Loretta Castorini (played by Cher) is a widowed bookkeeper who is ready to give love a try again in the movie Moonstruck. When Johnny Cammareri (played by Danny Aiello) proposes to her, she takes his offer even though she doesnít love him.
Loretta Castorini - Cher
TriviaCherís Moonstruck film role as Loretta was originally written for Sally Field.
Cher threatened to quit her role as Loretta in the movie Moonstruck if the producers did not keep Nicholas Cage in the film. It is reported that Cage did not give an impressive performance and was going to get fired because of his bad acting.
Vincent Gardenia won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Cosmo Castorini in Moonstruck.
Cher won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Loretta Castorini in Moonstruck.
Olympia Dukakis won for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for the role of Rose Castorini in Moonstruck.
Norman Jewison won for Best Director for Moonstruck.
Patrick Palmer and Norman Jewison, Producers won for Best Picture for Moonstruck.
80's Film Facts:
The Movie Moonstruck was released to theatres on 12/16/1987 by MGM/UA, and grossed $80,640,528 at the box office in the US.
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