YMMV / Michael Caine

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of Caine's attempted stage names was Michael Scott.
  • Memetic Mutation: "You're only supposed to blow the BLOODY DOORS OFF!!!"
  • Narm: The clip from his "Acting in Film" program he did in the late 80s where he tells workshop students to "not blink" as a key acting technique. He looks into camera "And I don't blink and I just keep going and I don't blink and I just keep on going..." for a minute. A whole hour of it repeating over and over can be found on YouTube.
  • Rule of Sean Connery: Especially later in his career, he tends to have a memorable scene or character worth watching. He even gets a billing in Inception despite having only three minutes of screen time in a 140-minute film. For his review of that film, Roger Ebert noted how quickly Caine can show up in any movie and immediately look and feel like the wisest character in the movie just from the way he carries himself.