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Nicolas Cage Admitted He Begged His Uncle Francis Ford Coppola To Cast Him in 'Godfather: Part III'

Nicolas Cage Admitted He Begged His Uncle Francis Ford Coppola To Cast Him in 'Godfather: Part III'

Nicolas Cage tried to play the family card with his director uncle Francis Ford Coppola.

In a new interview, the 57-year-old Pig star revealed that he actually begged the filmmaker to give him a part in The Godfather III.

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During the THR roundtable, Nicolas opened up about trying to get a role in the Oscar winning film, although he admitted “it just wasn’t going to happen.”

“This is a very embarrassing answer to your question, okay, because it involves family,” Nic shared when asked about the one movie he wanted to make but didn’t. “So Uncle [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 went on, revealing that he explained to Francis that “‘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. I just feel a little more James Caan.’”

“It just wasn’t going to happen. So that was a movie I didn’t get let in that I really wanted to be in.”

The role in question that Nicolas was vying for was that of Vincent Corleone, son of Sonny Corleone (James Caan) and his mistress Lucy Mancini (Jeannie Linero), in the third installment of the franchise. It ultimately went to Andy Garcia.

Just recently, Nic opened up about not considering himself an actor at all.

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