British actor and two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine has said that he will retire from acting, at the age of 90, after the release of his latest film.
“I keep saying I’m going to retire. Well, I’m going to retire now,” Caine told BBC radio in an interview broadcast Saturday. “I realized I had a movie in which he played the lead role and it had amazing reviews… What am I going to do to get over this?” he added.
Caine stars ‘The Great Escaper’ next to Glenda Jackson, who died in June shortly after completing his role in the film. The film is based on the true story of a World War II veteran who escapes from a residence to attend D-Day anniversary celebrations in France.
“The only roles I can get now are 90-year-old men. Or maybe 85,” Caine told the BBC. “So I thought, I better go with all this.”
Caine won two Oscars for the 1986 film ‘Hanna and Her Sisters’ and ‘Cider House Rules’ in 1999, both for best supporting actor. He also starred in films such as ‘Alfie’, ‘Get Carter’ and ‘Educating Rita’.