IRS Faces/Off with Nic Cage

8/1/2009 1:00 AM PDT

IRS Faces/Off with Nic Cage

Nicolas Cage makes tons of money making movies, so why does he owe the state of Louisiana $6.2 million?

Cage was slapped with a federal tax lien last month. He owns a house there, which is currently on the market for $3.55 million.

If Nic takes that cash and gives it right over to Louisiana, he'll only owe another $2.65 mil -- but he'll still owe everyone that saw "Bangkok Dangerous" 99 minutes of their life back.

His rep had no comment.