Talking to the Contact Music, Michael Caine said, "My dad was a Billingsgate fish market porter. When I told him that I was going to be an actor, he never said a word but I saw his face and thought, he thinks I'm gay. The theatre in those days was very gay. But I wasn't. I was the shyest child. If strangers came into the house, I'd hide behind the curtains and wouldn't come out until they'd gone."
The Inception star has since gained a tremendous amount of self-belief and credits his upbringing for helping him turn into the successful actor he is today. "My three great achievements with which I had absolutely nothing to do are that I was born an Englishman, a Londoner and a Cockney," the Contactmusic.com quotes Michael Caine as saying.
Michael Caine is currently busy shooting for his upcoming movie Mr Morgan's Last Love, which is an adaptation of Francoise Dorner's French novel La Douceur Assassine directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. Meanwhile, he is also waiting to know the viewers' response for his latest film Now You See Me, which is slated to release on May 31. (IANS)