Michael Caine talks about his retirement from acting

The 90-year-old British actor reflected on his career, his future in the world of acting, and his new film that will hit theaters in October.

Michael Caine is one of the most notable British film actors. After beginning his career in the 1950s, for decades he has remained one of the most versatile and notable performers of the seventh art.

He is known for roles such as The Italian Job (1969), Get Carter (1971), and Sleuth (1972), where he shared the screen with Laurence Olivier, another cinema icon. In recent years, Caine has become part of major franchises such as The Dark Knight, and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, where he played butler Alfred Pennyworth.

After a successful career, Michael Caine has come to the conclusion that it is time to retire. This was commented on in a recent interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph, where the actor referred to his future.

“Now I’m 90 years old and I can’t walk properly and all that. Now I’m kind of retired,” said Caine, who also feels very proud of the family he has formed with his wife, his two children, and three grandchildren. of.

“I’m 90 years old and I’ve had the best possible life I could have imagined. 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 to me, it is the best family possible,” continued the performer who will premiere his new (and possibly last) film in October.

Hitting theaters next month will be The Great Escaper, a film based on the true story of Bernard Jordan, a World War II veteran who escapes from a nursing home in Sussex to attend the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings in France.

Caine admitted that after the pandemic he would not have the opportunity to act again until he received the offer to play Barbie in The Great Escaper. The veteran actor acknowledged that he had a great time filming the film and is very proud of it.

The film, directed by Oliver Parker, stars Glenda Jackson, John Standing, Danielle Vitalis, Donald Sage, Kiera Bell, Ian Conningham, Jack Johnson, Isabella Domville, Joe Bone, Victor Oshin, Jeanette Maskell, and Peter Theobalds.