Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

By Michael Caine
Read by Michael Caine

6.65 Hours 10/23/2018 unabridged
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With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career—and now his eighty-fifth year. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) 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 pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. 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 eighty-fifth year—and more beloved than ever—he wants to share everything he’s learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

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Summary

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A Publishers Weekly Pick of Best Audiobooks for Fall

With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career—and now his eighty-fifth year.

One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films from the classic movies Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book title) 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 pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. 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 eighty-fifth year—and more beloved than ever—he wants to share everything he’s learned.

With brilliant new insight into his life and work and showcasing his wonderful gift for storytelling, Blowing the Bloody Doors Off is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A dishy and anecdotal rumination…Gracious, generous, and humble, this consummate professional is a generous advocate for creating a fulfilling and contented life.” Booklist
“Entertaining anecdotes and life lessons…[and] deeply felt passages on the grueling rejection and insecurity of an actor’s life…Caine’s writing—funny, warm, down-to-earth—will captivate fans and casual readers alike.” Publishers Weekly
“Caine melds candid anecdotes and a master class on acting into an upbeat, unpretentious, and star-studded memoir…. Warm recollections and practical advice from an acclaimed star.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine CBE has been Oscar-nominated six times, winning his first Academy Award in 1986 and his second in 1999. He has starred in over one hundred films, becoming well-known for several critically acclaimed performances. He was appointed a CBE in 1992 and knighted in 2000 in recognition of his contribution to cinema. Married for more than thirty years, with two daughters and three grandchildren, he and his wife Shakira live in London and Surrey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 6.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English