Actor Nicolas Cage was forced to change his 50th birthday plans after bad weather grounded his flight to the U.K.

The Face/Off star wanted to spend the milestone in January (14) alone in England, but the freezing temperatures prevented him from reaching his ideal destination.

He says, "I had my plane ticket in my hand, I was on my way to the airport and I was going to go to Somerset, England and sort of sit by myself in front of a well somewhere and reflect on my last 50 years and this thing called a polar vortex hit... and all the jets were frozen. I couldn't get off the ground, so I reversed myself and went back home.

"I said (to my wife), 'Honey, let's have dinner home alone together with the kids and have some fun'... It worked out."