Michael Caine in a scene from his "My Generation"
Photo courtesy of Raymi Hero Productions 2017, via Venice Film Festival
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At 84, Michael Caine is still going strong as one of the most successful actors Britain has ever produced. Caine believes he might never have got the break that launched his movie career but for an American being oblivious to the door-closing presumptions and prejudices of the British class system. Caine had just made the leap from provincial repertory theatre to London's West End when Endfield came calling."He came backstage to see me," Caine recalled in an interview with AFP at the Venice film festival, "and said, 'I want you to play a Cockney corporal in a movie called 'Zulu.'"Being unreachable as a result of not having a phone at his flat at the time cost Caine that part, but when he went to see Endfield in person, the director had another idea."My Generation" director David Batty says Caine's prolonged success actually reflects an underestimated capacity for reinvention.The memory has Caine quickly flipping into his much-imitated insistent tone.
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