NEW ORLEANS (AP) —  Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after he got drunk in the city’s French Quarter and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs, police said Saturday.

Police said in a press release Saturday that Cage was arrested the previous evening. Police said the couple was in front of a home that Cage insisted they were renting. She said it wasn’t theirs, and Cage then grabbed her arm.

The release said Cage started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi. A police officer saw that Cage was drunk and told him to get out of the cab. Cage then started yelling at the officer.

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The actor has been booked on charges of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. He remained in the Orleans Parish Prison on Saturday afternoon. A judge set his bond at $11,000.

Representatives for Cage could not immediately be reached Saturday.

Cage has been a frequent visitor to New Orleans, where he has owned property and shot movies in the past. He has also had financial troubles, despite being one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood.

He had been behind on taxes and has said he’s had to sell numerous assets because of his finances. He sued his former business manager in October 2009 for $20 million, claiming the man’s advice led him to financial ruin.

Cage won an Academy Award for his performance in 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas.”

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Comments (11)
  1. johnny chingas says:

    Sounds like the plot to one of his oscar winning movies.

  2. ken says:

    …Leaving New Orleans!

  3. Chris says:

    Another actor who has lost my respect! despite the financial troubles…he WAS a good actor but now he’s just a typical drunk! good! now I can make room on my DVD rack after I throw some out in the gutter!

  4. Rich Mexican MD says:

    @ Chris

    Nicolas cage has never been a good actor. Everyone one of his roles are him acting like himself. Horrible actor…

  5. drozone69 says:

    Another pathetic goy not fullfilling his masters wishes.or his he?

  6. Stupid says:

    What? Oh no! Another actor arrested? You say he was drunk? Of course that explains his behavior and like Mel Gibson, I forgive him. I love actors. They are the Messiah, my drug, my addiction and they can do no wrong. I think he’s cute so I’ll ignore that he is a violent person drinks. I know that they say drinking brings out the actual character in a person. I don’t care, I’m stupid, and he’s an actor. What do you want from me?

  7. Dusty King says:

    Yo Nick – we don’t have a “Real Housewives of New Orleans” nor do we want one, so take it else where missy.

  8. rick says:

    ok not that i condone people gettin drunk and actin an ass but this type of stuff is not limited to celebs if your cousin did the exact thing would you cut him/her off like some of you are talkin here I.E. tossin out DVDs if you expect all the stars sports stars or what ever to be exempt from this stuff and therefore be perfect your setting your self up for a disappointment

  9. jm says:

    I do not believe ANYTHING a N.O. cop says….. Danziger bridge, the sniper shooting of people and the looting videos are enoght to make me distrust anything they say. N.O. cops need to video every arrest they make to prove they are right. Dozens of N.O. cops are in federal prison, the whole bunch are corrupt.

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