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Nicolas Cage says Hollywood stars must know how to use a gun

Nicolas Cage said “movie stars” must be able to use a gun because it’s “part of the job,” in comments responding to the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has died and director Joel Souza injured, on the set of the western movie in October 2021, after a live bullet was fired from a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal.

Police investigations into the incident are currently underway.

During a round table for Hollywood journalist Along with other stars Peter Dinklage, Jonathan Majors and Andrew Garfield, Cage was asked whether guns should be banned on film sets following the incident.

Cage said “movie stars” need to have certain skills that everyday actors might not need. “You have to know how to fight,” he said.

“You’re going to do fight scenes. You have to know how to drive a motorcycle. You must know how to use a gearshift and drive sports cars, and you must know how to use a firearm. You do. You have to take the time to find out what the procedure is. This is part of the job profiles.

Cage added that the roles of actors and stuntmen overlap. “The stuntman and the movie star are two professions that coexist,” he said. “Every stunt performer has to be a movie star, and every movie star has to be a stunt performer.”

The actor has used firearms in several of his movie roles, including that of 1997 Face / Off, 2009 Bad Lieutenant: stopover in New Orleans, and his latest film The unbearable weight of massive talent.

Responding to the same question, Dinklage said, “This should never happen again. Anything we can do to get away from it, then we should. It is our responsibility.

Garfield added: “Yeah, it’s kind of a no-brainer. If it can be avoided, avoid it.