Michael Caine has been in show business for more than eight decades and has appeared in over 160 films. The 1969 comedy The Italian Job he starred in is still one of the most iconic movies to be ever made. In fact, one of his dialogues from the movie was voted as one of the funniest lines for two consecutive years almost three decades after the release of the movie.
Rumors about Michael Caine have stirred up earlier and there have also been instances when the legendary Britisher has himself said that he is going to get retired only to come back to make more movies. Now, however, after spending decades entertaining audiences, he is finally ready to bid adieu to the silver screen with one final performance in the upcoming movie The Great Escaper.
Michael Caine Announced His Retirement
In 2021, Michael Caine was rumored to be retiring as he said in an interview that the movie Best Sellers will see the last of his acting chops. However, when things started getting out of hand, the Sleuth actor took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to calm fans down saying that he had not retired and a lot of people didn’t know that.
However, in a recent interview with The Telegraph, a 90-year-old Caine revealed that he is going to retire now. He said: “But I wasn’t 90 then. I am bloody 90 now, and I can’t walk properly and all that. I sort of am retired now.”
— Michael Caine (@themichaelcaine) July 25, 2023
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That can not really be denied considering he is very old now and there are not many characters written for people of his age. Moreover, it is the entertainment industry he is saying goodbye to as he has been working on a novel named Deadly Game which is set to be released in November 2023. The novel’s synopsis alludes to being a crime mystery thriller.
Michael Caine Loved Working In The Great Escaper
Michael Caine starred in The Great Escaper alongside the late Academy Award-winning actress Glenda Jackson who passed away in June 2023 at the age of 87. The movie follows Bernard Jordan, a World War II veteran soldier, who elopes from his care home to go to France to attend the 70th Year Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in France.
In the aforementioned interview with The Telegraph, the veteran actor expressed his joy of having gotten the chance to grace the silver screen for one last time. He said:
“I was so happy to do it. I just loved the character of Bernie. I thought he was incredible, and it’s so beautifully written. With Covid and all that, I hadn’t done a picture for three years, and I thought I was finished. And I suddenly did it – and had such a wonderful time.”
Although The Dark Knight Trilogy actor has made very few appearances on the red carpet in the past couple of years, he was seen on the red carpet for the London premiere of The Great Escaper. Sir Caine will be missed after his retirement and hopefully, his movies will keep people entertained for years to come.
Source: The Telegraph