Nicolas Cage Reveals He Gave $20k Of Gambling Winnings To An Orphanage In the Bahamas

When you're a celebrity, gambling must be a bit weird. When you already have more money than you know what to do with, it must feel a bit strange or even selfish to try to win more, even if it's a hobby you enjoy.

Nicolas Cage found a way to spend the winnings from the last time he ever gambled that was totally selfless!

Nicolas Cage is many things.

The star of Face/Off, Ghost Rider, and City of Angels is an actor and a filmmaker, but there's one thing he's not: a gambler.

In a new interview, Nic revealed that last time that he had ever gambled ended in a huge amount of charity.

"The last time I gambled was about 30 years ago. I was in the Bahamas, and I walked into a casino and felt like I had my mojo with me, like nothing could go wrong," Nic said.

"My game was roulette. I went in with $200, and I didn’t miss a number, so much so that even the lady spinning the wheel said, 'Nothing sweeter than a repeater.' In 20 minutes, I turned $200 into $20,000, so I went and found an orphanage in the Bahamas, met all the kids and the headmistress, and said, 'This is for you.'"

"I put the 20 grand in her hand, walked away, and never gambled again, because if I did, it would ruin the power of that moment."

What an amazing gesture that we're sure that orphanage greatly appreciated, and what a high note to end your gambling career on!

We're happy to hear that even when he's being incredibly charitable, Nic Cage is still a quirky guy!

h/t: Interview