Movie Fact #790 – March 14th, 2015:

Actress Cher won Best Actress for playing the lead character of Loretta Castorini in the 1987 film “Moonstruck”. She also fought for actor Nicolas Cage to play the role of Ronny Cammareri as his screen test didn’t impress the studio and they wanted to get someone else to play the character. Cher insisted that Cage was the one to play that role, and threatened to quit unless he was hired. The studio relented after a few days.

Interestingly, Cher herself had originally turned down her part in the film as she had just done two movies back-to-back and was so tired. Also she thought she could not play a bookkeeper because she is such a lavish spender in real life. Cher made some good choices I think in this film with maximum reward for taking a chance on Cage…and on herself.

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