Nicolas Cage grateful to Cher for his Hollywood stardom

March 18th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Nicolas Cage says that he is indebted to Cher for helping him become a Hollywood star.

The City Of Angels star has said that he is thankful to the singer-cum-actress because she fought to land him a role alongside her in the Oscar-winning movie Moonstruck.

Studio bosses were not very keen on casting the then-23-year-old Cage as Cher”’’s love interest in the film.

But it was the Believe singer who dug her heels in, and landed him the part of New York baker Ronny Cammareri.

The movie won Cher a Best Actress Oscar, and made Cage an overnight sensation in Hollywood and the actor is eternally grateful.

“She really was a champion for me. At a time when people didn””t see me as a romantic actor, she fought for me, Contactmusic quoted Cage as saying. (ANI)

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