Michael Caine Makes Official Retirement Announcement: "No Leading Men at 90"
At the age of 90, Sir Michael Caine has officially announced his retirement from acting.
The revelation was revealed by the seasoned British actor during a Saturday appearance with BBC Radio 4's Today program.
"I declare repeatedly that I will retire. I guess I am now," Caine remarked. In an interview with The Telegraph last month, he had hinted that he was "sort of" retiring and that his retirement was approaching.
His last appearance on cinema is in Oliver Parker's historical picture "The Great Escaper," which tells the story of World War II veteran Bernard Jordan's 2014 escape from a nursing home to attend the D-Day 70th anniversary celebration. October 6 was the movie's release date.Caine thought about his professional accomplishments and the parts he would probably be offered at his age.
"I've calculated, I had a picture where I played the lead, and it received amazing reviews," Caine remarked. "Now, the only parts I'm likely to get are probably 85 or 90-year-old men. I reasoned that because I had received such great reviews, I may as well just go now that I had everything. What steps must I take to overcome this?
"You don't have leading men at 90; instead, you're going to have young, attractive boys and girls," he continued.
He said that he does, in fact, think it beneficial when older people are shown on TV, saying, "With me, it's not quite as diminishing as you think." "I recall conversing with 90-year-old men when I was younger, and they weren't remotely similar to me. The elderly males were small and had hunched shoulders.And I realized, "I've changed; I'm not like that."
Caine has worked in a variety of genres and over several decades. In the 1960s, he rose to fame as the lead actor in beloved movies like "Zulu" and "The Italian Job." He has worked with Christopher Nolan on multiple occasions; he portrayed Alfred Pennyworth in the director's "Batman" movies and made appearances in Nolan films such as "Interstellar" and "Inception." Comedies like "Alfie" and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" have featured him.
Throughout his career, Caine has won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in "Cider House Rules" (2002) and "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986). In 2000, Queen Elizabeth II also knighted Caine.