Nicolas Cage once applied to be a contestant on a dating show. The Joe
actor - who has sons Weston, 23, with ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton and Kal-El, eight, with third wife Alice Kim - was obsessed with The Dating Game
as a teenager, and managed to get accepted for the show, but his father refused to let him take part.
He said: ''My first audition I was underage. Only 15. Even that young I tried to be accepted on The Dating Game.
I used to love seeing that, and always somehow managed to, although my father said I couldn't watch it. Anyhow, he wouldn't let me do the show.'' The 50-year-old star - who won a Best Actor Oscar
in 1996 for his role in Leaving Las Vegas
- also insisted he has a very ''normal'' home life with Alice and Kal-El and is very focused on the future, rather than reliving his former glories.
Speaking to the New York Post
, he said: ''I'm a regular at-home dad to him - not some movie star. I play with him, go out with him, do all those parent-child things like any other father. I don't play my old movies. Don't look to make him see them. Don't talk about those old days. I intend to maintain a normal, natural home life. I try to look at the future, not the past. The same with my Oscar. I'm living today. I'm a parent. I keep the totems away. My awards are safe. But they're not in my home. The totems are in the past.''