Michael Caine soon to retire? Actor’s team clarify ambiguous statements

After an interview in which the actor presents his next film as the last, his team reconsidered his statements.

Since Friday, many English-speaking media have been relaying the announcement of the retirement of Michael Caine. After ambiguous statements from the 88-year-old actor, which actually suggested he was giving up comedy, his team denies the information in the columns of The Wrap.

In an interview broadcast on Friday by the BBC, the 88-year-old actor has presented his upcoming film (Best Sellers, by Lina Roessler) as his last:

“It’s pretty funny, but this role ended up being the last one, actually … I haven’t worked for two years, and I have a backbone problem that affects my legs and m ‘prevents normal walking. I have also written a few books which have been published successfully, so I am no longer an actor but an author. “

“I think (this will be my last film)”, he added: “I haven’t received an offer for two years, because no one has made films in which I would like to be but also because I’m 88, and scripts with an 88-year-old lead role aren’t really pouring in. “

His team nuances

Words tempered less than 24 hours later by the team representing the actor, in the columns of The Wrap. Without giving further details, they claim that Michael Caine has not fully retired. The American site suggests that the actor may have only decided to give up the leading roles.

Michael Caine began his career in the 1950s. He was the subject of four Oscar nominations for best actor and twice won the statuette for best supporting actor, for Hannah and her sisters (from Woody Allen, 1986) and The Work of God, the Devil’s Share (by Lasse Hallström, 1999).

In recent years he has appeared in many Christopher Nolan films: he played Alfred in the filmmaker’s Batman trilogy, starred in Inception and, in the summer of 2020, he was starring in the blockbuster Tenet.

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