Sir Michael Caine says ‘Best Sellers’ will be his last picture

14:14, 16 October 2021
Sir Michael Caine says ‘Best Sellers’ will be his last picture Photo: Slavomir Kubes/Global Look Press

The 88-year-old actor intends to end his brilliant acting career.

British actor sir Michael Caine said he was going to stop acting after his last film “Best Sellers”. The announcement was made during a BBC Radio show “Kermode and Mayo's Film Review” episode on Friday.

“I think it would be my last role. I'm 88. There aren't exactly scripts pouring out with a leading man who's 88."

The two-time Oscar winner told interviewers Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo that he was suffering from a spine problem and he could not walk properly.

Besides, Caine revealed that he had written several books which gained success and that he decided to focus on writing since it was easier physically.

“That is lovely because as an actor, you have to get up at 6:30 in the morning and go to the studio. As a writer, you can start writing without leaving the bed."

In “Best Sellers” the legendary actor will interpret the role of a crabby writer Harris Shaw. He will co-star with Aubrey Plaza, Scott Speedman, and Ellen Wong. Caine believed it was ironic that his first-ever part of an alcoholic will become his last one.

Caine’s career took off in the 1960s after Zulu (1964) and Alfie (1966). The latter brought him the first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

The actor’s career comprises more than 150 film and TV appearances. Caine’s fans were hoping to see him in Oppenheimer, the next film of director Christopher Nolan with whom Caine worked for Inception, The Prestige, Interstellar, Tenet, and the Dark Knight trilogy.