Nicolas Cage goes viral with a story about a horse named Rainman who ‘wanted to kill me’

By Brent Furdyk.

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Nicholas Cage’s wild anecdote about a horse in a bad mood is going viral.

Cage was among the participants in The Hollywood Reporter‘s most recent Actor Roundtable starring co-stars Jonathan Majors, Andrew Garfield, Peter Dinklage and Simon Rex. During the interview, Majors discussed his experience riding a horse named Cinco for his role in the Netflix western “The Harder They Fall,” prompting Cage to talk about the difficulties he encountered while trying to ride a horse. for his upcoming film “Butcher’s Crossing”.

Nicolas Cage, Peter Dinklage, Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Majors and Simon Rex
LR: Nicolas Cage, Peter Dinklage, Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Majors and Simon Rex (Photo: Austin Hargave for The Hollywood Reporter)
– Photo: Austin Hargave for The Hollywood Reporter

“My horse on ‘Butcher’s Crossing,’ named Rain Man, would kill me,” Cage told the Majors.

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“Rain Man kept trying to knock me off and tried to run my head into the roofs and then I would get off and try to be nice to him and he hit me. It was not fun, ”Cage recalled.

“I have always had good experiences with animals. I have always had good experiences with horses, but Rain Man wanted to kill me, ”he added. “I’m so glad I got through that movie alive.”

When it came time to film the film’s last show, Cage remembered telling director Gabe Polsky, “‘Gabe, I’m not getting on a horse again.” Then one of the Native Americans said, ‘Oh, Nic just got off the horse. We’re moving on … “” Okay, fine. I will do it.’ So I got on the horse and literally, again, he kept trying to throw me off. I thought, ‘That was it. That was my last shot and you had to do it almost like a stunt. You made it a stunt. You almost killed me on my last shot in the movie, man. ‘ As you can see, I got post-traumatic stress disorder from Rain Man. “

That was when the Majors offered his own revelation: he had also ridden Rain Man.

“Did you ride Rain Man? Then he was sweet to you? Was Rain Man sweet to you?” asked Cage.

“I think he may have been a little older when I got him,” the Majors said, but Cage replied, “I just packed up three weeks ago.”

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“Isn’t it the case that horses can feel energy?” asked Garfield.

“No, I’m good at animals. I mean, seriously, it was a clear decision on Rain Man’s part that he wanted to kill me. And they would not give me another horse. And then we were chased by a bunch of bison, and I’m on Rain Man, and I’m not sure he’ll get me out of here. I do not know. I stop talking, ”Cage said.

“Please do not,” Garfield replied. “Please talk about Rain Man.”

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