Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Awesome Michael Caine is Awesome

"In 1987, he missed the chance to accept his Oscar for Hannah and Her Sisters because he was off filming Jaws 4. 'I haven’t seen it, but I did see the house it bought for my mother,' Caine says. 'It was very beautiful. They said, here’s a million bucks for a week’s work… fine."
Michael Caine, am I right???

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Matt (#26)

Worst. Alfred Pennyworth. Ever.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)


deepomega (#1,720)

How did I not realize this was a stealth attempt to start a Batman argument? Well-played, Choire.

Matt (#26)

Sorry everyone, I am contractually obligated to say that at this point.

Art Yucko (#1,321)
Matt (#26)

Friend of mine summed up the difference between Connery's Bond and Moore's Bond pretty perfectly the other day: One is a bad actor who thinks he's great and the other is a great actor who thinks he's bad.

deepomega (#1,720)

Michael Caine got one commandment right (honor thy father and mother) but totally forgot that "thou shalt not commit Jaws 4s".

keisertroll (#1,117)

Jaws 4 was merely penance for Irwin Allen's The Swarm.

brianvan (#149)

"Did you know that some actors turn down roles?"

saythatscool (#101)

"Were you ever worried that Jaws IV would be too good?"

brent_cox (#40)

If I recall correctly, his other rule of accepting roles is, "Where are you shooting?" I.e., the Bahamas? Deal.

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

"Never move your face."

I have heard Caine conflate these answers, e.g. "it bought me a house in the Bahamas." Weird.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Even when he turns conservative at least Caine's no Jon Voight about it.

keisertroll (#1,117)

He's one classy lassy.

Pop Socket (#187)

Michael Caine: The original Nicholas Cage.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Is that the one where Jaws eats Jason?

bronwyn (#3,351)

I swear I carried his book of trivia around for about six months when I was 8, and continually bored the pants off everyone by saying "did you know that blah blah precocious little brat blah blah?"

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