Michael Caine Confirms He is Actually Retiring This Time

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90-year-old Michael Caine has decided that it is time to hang up his hat and officially retire after a successful seven-decade career. His final project will be his recent film called The Great Escaper, following a man who escapes from his care home to attend the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. After years of rumors of retirement, he finally decided to officially slow down after acting in this film.

Caine explained, “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, 90-year-old men, maybe 85. And I thought, ‘Well, I might as well leave with all this.'”

TWIST, Michael Caine, 2021.

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While Caine may be retiring from acting, it doesn’t mean that fans will never hear from him again. He also confirmed that he wrote a book, a thriller called “Deadly Game” which comes out in November. He admitted that he enjoyed the writing process a lot more because it didn’t even require him to get out of bed.

He shared, “The thing about movie making is you have to get up at 6:30 in the morning, do a long ride learning lines in the car and then get there working until 10 o’clock at night. With writing you don’t have to get out of bed.” This isn’t the first time Caine has written a book. He has two memoirs including 1992’s “What’s It All About” and 2010’s “The Elephant to Hollywood.”

The Great Escaper is in theaters now. You can pre-order his book here on Amazon.

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