Nicolas Cage was so determined to look as gaunt as possible for his upcoming portrayal of troubled comic book character GHOST RIDER he developed a running addiction. The dedicated movie star decided JOHNNY BLAZE, the human alterego of his skeletal character, had to be super-skinny, so he spent months losing weight and became a running man. He explains, "I had to do quite a bit of working out and portioning my diet... Everybody thought there was something wrong with me, that I was ill or something because I was getting so thin. "I had really lost a lot of weight because I wanted the character to be really gaunt. The working out I was more concerned about because I was running about 12 miles a day and that can get a little addictive. "I'm trying not to do that now in my own life."