Michael Caine didn’t blink on the screen… for 8 years

Michael Caine didn’t blink on the screen… for 8 years

The famous British comedian, notably famous for his roles in “Hannah and her sisters”, “The Bloodhound” or the trilogy “The Dark Knight”, explains that he made an effort to never blink his eyes on the screen during a period of 8 years.

Two Oscars, more than 130 films on the clock, an incredible career and unforgettable roles in films such as The Bloodhound, Hannah and her sisters, The Man who wanted to be king or the trilogy The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan.

Michael caine didn't blink on the screen… for 8 years - actus ciné
Michael caine didn’t blink on the screen

If the career of Michael Caine, now 88 years old, is so extensive and memorable, it is obviously thanks to his talent as an actor. An asset that he has been able to sharpen over time, in particular by using a very particular technique, inspired by reading the book Teach Yourself Film Acting, as he recently told at the microphone of Mirror :

“One thing I remembered: ‘Don’t blink. You should never blink.’ For the next 8 years, I walked around trying not to blink. The people around me, my mother and the others, though I had gone mad. They thought I was a psychopath. I was scared. a lot of people.”

This practice, which allowed him to inherit the nickname Snake Eyes and which he continued to use on film and television sets, was also experienced by other prominent actors such as Anthony Hopkins on the set of The Silence of the Lambs.

According to the latter, this ability of an actor to remain impassive, quiet, would allow him in a way to“hypnotize” the public.

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