16 Apr '11, 11pm

'Drunk' actor Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

'Drunk' actor Nicolas Cage arrested in New Orleans

LOS ANGELES - US actor Nicolas Cage has been arrested in the southern city of New Orleans "after getting drunk" and having a heated argument with his wife in the French Quarter, police said. Cage, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a suicidal alcoholic in the 1995 film "Leaving Las Vegas," was arrested after officers approached him while he argued with his wife on the street. The 47-year-old star had been "getting drunk... in the French Quarter," New Orleans police officer Garry Flot said in a statement, referring to the neighborhood famous for its lively nightlife. "He and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting," Flot said. "She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address." Cage then struck vehicles and began to enter a taxi. Witnesses flagge...

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