Nic Cage sold his castle

Nicolas Cage’s castle in Somerset, England

Those tax problems I wrote about a few months ago are catching up with Nicolas Cage. He had to sell his English castle. Bummer. From the Daily Mail:

He reportedly paid £5 million for the pile, which is built in the shape of the ace of clubs, two years ago. A potential buyer is understood to have offered a figure close to the guide price of £3.5 million.

“The castle has just come on the market – they have stopped all work on it and instead want to sell as soon as possible,” reveals a source close to the sale of the Grade I-listed property, which sits in 35 acres of parkland and 12 acres of woodland. “They have already accepted an offer, even though it is below the guide price. Both buyer and seller want to push things through as quickly as possible.”

You know what, I’m OK living in a world where Nic Cage doesn’t own a castle. We’re talking about the same guy that starred in such craptastic films as Ghost Rider and The Wicker Man. He shouldn’t be living in anything larger than a studio apartment in Van Nuys.

[Pacific Coast News]

October 15, 2009 - 2:00 pm