Folks, Nicolas Cage is BACK. So fucking back. All the way back. Not only does he have — although unlikely — an outside chance at a Best Actor nomination for Pig, and not only is he returning to mainstream filmmaking with movies such as The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (in which he’s playing himself) and Universal’s upcoming Dracula film Renfield, but he’s participating in flashy actor round tables hosted by The Hollywood Reporter.
Despite this return to stardom, though, Nic Cage is still very much Nic Cage, as evidenced by this electric story he told to fellow participants Andrew Garfield, Johathan Majors, Peter Dinklage, and Simon Rex (WTF???) about the time a horse named Rain Man tried to kill him while he was working on the film Butcher’s Crossing.
“At least you had a nice horse,” Cage said to Jonathan Majors about Majors’ recent film The Harder They Fall. “My horse on a film called Butcher’s Crossing wanted to *kill me*.”
“Rain Man kept trying to knock me off the horse, he kept trying to run my head into roofs. Then he’d try to throw me and I’d get off the horse and try to be nice and he would headbutt me. It was not fun. I’ve always had good experiences with animals, always had great experiences with horses, but Rain Man wanted to kill me.”
Nicolas Cage talking about a horse named Rain Man that tried to kill him. pic.twitter.com/Xt1GzmQYrf
— Michael Mann Facts (@MannFacts) January 5, 2022
Cage can next be seen alongside Pedro Pascal and Tiffany Haddish in Lionsgate’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which will feature Cage recreating some of his most iconic roles in order to score a fat payday from a deranged drug lord. Following The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Cage will star as Dracula alongside Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina in Renfield.
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