Michael Caine's stunt retirement

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2008

Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine is too old to do his own stunts anymore.

The 75-year-old actor - who can soon be seen in new Batman movie 'The Dark Knight' - insists it is too dangerous for him to take part in high risk scenes.

He said: "I'm 75-years-old. I have done all those years of doing stunts. Nowadays, I try to avoid danger at all costs. I served in the occupation force in Berlin in 1951 and then the Korean war for one year. I got out as quick as I could. Ex-soldiers never do dangerous things because you have used up all your luck."

Caine also revealed he agreed to reprise his role as butler Alfred Pennyworth in 'The Dark Knight' because he thought it was the perfect "old age pension" for him.

He told Britain's Sunday Times newspaper: "For me, the greatest thing about playing Alfred is that he is a character for all time and you can play it as long as you like. Like Michael Gough, a friend of mine, who played Alfred in Batman films until he was 84. So I have another 10 years to go. It is really my old age pension."

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