Acting in film; A Master Class - Acting in Film Master Class - By Michael Caine,

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Acting in film; A Master Class - Acting in Film Master Class - By Michael Caine,
A Master Class in Screen Acting From a Master. I suggest all aspiring and established actors watch and study this lecture rarely seen. It will teach you a lot.
Sir Michael Caine, CBE (/keɪn/; born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite; 14 March 1933), is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon.[4]
He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969). His most notable roles in the 1970s included Get Carter (1971), The Last Valley, Sleuth (1972), for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination, The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He achieved some of his greatest critical success in the 1980s, with Educating Rita (1983) earning him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1986 he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters.
Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Having by that time practically retired from acting on the big screen, he enjoyed a career resurgence in the late 1990s, receiving his second Golden Globe Award for his performance in Little Voice in 1998 and receiving his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Cider House Rules the following year. Caine played Nigel Powers in the 2002 parody Austin Powers in Goldmember, and Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's Batman film series. He appeared in several other of Nolan's films including The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), and Interstellar (2014). He also appeared as a supporting character in Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men and Pixar's 2011 film Cars 2.
Caine is one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Jack Nicholson; Laurence Olivier was also nominated for an acting Academy Award in five different decades, beginning in 1939 and ending in 1978). In 2000, Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema.


  1. Alec Stahl

    Alec Stahl

    Acum o Zi

    Silly me, I thought this was an acting class but in reality is a how to live class. There will never be another Michael Cane.

  2. GG Stylz

    GG Stylz

    Acum 4 Zile

    One of my favourite actors of all time and his his autobiography is my favourite. Self taught and incredibly talented.

  3. Fishe


    Acum 5 Zile

    I would love something like this by a well known voice actor. A lot of what Mr Caine is saying here can be transplanted to voice acting though!

  4. hauntedhouse


    Acum 6 Zile

    This is excellent!

  5. Worms Ali

    Worms Ali

    Acum 10 Zile

    He had a lighter but he doesn't smoke 🤔

    • KP Hicks

      KP Hicks

      Acum 10 Zile

      If he didn't he wouldn't be able to assist anyone who asked him for a light.

  6. Ged Agnors

    Ged Agnors

    Acum 11 Zile

    "Some people just want to watch the world learn"...

  7. Ged Agnors

    Ged Agnors

    Acum 11 Zile

    Gorgeous intro by the way!!!

  8. Thomas Barron Sampson

    Thomas Barron Sampson

    Acum 12 Zile

    I still come back to this video from time to time and have re-read his book "Acting in Film" a few times. Michael gives some of the best acting advice I've ever heard.

  9. Shaun


    Acum 14 Zile

    I'm so grateful to have found this. I saw it on TV a long time ago. Michael Caine is brilliant! I've watched a few of his interviews recently, I love it that he is so down to earth and not forgotten his roots. From the Elephant to Hollywood 👍🇬🇧🎬🎥

  10. James H. Jenkins

    James H. Jenkins

    Acum 14 Zile

    This is the most brilliant thing I have seen on acting in years.

  11. pg


    Acum 14 Zile

    I’ve seen a lot of great actors change eyes



    Acum 17 Zile

    i'm only 30 seconds in and all i have to say is: too much flute

  13. Rei Ren

    Rei Ren

    Acum 18 Zile

    26:39 what's John Travolta doing in the audience. Wasn't he already an accomplished actor by that time?

  14. Caitlin Burt

    Caitlin Burt

    Acum 19 Zile

    how did i only just find this now

  15. Liam Akpan

    Liam Akpan

    Acum 20 Zile

    "I don't smoke cigarettes." Then proceeds to smoke the cigarette as if he were a veteran smoker. Legend.

  16. BalkanHound


    Acum 23 Zile

    Such class.

  17. Marcus C

    Marcus C

    Acum 25 Zile

    34:00 Is the character American?

  18. Cosmic Pokets

    Cosmic Pokets

    Acum 27 Zile

    this guy is an incredible actor! his crowd control is OP

  19. Lukas Jankovic

    Lukas Jankovic

    Acum 28 Zile


  20. Mikel SHIMA

    Mikel SHIMA

    Acum 29 Zile

    Steal from other actors bc they have stolen from smb else👏👏👏. Thats so true especially Brando who was famous for his smooth conversation with the co-stars making it look like a real calm,heated dialog or debte based on the subject. The first who did that in the movies was Jimmy Stewart watch A Wonderful Life and you will understand.

  21. VЄ Macrinnon

    VЄ Macrinnon

    Acum 29 Zile

    Brilliant stuff. I thought Celia was going to swoon when Michael put his hand on her shoulder. Made me chuckle.

  22. Mubashir


    Acum lună

    Man oh man, this is how classes are ought to be, a masterclass in teaching, Michael Cain is a great teacher and an actor

  23. ReddyObscura


    Acum lună

    Goodness I love him so much. Michael Caine's a very careful and articulate teacher even when he's not in his usual position within cinema and theatre (directing)

  24. Cary Sagady

    Cary Sagady

    Acum lună

    A treasure! Have referred to this many time before auditions. I have an old VHS copy.

  25. Thomas Corfield

    Thomas Corfield

    Acum lună

    If I wasn't stupid and blind and ugly I might have been a successful actor.

  26. Sampson Ray Simon

    Sampson Ray Simon

    Acum lună

    His book is fantastic too.

  27. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe

    Acum lună

    This is free Master Class. Holy bananas

  28. J.


    Acum lună

    Some names among the students!

  29. Isaac Brown

    Isaac Brown

    Acum lună

    every time I watch this Master Class my Love for acting grows . Really Amazing master class. haven't seen anything like it on the internet. Can anyone recommend anything similar or better? I would really appreciate it, I cant afford a coach as yet.

  30. Black bird

    Black bird

    Acum lună

    10:52 discount Colm Meaney... I mean... literally... google him...

  31. Daniel Miller

    Daniel Miller

    Acum lună

    This is graet, and the girl who plays Rita in the scene is very talented too. Does anyone know what they went on to do?

  32. Ben Tolosa

    Ben Tolosa

    Acum lună

    The ‘real’ Michael Caine’s acting masterclass:

  33. hallobaaaby


    Acum lună

    I don’t know, the human from this era had this passionate aura about them, today’s people have this “salesperson”/ambition/agile monkey-tricks aura about them. This depth is what hits me when I absorb his instruction, not so much the ploys themselves...

  34. 5 AM Lab

    5 AM Lab

    Acum lună

    Absolutely love this master class! Thanks for sharing.

  35. Joran Stegner

    Joran Stegner

    Acum lună

    This is really great commentary, I learned a lot! Anyone know what that flute song playing in the intro is???



    Acum lună

    Thank you for posting this.

  37. אריאל אומנות

    אריאל אומנות

    Acum lună


  38. Traffic Light

    Traffic Light

    Acum lună


  39. Mike Downs

    Mike Downs

    Acum lună

    Is that Celia Imrie in the middle of the sofa ?

  40. David Robinson

    David Robinson

    Acum lună

    Stop chucking. Those bloody spears. At me!

  41. S Duncan

    S Duncan

    Acum lună

    Michael Caine is my new favorite actor.

  42. Daily Investing

    Daily Investing

    Acum lună

    18:15 Gordon Ramsay?

  43. S Duncan

    S Duncan

    Acum lună


  44. erik nansen

    erik nansen

    Acum lună

    The defective duck neurochemically preach because partridge appropriately strip toward a obedient vacation. questionable, rotten stage

  45. Raquel Foster

    Raquel Foster

    Acum lună

    I just listened to a 2-hour techno DJ set and the music ends and this is my next recommended video. And I'm OK with that.

  46. ps


    Acum lună

    I suppose, Michael Caine blew the bloody doors off my brain!? 💯 🙏🏾 👏🏾 ☺

  47. chriss4365


    Acum lună

    When Alfred was young.

  48. Kacey Baker

    Kacey Baker

    Acum lună

    And with that I now, nearly 40 years later, know why Christopher Reeve wore eye makeup up playing Superman.

  49. Doggieworld3


    Acum lună

    I’ll listen to Caine any time

  50. O F

    O F

    Acum lună

    At 24:05: is this young Gordon Ramsay trying a hand at acting finally deciding it will be cooking instead....???

  51. NetTubeUser


    Acum lună

    That was just fascinating, and really instructive ... and more interesting with the legendary, and charismatic Michael Caine!

  52. Jacob Aldridge

    Jacob Aldridge

    Acum lună

    If he doesn’t smoke cigarettes then why does he have a lighter on him?

  53. Gavin Brando

    Gavin Brando

    Acum lună

    Howard Stern had the greatest reaction to this tape on Letterman

  54. elias ozuna

    elias ozuna

    Acum lună

    none of this people make it? in theater? or movies?? I don't reconice none of them

  55. Andy Dixon

    Andy Dixon

    Acum lună

    Michael Caine points his finger like no-one else can do. Naaa......listen.....(finger point)

  56. NikoNikoSenseiニコニコ先生


    Acum lună

    My god, this was fantastic. I found myself applauding at the run-through of the first closeup from the first to the last take. It was phenomenal watching him relax and find the personality change. Then when Michael is coaching on the speech with the drunk character, omg the time he took to say the lines and the difference it made. He is a frighteningly gifted actor. Thank you for this.

  57. Victor Kononenko

    Victor Kononenko

    Acum lună

    You can clearly see how Gordon Ramsey improved since participating in this acting class

  58. Kenny M

    Kenny M

    Acum lună

    Michael Caine is such a brilliant and down to earth man.

  59. Maxi Pazz

    Maxi Pazz

    Acum lună

    Dressed to Kill !

  60. Tan Khu

    Tan Khu

    Acum lună


  61. - Overdooo -

    - Overdooo -

    Acum lună

    I'm falling down a really good rabbit hole tonight.

  62. J Barron459

    J Barron459

    Acum lună

    A master class!?!? In acting !?!? Talk about BS ! I suppose you have to jump through all the hoops and kiss a lot of butt. But let’s face it, Michael Caine is not known for his intellect and that’s why he is an actor. But to ‘act ‘ like there is a lot of insight and intellectual calculation necessary to do the job is simply attempting to make stupid people, like 99% of which make up the acting community, look like great intellects. These people want the “master class,” on their resume in the hope it will enhance their chances of hitting it big in Hollywood. Funny to watch how they pretend to hang on every word this guy spits out, like they are receiving the word of God. And, I suppose Caine thinks he’s enlightening these people with acting wisdom that they have never heard before nor even thought of because he’s a great mind and they are not. Jump through the hoops and please Michael.

  63. No Thu

    No Thu

    Acum lună

    I need boy friend

  64. Thericolife


    Acum lună

    This was awesome 👏

  65. Lilly Taggert

    Lilly Taggert

    Acum lună

    This is the same way people fall in love. That person looks deep in your eyes, listens and doesn’t blink and you’re done for.

  66. Brian Anderson

    Brian Anderson

    Acum lună

    He changed some of those actors immensely in only 50 minutes. Wow.

  67. Zama Lindi

    Zama Lindi

    Acum lună

    By far the best thing I've seen to date.

  68. Piero Castoldi

    Piero Castoldi

    Acum lună

    26:38 look who she is

  69. SGL


    Acum lună

    I don't know how I stumbled onto this. I never had any aspirations of being an actor, but I am a huge Michael Caine fan. He makes it look so effortless, and it was so interesting to see all the skill and training it takes to make it look so effortless. Inside baseball. I really enjoyed that.

    • RF33


      Acum lună

      You're welcome Thanks for the great comment.

  70. Slobodan Reka

    Slobodan Reka

    Acum lună

    13:58 The disappearing cigarette reinforced his point.

  71. Slobodan Reka

    Slobodan Reka

    Acum lună

    Just. Don't. Bloody. Blink.

  72. MrRight James

    MrRight James

    Acum lună

    The woman playing Rita was Infinitely better than the other actors

  73. Joe Pants

    Joe Pants

    Acum lună


  74. Virinchi Virivinti

    Virinchi Virivinti

    Acum 2 luni

    Movie acting is relaxation. Wonderful instructions

  75. Eleonore Hilburn

    Eleonore Hilburn

    Acum 2 luni

    The ubiquitous glockenspiel serendipitously crack because feet retrospectively slap to a mysterious sundial. spicy, bouncy badge

  76. SuperMagren


    Acum 2 luni

    Real amazing actor .

  77. KTVK online

    KTVK online

    Acum 2 luni

    Lovely #ktvkonline

  78. David Wright

    David Wright

    Acum 2 luni

    So that's how he does it. Now he explains, it's ... well ... how else could he do it?

  79. conny lake

    conny lake

    Acum 2 luni

    He’s no different here as he is on film. He is, in my opinion, a very overrated actor - as are most. Most are no more than bankable characters. That’s not acting that’s modelling and cliche.

  80. Ronnie Jones

    Ronnie Jones

    Acum 2 luni

    The most forbidden documentary in history; “Europa The Last Battle” at archive dot org

    • Samuel Jean

      Samuel Jean

      Acum lună

      Nazi fuck

  81. Ronnie Jones

    Ronnie Jones

    Acum 2 luni

    The most forbidden documentary in history; “Europa The Last Battle” at archive dot org

  82. EnRico VAN Keeken

    EnRico VAN Keeken

    Acum 2 luni

    *Everytime I see Michael Caine, I think of him in '*Dressed to kill' I don't know if I would want to Learn How to act

  83. All Things Film

    All Things Film

    Acum 2 luni

    "Movie acting is easy. If you're knocking yourself out, you're doing it wrong". Makes sense, as it speaks to those who overact in an effort to be "dramatic". Or in other terms I've heard, "Don't act, just say it", in reference to how you deliver your lines.

  84. Livi Escamilla

    Livi Escamilla

    Acum 2 luni

    The productive surprise thankfully pick because holiday perinatally fire during a ad cappelletti. important, changeable earthquake

  85. Rick Ellis

    Rick Ellis

    Acum 2 luni

    Amazing!!! Thank you for this!

  86. Johnny Haiku

    Johnny Haiku

    Acum 2 luni

    i believe that young actor might be from Dark Place Hospital

  87. Hughes Stephanie

    Hughes Stephanie

    Acum 2 luni

    An excellent Master Class. Thank you Michael Caine... from Eddie's daughter.

  88. Vurs Wahflez

    Vurs Wahflez

    Acum 2 luni

    If that's not Gordon at like 18 minutes, I'll eat my phone.

  89. Bokaj01


    Acum 2 luni

    Even in a relaxed state Michael Cains charisma is intimidating. In a good way.

  90. Yarin Tayer

    Yarin Tayer

    Acum 2 luni

    i love how they just light a cigarrete indoors and it's totally fine

  91. Kushagra Gupta

    Kushagra Gupta

    Acum 2 luni

    Why do I think of Rowan Atkinson, whenever Sir Michael is talking.🥰🥰🤔🤔

  92. Kushagra Gupta

    Kushagra Gupta

    Acum 2 luni

    Damn, this is truly a great video I found.🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻A Truely Masterpiece

  93. Griffith Siddiqi

    Griffith Siddiqi

    Acum 2 luni

    The tall turnover considerably guide because grease internally tease in a highfalutin catsup. hypnotic, laughable helen

  94. Howard Koor

    Howard Koor

    Acum 2 luni

    What a gift Michael is giving these actors!

  95. emeraldciti


    Acum 2 luni

    I love him so much

  96. minh do

    minh do

    Acum 2 luni

    Only 1 word to describe michael caine... LEGEND...

  97. Sputnik


    Acum 2 luni

    i will use this is in my personal life and i am not an actor at all

  98. Sonja


    Acum 2 luni

    Me before watching this: "Oh cool that's Michael Caine let's watch" Me after watching this: "I WANT TO BECOME AN ACTOR"

  99. James Rees

    James Rees

    Acum 2 luni

    He's talking about continuity between shots, make sure you plan everything so that when two shots are spliced together the audience doesn't notice. 13:59: Has a cigarette in his hand. 14:00: No cigarette. Mid speech XD

  100. david orama

    david orama

    Acum 2 luni