EP 324: Sir Michael Caine on Old Movie Stars, Young Cockneys, & a Few Life Lessons
Legendary actor Michael Caine starred in over 100 movies and won two Academy Awards, and today he shares stories and advice from his remarkable career. He reveals why he never used to believe in taking advice from older movie stars, why he never wanted to be James Bond, and how the 1960’s made it cool to be a young cockney in the movies. He recalls his humble working class beginnings in the projects of London known as the Elephant Castle, shares how he learned his famous discipline while serving in the Korean War, and advises young actors to "make reliability your brand." He talks about coming out of his self-imposed retirement over 20 years ago and says he’s getting better parts now at age 85 than he did when he was a young leading man. Plus Michael Caine on why John Wayne never wore suede shoes, John Huston on a director's most important job, having the time of his life filming Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and doing Vegas with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
Order Michael Caine's wonderful new book Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life on Amazon, Audible or wherever books are sold and follow him on twitter at @themichaelcaine. Today's episode was sponsored by Espresso Monster and National Security Agency Career Recruitment.