Known for his eccentricities both on and off screen, Nicolas Cage has shown a knack for playing a tragic yet romantic comedic lead in “Moonstruck.” As Ronny Cammareri, a professional baker, Cage was an anxious loner, bitter about love and life after his fiancée left him when he cut his hand on a meat slicing machine. bread. When Loretta (Cher) calls Ronny to tell him she’s engaged to her brother and he’s been invited to their wedding, Ronny hangs up on her, so she shows up at Ronny’s bakery, where he gives a speech. ‘an almost Shakespearean pathos as he laments the loss of both his hand and his fiancée. Cage told GQ that Cher personally wanted him to play the role after seeing him in “Peggy Sue Got Married.”
Cage’s performance earned him positive reviews and a Golden Globe nomination. Critic Chris Chase observed in the Daily News, ” [W]When Nicolas Cage explains that snowflakes are perfect, love isn’t, it’s hilarious and moving. People are always surprised that Cage, who is only 23, is such a great actor. Maybe you have to be 23 for this combination of wildness and seriousness to work for you. That might sound silly to an older man. »
Cage, who is now 58, has had a rocky personal life and has been married five times. His first wife was Patricia Arquette and his second was Lisa Marie Presley. He was arrested in 2011 for assault and battery during a drunken argument with his third wife Alice Kim. He married fifth wife Riko Shibata, who is three decades his junior, in February 2021.