Michael Caine often states that the film that inspired him to become an actor was “Casablanca.” He further explains (via Far):
“I’m probably one of the few people here who saw this movie when it came out. I was a young man who wanted to be a young actor, and Humphrey Bogart was, and still is, my all-time favorite actor. era. Me” I’ve seen many Bogart movies, and even at the time, I thought this was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. And to this day, it still is. “
It makes sense: You can often see a bit of Bogart in some of Caine’s toughest performances, a trace of warmth and humanity beneath a tough, cynical exterior. After Caine achieved massive success after nearly two decades of pairing, he got a chance to emulate his hero when John Huston offered him a part in “The Man Who Will Be King.” Huston, who has collaborated with Bogie on a number of classic films including “The Maltese Falcon” and “The Queen of Africa,” told Caine his role was originally intended for Bogart in the 50s, but legendary screen phone died before he got the project started. Caine says:
“I’m going [to] play a part where Bogart will play and I will be directed by John Huston! “
Caine made Bogart proud; Paired with lifelong friend Sean Connery, “The Man Who Will Be King” is an engaging boys-only adventure with a surprising amount of humor that ranks among the best of the movies. two actors.
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