Nicolas Cage bailed out by Dog the Bounty Hunter

Apr 18, 2011 at 10:48 a.m. ET

Actor Nicolas Cage is now out of jail after his drunken arrest in New Orleans early Saturday morning -- and you’re not going to believe who bailed him out.

Nicolas Cage spent part of Friday night arguing with his wife, Alice, at a New Orleans tattoo parlor when cops came in to diffuse the situation. He reportedly dared the cops to arrest him -- so they did. He was booked into jail and spent about eight hours there before making bail.

Nicolas Cage's mug shot

A&E reality star and bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman posted $11,000 to bust Cage out of the big house on Saturday morning.

"Media from around the world have been requesting interviews with me today after reports surfaced about my posting a bond for actor Nicolas Cage in New Orleans," Chapman told E! News in a statement. "I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy. I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show. This is what I do for a living. There are two sides of my job: I release my clients after they have been arrested; and pick them up if they don't show up in court. I do not believe the latter will be the case for Mr. Cage."

Weird. But why did Chapman have to post $11K for the actor? Guess Cage's recent tax problems are really taking a toll on his checkbook.

Our favorite part of the story is Cage's mug shot. Seriously -- that's some comedy gold right there. However, his mug shot isn't the best celeb one out there.

Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte's mug shot

It's pretty much impossible to talk about celebrity mug shots and not mention Nick Nolte. The actor was arrested by the California Highway Patrol for driving under the influence -- but he should have been arrested for bad personal hygiene.

Andy Dick

Andy Dick's mug shot

Comedian Andy Dick channeled his inner Sideshow Bob when he was arrested in 2008. The disturbing arrest -- one of many for Dick -- happened after he groped a 17-year-old girl and pulled another woman's top down at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Murrieta, California. Surprise, surprise -- he was inebriated at the time.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda mug shot

Actress -- and one-time activist -- Jane Fonda was arrested in 1970 after returning to the United States from a speaking gig in Canada.

"[Customs agents] discovered a large bag containing little plastic envelopes marked (in red nail polish) 'B,' 'L,' 'D' -- signifying breakfast, lunch and dinner -- that contained the vitamins I took with each meal. They confiscated that as well as my address book (which was photocopied) and arrested me for drug smuggling," Fonda said in 2009. "I told them what they were but they said they were getting orders from the White House -- that would be the Nixon White House. I think they hoped this 'scandal' would cause the college speeches to be canceled and ruin my respectability."

Fight the power, Jane!

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