• Nicolas Cage attended SXSW 2022
  • He ranted about shortbread on video
  • Cage said his outfit was shortbread-inspired

Nicolas Cage loves shortbread — so much, apparently, that he honoured the treat in a bizarre and random new outfit.

Cage's new movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent opened at SXSW over the weekend, and he felt it was a good time to pay tribute to... shortbread, of all things.

Nicolas Cage rants about and dresses like shortbread

Nicolas Cage was in a good mood at SXSW and went on an unexpected rant about shortbread. "Well, I really like shortbread, and whenever I'm in England, I go get a tin can of shortbread," he said in an interview.

"I was feeling kind of happy, kind of like I was biting into some shortbread, so tonight I wanted to dress like I was a can of shortbread," Cage explained. He said all of this with a straight face, only breaking into a hearty chuckle at the very end.

Nicolas Cage's shortbread-inspired suit at SXSW 2022

As for that walking-can-of-shortbread look, Cage wore a dark plaid suit with a black, red, green, and white design. Sure enough, that is what many British shortbread tins look like.

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Good on Nicolas Cage for the unconventional fashion moment (I guess?). His new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent has also opened to glowing reviews.

Cage attended SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas, with his new wife, Riko Shibata.