Cult film star and two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine announces retirement after 70 years in the movies
The world-famous English actor and producer Michael Caine, who started acting in 1953 and has appeared in more than 160 films, has announced his retirement. The six-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner has officially announced that he has already played his last role.
The star of The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Interstellar, and dozens of other blockbusters made this statement on the BBC. The movie The Great Escape was a striking finale to Caine's film career.
The 90-year-old actor admitted that he had refused to shoot the movie three times because he considered himself a pensioner. Eventually, he agreed and decided that this would be the last movie of his career.
Kane had previously announced his intention to retire, but he was often persuaded to shoot in a particular film.
"I keep saying I'm going to retire. Well, now I'm retired. I've just starred in a movie that has gotten amazing reviews. Now I can only count on roles of 90-year-olds, or 85-year-olds, so why not end on that note, I thought?" commented the legend of world cinema.
The actor emphasized that he is experiencing old age easily, grasping every second of life in his 90s.
It is worth noting that the filmmaker has twice won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor - in Woody Allen's comedy Hannah and Her Sisters and Lasse Hallström's drama The Winemaker's Rules. The actor has also won three Golden Globes, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award and many other prestigious awards.
However, Kane is not done with his writing. In November this year, he plans to publish his thriller novel titled "The Deadly Game".
As OBOZ.UA wrote earlier, the cult British rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, who is called the "godfather of heavy metal", also announced the end of his career. The reason was serious health problems.