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    Nicolas Cage Reveals Why He Turned Down ‘Lord Of The Ring’ And ‘Matrix’ Roles

    The “Ghost Rider” actor Nicolas Cage recently discussed why he gave up his lead roles in very famous movies. Nicolas Cage is an actor and director from the United States. Cage is a member of the Coppola family. He has won numerous awards, along with an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

    Nicolas Cage’s Latest Movie

    Nicolas Cage in his new film
    Nicolas Cage in his new film

    Nicolas’s latest movie “The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent” stands out for the actor’s career. Cage is a highly recognized and well-known actor worldwide. This movie has helped him diversify his career. Cage has experimented with his acting skills with this movie. He stars in this movie along with Pedro Pascal.

    The film follows Cage as a money version of himself who chooses to make a sponsored appearance at a wealthy mega-fan’s(Pedro Pascal) birthday party, directed by Tom Gormican. Later it’s discovered that the millionaire is a drug lord. The scenario, as well as the Cage movie allusions, swiftly spiral out of control.

    Nicolas Cage Opens Up About Declining Famous Roles

    Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage

    Cage explained why he turned down parts in movies such as the Lord of the Rings and The Matrix in a new interview with People. While Cage in Massive Talent is seeking the next film to kickstart his movie career, the real Cage prioritizes his family. There is no version of Cage who “didn’t put family first above profession,” according to him. The fact that The Lord of the Rings would have taken Cage away from his family for three years in New Zealand, and The Matrix would have done the same in Australia, was not worth the experience of participating in these films for Cage.

    “First and foremost … there’s no version of Nic Cage in reality that doesn’t want to spend time with his children. There’s no version of Nic Cage that didn’t put family first over career. I turned down Lord of the Rings and I turned down Matrix because I didn’t want to go to New Zealand for three years or Australia for three years because I needed to be home with my son Weston, that’s a fact,” added Cage.

    Was Nicolas Cage’s Decision Right?

    Nicolas Cage
    Nicolas Cage

    Cage’s motives for refusing to join such lucrative franchises are admirable. Weston Cage, Cage’s son, would have been nine years old when The Lord of the Rings began production. This would undoubtedly be a difficult age for a child to be separated from their parent for three years, and Cage was right to be concerned. In the end, it was the right option, because Cage is fortunate to have a strong connection with his family, and his profession did not suffer. Nevertheless, one can’t help but wonder who Cage would have portrayed in these films and how well he would have performed.

    Nicolas has more than once said that his role in his upcoming movie has been a challenge for him. Nicolas is happy with the choices of films he has done and will do.

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