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Nicolas Cage says he had asked uncle Francis Ford Coppola for a role in Godfather 3

Nicolas Cage revealed the story about how he kept asking Francis Ford Coppola for a role in the third Godfather film

  • Akshay Krishna

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 10.26 AM, Jan 06, 2022

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Nicolas Cage is an actor who has been around the block for many years and is considered a versatile thespian. The Academy Award winning actor has now opened up about a story about asking his uncle and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola for a role in The Godfather Part III

In a recent actors’ roundtable discussion that was attended by Cage, he opened up about the time where he kept asking his uncle for a chance to play Vincent Mancini, the grown up son of James Caan's Sonny in the third and final part of the iconic The Godfather.

“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.” said Cage. 

Cage, who is getting praise for his recent performance in Pig also said that Coppola was going to cast Andy Garcia but he told his uncle that he sees himself more as James Caan’s son and tried to pursue the director, but it just was not happening. Cage added that The Godfather Part III was a film he wanted to be a part of but never was. 

Coppola went on to cast Andy Garcia, who did a good job and went on to win an Academy Award nomination for his performance, while the film was received with mixed reviews and reactions. 

Even with the reception of the third movie, The Godfather trilogy remains a crowning achievement in Coppola’s career, who is considered one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. 

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