Actor Michael Caine, 88, says he made his last film, will retire from acting
LOS ANGELES (KSEE) – Hollywood legend Michael Caine says he has already directed his latest film.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5’s âKermode and Mayo’s Film Reviewâ, the 88-year-old actor claimed that his latest film, âBest Sellersâ, would be his last.
âOddly enough, it turned out to be really my last game,â Caine said. “I have a spinal problem that affects my legs so I can’t walk very well.”
Caine added that he no longer sees himself as an actor, but will instead embrace writing as a profession, citing the different scheduling of professions as one reason for the transition.
âAs an actor you have to get up at half past six in the morning and go to the studio,â the âDark Knightâ actor said. âAs a writer you start writing without getting out of bed. “
“Best Sellers,” starring Caine and “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza, is a comedy about the heir of a book publisher (Plaza) who finds his company owes a book written by Harris Shaw ( Caine), the writer who originally made his father’s publishing house years earlier.
Caine, best known for his iconic roles in “The Italian Job” and “The Man Who Would Be King”, is also a two-time Oscar winner for his roles in “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1986) and “The Cider House Rules” ( 1999) Most recently, he teamed up with director Christopher Nolan for a series of roles, including Nolan’s three Batman films, âThe Prestigeâ, âInterstellarâ, âInceptionâ and âTenetâ.
Further explaining his decision to retire, Caine said the roles of octogenarians in Hollywood are increasingly rare.
“I’m 88, there aren’t exactly scripts where the main man is 88,” Caine said.