Quotations by Michael Caine

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Born: Tuesday, March 14, 1933
Profession: Actor
Nationality: English


A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Choice)

Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Time, America, First)

Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Comedy, Writing)

At 69, I got the girl! And it wasn't a 68-year-old girl, either.
- Michael Caine

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
- Michael Caine

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Life, Actor, Comedy)

English is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: English, Speech)

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Education, Heart, Accomplishments)

Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Funny, Movies, Silly)

I did everything. I ran my life exactly as I wanted to, all the time. I never listened to anybody. I'm pig-headed.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Life, Time)

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Age, Men, Sadness, Woman)

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
(Keywords: American, Quiet)

I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Books, Influence)

I see myself as 38, but you don't notice it.
- Michael Caine

I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn't.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Conviction, End)

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
(Keywords: Love, America, Americans, Film, Foreigners)

I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Talent, Actor)

I'm a sort of boy next door. If that boy has a good scriptwriter.
- Michael Caine

I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Intelligence)

I'm the audience's representative on earth.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Earth)

If you think you're going to be up for an Oscar, you schedule your moviemaking.
- Michael Caine

If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Control, Actor)

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Movies, America)

My own mentality is that I've retired. They send me these scripts and if I absolutely have to do it, then I go to work.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Work)

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Man, Obsession, Old)

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
(Keywords: Time, Career, First)

Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Age, Money, Old)

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Fault, Present)

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Actor, Being, Research, Years)

The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That's what I want to do.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Thought, Actor, First, Want)

The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Talent)

There's quite a lot of bad stuff written about me. My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me. But she is wonderful.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Wife)

Things are not quite what they seem always. Don't start me on class, otherwise you'll get a four-hour lecture.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Class)

When I'm doing an accent, you shouldn't notice it for a while, if I'm doing it right.
- Michael Caine
(Keywords: Right)

When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
- Michael Caine







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