Hollywood superstar Nicolas Cage refuses to accept it was inevitable he moved into film-making, despite being related to The Godfather director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA and Rocky actress Talia Shire.

Cage claims to have had no plans to enter the movie profession during his teenage years, even though he wanted to act at school.

He tells British magazine EMPIRE, "No (it wasn't inevitable). Though somebody recently reminded me that in high school we had to break down what we wanted to do, and I said I just wanted to act.

"That was all I wrote. I don't remember it, but I guess that was the only time I expressed that I really had this goal."

26/11/2004 17:39