A picture of a man from the 1800s that looked eerily like Nicolas Cage quickly went viral last year, prompting the masses to wonder whether or not the actor was in fact a vampire, some other type of immortal being, or whether this just a crazy coincidence.
Cage visited “The Late Show with David Letterman” this week to address those rumors once and for all.
“Now look, I don’t drink blood and last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection,” he told an amused Letterman. “So I am not going with his vampire theory.”
The picture in question originally surfaced on eBay, where the seller was quick to point out the uncanny resemblance. Cage did acknowledge the similarities, however.
“Let me say that there is a resemblance, but how can I be polite about this…” he said. “It’s a somewhat slowed-down version of me.”
Good to know, now we can focus our social media energies to get to the bottom of those other immortal rumors about Keanu Reeves. In the meantime, here’s the clip with the photo…