Actor Nicolas Cage has shared a story about his failed attempt to get cast in The Godfather: Part III. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Cage revealed that he asked his uncle, the acclaimed Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola, for a part in the 1990 mob movie–but it didn’t work out.
Cage was apparently going for the role of James Caan’s son, a part that ultimately went to Andy Garcia. Cage thought he would be a good fit, but Coppola apparently didn’t agree.
“So uncle [Francis Ford Coppola] was doing Godfather III, and I said, ‘I really think I ought to be in your movie, uncle. I really think it’s a good idea if you would cast me. I think I could play this part.’ He was going to cast Andy Garcia, and I said, ‘But I just see myself more as James Caan’s son, and he’s playing Sonny’s son. He’s not playing Michael’s son. He’s Sonny’s son,” Cage said. “I just feel a little more James Caan.’ It just wasn’t going to happen. Nope, not going to happen. So that was a movie I didn’t get let in that I really wanted to be in. There.”
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Author: Eddie Makuch