Nicolas Cage’s strange encounter with an intruder

Yes, you read the headline correctly. In 2011, ironically before the release of his film Trespass (which also dealt with home invasion), Nicolas Cage revealed that he had a strange encounter with an intruder at his home. And funny as it sounds, it was nothing but terrifying for Cage at the moment.

At the Toronto International Film Festival, Cage said, “It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time, sleeping with my wife,” while his 2-year-old son Kal-El was “in another room,” according to Reuters. “I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a fudgesicle [sic] in front of my bed.”

Cage told Extra (via CinemaBlend) about the experience in 2020, saying, “I know it sounds funny … but it was horrible.” The actor revealed that he didn’t physically attack the abuser, but instead used “Verbal Judo” and said, “…I just said, ‘Get out of my house.'” And the man did. Cage eventually chose not to press charges as the intruder suffered from mental health issues.

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