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Nicolas Cage is all fired up at the premiere of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Photo: Getty Images

Maybe it's his summer look or he just really loves Lucy, but Nicolas Cage turned up at a Manhattan event on July 7 with hair that almost matched the color of the red carpet.

Cage debuted his fiery new hue at the New York City premiere of his film "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," reports the Daily Mail.

The actor, who usually sports a darker dye job -- allegedly! -- also added a bit of ginger to his graying beard, giving it a salt-and-paprika effect.

The quirky 46-year-old star is just one of many middle-aged Hollywood men who have found that rather than go gray, they're better off red.

Twenty-four-year-old John Travolta sported a jet-black pompadour in the 1978 hit "Grease"; now, at 56, he wears a shade of auburn (if that actually is his hair -- allegedly!) that would make "Mad Men" siren Joan Harris green with envy.

On the '90s sci-fi series "The X Files," Gillian Anderson played David Duchovny's redheaded partner. Mysteriously, the 49-year-old actor has mutated into an ex brunette, with matador red tresses that rival Rihanna's.


There's something out there, indeed... and it's called Miss Clairol.

And a newly 52-year-old Kevin Bacon (his birthday is today, July 8!) looks the same as he did when he starred as a rebellious teen in the 1984 classic "Footloose" -- only his hair has changed, transforming from woodsy brown to Woody Woodpecker.

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John Travolta (left), Kevin Bacon (center), and David Duchovny (right), all rockin' red locks. Photos: Getty Images | Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.com

Ultimately, maybe Cage and all the other scarlet studs -- including Liam Neeson, Robert Downey Jr., Paul McCartney, Rob Lowe, and yes, even you too, Valentino -- should take a tip from George Clooney, who with all his silver, is still considered one of the sexiest men in the world.

Lay off the bottle, guys. It's all right to go white.

In related news, if you must go red, read StyleList's tips for doing it right.