesnt look that bad…..

    Im gonna go watch Raising Arizona. Ineed that right now

  10. lucy2 says:

    Did they leave it next to a heater? Because it looks more than a little wonky. I’d be mad!

    He’s a bit of a wackadoo…but he’s still kind of likable. He seems to have accepted his role as the star of ridiculous films happily. Hope he’s got his finances under better control.

  11. Cathy says:

    Doesn’t look like him to me, his face is more droopy. The wax figure makes him look like he had a face lift.

  12. ocean says:

    I dont like it

  13. Psyren says:

    Sadly it looks just like him.

  14. constance says:

    Both of them need a Joan Rivers stat!


  15. Delta Juliet says:

    If they were making a wax statue of me (ha! As if!) I would insist that it be of my 24 year old self, not my 37 year old self. LOL If I’m going to be immortalized, I want it to be from when I was hot đŸ™‚
    In other words, that’s what Nick should have done….those jowls are a killer! Yikes!

  16. dovesgate says:

    Dear Lord that is horrible. It looks like a cross between CHristopher Walken and Nicolas Cage.

  17. chrissy q says:

    Kinda looks more like Bruce Jenner with a bad dye job…

  18. Girl says:

    It looks very much like him I think. Only after a whiskey bender or something. And a bit taller.

  19. Asli says:

    Ouch. Bad all around.

  20. Jessica says:

    They gave him some serious jowls…and removed at least half of the volume of his eyebrows. Awful.

  21. wunder says:

    The actual NC is already unflattering enough. . . There was no need to replicate that fug in wax.

  22. Leah says:

    Oh man, the article and wax figure got to me first but then I came down to the comments and I can’t stop cracking up.

    Poor Nic Cage. That wax figure really looks godawful.

  23. Marianne says:

    Thos wax figures, used to be really great and now they’re always off base.

  24. Camille (The original) says:

    Poor Nicolas. That is really, really bad.

  25. Jolene says:

    I thought that was a wax figure of Bruce Jenner! It looks a lot more like Bruce!

  26. Zooyork says:

    Oh my gosh I feel really bad for Nic Cage in regards to this statue. I hope that for the sake of his self-esteem, people tell him or he reads on sites such as this, that he looks much better in reality than this staue.
    I can’t believe how much I literraly laughed out loud while I looked at the pics/ read the article / read the comments.
    I really like how classy, professional, and how much of a good sport he is being here. My opinion of him has definately been elevated. Lots of people would cry and be bitter if this was done to them.
    Personally I think the most glaring flaw about the wax figure is that it’s eyebrows are too small / totally wrong. And whats with the wierd, stiff hand position??

  27. Zooyork says:

    Oh yeah, and whats with the wierd super serious/ frightened expression they chose? If I can recall correctly most wax figures have a smiling expression. Its not fair!