June 15, 2024 3:36 pm

Leaving Las Vegas Director Says Nicolas Cage Did Not Get Paid For His Only Oscar Winning Movie
Leaving Las Vegas Director Says Nicolas Cage Did Not Get Paid For His Only Oscar Winning Movie

Leaving Las Vegas Director Says Nicolas Cage Did Not Get Paid For His Only Oscar Winning Movie

According to the director of Leaving Las Vegas, neither he nor Nicolas Cage were paid the money promised to them for the movie, even when it went on to win Cage his only Academy Award for Best Actor. The film was released in 1995 and took just under $50 million from a $4 million budget, but it seems that Lumiere Pictures denied that the film had managed to turn a profit and did not pay out the $100,000 they should have been paid.

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​According to director Mike Farris, the fee both he and Nicholas Cage were set to be paid for Leaving Las Vegas never came through. Read More