For every intelligent, thought-provoking role (The Weather Man, Lord Of War) he plays, he’ll also sign up to act in a ridiculous, backwards, crosseyed, no-good, soulless blockbuster (Gone In 60 Seconds, National Treasure). But at least there’s nothing weird about his personal life, right?
Wrong – he’s only just gone and named his baby after Superman.
Nicolas Cage (DVDs) became a Dad for the second time yesterday morning when
his Korean wife Alice Kim Cage gave birth to a baby boy. Cage’s
publicist gave the following statement:
"They are healthy and happy and it’s quite lovely."
statement, however, didn’t make any mention of the baby’s ridiculous
name – Kal-El Coppola Cage. That’s the Kryptonian birth name of
Why did Cage pick a name so guaranteed to get his son bullied in ten
years time? It could be because he was slated to play Superman in a
movie a few years ago. Which, let’s face it, is a pretty genius idea –
actors naming their children after roles they didn’t get. Imagine Tom
Selleck calling his baby Indiana Jones, Eric Bana calling his baby James
Bond or Vinnie Jones calling his baby Any Speaking Part At All.
Nicolas Cage married Alice Kim Cage after divorcing Lisa Marie
Presley and marrying and divorcing and marrying and divorcing Patricia
[story by Stuart Heritage]