Nicolas Cage is such a pompous ass. He would like us to all believe that he is hurting financially. I will tell you what hurts Nic. It hurts to watch those plugs of yours do lousy movie after lousy movie while you rake in $10M. That is what hurts. Oh, and making people spend $15 to go see the crap as well.
What brought all of this about is that Nic sold his castle in Bavaria. Two years ago he bought a 28 room castle which sits on a modest 410 acres and set him back about $2.6M. Considering that will maybe get you 3 bedroom fixer upper in Beverly Hills on a very tiny lot, that seems like a pretty good deal to me. Apparently though Nic doesn't agree. He told the German magazine Bunte, "Due to the difficult economic situation, unfortunately, I was no longer able to keep it."
Uh huh. Whatever. I guess we are supposed to feel sorry for him, but I'm not buying it. "Even if Neidstein castle is no longer in my possession, it will always have a firm place in my memory." Yeah, that's why no one has seen you at the place in 18 months. See, he didn't sell it because of the difficult economic times, he sold it because he has too damn many houses all over the world and couldn't find time to use it. I would love to see the studios tell him they can't give him as much money for his next movie due to the tough economic times and see if he agrees with it then.