Friday, 15 March 2013

Michael Caine - 80 years young...



Michael Caine is 80 today, and he is still the icon of the adolescent/maturing/composting/ageing years of a bewildered Scrobs...

Have a drink on me, Gonville/Charlie/Harry, you're the main bloke I'd like to meet one day!

12 comments:

lilith said...

Caine is splendid but I couldn't say the same for the idiot he is cuddling in the picture.

Scrobs... said...

Bit of an enigma, was Stanley Baker.

He was fiercely competitive, and hated losing at golf, which is the opposite with Scrobs, because the best thing about the game is that you can finish early, and get a few pints in before the others arrive...

Another star in the film was Nigel Green as Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne, and we still quote his immortally presented line to a fearful soldier, "Just get back on the line with your mates...", in times of stress etc!

Thud said...

Definetely amongst the top 5 British actors ever, even in crap he is great.

Scrobs... said...

Absolutely, Thud!

I just think he's a likeable guy, therefore it's easy to watch his films - however dire...

Scrobs... said...

Apologies about WV Folks, there's been a flood of spam recently!

A K Haart said...

I'm not a fan, but my favourite Caine film is Get Carter which seemed to suit him perfectly.

Scrobs... said...

That last scene actually still hurts, Mr H.

It was a wrong line as I saw it.

rvi said...

Yes - and infinitely preferable to (the Devine) Huge Grunt...

By the way, talking of golf, I received a 'thought for the day' today from a mate - thus:

When a man sees/meets a woman who is dressed in slinky leather gear it makes him very excited.

Scientists have now discovered why this happens...

... because she smells of new golf bags.


However, not being a golfer, I am unable to confirm the veracity of this discovery. Plus I cannot recall the last time I came across a female dressed in slinky leather togs.

Scrobs... said...

Ha ha ha! Huge Grunt is regularly being told to piss off, because he regrets being soooo famous and someone heard him say something back in 1998...

He might enlighten you on the golf togs yarn too, but don't 'blow' the final scene will you...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Micheal Caine. Gorgeous bloke,
said Pip

Electro-Kevin said...

I thought Alfie was a brilliant film.

Electro-Kevin said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vve6PAxRpk&list=PLFC41D0AA5D41E7A4