Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine

Published May 16, 2023

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine

Book info

  • Title Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
  • Author Michael Caine
  • Year 2018
  • Genre Memoir

One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films - including all-time favourites - from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the top of his profession from the toughest beginning. But as he says 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.' Now in his 85th year he wants to share everything he's learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.


I bought this a long time ago and it was one of those purchases that when I looked at it the next day, I couldn’t really remember why. But of course, Mr Caine is a national treasure and reading it now just hammers home that point. This book is part memoir and part advice for living your best life, getting the most out of your career whether you’re an actor or not. Caine’s approach to situations is pretty inspiring and it’s a very comforting read.

Rating: 4 / 5

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