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by Michael Caine

eBook What's It All About?: His Autobiography download ISBN: 0099553198
Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Arrow (October 4, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 592
ePub: 1319 kb
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Category: Biography
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The original autobiography of one of the most versatile, enduring and beloved British actors of our time. Michael Caine is the best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced. Caine is a very engaging storyteller and this book is replete with his varied experiences of working on various movie sets around the world, making friendships with some of the most remarkable people in his profession (as well as the arts, royalty, and politics), and his love and devotion to his family and friends great and small.

From Alfred to Zulu, Michael Caine has been Britain's best-loved actor for half a. .

From Alfred to Zulu, Michael Caine has been Britain's best-loved actor for half a century. Now, for the first time, he reveals the truth behind his remarkable life. Discussing his little-known childhood and family alongside his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, Caine writes with astonishing candour about the good years and the lean years, bringing his unique charm and humour to his anecdotes and memories of a sprawling movie-making career.

And yet Michael Caine emerged as one of the world's most versatile, enduring, and beloved actors of our time . With the easy charm of a natural raconteur, Caine takes us onto the sets and into the homes of Hollywood's most talented celebrities. Candid, vibrant, and warm, here is a captivating self-portrait of a man who is at once sublimely ordinary and freshingly unique, one of the greatest actors in film today. PEOPLE He was born Maurice Joseph Micklewehite in London's impoverished East End.

Michael Caine reveals the truth about his childhood and the years of struggle to make it in the entertainment business. He talks about his relationships - on and off the screen - with other actors and directors, and he talks about the way in which he developed his stage and screen presence. Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben. Nutzerbericht - ChazziFrazz - LibraryThing. What an enjoyable read. Yes, this is an autobiography of an actor and there are names named, but his outlook on life and the way he relates his experiences are very entertaining

What's It All About book. I just recently finished reading this Michael Caine autobiography. I enjoyed it for several reasons.

What's It All About book. If you have the idea that all celebrity autobiographies are ghostwritten, you can rest assured that this is written by the real Michael Caine. My hyperactive bullshit detectors decided this on the first page. As an aside, I'm not against ghostwritten autobiographies.

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Michael Caine is the best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced

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Roger Krastz of XXL stated, "At this moment in Jeezy's career, he's managed to find a new way to own his lane by staying consistent to what's made him a household name. Seen It All: The Autobiography debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 121,000 copies in the United States. This was nearly a 50% decrease in sales from his last studio album TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition which sold 233,000 copies in its first week. From his time as an evacuee during the Blitz to his front-line military service in the Korean War, from his early days as an assistant stagehand to becoming Peter O'Toole's understudy, from walk-on parts in local theatres to blowing the bloody doors off with his legendary roles in Zulu and The Italian Job, Caine's life was never simple.

Michael Caine is a distinguished actor renowned for his Cockney accent and powerful depiction of roles

Michael Caine is a distinguished actor renowned for his Cockney accent and powerful depiction of roles. He was born as Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in a working class family in South East London and was named after his father, who was a porter at a fish market. Apart from being an established actor, Caine is also a reputed writer and has authored nine books, which includes his autobiographies ‘What’s It All About’ and ‘The Elephants to Hollywood’.

The original autobiography of one of the most versatile, enduring and beloved British actors of our time.Michael Caine is the best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced. Here, for the first time, he reveals the truth about his childhood, his family and his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, bringing to life the lean years and the triumphs with astonishing candour. And with typical charm and humour he talks about the movies, about his relationships -- on and off the screen -- with other actors and directors, and about the memorable screen presence which is his hallmark.
Comments: (7)
Burgas
Ever since I saw Michael Caine in "THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING" and "THE EAGLE HAS LANDED" back in the 1970s, he has been one of my favorite actors. Now that I have finished this delightful and wonderful memoir (one of the best that I've ever read), I like him even more as a human being.

Born into poverty in London in 1933, Caine had a childhood ambition to be an actor. Up until he was almost 30, he struggled, largely unrecognized, to develop his talent. With the success of "ZULU", Caine became a star and further solidified his career in movies such as "THE IPCRESS FILE", "THE ITALIAN JOB", "GET CARTER", and "SLEUTH" (starring with Sir Lawrence Olivier).

Caine is a very engaging storyteller and this book is replete with his varied experiences of working on various movie sets around the world, making friendships with some of the most remarkable people in his profession (as well as the arts, royalty, and politics), and his love and devotion to his family and friends great and small.

I'll sum up my review of "What's It All About" with 2 observations made by Mr. Caine himself in it -
"I was once asked the difference for me between theatre, film and television. They were like three women, I said. The theatre was a woman whom I loved but who didn't love me back and treated me like s--t. The cinema was a woman whom I loved who loved me back so deeply she didn't care when I treated her like s--t. And television was a one-night stand."

"So what was it all about? In my case it was about ambition and anger and despair and determination, the everyday driving force of the poor who wish to find a ladder out of the well of hopelessness. It was also about my companions on my journey through show business. We are not, of course, without our faults. For the most part we are spoiled if we are successful, and bitter if we are not. We can be conceited and arrogant, and we are all, without exception, insecure. Finally, we are all slightly mad, or we would not be in this business in the first place, and only cling on to some sanity by a thin thread of incurable optimism."
Mataxe
Picked up this book after becoming a fan of Mr. Caine in both his work and the way he presents himself in interviews. I figured he would have a pretty fascinating and insightful autobiography. And boy was I spot on.

Mr. Caine has endured quite some obstacles in his life. His story of living through and fighting in war is amazing in itself. What struck me the most was how hard Mr. Caine worked on the stage before ever landing his first film role. This was a man who came from nowhere to become one of England's biggest stars. And he did it all from a very bare bones early life that featured a lot of hard work and little luck.

This book was especially fascinating and inspiring to me as an actor. It makes my struggles seem a lot less enduring when you read what another man had to go through in my similar situation. This book is a great read for both the aspiring actor and Michael Caine fan. His tone throughout the book is one of extreme ease, fun, and wit. I obviously don't know the man in real life, but his intelligence and sense of humor shine through in his words.
DireRaven
Being British myself and also someone who works in HOLLYWOOD'S Movie & TV industry, I have to say that this is one of the best autobiographies of someone in the same business I've ever read. Michael Caine lays out his rags to riches life with complete candor and in a very engaging narrative style.

His total honesty and recall, specially of his rise to fame in the 1960's, makes the reader really feel part of the scene. Caine's book is most revealing in the behind the scenes goings on in the making of his movies. I'll not spoil it for you by going into detail, but our cockney actor friend certainly got around to meeting just about all of the "in" people of the day and many before they were household names to the rest of us. He mentions the good, bad and the ugly and doesn't spare himself when looking back on the mistakes he has made.

For aspiring young actors, there are lessons to be learned here. Caine has a separate book for that, but still he offers up some informed pieces of guidance in this work. As an Englishman, he's probably the most famous and iconic actor to ever come of old blighty and blimey if ee' don't alf make it one ell' of a read!
DEAD-SHOT
Michael Caine is a good writer as well as an actor. His accounts of his early life and the start of his career in London and Hollywood of the swinging 60's is engaging, amusing and historically fascinating. Lots of anecdotes about the early years of the now-famous British stars who were his friends in the early days, as well as interesting accounts of life in Hollywood. He comes across as a likeable, "normal" down to earth guy you'd like to have a drink with; thus you trust his opinions and accounts of "how things were". Highly recommended - lots more entertaining than his biography which is really a tamed down version of his autobiographies of which here are at least two - this one and a recent one, "The Elephant to Hollywood" (the "Elephant" which refers to a section of London where he was raised) - both well worth reading.
Still In Mind
This has to be THE most entertaining book by an actor I have ever read. Very well written, very funny and Michael introduces you to one big star after another.
Marilbine
Mr. Caine is as charming a writer as he is a talented actor. One can`t simply put this book down, and if it has one flaw, it`s that it only takes as as far as 1992, so an addendum would be welcome.

It`s interesting, insightful, but specially funny all along, as it tells a rags to riches story that would deserve to have it`s own movie made.
Lightbinder
It should come as no surprise Mr. Caine has had amazing adventures to share, occurring in fantastic places involving some of the most famous people in recent history. What might surprise you is his considerable gift as a story-teller. I was hooked and laughing from the first page. I haven't read this much in so short a time since I was in junior high school.