For Everyone Who Has A Thing For Young Nicolas Cage

Look, this is not an endorsement of his current state of affairs. I’m just sayin’ DEM EYELIDS.

1. If you aren’t an 80s kid/teen, this might be the only way you think of Nic Cage: sort of handsome in a creepy dad wearing foundation way, but more of an action star than a heartthrob.

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2. But in the ’80s? In the ’80s, Nicolas Cage was a full blown hottie.

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3. His film debut was in a TV pilot called The Best Of Times, where he rocked jorts before jorts were even jorts.

4. Where to even start here? The perfectly blown-out hair? The eyebrows fluffy enough to engulf your body like a warm blanket? Those heavy lids? The ever-present chest hair? EVERYTHING?!?!!!

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5. In Valley Girl he was charming as hell.

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6. Whatever you’re asking, Nic, the answer is Yes. YES.


8. In Moonstruck, we were able to admire the majestic sculptures known as “Nic Cage’s arms”.

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9. Speaking of which, observe perhaps the secret height of of Nicolas Cage’s foxiness: Birdy

10. About those arms: In 1986, Cage played famous Toronto sculler Ned Hanlan.

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11. Uh, sorry, what? I got distracted.

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12. Young Nicolas Cage also had a pre-Cullen turn as a teen vampire, and needless to say: hot.

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13. He even made an appearance as an unhappy fast food worker in Fast Times At Ridgemont High

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14. Standing next to lesser hotness? Proving of his supreme foxiness.

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15. Thinking about the futility of existence or whatever else is in that giant brain of his? THE HUNKIEST.

16. You can raise my Arizona anytime, sir.

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17. We haven’t even talked about this fucking guy in Peggy Sue Got Married.

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19. P.S. OMFG

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