Actor Nicolas Cage grew up with a fear of going to the toilet thanks to a recurring nightmare, in which a giant "genie" dragged him out of the lavatory.

Cage was four and living in Italy when his weird dreams started.

He reveals, "There'd be this genie grabbing into the bathroom and pulling me of the toilet seat.

"She was about 100ft tall and blonde and she scared the hell out of me. It was part of a very difficult part of my life."