Nicolas Cage reveals bizarre diet of animals that have 'dignified' sex
Nicolas Cage, the Hollywood actor, has revealed an unusual diet in which he eats meat only from animals that mate in a “dignified” way.
By Alastair Jamieson
Published: 8:47AM BST 19 May 2010
A report in The Sun said Cage, who won an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas, ate fish and fowl.
He told the newspaper: "I love all animals. I have a fascination with fish, birds, whales - sentient life - insects, reptiles.
"I actually choose the way I eat according to the way animals have sex. I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds.
"But pigs, not so much. So I don't eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl."
Cage, who lives in New Orleans, where Bad Lieutenant is set, has a reputation for eccentric behaviour and once owned a pet octopus.