'Didn't know what the hell was going on' Michael Caine, 88, talks life in the 1960s


Michael Caine, 88, has long been a staple of the British acting industry, famously known for his distinctive South London accent. He has appeared in more than 130 films during a career spanning over 60 years, and is considered a true film icon, which is no word of a lie.

In the 1960s, Caine made his break-through in a number of films such as Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969).

But while fans can watch back prestigious moments in his career, the actor admitted he has “no interest” in revisiting old glories and can rarely be persuaded to look back at his work himself.

In fact, he confessed to only watching Alfie “maybe two or three times”.

Despite becoming a legend on-screen, he recalled just living his life as a regular person, with no perspective on being a celebrity whatsoever.

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“And I won’t mention his name, but you’ll read about him in the papers.”

Away from the glitz and glam of cinema, the film star tried his hand at something else during the multiple Covid lockdowns.

Instead of dossing the sofa watching TV, he sat and wrote a thriller novel, which is set to be published next year.

“The title is If You Don’t Want to Die,” he revealed.



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