It is arduous to believe an A-list performer with Nicolas Cage’s limitless number of movie credit discovering himself on a filmmaker’s reducing block all through a manufacturing. However the megastar of “The Rock,” “Con Air,” and “Nationwide Treasure” discovered himself in this type of dilemma no longer as soon as however two times. The primary time Cage was once virtually fired from the set was once when he performed the dishonest husband, Charlie Bodell, of Kathleen Turner’s apparently time-traveling Peggy Sue in 1986’s “Peggy Sue Got Married.”
“Throughout the making of ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’ they flew up from Tri-Superstar to fireplace me,” Cage printed in an interview with Empire. “I used to be drawing near the nature with a Jerry Lewis angle when it comes to vocals and behavior.” A yr later, Cage discovered himself at risk of being fired once more whilst starring along Cher in “Moonstruck.” Within the romantic comedy, Cage performed the integral position of Ronny Cammareri, who’s contending for Loretta’s (Cher) affections together with his older brother, Johnny (Danny Aiello).
“Oh, yeah, I virtually were given fired on ‘Moonstruck’ as a result of I used to be attempting to play it like Jean Marais in ‘Attractiveness And The Beast,'” Cage mentioned in the similar interview. “Norman Jewison [the film’s director] referred to as me on Christmas Eve and instructed me the dailies were not operating. That was once lovely frightening, so I instantly dropped all that.”
Cage reiterated that he got here oh-so-close to being axed on each movies, however the entirety labored out on the finish of the day and he did not get fired in any case.