Nicholas Cage's horse
Nicholas Cage’s horse was repeatedly trying to kill him on the set of his new movie, Butcher’s Crossing; according to the actor. Credits: The Hollywood Reporter

Nicholas Cage’s horse was repeatedly trying to kill him on the set of his new movie, Butcher’s Crossing; according to the actor. Cage said that his horse, Rain Man, would repeatedly try to throw him off and make him hit his head on things. He also said that he tried getting off the horse and attempting to bond with the animal, but the horse then headbutted him.

Nicholas Cage’s horse hates him

Speaking at The Hollywood Reporter’s latest Actors Roundtable with other actors like Andrew Garfield, Jonathan Majors, Peter Dinklage and Simon Rex; Nicholas Cage revealed that a horse named Rain Man appeared to want him dead, while they were filming the movie Butcher’s Crossing.

I was in Blackfoot Country. Rain Man kept trying to knock me off and would try to run my head into roofs, and then I’d get off and try to be nice to him, and he would headbutt me. It was not fun.

I’ve always had good experiences with animals. I always had great experiences with horses, but Rain Man wanted to kill me.

I’m so glad I got through that movie alive. The director’s name was Gabe [Polsky].

The last shot, it was just like, ‘Gabe, I’m not getting on a horse again.’

Then one of the Native Americans said, ‘Oh, Nic’s just going to get off the horse. We’ll get on …’

‘OK, fine. I’ll do it.’

So I got on the horse and literally, again, he kept trying to throw me off.

I was like, ‘That’s it. That was my last shot, and you had to make it almost like a stunt. You did make it a stunt. You almost killed me on my last shot in the movie.’

As you can tell, I’ve got post-traumatic stress disorder from Rain Man.

Nicholas Cage

Actor Jonathan Majors then claimed that he had ridden the same horse before without any problems, and it would appear that the horse just doesn’t like Nicholas Cage very much. Butcher’s Crossing is in post-production at the moment and audiences can finally see Nicholas Cage versus a horse very soon.

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