The 'City Of Angels' star has said that he is thankful to the singer-cum-actress because she fought to land him a role alongside her in the Oscar-winning movie 'Moonstruck'.
Studio bosses were not very keen on casting the then-23-year-old Cage as Cher's love interest in the film.
But it was the 'Believe' singer who dug her heels in, and landed him the part of New York baker Ronny Cammareri.
The movie won Cher a Best Actress Oscar, and made Cage an overnight sensation in Hollywood and the actor is eternally grateful.
"She really was a champion for me. At a time when people didn't see me as a romantic actor, she fought for me," Contactmusic quoted Cage as saying. (ANI)