Picture from the 1870's bears uncanny resemblance to Oscar-winner

An antiques dealer from the US is trying to sell a picture (see above) of a soldier on eBay – taken in 1870 – for $1,000,000 as he claims it proves that the Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage is a vampire.

Jack Mord says he believes that Nic Cage, an Oscar-winner for Leaving Las Vegas, is a member of the undead who ‘reinvents himself’ every 75 years. When questioned further about the matter on his eBay comments section, Mord said:

My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor “Nicolas Cage” will “die” … but in reality, the undead vampire “Nicolas Cage” will have rejuvenated.

The photograph has since been taken down from eBay. It is unknown whether Mord found a buyer or whether, perhaps, Cage forked out a million dollars himself to hide his secret.

Earlier this week, Nicolas Cage claimed to have been visited by a strange man in the middle of the night, dining on a popular American snack.

Speaking at a press conference for his latest film, Trespass, the Con Air and Face/Off actor said, “I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed”.

Nic Cage is set to re-appear as Ghost Rider in the sequel/remake Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, due for release in the UK on February 22, 2012.

You can enjoy a compilation of his career highlights below, including a few images from Vampire’s Kiss where, you guessed it, Nic Cage plays one of the undead. Spooky or Dooky?

Nic Cage – Awfully Awesome or Awesomely Awful?