In the newest story of celebrities you had no idea were related, it turns out the 'Face/Off' star is actually the nephew to a little known director called Francis Ford Coppola. Yes, the Francis Ford Coppola.
While featuring on the actors roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, Cage made the revelation that he was desperate to get in on the franchise. He saw his opportunity when Coppola was casting for his third film in 'The Godfather' series.
In the company of Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Majors, Peter Dinklage, and Simon Rex, the thespian said that he was vying for the role of Vincent Corleone, son of Sonny.
"This is a very embarrassing answer to your question, okay, because it involves family," Cage said, when asked about films he would love to make. "So Uncle was doing 'Godfather III', and I said, 'I really think I ought to be in your movie, Uncle. I really think it's a good idea if you would cast me. I think I could play this part.'"
Unfortunately for Coppola's nephew, the director already had his heart set on Andy Garcia to play the role.
"I said, 'But I just see myself more as James Caan's son, and he's playing Sonny's son. He's not playing Michael's son. He's Sonny's son. I just feel a little more James Caan.'"
Cage added, "It just wasn't going to happen. So that was a movie I didn't get let in that I really wanted to be in."
Turns out it doesn't always help to have family in the industry. If it's any consolation Nic, it's probably for the best that you weren't in that movie after all.
Luckily for Cage, his career has been delightful in its own right and he makes his return to Hollywood films this year. He plays himself in upcoming film 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' and will portray Dracula in 'Renfield'.