Nicholas Cage He revealed many interesting things about his early days in Hollywood. Apparently, Cage wanted to be a part of The Godfather III, the third film in his uncle and iconic filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark gangster film trilogy.
The actor, who is currently receiving critical acclaim for his performance in Pig, revealed that Coppola did not like the idea.
“This is a very embarrassing answer to your question, OK, because it involves family. So Uncle [Coppola] Godfather III is doing and I said, “I really want to star in your movie Uncle. I think it’s a good idea if you cast me. I think I can play this role. He was going to play Andy Garcia and I said, “But I see myself more as James Conn’s son and he’s playing Sonny son. He is not acting as Michael’s son. He is the son of Sony. I feel a little more James Con. This is not going to happen. No, it does not happen. So it’s a movie I don’t allow, I really want to star in it. ”
Cage was comforted by the fact that The Godfather III was the worst-reviewed film in the series and was only a moderate commercial success.
Pig, meanwhile, has already won two awards, one for Cage and the other for new director Michael Sarnowski, who wrote the screenplay. The film, starring Alex Wolf and Adam Arkin, was critically acclaimed worldwide.
It has a 97 percent score on rotten tomatoes. The critical consensus is that, “like the beast, the pig also defies the hogwash of expectations with the beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicholas Cage’s impressive original performance.”
Former President Barack Obama also added the film to his list of top films in 2021.