Michael Caine retracted this intention just hours after announcing his retirement from an actor. He said on a BBC radio program on Saturday that the “best selling” movie was his last. Later that same day, he announced that he would not be retiring after all.
The 88-year-old British icon told the BBC he made the decision to ditch acting because roles aren’t something someone his age would brag about, and his health is poor. “I have problems with my spine and it extends to my legs. I cannot walk well because of it.”
“I’ve written a number of successful books. So I no longer see myself as an actor but as an author. This is great because as an actor you have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and go to the studio, but as a writer you can start without getting out of bed,” says Kane.
After that, he told Variety he hadn’t thrown the alarm off yet. Also in the radio interview, Kane hinted that he didn’t want to disappear from the public stage completely. He would definitely bite if he was “requested for a 3 or 4 minute segment by director Christopher Nolan”. He recently appeared in his films Dunkirk (2017) and Tenet (2020).
In “The Bestseller,” Caine plays a grumpy writer who reluctantly goes on tour. The two-time Academy Award winner’s career spanned more than sixty years.