Date: 1st May 2001
NICOLAS CAGE has extraordinary housemates - a dead bat, two live lizards, a pet octopus and a human skull called VINCENT.
The CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001) star admits he becomes bored with the downright safe and straightforward, but will not resort to drink and drugs for thrills.
The 37-year-old actor says, "I am just not a conventional guy. I was the kid at school who was the weirdo, who could not get the girl and was teased for not playing sports. "The only way life slipped into place was through acting. I have been told many times that I march to the beat of a different drummer." (KMW/SG/NFA)