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Sir Michael Caine is retiring from acting.

The 90-year-old actor confirmed his retirement — which comes after the Oct. 6 release of his latest, and now final, film The Great Escaper — in a new radio interview on Saturday.

"I keep saying I’m going to retire. Well, I am now,” Caine told BBC Radio 4’s Today show.

"I’ve figured, I’ve had a picture where I’ve played the lead and it’s got incredible reviews. The only parts I’m likely to get now are old men,” the acting legend explained. “…And I thought, well I might as well leave with all this — what have I got to do to beat this?”

Caine’s retirement announcement comes after he hinted at retiring in an interview with The Telegraph last month, where he discussed his new role in The Great Escaper, his age and said he was “sort of” retired.

Caine shared during his latest BBC Radio 4 interview that he believes it’s important old age is portrayed in movies, offering that as part of the reason he has kept acting up until now.

When asked if he would ever return to acting, Caine replied, “No. There’ll be writing. I’ll write another book sometime because I so enjoyed writing.”

    9 months ago

    Lovecraft was probably the most racist man of his time, he would have hated me if he saw me in person, I still love his stories.

    Another great writer that I love, a right wing cocksucker, still, the best novels I have read.