Nicolas Cage was filmed being kicked out of a fancy Las Vegas restaurant after a drunken brawl with employees and was “mistaken for a homeless man” by the audience.
Exclusive video footage obtained by U.S. shows the National Treasure actor, 57, being pulled out of Laurie’s prime rib near the famous Las Vegas Strip last week.
Eyewitnesses first mistook the star—who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a drunk in Las Vegas leaving—for a drunk homeless man.
According to the staff, Nicholas used to drink expensive whiskey and shots of tequila before becoming a belligerent, he said.
Wearing leopard pants and flip-flops, the actor can be seen sitting barefoot on the couch and struggling to get his sandals on before turning around and yelling.
She was then stopped from attempting to return to the eatery by a woman believed to be a female member of staff in the September 13 incident.
It comes after an emotional rollercoaster of a year for Nicholas that saw him marry for the fifth time and lose his mother, Joy Vogelsang.
A source, who asked to remain anonymous, explained: “We were at Laurie’s bar when we saw what we first thought was a homeless man completely drunk and rowdy.
“To our shock it turned into Nicolas Cage. He was completely broke and had a little fight with the staff.
“He was in really bad shape and moving around unnecessarily. Staff told us he was downing shots of tequila and 1980 Macallan whiskey.
“He was yelling at people and trying to get into a fight and then the staff told him to leave.
“He was so drunk he could barely get his flip flops on before he passed out.
“He asked us if we wanted to come back at his place, but he was in a bad way so we didn’t think it was a good idea.
“One of the regulars took her home.”
This isn’t the first time Nichols has been filmed in public drunk in recent days.
In March 2019 he was filmed making a scene with his fourth wife, Erica Koike, in a Las Vegas courthouse while drunkenly applying for a marriage license.
Four days after the wedding he asked her to cancel, claiming that he was too drunk to understand what he was doing.
A month later the dad-of-two was filmed drunk again while performing Prince’s classic Purple Rain at a karaoke bar in Los Angeles.
Cage in February this year Married to fifth wife Riko Shibata – who is 30 years younger than him – in an intimate ceremony at the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas.
Then Exclusively revealed that his mother, Joy Vogelsang, passed away in May At the age of 85 after spending two weeks in the hospital.
Cage was one of the highest-paid leading men in Hollywood in the 1990s and early 2000s, and has continued to work on B-movies in recent years.
He will be seen as a fictionalized version of himself in his upcoming film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
The star – who is the nephew of the legendary The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola – has previously spoken about the need to keep working so that he can stay out of trouble.
In a 2018 interview he said: “If I have nowhere to go in the morning and work a job, it can be very self-destructive.
“Then I’m just going to sit down and order two bottles of red wine and mix, and I don’t want to be that person, so I have to work.”
A rep for the Star did not respond to a request for comment and a member of staff believed to be the lorry’s manager declined to comment when asked about the incident.