Michael Caine Announces Retirement from Acting at 90 Years Old

News - 15 October 2023
Not so long ago, there was an article on FilmTotaal discussing Michael Caine's thoughts on retiring from his illustrious acting career. Recently, the beloved actor made an appearance on the radio program Today on BBC Radio 4 where he announced his decision to finally step back from the spotlight. At 90 years old, Caine has graced the silver screen with his presence in numerous top films, most notably in almost all of Christopher Nolan's works.

Reflecting on his career, Caine expressed his belief that it is now an appropriate time to bid farewell to acting, stating, "I've played leading roles and received great reviews. I don't think I can surpass that anymore."nnDespite his legacy in Hollywood, Caine is pragmatic about the future and acknowledges that he is unlikely to secure any more significant roles.

He humorously remarks, "The only roles left for me are those of 90-year-old men. Maybe I can still pass for 85," he adds with a chuckle. "But these are not leading roles anymore.

Those are reserved for the young, beautiful boys and girls. So I thought, perhaps now is the right moment to retire." Fans can catch a glimpse of his final film, The Great Escaper, in the trailer below.

nnOver the course of his remarkable career, Caine has garnered six Oscar nominations, winning twice for his supporting performances in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules. He stands alongside Jack Nicholson and Paul Newman as one of the few actors to receive Oscar nominations in five different decades. Additionally, Caine has been honored with three Golden Globe Awards and a BAFTA for his outstanding contributions to cinema.