Michael Caine, Malaria, Harry Brown discussed on Kickass News
Sir. Michael Caine has been Oscar-nominated six times winning his first Academy Award for the nineteen Eighty-six film Hannah and her sisters and his second in nineteen ninety nine for the cider house rules. He has starred in over one hundred films becoming well known for several critically acclaimed performances, including his first major film role in Zulu in nineteen sixty four followed by films, including the Chris files. Get Carter Alfie the Italian job dirty rotten scoundrels in educating Rita and more recently, the dark Knight is anybody there in Harry Brown. He was appointed a CB in nineteen ninety two and knighted in two thousand in recognition of his contributions to cinema. He's written a new book, titled blowing the bloody doors off and other lessons in life, sir. Michael Caine, thanks for joining me over the phone from across the pond thank yous. A while. You're now eighty five years old and still go and strong. Still working a lot. In fact, you've done some of your best work in recent years. And now you wanna share some of what you've learned with the younger generation. That's something of a shift in your thinking, isn't it because you say in here that you never used to believe in taking advice from old movie stars. Why not well because the advice I ever got from other actors was give out you're not good enough. It is true everything and any out out director ever said to me was negative. And they said, you know, Mike, oh, you know, your your lovely, boy unite boy, and everything, you know, by looking but give up you're not gonna make a lot of producers said that to me when I first started everybody said that to me, I I'm, but one of the reasons I wrote the book was that I was watching television one day, and I saw a load of young people being off what what they wanted would going to do in life. And everybody said I want to be this. I want to do that one of the several of them said something which which truck. They said, they owe said I want to be rich and famous which I thought was very, you know, not a great idea in life because I I became an actor knowing absolutely knowing the I would never be famous. I would never be that sex. I think company accent I'd been in the army and Korea. I came out I had malaria after you by shin period. You know, it takes months malaria that he was Harman's civilian street. But when when the malaria hit me, so I was skinny pale yellow company act said not movie style material. So I said on a career just to be the best that I could possibly be with no reference to anybody else. Because you know, I knew that always be actors who were better than me, and there'd be active who it was me. I just said out. I wanted to put this point across as less of the young people. He just said out to do what you want to do and beat the best that you can possibly be acted and let God take care of the rest right because when you came up as an actor in the sixties, no leading men were glasses. But I guess you decided to be the cool guy with glasses. A no, relating med tote. We company accident leaving bed with from working class backgrounds in England. It was the sixties where I made my name. And and that was because of the social revolution. That was brought about I mean, not by any one person not even deliberately it was just a how group of young people who had grown up in very strange circumstances. If you think dubs my generation the eldest of us have which are on the in in in the nineteen thirties. Then we went in when we were six hours six to twelve I was in the second World War when I've got. Eighteen I was sent to Korea defy. Chinese me. I we this is not the noble upbringing for a young person. We got we came home. And we were in the fifties. There was still rationing. You couldn't buy anything and London where all the people co for he and so it was massive smoke, and it was a miserable city that there was no places to go nothing to do..