'I try but it's hard': Michael Caine, 90, explains why he hates 'wokeness'
Michael Caine believes every man should be required to serve in the military because it 'truly makes a man of you'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Sir Michael Caine believes every man should be required to serve in the military and despises "wokery."
The 90-year-old was 12 when World War II ended. He was 18 when he was sent to occupied Berlin before being sent to fight in Korea a year later.
He told the Daily Mail's You magazine, "I think every young man should be made to do it. It truly makes a man of you."
Michael Caine's new film
However, the legendary actor admitted that he quickly fell in love with the money he could make from acting when he was released from the military. He said, "I only became an actor after I left the army… I got a movie and was like, 'F*** this! I love films more. I liked the money and all."
'The Great Escaper', in which he plays real-life World War II veteran Bernard Jordan, is Caine's most recent film.
Jordan left his Hove care home at the age of 89 without telling his wife or carers where he was going because he wanted to pay his respects at the 70th D-Day commemorations in Normandy.
When he was tracked down, he was shocked to discover that he had earned the moniker 'The Great Escaper' and had become a media sensation.
Michael Caine hates today's 'wokeness'
In a chat to promote the movie, which comes out in October, Caine added that one of the things he hates about contemporary life is so-called "wokeness."
He said, "It's dull. Not being able to speak your mind and not being able to call anyone 'darling.' I try (to make myself woke), but it's hard. I like to learn from friends who are younger than me."
Michael Caine wants to see grandchildren grow up
Michael Caine continued, "My main priority right now is to make sure I live to see my grandchildren grow up."
The 'Alfie' star, who has been married to his second wife Shakira Baksh, 76, since 1973, has three grandchildren: 12-year-old twins Miles and Allegra, and 13-year-old boy Taylor, as reported by Aceshowbiz.
He also has two daughters: Dominique, 67, from his first marriage to the late actress Patricia Haines, and Natasha, 50, from his marriage to Shakira.
When asked for his tips for living a long life, he added, "Younger wives, no snacking, and wear trainers all the time. And you have to be careful not to fall down."