Zitat des Tages von Michael Caine:
Am I a car aficionado? No: for me, cars have always been just for transport. I didn't even know anyone who had a car until I was 14 or 15.
I don't worry about the last shot or the next shot. I concentrate. Every shot gets a clean slate. And when a shot is over, I wipe it out absolutely. Tell a joke or something. If you worry about how you looked, how well you did, you'll go insane.
Oh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I've been available to pick up an award.
I'm forever testing myself. As a person and as an actor, I have no sense of competition.
My 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.
I won an Academy Award for 'The Cider House Rules,' playing an American.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
I'm a sort of boy next door. If that boy has a good scriptwriter.
If you think you're going to be up for an Oscar, you schedule your moviemaking.
The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
I try to make everyone around me feel comfortable.
My most useful acting tip came from my pal John Wayne. Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
I'm the audience's representative on earth.
At 69, I got the girl! And it wasn't a 68-year-old girl, either.
You have to remember, I never became successful or wealthy till I was 30.
Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
I 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.
I never bring a role home with me. The moment they say, 'It's a wrap,' it's gone completely. I'm a totally ruthless professional, and life is my family, not my work.
I prefer to remake flops. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop, and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.
One of the main things about Cockney is, you speak at twice the speed as Americans. Americans speak very slow.
Movie acting is about covering the machinery. Stage acting is about exposing the machinery. In cinema, you should think the actor is playing himself, if he's that good. It looks very easy. It should. But it's not, I assure you.
Do I believe in God? Yes I do. When you've had a life like mine, you have to.
I see myself as 38, but you don't notice it.
There's quite a lot of bad stuff written about me. My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me. But she is wonderful.
I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.
I am a great admirer of other actors, but I never compete with other actors. I always compete with what I did last, and I'm my own most vicious critic. So I'm always trying to do it better.
If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.
Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old.
The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That's what I want to do.
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
I usually control the environment I'm in, but my control is very quiet and subtle.
What a lot of people don't realize about gangs, in my opinion, is that a gang is not there to attack you. Eighty percent of the people in a gang are there to stop anyone from attacking them. You join a gang for protection, not to go out and hit someone.
As an actor, I'll play anything.
My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn't too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.
When I'm doing an accent, you shouldn't notice it for a while, if I'm doing it right.
I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.