26 Sep – British legendary actor Michael Caine recently announced that he is "sort of" retired from acting.
The actor, who spoke to The Telegraph recently, admitted that while he has spoken about retirement multiple times in the past, it is different now what with his age.
"I wasn't 90 then. I am bloody 90 now, and I can't walk properly and all that," he said.
Caine stated that working on his latest movie, "The Great Escaper" was tough, as he was unable to walk without aid, which is why the production team gave him a walking stick.
"They gave me a very good walking stick, and I was able to do scenes that needed that. I'd just do them once, and then fall over," he said.
Asked about turning 90, Caine stated that the worst part was the fact that so much disappears from his life.
"But I'm quite happy. I'm sitting here writing, doing my thing. I like it. I have two children, three grandchildren and a wife... Everyone's going to join me eventually. No one's going to say, 'I'm so sorry you're going to die - I wish you were like me and not going to die.' Everybody's going to die. At least I've lived to f****** 90; I didn't die at 9, or 19 or 29. I'm 90, and I've had the best possible life I could have thought of."
"The Great Escape" is inspired by the true story of Royal Navy veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his retirement facility at 89 to partake in the 70th anniversary commemoration of D-Day.