Michael Caine Quotes

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Michael Caine quotes: I'd never been in one of those great big blockbusters. I'd never been in one of those great big blockbusters.
Michael Caine quotes: I spent my life in the library reading books. I spent my life in the library reading books.
Michael Caine quotes: You start pretending to have fun, you might have a little by accident. You start pretending to have fun, you might have a little by accident.
Michael Caine quotes: To be a movie star, you have to invent yourself. To be a movie star, you have to invent yourself.
Michael Caine quotes: I see myself as 38, but you don't notice it. I see myself as 38, but you don't notice it.
Michael Caine quotes: To me, growing old is great. It's the very best thing - considering the alternative. To me, growing old is great. It's the very best thing - considering the alternative.
Michael Caine quotes: We can only use British actors because everybody's got to talk exactly the same. We can only use British actors because everybody's got to talk exactly the same.
Michael Caine quotes: I didn't know what I knew. I wasn't aware of what I knew. I didn't know what I knew. I wasn't aware of what I knew.
Michael Caine quotes: I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop. I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.
Michael Caine quotes: The standing ovation threw me ... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something. The standing ovation threw me ... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
Michael Caine quotes: If you're an actor and you don't act for a long time you sort of think, I wonder if I can still do it. If you're an actor and you don't act for a long time you sort of think, I wonder if I can still do it.
Michael Caine quotes: People say I've 'retained' my Cockney accent. I can do any accent, but I wanted other working-class boys to know that they could become actors. People say I've 'retained' my Cockney accent. I can do any accent, but I wanted other working-class boys to know that they could become actors.
Michael Caine quotes: The old guys like me started in the theatre. I was in the theatre for nine years. The old guys like me started in the theatre. I was in the theatre for nine years.
Michael Caine quotes: Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It's a company town, and I happen to like the company! Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center and an insane asylum. It's a company town, and I happen to like the company!
Michael Caine quotes: That to me is what my idea of film acting should be. There shouldn't be any acting. You should just be watching a real person. That to me is what my idea of film acting should be. There shouldn't be any acting. You should just be watching a real person.
Michael Caine quotes: Be patient.Of course it will come. It took me years to get an Oscar. Be patient.Of course it will come. It took me years to get an Oscar.
Michael Caine quotes: Nobody did a campaign for me. I was nominated out of the blue and won out of the blue. So that was it. Nobody did a campaign for me. I was nominated out of the blue and won out of the blue. So that was it.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm not tough anymore, I'm 82. I'm not tough anymore, I'm 82.
Michael Caine quotes: My understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasures. My understanding of women goes only as far as the pleasures.
Michael Caine quotes: I have a knack of making villainous people a little bit sympathetic, a bit of fun on screen. I have a knack of making villainous people a little bit sympathetic, a bit of fun on screen.
Michael Caine quotes: My circle of friends are not actors at all. None of them are actors, really, because they're are not available. They're always off somewhere. My circle of friends are not actors at all. None of them are actors, really, because they're are not available. They're always off somewhere.
Michael Caine quotes: I don't work very much, and I just sit here waiting for a script that I can't refuse - and I'm not talking about money. I don't work very much, and I just sit here waiting for a script that I can't refuse - and I'm not talking about money.
Michael Caine quotes: I don't like getting up early in the morning and learning all that stuff. I work with offers that I can't refuse. I don't like getting up early in the morning and learning all that stuff. I work with offers that I can't refuse.
Michael Caine quotes: You can't get blase about something you haven't done yet. You can't get blase about something you haven't done yet.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm always slightly envious of people who become extremely rich without anyone knowing who the hell they are, like financiers. I'm always slightly envious of people who become extremely rich without anyone knowing who the hell they are, like financiers.
Michael Caine quotes: Oh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I've been available to pick up an award. Oh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I've been available to pick up an award.
Michael Caine quotes: Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America. Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America.
Michael Caine quotes: I don't do it often, but I do cry. I also laugh a lot; people tell me I'm funny and I do like to laugh. I don't do it often, but I do cry. I also laugh a lot; people tell me I'm funny and I do like to laugh.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm very, very family oriented. I'm a big cook and a good connoisseur and I only drink very good red wines now. I'm very, very family oriented. I'm a big cook and a good connoisseur and I only drink very good red wines now.
Michael Caine quotes: You're your first best audience, long before anybody else hears you. So don't be an easy audience. Keep asking for more. You're your first best audience, long before anybody else hears you. So don't be an easy audience. Keep asking for more.
Michael Caine quotes: I don't see myself as anything. I just wander around getting on with my life. I don't see myself as anything. I just wander around getting on with my life.
Michael Caine quotes: As an actor, I'll play anything. As an actor, I'll play anything.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm very much more choosy now. I do stuff that I really, really, really like. I'm very much more choosy now. I do stuff that I really, really, really like.
Michael Caine quotes: I don't have any regrets because I'm very optimistic, and live each day as though it's the last. I don't have any regrets because I'm very optimistic, and live each day as though it's the last.
Michael Caine quotes: Great acting is about listening to what they are saying ... not waiting to deliver your lines. Great acting is about listening to what they are saying ... not waiting to deliver your lines.
Michael Caine quotes: If I see any injustice done, I have a big enough mouth and the position to open up about it. If I see any injustice done, I have a big enough mouth and the position to open up about it.
Michael Caine quotes: Every time you get a movie, you get a medical. So you know, you know you're alright for a couple of weeks. Every time you get a movie, you get a medical. So you know, you know you're alright for a couple of weeks.
Michael Caine quotes: I sit waiting for things that I can't refuse. I sit waiting for things that I can't refuse.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm doing the next Batman. I have to become obsessed about what is offered to me. I'm doing the next Batman. I have to become obsessed about what is offered to me.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm the audience's representative on earth. I'm the audience's representative on earth.
Michael Caine quotes: Just because I have made a point of never losing my accent it doesn't mean I'm an eel-and-pie yob. Just because I have made a point of never losing my accent it doesn't mean I'm an eel-and-pie yob.
Michael Caine quotes: Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write. Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.
Michael Caine quotes: Maybe its time we stop trying to avoid the truth and let it have its day. Maybe its time we stop trying to avoid the truth and let it have its day.
Michael Caine quotes: If you're blond, as I am, and you have blond lashes, you have to wear mascara, otherwise you're invisible on stage. If you're blond, as I am, and you have blond lashes, you have to wear mascara, otherwise you're invisible on stage.
Michael Caine quotes: A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and as restless as ever. A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and as restless as ever.
Michael Caine quotes: Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Michael Caine quotes: You don't sacrifice your individuality; you sacrifice a lot of freedom. You don't sacrifice your individuality; you sacrifice a lot of freedom.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm a frustrated stand-up comic. If you hand me a microphone and I get one laugh, then I'll go on for 20 minutes. I'm a frustrated stand-up comic. If you hand me a microphone and I get one laugh, then I'll go on for 20 minutes.
Michael Caine quotes: If you're a gardener you don't need a gym. You're always carrying large sacks of manure all over. If you're a gardener you don't need a gym. You're always carrying large sacks of manure all over.
Michael Caine quotes: One of the main things about Cockney is, you speak at twice the speed as Americans. Americans speak very slow. One of the main things about Cockney is, you speak at twice the speed as Americans. Americans speak very slow.
Michael Caine quotes: I've been on movies where I literally couldn't hear what the other actor was saying. It's very awkward. I've been on movies where I literally couldn't hear what the other actor was saying. It's very awkward.
Michael Caine quotes: I think it would be great for the Academy to recognize old age. I think it would be great for the Academy to recognize old age.
Michael Caine quotes: 80 percent of any gang is not there to attack someone. They're there so no one will attack them. 80 percent of any gang is not there to attack someone. They're there so no one will attack them.
Michael Caine quotes: No matter what the reason, if you start to scream and shout, you look a fool, and you feel a fool, and you earn the disrespect of everyone. No matter what the reason, if you start to scream and shout, you look a fool, and you feel a fool, and you earn the disrespect of everyone.
Michael Caine quotes: I've made the transition from star to character actor and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I've made the transition from star to character actor and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
Michael Caine quotes: A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything. A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.
Michael Caine quotes: I didn't want to come in the movie every so often, every 20 minutes saying, 'Dinner is served, would you like coffee?' I didn't want to come in the movie every so often, every 20 minutes saying, 'Dinner is served, would you like coffee?'
Michael Caine quotes: For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom' ... I can't fathom my own heart. For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom' ... I can't fathom my own heart.
Michael Caine quotes: In film, other actors' performances really are not your concern. If the other actor isn't giving you what you want, act as though he were. In film, other actors' performances really are not your concern. If the other actor isn't giving you what you want, act as though he were.
Michael Caine quotes: No English director would've cast me as an officer, I promise you. Not one. No English director would've cast me as an officer, I promise you. Not one.
Michael Caine quotes: I've never been out with a married woman, never. I respect others properties. I've never been out with a married woman, never. I respect others properties.
Michael Caine quotes: Books were my window on the world. Growing up at the Elephant and Castle, which was very rough, my paradise was the library. Books were my window on the world. Growing up at the Elephant and Castle, which was very rough, my paradise was the library.
Michael Caine quotes: I don't think you retire from movies; movies retire you. I don't think you retire from movies; movies retire you.
Michael Caine quotes: Not only is acting more than a part-time job, it's more than a full-time job. It's a full-time obsession. Not only is acting more than a part-time job, it's more than a full-time job. It's a full-time obsession.
Michael Caine quotes: I love the start of autumn when the trees in my garden change the colour of their leaves in one last dazzling display. I love the start of autumn when the trees in my garden change the colour of their leaves in one last dazzling display.
Michael Caine quotes: My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You've got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you. My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You've got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you.
Michael Caine quotes: I learn the whole time. I think it would be dull if I thought I was going to work and wouldn't find something new. We always learn. I learn the whole time. I think it would be dull if I thought I was going to work and wouldn't find something new. We always learn.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm not a betting man, and even if I was, I certainly wouldn't bet on this! I would not bet on the Best Actor. I'm not a betting man, and even if I was, I certainly wouldn't bet on this! I would not bet on the Best Actor.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars. I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
Michael Caine quotes: Movie actors earn their living and learn their craft through listening and reacting. Movie actors earn their living and learn their craft through listening and reacting.
Michael Caine quotes: I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans. I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.
Michael Caine quotes: I have never seen it (Jaws 4) but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific. I have never seen it (Jaws 4) but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific.
Michael Caine quotes: I usually control the environment I'm in, but my control is very quiet and subtle. I usually control the environment I'm in, but my control is very quiet and subtle.
Michael Caine quotes: My mum never understood how much I earned. When I told her I earned a million pounds a film, she said, 'How much is that?' My mum never understood how much I earned. When I told her I earned a million pounds a film, she said, 'How much is that?'
Michael Caine quotes: I'm looking for me to disappear, and the acting to disappear, and all you see is a real person. I'm looking for me to disappear, and the acting to disappear, and all you see is a real person.
Michael Caine quotes: Use the difficulties - if you can't avoid them Use the difficulties - if you can't avoid them
Michael Caine quotes: I've always played very human sort of characters. I've always played very human sort of characters.
Michael Caine quotes: If you're a leading actor you don't work with another actor. You work with a lady. If you're a leading actor you don't work with another actor. You work with a lady.
Michael Caine quotes: You have to remember, I never became successful or wealthy till I was 30. You have to remember, I never became successful or wealthy till I was 30.
Michael Caine quotes: I'm hoping there's an afterlife. As you get older, you hope even more fervently. I'm hoping there's an afterlife. As you get older, you hope even more fervently.
Michael Caine quotes: My dialogue coach said to do a Texas accent, you lean on the next word, and that was the clue to me. My dialogue coach said to do a Texas accent, you lean on the next word, and that was the clue to me.