Nicolas Cage asked Francis Ford Coppola for a role in The Godfather 3

Reports vary as to whether the veteran director woke up with a horse head on his pillow after saying no.

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Everyone knows one of the Internet’s many cardinal rules: name a movie, anyone film, and it will always be enhanced by the presence of one Nicolas bur. Even a movie that is apparently about Nic Cage’s life should include that Nic Cage is his most Nic Cage, otherwise. Unfortunately, considering that the World Wide Web button was barely devised in 1990, it looks like an instructor Francis Ford Coppola missed the note and refused to throw nephew Cage in his Godfather franchise threequel.

The actor revealed the dude as part of this year’s Hollywood Reporter Actor Roundtable, where he is joined by Jonathan Majors, Red rocket‘s Simon Rex, Andrew Garfieldand Peter Dinklage. When THR was asked to name a movie they would love to make subject to a blank check, a humble Rex replied that he is “just so excited because I feel like [Red Rocket is] will make me take chances and perform roles that I did not even know I could do. “A self-defeating Cage, on the other hand, looked to the past:


“This is a very embarrassing answer to your question, okay, because it involves family. So uncle [Coppola] did Godfather IIIand I said, “I really think I should be in your movie, uncle. I really think it’s a good idea if you want to cast me. I think I could play this role.” He was going to throw Andy garciaand I said, “But I just see myself more as James Caan‘s son, and he plays Sonny’s son. He does not play Michael’s son. He’s Sonny’s son. I just feel a little more James Caan. ” It just should not happen. No, that’s not going to happen. So it was a movie I did not get locked in that I really wanted to be in. There. “

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RELATED: Nicolas Cage says ‘Malignant’ inspired his bid for Dracula because talent recognizes talentWell, for what it’s worth, we’re with you, Nic: you’re James Caan’s son, because you’re everyone’s son, and you could Game someone’s son. Even though Uncle Francis could not quite see it.

Cage appears at the Round Table for his outstanding leadership work in the 2021s Pigwhich has garnered a number of award nominations since the cycle began in the fall. He will next appear as a version of himself in The unbearable weight of massive talent along side Neil Patrick Harris, Pedro Pascaland Tiffany Haddishand he will soon be playing Dracula in Universal’s Renfielda re-creation of Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic novel, a role he says he drew inspiration from James Wan |s cult horror Malignant.

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