Michael Caine: “A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams.”

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  • Michael Caine:

    “A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams.”

    (arranged by Carmichael Phillips)


    A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams before he can call that character his own.


    “The ordinary man in the street doesn’t get up in the morning and say to himself, ‘How shall I act today? What impression shall I give?’”

    “He just lives his life, goes about his business thinking his thoughts.”



  • “A film actor must be sufficiently in charge of his material and in tune with the life of his character to think his character’s most private thoughts as though no one were watching him; no camera spying on him. The camera just happens to be there.”


    A film actor must be sufficiently in charge of his material.

    (Michael Caine)


    “They say you’ve learned a foreign language when you start dreaming it. A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams before he can call that character his own.”

    (Excerpts from Michael Caine’s book, Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Moviemaking)


    Brief Bio

    Michael Caine is a highly revered English actor, with an extensive acting career, which spans more than 70 years and includes appearances in more than 100 films.

    His most recent work includes performances in blockbuster movies like The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Children of Men (2006), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Kingsmen: The Secret Service (2014). But that is only the tip of the massive iceberg that is Michael Caine’s career. His career highlights also include:

    *An Academy Award nomination for his role in The Italian Job (1969)

    *An Academy Award nomination for his role in Sleuth (1972)

    *An Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

    *A Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Educating Rita (1983)

    *An Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cider House Rules (1998)

    Add this to starring roles in films like Zulu (1964), Get Carter (1971), Little Voice (1998) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and it’s little wonder why Michael Caine is considered an iconic actor in Britain and around the world.



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