"Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?" asks Nicolas Cage in Wild at Heart. David Lynch's loony love story set finds Cage's Sailor and Laura Dern's Lula on the run, riding across the country, encountering one lunatic character after another. Through most of it, Cage sports a snakeskin jacket that has to be seen to be believed. But here's the best part: the jacket was actually Cage's to begin with. He asked David Lynch if he could wear it in the film, and Lynch said yes. " He called me one day and asked me if he could wear a snakeskin jacket," Lynch said. "It thought it was perfect, so I wrote that into the script, too. For me, the joy of filmmaking is that many people tune in to something, one thing leads to another, and you're off on a fantastic trip. After shooting had wrapped, Cage gave the jacket to Laura Dern. We were unable to find anything confirming Dern still has the jacket, but I'd like to think she does, hanging in a closet somewhere, ready for a new adventure.