updated 04/18/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/18/2011 AT 4:20 PM ET
Nicolas Cage isn’t letting legal drama affect his career.
Following his arrest on Friday for domestic abuse, public intoxication and disturbing the peace, the Academy Award-winning actor, 47, was back to work Monday on the New Orleans set of his latest film, Medallion.
“He is always extremely professional,” a set source tells PEOPLE of Cage. “He is a dedicated actor when he is at work, and I don’t think people would hire him so much if he wasn’t.”