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27 quotations by Michael Caine

QuoteWhen I'm doing an accent, you shouldn't notice it for a while, if I'm doing it right.Quote

QuoteThings are not quite what they seem always. Don't start me on class, otherwise you'll get a four-hour lecture.Quote

QuoteThe standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.Quote

QuoteThe first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That's what I want to do.Quote

QuoteThe best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.Quote

QuoteThe absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.Quote

QuoteOh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I've been available to pick up an award.Quote

QuoteObsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old.Quote

QuoteMy own mentality is that I've retired. They send me these scripts and if I absolutely have to do it, then I go to work.Quote

QuoteJanuary is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.Quote

QuoteIf you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.Quote

QuoteIf you think you're going to be up for an Oscar, you schedule your moviemaking.Quote

QuoteI'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.Quote

QuoteI'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.Quote

QuoteI wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.Quote

QuoteI started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn't.Quote

QuoteI read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.Quote

QuoteI prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.Quote

QuoteI felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age.Quote

QuoteFunny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons.Quote

QuoteFor all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart.Quote

QuoteEnglish is clipped in speech. Texas is exactly the opposite.Quote

QuoteComedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.Quote

QuoteBe like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.Quote

QuoteAnyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.Quote

QuoteAlfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America.Quote

QuoteA lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.Quote