Born in 1933 in Rotherhithe, London and originally named Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, today known as Sir Michael Caine and being one of the UK’s most recognizable actors. He has been very famous throughout the year for his distinctive Cockney accent, which he has used in most of the over 115 films he has participated in. Today, Michael Caine is 81-year-old and has many important things to say about life, age, acting, and so on. Caine’s career has been well over six decades and the most impressive thing is that he is still working. And here are some of his insights about life:
Live like a duck; be always calm on the outside, but at the same time, constantly paddling underneath.
It feels just great to be every bourgeois nightmare and that is – a very intelligent Cockney having a million dollars.
To be a real man, you need to be able to deal with women at your own age.
Live like you are 35-year-old – at 35 you are old enough to have the knowledge, but young enough to look forward to what this knowledge will bring you.
Life always should develop when one gets older. It is not healthy to do just the same old thing. You should be able to get more out of life.
The best and easiest way to learn how to play a drunk is to be a British actor for 20 years.
The best tip for great acting comes from a friend named John Wayne and that is “Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.”
He has made the choice to always be there because of his great skills as an actor, with or without any talents.
To be obsessed is for the young guys; my thing is that I never grew old.
To be a real Cockney, one needs to speak as twice as fast as an ordinary American.
After you have reached the top, it is not the end. The climbing just begins.
As an actor, one never gets to retire from doing movies; movies actually retire from you.