'Death could be around the corner': Michael Caine mulls quitting acting at 90 as he 'can't walk properly'
Michael Caine discussed how he's dealing with growing older ahead of 'The Great Escaper' premiere
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Michael Caine is a Hollywood legend. He's appeared in over 160 films during his long career, with his most recent, 'The Great Escaper', premiering this week.
The movie is based on the extraordinary true story of World War II veteran Bernard "Bernie" Jordan, who escaped from a care facility in 2014.
The old Jordan (played by Caine) travels from Sussex to Normandy for the 70th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings in France, armed only with a raincoat and his medals.
The former Royal Navy officer's disappearance rapidly became a national sensation, with police anxiously hunting for him.
Michael Caine discusses growing old
Michael Caine discussed his own life and how he's dealt with growing older ahead of the film's premiere. The Oscar winner, 90, who has had health issues in recent years, stated that death could be "around the corner," as reported by Ladbible.
"The worst thing about it is that so much disappears from your life," he told the Daily Telegraph.
He added, "You can't run around, you can't play football, and you gradually realise you're approaching death."
Michael Caine says 'death could be just around the corner'
He added, "[Death] could be just around the corner at 90. 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 (Shakira Caine)... 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."
He added, "Everybody's going to die. At least I've lived to f**king 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."
Caine stated that it was difficult for him to move as quickly as he used to while filming 'The Great Escaper'.
He said, "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. But just one take, and that's it. Forget it."
Michael Caine plans for retirement
He has had a lot of success in his profession, and he claims he doesn't have to work to make ends meet, and he may be ready to call it quits. "I am bloody 90 now, and I can't walk properly."