Caine Embraces Old Age With Selective Roles
Screen legend SIR Michael Caine has hinted his finest roles are yet to come, because only now can he afford to be picky about movie projects. The veteran actor appeared in his first film 50 years ago, and has since enjoyed huge success in classic movies like The Italian Job and Get Carter. But it's only recently that Caine has been able to pick and choose the roles best suited to him, and he's revelling in the freedom. He says, "I don't like to work anymore unless I find something I absolutely love to do. "I don't like to wake up in the morning and go to work, or learn pages of dialogue. I only want to do it if it's a good movie and I want to work with the people involved. "It was different before - I was working for a living so I would do things that I wouldn't normally do because the rent needed paying."