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Nicolas Cage Denies Vampire Accusations: 'I Don't Drink Blood' (Video)

David Letterman questioned the actor about a photo from 1870 that bears a striking resemblance to the "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" star, Feb. 9.

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Nicolas Cage is not a vampire.

At least that's his story. 

Months after a photo taken in 1870 of a man that bears a truly striking resemblance to the actor appeared on eBay under the headline "Nicolas Cage is a Vampire," Cage sat down with David Letterman Feb. 9 and discussed the accusation. 

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"There is a resemblance, but, how can I be polite about this," he asked. "It's a slowed down version of me..." implying the man in question wasn't as attractive. 

Before he removed the post, the Seattle-based man who found the photo was asking for $1 million in his eBay listing. "Personally, I believe it's him and that he is some sort of walking undead / vampire, et cetera, who quickens / reinvents himself once every 75 years or so," read the listing. "150 years from now, he might be a politician, the leader of a cult, or a talk show host."

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But, Cage, who appears next in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, (opening Feb. 17) says it's not possible, explaining, "There's a photograph of me and you can't take pictures of vampires."

But, when Letterman pressed pointing out the similarities, the actor got straight to the point. 

"Now look, I don't drink blood and the last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection," he said.

Watch the video below.