Nicolas Cage - Nicolas Cage's In-flight Hoax Caused Trouble For Charlie Sheen

Nicolas Cage almost landed his one-time travel companion Charlie Sheen in big trouble with the law after impersonating an airline pilot during a flight - unaware the Wall Street star was secretly carrying cocaine.
The two actors were flying to San Francisco, California years ago when the National Treasure star decided to hijack the pilot's microphone as a prank.
But Cage's stunt went awry when law enforcement officials were called to interrogate them upon landing - and he unwittingly implicated Sheen, who spent years battling a serious drug addiction.
During an appearance on America's Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday (09Feb12), he confessed, "I did not know that Charlie had an eight ball of cocaine wrapped around his ankle. Nor did he know that halfway through the flight - now remember this was over 20 years ago and this was a very innocent time - that I was going to grab the PA (Public Address system) and announce to the passengers that I was the pilot and that I was not feeling well. And then when we landed, the pilot came out and understandably he was very angry...
"Then he pointed his finger at my face furiously, at which point the door to the aircraft swooshed open like a nuclear gateway to a bank vault to reveal six fully-armed police officers. And the first thing I did was say, 'First of all, he had nothing to do with it,' I pointed to Charlie. And then I very gingerly, very delicately, very kindly, talked my way out of going to airport jail."
And Cage still feels guilty about the incident because he had no idea Sheen was participating in illegal activity: "I didn't know he was doing that, I just knew that it was not a good situation. But again, it's in my past."


Contactmusic

Tags: Nicolas Cage - Charlie Sheen - Wall Street

Advertisement

More Nicolas Cage

Sean Bean's Drunken Nicolas Cage Story Just Won The Internet

Sean Bean's Reddit AMA was bobbing along rather uneventfully this afternoon, with the British actor fielding queries about his new TNT show Legends - and...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether he has insane hair or not (he usually does). But...

Joe Movie Review

Nicolas Cage gives a rare internalised performance in this atmospheric drama, which has a stronger sense of its location than it does of its story....

Rage Movie Review

Nicolas Cage acts his socks off in this thinly plotted thriller, which is set in the same moral universe as the Taken movies, where mass...

Advertisement

Nicolas Cage Wears Nicolas Cage Meme T-Shirt To Guns N' Roses Concert

In what may be our favourite Instagram post of all time, rock band Guns N’ Roses have shared an image of Nicolas Cage…wearing Nicolas Cage....

Nicolas Cage's Nicolas Cage-Themed Outfit Just Raised The Bar For Hipsters Everywhere

Ironic shirts with Nicolas Cage’s face are apparently a thing now, so the actor is taking it to another level. How about Nick Cage wearing...

Nicolas Cage Wears His Own Meme As T-Shirt, Internet Applauds

Praise Nicolas Cage. The actor is ridiculed on a daily basis thanks to his face's seemingly endless compatibility with just about every meme. However, at...

Is This The Best Nicolas Cage Prank Ever? [Pictures]

Forget all the Nicolas Cage pranks you've ever read about. Forget the Wrecking Ball video. Forget, it all. All you really need to do for...

Advertisement

Comments

Nicolas Cage Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Nicolas Cage

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All