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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life
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Michael Caine
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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Michael Caine



Acting techniques;
Film, TV & Radio;
Individual actors & performers;
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'Chatty and engaging . . . he often comes across as endearingly humble' SUNDAY TIMES 'Thoroughly engaging' SUNDAY EXPRESS magazine 'Fabulous storytelling' PRIMA Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year.

One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films - including all-time favourites - from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.

He knows what success takes - he's made it to the top of his profession from the toughest beginning. But as he says 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.' Now in his 85th year he wants to share everything he's learned.

With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

By:   Michael Caine
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   524g
ISBN:   9781473689305
ISBN 10:   1473689309
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sir Michael Caine CBE has been Oscar-nominated six times, winning his first Academy Award for the 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters and his second in 1999 for The Cider House Rules. He has starred in over one hundred films, becoming well-known for several critically acclaimed performances including his first major film role in Zulu in 1964, followed by films including The Ipcress Files, Get Carter, Alfie, The Italian Job, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Educating Rita, and more recently The Dark Knight, Is Anybody There? and Harry Brown. He was appointed a CBE in 1992 and knighted in 2000 in recognition of his contribution to cinema. Married for more than 45 years, with two daughters and three grandchildren, he and his wife Shakira live in London and Surrey.

'Thoroughly engaging' - SUNDAY EXPRESS magazine 'Fabulous storytelling' - PRIMA 'Uproarious and unflinching' - MAIL ON SUNDAY on THE ELEPHANT TO HOLLYWOOD 'Mr Caine is a charming raconteur ... he writes with a quality that has grown rare among memoirists: good cheer' - THE NEW YORK TIMES on THE ELEPHANT TO HOLLYWOOD 'A truly incredible life story' - THE SUN on THE ELEPHANT TO HOLLYWOOD

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