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Sir Michael Caine is retiring from acting.

The 90-year-old actor confirmed his retirement — which comes after the Oct. 6 release of his latest, and now final, film The Great Escaper — in a new radio interview on Saturday.

"I keep saying I’m going to retire. Well, I am now,” Caine told BBC Radio 4’s Today show.

"I’ve figured, I’ve had a picture where I’ve played the lead and it’s got incredible reviews. The only parts I’m likely to get now are old men,” the acting legend explained. “…And I thought, well I might as well leave with all this — what have I got to do to beat this?”

Caine’s retirement announcement comes after he hinted at retiring in an interview with The Telegraph last month, where he discussed his new role in The Great Escaper, his age and said he was “sort of” retired.

Caine shared during his latest BBC Radio 4 interview that he believes it’s important old age is portrayed in movies, offering that as part of the reason he has kept acting up until now.

When asked if he would ever return to acting, Caine replied, “No. There’ll be writing. I’ll write another book sometime because I so enjoyed writing.”

  • Bri Guy
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    1199 months ago

    Honestly, one hell of a career. I haven’t seen his films when he was younger, but I was still able to see him in movies and roles I really liked growing up

  • @aCatNamedVirtute
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    539 months ago

    After playing the old guy for like 50 years it seems he has finally gotten old.

    • @sizzler
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      179 months ago

      I heard one of his last films all his scenes are shot with him seated cos he can’t really stand. Bless him. Legend.

      • @[email protected]
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        29 months ago

        Which technically means Michael Caine, Orson Welles, Marlon Brando, James Doohan, and Cameron Mitchell all had the same career arc

  • @[email protected]
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    379 months ago

    If you pronounce his name in his accent, it sounds like you’re saying “my cocaine”.

    • @lemmegogo
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      239 months ago

      And he’ll always remember the house it built.

      • @[email protected]
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        29 months ago

        Hahaha, yes, but the quality of the performance in the film just bleed into other entries in the series for me.

        Thanks. I didn’t even realize it. I don’t even know if I watched 3

  • @VonCesaw
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    229 months ago

    Shame he’s a tory

    • @tautalas
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      19 months ago

      Hope I haven’t scrolled to your comment…

    • Blue
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      19 months ago

      Lovecraft was probably the most racist man of his time, he would have hated me if he saw me in person, I still love his stories.

      Another great writer that I love, a right wing cocksucker, still, the best novels I have read.

  • @hOrni
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    189 months ago

    “The Caine-Hackman Theory”, states that at any point in the day you can find a movie playing on TV which stars either Michael Caine or Gene Hackman.

  • @[email protected]
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    149 months ago

    One of my favorite actors. He was absolutely amazing as Austin’s dad, a dastardly Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, and a benevolent Bartender who offers you life’s spilled milk.

    I think this time around his retirement will stick lol. Doubt it though.

    • Decoy321
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      259 months ago

      He might have said something before, but this article is from today. His final film, The Great Escaper, just released earlier this month in the UK.

  • @DirkMcCallahan
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    109 months ago

    I can’t remember, tell me…what’s his name? My name…is Michael Caine

    • @essteeyou
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      59 months ago

      And I… am a nosy neighbour.

  • WashedOver
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    99 months ago

    Recently I’ve been enjoying the Daily Michael Caine account on IG. The use the obstacle quote is bloody fantastic. A new favourite for me. There are also lots of other great tidbits on acting, stories of his career, and growing up. Amazing he’s been able to do it for so long. Many don’t even live to 90.

  • Flying Squid
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    59 months ago

    Why is he retiring when he was ONLY SUPPOSED TO BLOW THE BLEEDIN’ DOORS OFF?