Michael Caine is Officially Retiring From Hollywood at the Age of 90

Sir Michael Caine at the
Sir Michael Caine at the "Inception" Film4 Summer Screen screening in 2018. Photo by James Gourley/Shutterstock (9787350p)

After a remarkable career in Hollywood spanning nearly eight decades, Michael Caine has decided it’s time to bring the curtain down. The two-time Oscar-winning actor put a stop to years of retirement rumors and confirmed his last film The Great Escaper will serve as his cinematic swan song.

During a recent appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Best of Today podcast, explained why The Great Escaper felt like the fitting final act of his career. He said it’s unlikely he’ll be offered any leading roles at the age of 90, so it felt good to go out on a high, playing the lead in an acclaimed movie that received incredible reviews.

Caine’s journey in the world of acting began during the 1950s, and he established himself as one of the biggest stars of his generation, going down in history as one of the rare actors to score Academy Award nods for acting in five different decades. He also won Oscars, both for the best supporting actor, for his roles in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.

Caine’s career experienced a notable resurgence during the 2000s after he crossed paths with the director Christopher Nolan. He cemented his legacy by starring in several of his acclaimed films, including The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar.