Nicolas Cage: Down & Out In Las Vegas

For Oscar winner NICOLAS CAGE, life is the exact opposite of a rags-to-riches tale!

After living high on the hog and frittering away a $150 million fortune, the “Leaving Las Vegas” star now rents a modest condo in Sin City – and goes incognito to eat at a working-class diner, The National ENQUIRER has learned!

An eyewitness at The Cracked Egg, where the 51-year-old actor recently scarfed down an $8.95 plate of huevos rancheros, told The ENQUIRER: “Considering all the options of places to eat in Vegas, it’s incredible he comes here!

“Nic tries not to draw attention to himself when he’s here, but ironically that’s exactly what he does! No one else comes in with their hoodie pulled over their head. He’s obviously uncomfortable when he’s recognized.”

Nic once earned $20 million per film, and owned real estate around the globe. But in 2009, the IRS slapped him with a $14 million tax bill, and he was forced to sell nearly all his assets, including castles in England and Germany, several palatial homes in the U.S., four yachts and a Gulfstream jet.

According to reports, Nic paid off $6 million of that bill. But a search of public records by The ENQUIRER shows Nic paid off his entire IRS bill in 2012. It’s unknown if he owes any state taxes.

Now two decades since landing on the A-list, Nic – who’s divorced from Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley – is worth roughly $18 million, and leads a low-key life with third wife Alice Kim and their 9-year-old son, Kal-El.

They chow down at The Cracked Egg several times a week, said our snitch. The diner caters to blue-collar workers, and the priciest item on the menu is chicken tenders with gravy and eggs at $12.95.

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