Michael Caine

  • A lot of my best parts I’ve been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything” – Michael Caine

Happy Birthday Sir Michael. No stranger to failure, he describes his embrace of it in this profile piece “Citizen Caine” (paywalled):

  • “’I mostly play failures,’ he says. He is very chatty now; I think it’s the sandwiches. Why? ‘I don’t know,’ he says. ‘Most people are failures in their own mind, aren’t they? Or you wouldn’t write about them. You don’t write about steady people who are completely happy; it would be so boring. You write about people who have got a problem. I play people with a problem. Or,” he mutters, and it sounds alien in his mouth, “prob-lems’.”