The Elephant to Hollywood

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Author(s): Michael Caine
Original Publish Date: Oct 26, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100124981
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427212900
Narrator/s: Michael Caine
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second act When he was in his late fifties, Michael Caine believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. When one script really disappointed, he called the producer to complain about the part. The producer said, "No, no, we don't want you for the lover, we want you for the father." Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was not only an incredible personal transformation but also one of the most radical comebacks in film history. Learning to accept his new role both on camera and in his own life, Caine went on to win his second Oscar, be knighted by the queen, and deliver some of his best performances to date. Now he shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London's poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle, his military service, touching marriage and family life, and lively adventures with friends, to legendary meetings with fellow stars, forays as a restaurateur, and hilarious off-screen encounters from his glittering five-decade career. Caine's The Elephant to Hollywood brings his gift for storytelling and his insider's view to a tale that is funny, warm, and deeply honest.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Michael Caine
Narrator(s): Michael Caine
Product Number B3171
Released: Dec 06, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427211781
eBook
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Author(s): Michael Caine
Product Number EB00094997
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781429982863

Professional reviews

"The story of how Maurice Micklewhite became famed actor Sir Michael Caine is undeniably intriguing, but the most beguiling aspect of this memoir is the presentation by the author himself. Caine's broad accent carries the imprint of the rough Elephant and Castle (London) streets of his youth, and his rapid delivery moves the text along smartly. His unaffected style conveys the charm and authenticity of a likable man who also happens to be a Hollywood legend. Caine's emotions sound genuine when his voice catches as he recounts the joys and tragedies of his incredible life and when he breaks into infectious laughter while telling amusing anecdotes. Listening to Michael Caine tell his own story more than compensates for missing the photos included in the print edition. M.O.B. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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