Sir Michael Caine hints he might not appear in another film ever again
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Sir Michael Caine has hinted he might not appear in a new film ever again.
The legendary British actor's career has spanned eight decades and he's appeared in more than 160 movies.
However, his latest acting credit, The Great Escaper, could be his last.
Speaking to The Telegraph about the new role, he said: "I was so happy to do it.
"I just loved the character of Bernie. I thought he was incredible, and it’s so beautifully written.
"With Covid and all that, I hadn’t done a picture for three years, and I thought I was finished.
"And I suddenly did it – and had such a wonderful time."
The film follows Bernard Jordan, a British World War II veteran who 'broke out' of his nursing home to attend the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in France.
He became a media sensation for the act at the tender age of 89 and the film will explore his life during the war as well as that memorable moment in 2014.
The Telegraph notes that this could be Caine's final film as he struggles to get around on set these days.
At 90 years old, it's understandable that he finds it difficult to do the job he loves.
"They gave me a very good walking stick, and I was able to do scenes that needed that," he recalled.
"I’d just do them once, and then fall over. But just one take, and that’s it. Forget it."
He added that he doesn't have to work to ensure he can survive at the moment and is living comfortably in London.
"I am bloody 90 now, and I can’t walk properly and all that," he said.
"I sort of am retired now. Anyway..."
He told Vanity Fair two years ago that he had been dealing with a 'spine problem' that requires him to be careful while he moves.
However, he also explained at that time that 2021's Best Sellers would be his last film.
He's since gone on to make two more movies, Medieval and The Great Escaper, so he might be able to make an appearance in future projects.
It will all just depend on how he's feeling and if he's up to the task.
Otherwise he can retire knowing he has left a humungous legacy in the entertainment industry.