Skip to comments.Sir Michael Caine stranded in locked attic overnight after taking a nap
Posted on 05/17/2012 2:32:44 AM PDT by billorites
The Italian Job actor, 79, found himself trapped after waking up to find the film crew had left for the day and locked the door, believing he was in his trailer.
Sir Michael was only freed the following morning when a carpenter came to collect his tools from the disused theatre in New Orleans in the US.
He had been unable to call for help because his mobile phone was in his trailer, and he was left in darkness in the attic room, a source told the Daily Mirror.
"It had been a long day of filming and Michael decided to slip upstairs to a makeshift dressing area and catch 40 winks," an insider said.
"Unfortunately he was asleep for some time and failed to hear directors calling a wrap."
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and a couple of Jello shots...
Remember Chevy Chase in “Christmas Vacation”?
The demise of Great Britain’s stature, good taste and respect for the monarchy was accomplished when it began awarding titles to celebrity performers - previously, such honor had been reserved for men and women of military service or notable contributions to medicine and science.
Beginning with Sir Lawrence Olivier - it has gone downhill from there: Sir Elton John - FGS!!!!
Yeah, ol’ Michael’s been long known for bending an elbow occasionally. :)
Although, I still regard Michael Caine as one of the greats.
He was never as full of himself as other performers.
When asked how he chose roles, he replied, “I always go with whomever offers me the most money.”
He SHOULD BE KNOWN for his Harry Palmer stuff.
This time it's personal
What makes you think that cultural contributions are so worthless that they are unworthy of high recognition? When someone asked no less a man than Winston Churchill why they were going to so much trouble to save the paintings in the National Portrait Gallery from German bombs, Churchill asked the man ‘Then what are we fighting for?’
Besides, Sir Michael Caine aka Maurice Micklewhite is a veteran of the Korean War if it helps...
Yes he was, an infantryman who saw frontline service.
He is a great actor in the Sir Lawrnce Olivier way. Olivier always went for the highest bidder and then wa s excellen in even atrocious movies.
We have 12th century records of King Henry II, last of William the Conqueror’s Norman dynasty, giving his court jester a position for life to perform saltum, siffletum et pettum, (a leap, a whistle and a fart), at his annual Christmas banquets at Woodstock Palace, where the Duke of Marlborough’s magnificent 18th century Blenheim Palace now stands, near Oxford.
First thought as well.
Second thought was putting “Sir Michael Caine” on jeopardy with Sean Connery.
If it’s truly Henry II and not Henry I you are referring to, then it would be the first of the new Plantagenet dynasty, from Anjou, with a claim through his Norman-descended mother who married Goeffrey Plantagenet, that upstart from Anjou.
The two of them starred together in one of my all-time favorite movies, the original version of Sleuth. What fun!
What a pompous and wholly incorrect assessment of the handing out of titles.
Far from being reserved to military, science or medicinal contributions, they were historically awarded to whomsoever the the sovreign damn well chose, generally people who filled the crown’s coffers by means fair or foul!
Gadzooks! That's a terrible thing... to happen to my old drinking pard!
Well, Bendy, here in Spain... I sleep in attics all the time, but they are the attics where my favorite hookers live--
Sound just like the way I go up here in space... took a nap in the attic of a Saturn V--
Growing old... is not for sissies!
And one of my all-time favorites, “The Man Who Would Be King”.
I remember reading that those two were friends-—and fellow truck drivers-—before they ever got into acting. They were veterans of quite a few bar fights, LOL.
Yes, the one who instituted itinerant justice and the grand assizes, but who having roots in Anjou enjoyed a good fart.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one of the greatest movies ever. And mostly because of Michael.
Olivier deserved it for his “World At War” narration, alone.
Did he “Blame it on Rio”?
I loved him and Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
My favorite....Educating Rita.
That isn't a real quote.
"Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be
bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with.
Some men just want to watch the world burn."
Oh, it's a great big building where all the generals meet, but that's not important.
I don’t think he could’ve done it without Steve Martin, but Michael Caine set the tone for that film and Martin’s efforts to keep up really made it the film it was.