15 Roles That Were Almost Played by Nicolas Cage
Nic Caaaaaaaaaaaaage. People say that watching all of his films is like staring into the heart of the sun, but what about all the possible constellations we could’ve seen if Nic Cage didn’t turn down roles to the level that everyone thinks he doesn’t. Nic Cage’s film career is nothing if not quintessentially Nic Cage — aside from when he was like 19 and in a sitcom that went nowhere. But other than that blip, it’s been good. Cage’s career has taken him all over the film spectrum, but still there are dark corners even he didn’t venture into the swamps of. Some of these films are fantastic and others are catastrophic failures, but all would be made radically different by introducing the most famous Coppola of all time, Nicolas Cage.
Here are roles that could’ve been reimagined to a degree none but Cage himself can fathom. Films that could’ve been like a lightning bolt streaking in the night, a shape indefinable and terrible.