Michael Caine's ignorant struggle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 November 2009
Michael Caine

Michael Caine's ignorant struggle

Sir Michael Caine says he failed to notice his acting career wasn't going well, despite failing 28 auditions in a row

Sir Michael Caine was too "thick" to realise he was struggling to be a successful actor.

The 'Harry Brown' actor said he was so clueless about seeing when he was struggling at the start of his career that he didn't even realise when he was having problems.

He said: "I had no talent for recognising bad times, I was that thick. I think I must have been off my rocker.

"I did 28 theatre auditions on the trot, and I never got a single one of them."

Michael went on to movie stardom and along with Jack Nicholson is one of only two male stars to be nominated for an Academy Award in every decade of his career.

The actor also said he had no problems with looking back at his youthful self because he didn't recognise himself onscreen.

He revealed: "I never see myself, because I never play myself. I see Harry Brown, or Harry Palmer, or Jack Carter. And so do you."

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