After six decades in the business, Michael caine deserved his retirement. Appearing on BBC Radio Kermode and Mayo film review program, the actor said that his current film Bestsellers is probably his last.
The mid-budget comedy-drama, in which he stars as a cranky, reclusive author bumping into a modern editor played by Aubrey Square, turned out to be what really is my last part, “he said. The two-time Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor (for Hannah and her sisters and The rules of the cider house) remarked “I haven’t worked for two years and I have a spinal problem that affects my legs so I can’t walk very well.”
Although he has other works that have been shot before Bestsellers which has yet to be released, including the historic Czech action film Medieval, he repeated to the interviewer Simon mayo that he “thinks[s Best Sellers] would be ”his last film. He added: “There haven’t been any offers honestly for two years, because no one has made any films that I would like to do.”
The actor, who entertained the cinema audience of Alfie To Zuluadded “You know I’m 88. There aren’t exactly scripts with a prominent man who’s 88, you know?”
Caine, who has published a number of bestselling Hollywood and acting books, recently turned his pen to fiction. During the pandemic, he wrote a thriller titled If you don’t wanna die, which is being prepared for publication. “My professional, my life has been with 150 people all day, every day. So I am now sitting down to do something on my own. And I think that’s what it is, ”he told NPR of the writer’s life, while slyly quoting a phrase forever associated with him as a youngster. man.
But then comes the twist! Shortly after this story, Caine’s reps told The Wrap that retirement may be too strong a word. The trade newspaper wrote that they had confirmed that Caine “is not fully retiring.” (VF asked for further clarification.)
We suspect that with Christophe nolan preparing a biopic on J. Robert Oppenheimer, there might be room for at least a brief appearance by Caine. The two have worked together on nine previous projects. (Who but Michael Caine could sell a line like Interstellar‘s “will I have solved the gravity problem”?)