Nicolas Cage Hams Up "Grindhouse" Trailer for Friends

by | February 11, 2007 | Comments

Having Nicolas Cage in your film can be pretty expensive. They don’t rest big special effects movies on his shoulders for nothing. But if you’re pals, you can sometimes get a good deal. Robert Rodriguez is known for that, so his associates on "Grindhouse" lured Cage to star in one of their fake trailers between features.

"My friend Rob Zombie, I know him only socially," recalled Cage. "I like him. He’s a nice man. We have good memories together over the years. He said would I do this part of Fu Manchu and I said sure."

It all sounds so simple, but Cage admits it’s total camp. "One day, two lines, I mean it was just completely ridiculous. I haven’t seen it. I’m not in any of the movies. Two seconds, that’s it."


Danny Trejo as Machete in one of "Grindhouse"’s fake trailers; click for more images!

Rob Zombie, currently in production on his "Halloween" remake, is one of a handful of guest directors making fake trailers that will appear during the "Grindhouse" program (Zombie’s entry is for the fake film, "Werewolf Women of the SS"). Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead") and Eli Roth ("Hostel") are also contributing trailers.

"Grindhouse," a two-parter exploitation flick homage from Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, hits theaters April 6!

Tag Cloud

what to watch PBS Certified Fresh slashers Spike 2015 FXX finale streaming Teen Year in Review Music MTV TruTV rotten movies we love Freeform Heroines Mudbound thriller psycho Peacock BET Comics on TV Black Mirror spy thriller politics crime richard e. Grant versus romance cooking Bravo Grammys Rom-Com unscripted TLC Lucasfilm dramedy south america Britbox WGN GLAAD Superheroe series Disney Plus Sneak Peek VICE Ghostbusters Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt RT21 Reality screen actors guild joker supernatural Video Games Netflix Christmas movies Martial Arts police drama vampires Television Academy ghosts Writers Guild of America AMC 21st Century Fox Ellie Kemper reboot crime drama Creative Arts Emmys Classic Film Toys Star Wars Acorn TV TIFF spinoff independent Calendar spanish language The Walking Dead quibi Marvel Studios halloween FX adaptation comic children's TV PaleyFest Stephen King Fall TV hispanic Best and Worst revenge comiccon Turner Classic Movies 2019 Watching Series Tumblr stand-up comedy Holiday Sundance TV TV renewals Turner Tarantino science fiction Adult Swim Trophy Talk Country renewed TV shows DC Comics Sundance Now war Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Opinion 2020 foreign Extras E3 Fox News Women's History Month blockbuster psychological thriller CBS All Access Film television The CW Amazon Prime 2018 cartoon talk show Photos name the review TCA 2017 true crime CNN Sony Pictures free movies TV social media Cannes hist Summer Disney+ Disney Plus See It Skip It Endgame canceled Cartoon Network Chernobyl BBC America Action teaser DGA 45 The Arrangement 24 frames dc Lionsgate DirecTV The Witch Netflix diversity canceled TV shows TCA Winter 2020 batman casting WarnerMedia cancelled game show Awards cancelled TV shows El Rey crossover Amazon Prime Video TCM aliens Superheroes Trailer Election Rocketman 2016 Valentine's Day mutant A24 jamie lee curtis zombie IFC Epix Dark Horse Comics Pet Sematary Podcast cancelled TV series cars game of thrones Apple TV+ Pixar American Society of Cinematographers natural history golden globes ratings mockumentary CMT sequel Disney streaming service Apple TV Plus GoT Paramount Network cops transformers justice league video political drama Song of Ice and Fire Thanksgiving Infographic Captain marvel X-Men 71st Emmy Awards Walt Disney Pictures screenings USA LGBTQ NYCC anthology Nominations Lifetime technology zero dark thirty TV Land book adventure harry potter binge 007 award winner ABC Family Mary Tyler Moore OneApp Red Carpet A&E CBS VH1 Awards Tour Winners YouTube Red Food Network Crunchyroll miniseries Tubi Warner Bros. Box Office SDCC Christmas Mary Poppins Returns sports Hallmark nature christmas movies Kids & Family Elton John National Geographic Comedy Central serial killer Biopics robots indie BBC E! Oscars Arrowverse ITV kids Discovery Channel Universal cults Drama Hallmark Christmas movies Ovation directors Comic Book Esquire boxoffice Disney Character Guide sag awards OWN Paramount festivals GIFs Avengers The Purge werewolf medical drama Columbia Pictures ABC facebook Film Festival Super Bowl Polls and Games Pride Month docudrama Set visit comics Rock LGBT Nat Geo Spring TV Shondaland witnail Baby Yoda IFC Films TBS Western breaking bad based on movie Lifetime Christmas movies tv talk Logo Anna Paquin Crackle 20th Century Fox Vudu composers crime thriller ESPN Marvel Television Emmy Nominations cancelled television blaxploitation Marvel period drama dceu Rocky Musical Reality Competition historical drama Comedy singing competition Spectrum Originals Musicals Amazon Sundance toy story discovery History Cosplay dragons Hulu zombies spider-man animated Emmys HBO SXSW Shudder Mystery cinemax APB Sci-Fi Family Brie Larson Quiz Horror CW Seed Star Trek Mindy Kaling DC streaming service Binge Guide Disney Channel Masterpiece First Look doctor who Pop Premiere Dates Syfy YA USA Network Mary poppins Tomatazos DC Universe Academy Awards romantic comedy anime Apple biography RT History Pirates travel Animation Marathons MSNBC movies space Holidays HBO Max First Reviews Nickelodeon 2017 SundanceTV theme song strong female leads TNT Trivia Schedule Fantasy elevated horror latino MCU YouTube Premium Winter TV San Diego Comic-Con President cats Starz TCA NBC YouTube Countdown spain FOX New York Comic Con sitcom green book Showtime disaster Interview