December 8, 2018 by jacklovelace
My comments on Nicolas Cage movies reminds me of one of my all time favorite
movie junket stories because it involves him.
I used to go on movie junkets where a bunch of journalists are flown in to have
group interviews with the stars of a film.
A long time ago Cage and Samuel Jackson made a turkey called “Amos and Andrews”.
At the roundtable, one enterprising interviewer noted that Nick changed his last name
from Coppola to Cage and asked him if he ever considered changing back to Nick Coppola.
“No” Cage said, fairly neutral.
The interviewer wasn’t done.
“But John Mellencamp changed his name from Cougar back to Mellencamp.”
Cage then locked those big eyes right on to the fellow and unleashed his now legendary drawl.
“If my name were Cougar, I would change it too.”