From ‘Alfie’ to Alfred, fest reveals candid Caine

Fest Traveler: Viennale Intl. Film Festival 2012

Michael Caine has made so many films, he’s lost count. The Viennale honoree has shot “all over the world — but never in Vienna,” he says. “Never even been there, so I’m thrilled to be going.”

Now, Caine can finally visit, “because I’m taking a break,” he says. Not for long, however. Fresh off the success of “The Dark Knight Rises” (“Chris Nolan is the new David Lean,” he offers), the busy star has teamed with Simon Fuller to co-write, co-produce and narrate “Working Class Heroes,” a two-hour docu about the ’60s.

The star of such iconic ’60s films as “The Ipcress File” (“my first starring part”) and “Alfie” (“my big American break”) recently shot another feature, “Mr. Morgan’s Last Love,” which he describes as “a sad comedy about an elderly American professor in Paris who has a non-physical relationship with a beautiful but lonely young French girl, based on a true story.”

According to Caine, “I met the woman, and I asked her, ‘Was there any sex?’ And she said, ‘No, nothing like that.’ So at my age, I don’t get the girl anymore, but as long as I get good scripts, I’ll keep working.”

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