He's famous for playing the sort of characters that you might cross the road to avoid - and now it's believed that Nicholas Cage's creepy behaviour is spilling off the screen and into real life.
The actor recently filmed 'The Frozen Ground' with Vanessa Hudgens, and according to insiders at Star magazine, 'Spring Breakers' star Vanessa was so "unnerved" by Nicholas' attentions that "She begged directors to banish him from the set."
It doesn't sound like the kind of move that her clean cut HSM costar Zac Efron would pull!
A friend of Vanessa's added "he constantly watched her and even showed up on days when she wasn't filming to see her."
Industry insiders claim that he has a reputation for "freaking out younger co stars".
Nicholas' representative has dismissed the reports as "ridiculous and absurd". Luckily for Nic he should have some better press to look forward to when he reprises his role as Big Daddy in 'Kick Ass 2'.
Meanwhile Vanessa was recently seen working a sexy, sophisticated new look to promote upcoming gritty drama 'Spring Breakers'.
Check out Vanessa in Venice, showing off her cleavage with costar Selena Gomez.