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Nicolas Cage was considered for the role of John Bender in 'The Breakfast Club,' but the production company could not afford to pay his salary. The role then went to John Cusack, but shortly before filming began, director John Hughes made a final decision to cast Judd Nelson instead.
Pictured: John Cusack (left) is pictured at the Huffington Post Pre-Inaugural Party in 2009. Judd Nelson (center) appears in a scene from 'The Breakfast Club.' Nicolas Cage (right) appears in a scene from 'Bangkok Dangerous.'
( Photo / Columbia Pictures / Virtual Studios / Universal Pictures)