Quotes about Michael Caine by Bruce McGill, Mike Leigh, Rose Leslie, James Roday, Liam Cunningham, Richard Jenkins and many others.
I really loved working with Michael Caine. He’s a really skilled and experienced actor. I learn something from everybody, but when you work with somebody like that, you actually learn things you can put in your toolbox, things about craft. Not necessarily life lessons, but actual things he knows that you can pick up.
I think Michael Caine is a perfectly good actor but it’s obvious he’s not going to be in one of my films.
I had one day with him, and he was asleep in the scene, but I told my entire family that I was in a scene with Michael Caine.
And I have to say, for the record, my favorite line from ‘Without A Clue’ is after Michael Caine pokes a dead body with a stick and announces to everyone, ‘It is my opinion that this man is dead.’
One of the biggest guys I worked with was Sean Connery. People like Sean, Michael Caine, Denzel Washington, they’ve been going for a long time, and not for nothing. They want to get this job right, and they realise the weight of responsibility on their shoulders.
In college, I was teetering on the edge: Do I want to be an actor? Do I not want to be an actor? And then I saw Michael Caine in ‘Alfie,’ and I thought, ‘Wow, that’s what I want to do with my life,’ even if I knew I’d never reach that level of proficiency.
Let me put it this way: If you’re sitting in a movie and you’re watching me, and you say, ‘Isn’t that Michael Caine a wonderful actor?’ then I’ve failed.
Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay and Al Pacino made me want to act. I’ve always been interested in men with a vulnerable side.
I grew up with Jilly and Tamsin driving Volvos. But I wasn’t one of them… I always felt more comfortable with Cockney and working-class people. My heroes were the Beatles and people like Michael Caine.
I was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. Imagine signing that autograph! You’d get a broken arm. So I changed my name to Michael Caine after Humphrey Bogart’s ‘The Caine Mutiny,’ which was playing in the theater across from the telephone booth where I learned that I’d gotten my first TV job.
Yeah, I think Michael has had to deal with that label of being Michael Caine for a long time.
‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ is a good one because it not only turned out, I think, to be a really funny movie but it was also a delight to shoot. We were in the South of France, working with Glenne Headly and Michael Caine and Frank Oz the director – who were just fun.
Growing up in Britain, Michael Caine has always been such an icon. Chatting with him, I know I came across as the biggest doofus. Literally, I was, like, bowing to him.
Michael Caine is a movie star, but he’s also a great actor. I can’t say that about every movie star. It’s the concentration he has.