Michael Caine Says His Latest Film Could Be His Last


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At the spry age of 90, the iconic Michael Caine is taking a stroll down memory lane as he gears up for what could potentially be his swan song in the world of cinema.

In a recent chat with The Telegraph, the Oscar-winning English legend spills the beans on his role in “The Great Escaper,” a poignant film where he shares the screen with the late Glenda Jackson, who passed away at the age of 87 in June, just a few months after they wrapped up filming.

Credit: Michael Caine / Now You See Me

Directed by Oliver Parker, “The Great Escaper” tells the true story of Bernard Jordan, a British World War II veteran played by Caine, who stages a daring escape from his care home to attend the 70th anniversary of the D-Day celebrations in France.

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Caine couldn’t hide his enthusiasm about the role, exclaiming, “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.” You can almost hear the sparkle in his eyes as he talks about the project.

Credit: The Great Escaper

Interestingly, Caine thought he was hanging up his acting hat for good, having taken a three-year hiatus due to the pesky pandemic. But when the opportunity to step into Bernard’s shoes came knocking, he couldn’t resist. “Suddenly, I did it – and had such a wonderful time,” he confesses.

However, he does admit that the role wasn’t a walk in the park, especially considering his age. “They gave me a very good walking stick, and I was able to do scenes that needed that. I’d just do them once, and then fall over,” he cheekily reveals. “But just one take, and that’s it. Forget it.” Ah, the wisdom that comes with age!

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As the interview drifts toward the inevitable question of retirement, Caine humorously concedes, “I am bloody 90 now, and I can’t walk properly and all that.” But the twinkle in his eye suggests that age is just a number when you’ve lived a life as rich as his.

Credit: The Great Escaper / Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson

If “The Great Escaper” does indeed mark the final curtain call for Caine, it would be a fitting end to a career spanning several decades with over 100 credits to his name. From “The Dark Knight” to “The Prestige,” from “The Cider House Rules” to “The Quiet American,” Caine has left an indelible mark on cinema.

Reflecting on his incredible journey, he muses, “I’ve had the best possible life I could have thought of. The best possible wife, and the best possible family. They may not be a family that other people would say is the best possible family – but the best possible family for me.” It’s clear that Caine treasures his loved ones as much as his illustrious career.

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As for what he hopes to be remembered for, he states with unwavering conviction, “The fact that I remained an actor all my life, and I never went into anything else. I never left, I never wanted to leave.” And leave a legacy, he certainly has.

In a heartfelt note, Caine had hinted at retirement in 2021, but now, “The Great Escaper” takes center stage, set to hit screens on October 6!