One of Nicholas Cage's favorite artists of all time is Prince. Once he even sent him a bottle of Sherry along with a note thanking him for his music. Just because.
Cage finally met Prince in person at an after-party the night he won his Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas". But it didn't go exactly as Nic hoped.
He says, quote, "I [asked] him if he got my letter and he said yes and that he was very happy that I was there. I never ask anyone for a picture but I remember asking for one with Prince because of the monumental way that he motivated and inspired me.
"He said 'No, I just can't,' and I was in shock but I understood and I still love him. I had read some of his interviews and I knew that he didn’t like the idea of the photograph 'taking his soul.'
"He was very sensitive about technology but I still find it amazing that I got to meet one of my heroes when we had that exchange." Read the entire article and about meeting Prince here.