Ralph Macchio reveals how different ‘The Karate Kid’ could have been

Ralph Macchio, also known as The Karate Child, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, wherever he cleared up some well known rumors relevant to the 1984 movie, like the truth that he originally did not like the film’s title.

“I thought, and I was not the only one who assumed, it was type of a hokey, variety of a cheesy title for a film staying directed by the male who produced Rocky,” Macchio told Fallon. “But perhaps it was foreshadowing. Probably I assumed if I ever obtained the portion I would have to have the damn matter for the rest of my lifestyle.”

On the other hand, the Cobra Kai star unveiled that there was actually a worse title on the desk.

“I imagine John Avildsen, our director, stated maybe it really is ‘East Fulfills West in West?’” Equally Fallon and Macchio laughed at the proposed title, agreeing that it does not make feeling.

Thankfully, ‘East Meets West in West’ did not finish up becoming the title of the film and, fortunately for Macchio, he was cast as Daniel LaRusso. Because on Tuesday, Macchio also verified there were some really massive names circling the job as effectively like Nicolas Cage, Robert Downey Jr. and Charlie Sheen.

“I was uncovered early. I was forged quite early, but it was like a person of these take a look at promotions where by you are not in nonetheless. And I try to remember walking by and seeing Charlie Sheen hanging outside the house,” shared Macchio, who went on to joke that looking at Sheen baffled him since he won’t seem like “an Italian person from Jersey.”

The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.

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