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If you have ever wondered why Nicolas Cage takes on so many roles, the answer is simple. He has to pay off his tax debts. According to a report, Cage’s most recent payment was over $600,000.
According to TMZ, the IRS sent Cage a $624,934.64 tax lien last year, which he was able to pay off thanks to the several roles he took that year. This latest tax lien was for the expensive gifts he gave to friends and family from 2004 to 2009.
Back in April, TMZ had reported that Cage paid the IRS over $6 million for 2007 federal income tax. He still owes over $6 million, so there’s little chance that Cage will be slowing down.
In fact, we’ve reported on several roles that Cage has lined up, including David Gordon Green’s Joe and I Am Wrath, a project that William Friedkin might direct. Just last month, he signed on to star in Left Behind, a reboot of the Christian-themed series.
According to IMDb, he’s also finished The Frozen Ground and is working on Kick Ass 2. A National Treasure 3 is also rumored to be in the works.