Michael Caine Quotes

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Michael Caine Quotes

I dont work very much, and I just sit here waiting for a script that I cant refuse - and Im not talking about money.
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If someone is very upper-class, you have a stereotype of him which is probably true. If someone has a working-class accent, you have no idea who you're talking to.

— Michael Caine

The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren't a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.

— Michael Caine

A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.

— Michael Caine

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.

— Michael Caine

For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom' ... I can't fathom my own heart.

— Michael Caine

I don't think human beings are bad. They're weak. And that's what makes 'em bad.

— Michael Caine

You're your first best audience, long before anybody else hears you. So don't be an easy audience. Keep asking for more.

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I have been rich and I have been poor. I know which one I prefer.

— Michael Caine

My view is that you should always remake failures because then you've got nowhere to go but up.

— Michael Caine

Since I was 19, I've had the most fun possible every single day, even when I had a rough life. It was the army which taught me about life, and the theater which taught me how good it could be.

— Michael Caine

The old guys like me started in the theatre. I was in the theatre for nine years.

— Michael Caine

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

I never regret anything. I always said that when I'm old, I want to be sitting there regretting the things that I did and not the things that I didn't do; and now I'm old, and I don't regret anything! I had fun. I had fun, and I'm still having it.

— Michael Caine

There was a certain moment. I was about 61 - two, three or four, and I got a script. And I sent it back to the producer saying - "I don't wanna do it. The part's too small." And he sent it back to me, he said, "You shouldn't read the lover. You should read the father."

— Michael Caine

I'm hoping there's an afterlife. As you get older, you hope even more fervently.

— Michael Caine

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