Ralph Macchio Humiliated Charlie Sheen For Desperately Trying To Steal His Iconic ‘The Karate Kid’ Role: ‘He didn’t look like an Italian guy from Jersey’

Ralph Macchio Humiliated Charlie Sheen For Desperately Trying To Steal His Iconic ‘The Karate Kid’ Role: ‘He didn’t look like an Italian guy from Jersey’
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Ralph Macchio is famous for playing the role of Daniel LaRusso in the movie, The Karate Kid (1984). The movie became an instant hit thanks to a very different storyline and Macchio became well-known for his epic portrayal of LaRusso. However, for getting the part, the now 61-year-old had to compete with a lot of big names.

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Ralph Macchio is best known for his The Karate Kid role
Ralph Macchio is best known for his The Karate Kid role

Although the role eventually went to Ralph Macchio, numerous now well-known actors and even sons of legendary actors were rejected for the role.

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Ralph Macchio Humiliated Charlie Sheen For Trying To Take His The Karate Kid Role

Macchio humiliated Charlie Sheen for trying to take away his role
Macchio humiliated Charlie Sheen for trying to take away his role

Also Read: “People would go nuts!”: Ralph Macchio Turned Down Potential Karate Kid Cross-Over With Sylvester Stallone After Being Tired of The $612M Franchise

Back in 2021, Ralph Macchio appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. The Karate Kid star cleared some very popular rumors about the movie along with revealing some pretty interesting details. Talking about the role of Daniel LaRusso, Macchio revealed that there were many well-known stars competing for his role. Some of them were Nicholas Cage, Robert Downey Jr, and even Charlie Sheen.

Ralph Macchio recalled how he saw Charlie Sheen outside Jerry Weintraub’s mansion,

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“I remember walking by and seeing Charlie Sheen hanging outside of Jerry Weintraub’s bungalow. I was like, what’s Charlie doing here?”

Shocked and surprised, Macchio deliberately cracked a humiliating joke about the Two And A Half Man star apparently trying to get cast as Daniel LaRusso,

“What are you doing here? You don’t like an Italian guy from Jersey.”

Clint Eastwood’s Son Also Wanted Ralph Macchio’s The Karate Kid Role

Clint Eastwood's son Kyle is now a successful Jazz bassist
Clint Eastwood’s son Kyle is now a successful Jazz Bassist

Clint Eastwood is among the most talented stars in the film industry. Not only has he accumulated numerous accolades for his act buying, but he has also directed countless well-known movies. Hence, it comes as no surprise that his sons might want to follow in their father’s footsteps.

During the casting of The Karate Kid, one of the contenders for Ralph Macchio’s role was Kyle, son of the Million Dollar Baby star. Unfortunately, the young actor failed to bag the role, and his father, in a fit of anger, decided to ban all Coca-Cola products from his movie sets as Coca-Cola owned the film’s distributor. Talk about holding a grudge and no one can beat Clint Eastwood.

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Despite losing out the role to Ralph Macchio, Kyle Eastwood is now a successful Jazz Bassist.

You can stream The Karate Kid on Disney+.

Source: The Tonight Show | YouTube

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