Date: 7th December 2009
Nicolas Cage has been given an award for his humanitarian work by the United Nations in New York.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented the 45-year-old Oscar winner with the Global Citizen of the Year award for humanitarian endeavours.
Cage has also been appointed as a UN goodwill ambassador on drugs and crime.
The star said his role would be "to shine a spotlight on the need for global justice".
"My real life role as goodwill ambassador will certainly be even more challenging and meaningful than those I have portrayed on screen," he added.
Source: Press Release