Sir Michael Caine: I've 'mentally retired'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2015
Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine has admitted he's been "mentally retired" for a number of years but keeps getting pulled back by "scripts [he] can't refuse"

Sir Michael Caine has "mentally retired".

The 82-year-old actor insists he hasn't planned to make a film for a long time but keeps getting pulled back by "scripts [he] can't refuse".

He told Variety: "I've mentally retired, but I keep getting these scripts that I can't refuse. Now, I don't have a job. I don't have a script or anything and it would take something incredible to get me out of bed in the morning."

Meanwhile, the 'Youth' star previously admitted the key to such a successful career is constantly "testing" yourself.

He explained: "I never did the same thing over and over again, I keep testing myself. I didn't become an actor to become rich and famous, that's not possible.

"If you're a young actor, a 22-year-old Cockney guy, you're not going to become a movie star and be rich, I only became an actor to be the best possible actor I could be and that stays with me all my life and it's still the same.

"So each time I do a movie I do something that is almost impossible, like for me to play a classical conductor or composer. I'm not from that background but it seemed to work out all right."

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