Nicolas Cage was turned down for a part in The Godfather 3 by his uncle Francis Ford Coppola

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Nicolas Cage has revealed that he was asked for a role in The Godfather 3, but was turned down by his uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola.

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Cage was recently interviewed Hollywood ReporterActors of the Round Table Conference, which also included Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Major, Peter Dinklage and Simon Rex. When asked to name a film he would love to make but didn’t think anyone would let him go to, Cage took a trip down memory lane.

“That’s a pretty embarrassing answer to your question, right, because there’s family involved,” he said. “So Uncle was doing Godfather 3, and I said, ‘I really think I should be in your movie, Uncle. I really think it’s a great idea if you cast me. I think’ that I can play this role.” He was going to cast Andy Garcia, and I said, ‘But I see myself more as James Cain’s son, and he’s playing Sonny’s son. He is not playing Michael’s son. He is son of Sunny. I just like a little more James Caan.’ It just wasn’t going to happen. No, it’s not going to happen. So that was a movie that I wasn’t let go of that I really wanted to be in. There.”


Cage can next be seen playing a fictionalized version of himself in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which hits the big screen on April 22. He is also set to play Dracula in Renfield, an upcoming modern retelling of the classic vampire tale centered on the Counts. henchmen

In the meantime, check out our list of other upcoming movies To be excited about this year.

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