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Storied Actor Sir Michael Caine Retires

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World-renowned British actor Michael Caine has announced that he will be retiring from acting following the release of his newest film.

“I keep saying I’m going to retire. Well, I am now.” Caine told BBC Radio in an interview that was broadcast on October 14.

The 90-year-old actor’s last film is entitled “The Great Escaper,” which chronicles the true story of a World War II veteran who escapes his nursing home to attend the 70th anniversary ceremony of the Normandy landings, also known as D-Day, in France.

Caine has had many prominent roles in military films such as “Zulu,” “The Eagle Has Landed,” and “The Battle of Britain.” Before his acting career began, he served in the British Army during the Korean War.

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Caine is also well remembered for starring as Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films.

“The only parts I’m liable to get now are 90-year-old men or maybe 85, so I thought I might as well leave with all this,” Caine said regarding his decision to retire.

Caine’s acting career has spanned over 50 years, where he has starred in over 130 films and multiple television appearances. He has won two Oscars, three Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one British Academy Film Award. Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for his contributions to cinema.

Despite retiring from acting, Caine’s creative output is not done yet, as he is set to release his first novel titled “Deadly Game” in November. The novel is a thriller about an SAS veteran who becomes a detective for London’s Metropolitan Police.

When asked about his old age, the iconic actor remarked, “I’m still grabbing every second even though I’m 90.”

“The Great Escaper” premiered to British audiences on October 6 and is still awaiting a release date for the United States.

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