Sir Michael Caine abandons retirement plans

Actor Michael Caine. Photo / AP
Actor Michael Caine. Photo / AP

British acting legend Sir Michael Caine has set himself a new retirement deadline as he aims to stop working by the age of 90.

The Italian Job star previously insisted he would step away from the movie business when he turned 80 in March, but he decided to abandon the plan and carry on making films.

Caine is adamant he wants to win another Oscar by the time he retires, and has given himself 10 more years to do it.

When asked whether he is planning to try for a third Academy Award, Caine tells "Yeah, I'll have another go and then retire when I'm 90."

He also reveals he wants to work with recent Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who picked up a Best Actress trophy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

"I think she's wonderful," he says. "I voted for her for the Oscar. I'd love to play her grandfather or something."

Caine received his first Oscar in 1986 for his performance in Hannah and Her Sisters, and he picked up another for 1999's The Cider House Rules.


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