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Raising Arizona (1987)
Love Interest: Holly Hunter
Even crazier than Nic Cage's character managing to heist a living baby from a crib of quintuplets is the mustachioed ex-con landing a wife as beautiful as Holly Hunter. Maybe it's the sideburns? Only the Coen brothers know the answer to this one.
Love Interest: Cher
Not that Sonny Bono was exactly Fabio, but this is Cher we're talking about — prime raven-curled, high-cheekboned Cher. The moon is the only explanation.
Vampire's Kiss (1989)
Love Interest: Jennifer Beals
Jennifer Beals, of Flashdance fame, plays a vampire who bestows a supernatural kiss on Cage's ordinary schlub, thereby making his life a lot less boring. Not only are her curly mane and dagger-shaped earrings worlds away his floppy mop and drab workwear, she's of a superior species.
Wild at Heart (1990)
Love Interest: Laura Dern
Continuing on his quest to play opposite the most epic curls in Hollywood, Cage paired up with Laura Dern for this David Lynch flick about a blood-thirsty mom who's determined to kill her daughter's lover. Clearly, we're not the first to raise an eyebrow at this particular pairing.
Love Interest: Erika Anderson
In this erotic thriller, Cage plays Johnny Collins, a painter who falls into a torrid affair with Zandalee (Erika Anderson), the wife of an old friend. Never mind that his wig actually has bangs and a mind of its own! Or that the betrayed husband is played by Judge Reinhold, who beat out Cage for the role of Brad in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, because he's kind of a Baldwin.