Michael Caine on Cary Grant. Cary Grant as Himself

[Ed: At home with a sick son today. So enjoy this. My intention was to suggest that you take time today to act a bit more Grant-like. Take the “beat”, the extra second before you answer and do not rush about. In particular, have a sense of humour about what you do. Sometimes that’s hard. But as Grant said, “Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.” Give it a shot, elegance is attitude.]

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2 Responses to Michael Caine on Cary Grant. Cary Grant as Himself

  1. I think part of Cary’s charm was being casual, light hearted, and not taking himself seriously. If he had a big ego, he concealed it very well. Nobody likes a show off, and I think that in his persona there was an aspect of being effortless but gentlemanly. He looked very well groomed but wasn’t strutting. We remember Cary Grant most for this stylish but not foppish look, but I think there were a few others of his time who also had this casual charm. I think Gary Cooper and to a certain extent Rock Hudson also had it. For me it also had to do with warmth and kindness, but I think it takes a certain kind of charisma to project this.

  2. Angelika says:

    oh thank you, I didn’t know the video with Michael Caine yet.
    – Just watching “I was a Male War Bride” with Cary Grant again, this evening.
    Wasn’t he a unique persona. And living true to himself.
    What a pity – the 2nd video is “not available” in my country.

    all the best, Angelika

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