(Source) The Mongolian government says it’s finally getting its missing Tyrannosaurus skull back — and it appears they’ve got Nic Cage to thank! The 65 MILLION year old skull was auctioned off in Manhattan back in 2007 — after it was smuggled into the U.S. … and multiple reports say it was ultimately purchased by Cage for $276k.
Multiple law enforcement agencies worked like hell to track down the skull –and say the current owner (most likely Cage) gave it up without a fight. Cage outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the skull … according to multiple reports. FYI — Cage is not accused of any wrongdoing … but officials are clearly gunning for the person they believe smuggled the bones into the U.S. in the first place. Apparently, there’s a HUGE black market for dinosaur bones stolen out of Mongolia … and officials are still working to track down 3 MORE T-Rex skeletons — along with the fossils of several other dinos.
And the best part? I didn’t even flinch. It’s an absurd headline for basically any other person in Hollywood except Nic Cage. Nic Cage is that guy. Everyone has that friend. You know the guy that might be a time traveling vampire. The guy that collects ancient artifacts and dinosaur skulls from foreign countries, probably has weird tantric sex in haunted houses, and wants to be buried in a pyramid tomb when he eventually passes away (just kidding, he’s immortal). Just one of the guys. That’s Nic Cage. Like I said, everyone has that friend, right?
I love that he outbid Leo for the skull. Like come on Leo. We aren’t talking about sleeping with supermodels here. This is stolen mongolian T-Rex skulls. That’s Nic Cage’s game, you’re in his house now. Nic Cage doesn’t get outbid on this shit, it’s not even a possibility.