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Nicolas Cage’s Simple Sin City Lifestyle

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Nicolas Cage is known for his high-intensity and action-packed acting roles. So when he went on the "Today" show Monday morning for the first time in seven years, we were pretty shocked to hear that he is actually living a low-key life in Las Vegas with his wife and 7-year-old son.

He said, "I have a simple life, and I'm a lot lighter because of it. I get up in the morning, I drive my kid to school, I go home, I work out, I take my wife to lunch, I pick my kid up from school, and that's it."

Cage's domestic routine is a far cry from the lavish lifestyle he has been known to lead in the past. He reportedly purchased more than a dozen houses, two islands, rare dinosaur skulls, and at least 50 cars … a spending spree that landed the actor in a $14 million financial pinch with the IRS in 2010.

Check out this video to hear why Nic chose the Las Vegas strip over the Hollywood lights.

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