Michael Caine announces that he is leaving acting at 88: “No one has been making movies that they want to make”


Famous for his British East End accent, Caine has appeared in more than 150 films throughout his career and is an industry icon.

Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ triloga.
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‘Best Sellers’ will be the last film of the prolific British actor Michael Caine who has announced at 88 that he is retiring from acting.

In an interview with the radio program ‘Kermode and Mayo’, Caine has pointed out, among other reasons that “No one is making movies that they want to make.” The actor of ‘The Dark Knight’ or ‘Children of Men’ has also wielded health reasons and his new facet as a writer to leave his interpretive facet.

“It’s funny that Best Sellers it ended up being my last film, because I haven’t worked for two years and I have a spinal problem that affects my legs, so I can’t walk well … And I also wrote a book, a couple of years ago, that were published and they were successful, so now I’m not an actor, I’m a writer. It’s great, because as an actor you have to get up at 6:30 in the morning and go to the studio. As a writer, you start writing without getting out of bed! “, Said the British.

Famous for his East End British accent, Caine has appeared in over 150 movies throughout his career and is an icon of the industry. “I think it will be my last film, yes. The truth is that I have not had any offers for two years, because no one has been making films that I want to make. Besides, I am 88 years old. There are not exactly many scripts with protagonists who are 88 years old. , you know? “, Caine has commented in the interview. However, the truth is that it has yet to hit theaters ‘Medieval’, a historical drama that is selling as the most expensive film in the history of the Czech Republic and that was shot before ‘Best Sellers’.

Michael Caine is, together a Laurence Olivier, Paul Newman y Jack Nicholson, the only actor to have aspired to the Oscar in five different decades and was named Sir by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for her contribution to the performing arts.

He began his career in the 1950s and achieved public recognition in the 1960s with English films. Zulufrom 1964, Confidential file from 1965, Alfie1966 -which earned him an Oscar nomination-, The Italian Job from 1969 and The battle of britain 1969. In the 1970s some of his most acclaimed titles were Ruthless assassin from 1971, The last valley from 1972, The footprint -with which he was an Oscar nominee for the second time-, The man who could reign from 1975 and A distant bridge 1977. But it was in the 1980s when he achieved greater success with films that were successful both at the box office and with critics. I achieved greater success during the 1980s with educating Rita 1983, for which he won the BAFTA and a Golden Globe, and with Hannah and her sisters1986, for which he got the Oscar. Two films that were successful, both at the box office and in criticism.

He later featured on the tapes Little Voice 1998 -which gave him the Golden Globe again-, and The rules of the Cider House 1999 with which he got his second Oscar. In this new millennium, Caine has starred in films of international renown: in 2002 they played Nigel Powers in Austin Powers and the Gold Member and Alfred Pennyworth in the trilogy ofThe dark knight from director Christopher Nolan. The latter was also directed in The big trick of 2006, Orule from 2010, Interstellar 2014, and Tenet 2020.

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