When young Caine longed for fame in the circle of best-known stars

November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin  

In the early 1960s, the ‘Alfie’ actor shared a flat with Terence Stamp as they began their careers.

“Terence’s stardom happened before mine,” the Daily Express quoted him, as telling Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

“I felt at one time that everyone I knew became famous except me: Peter O’Toole, Robert Shaw, Terence Stamp, Albert Finney. I even knew a painter, David Hockney. He became famous! It was weird.

“Another one of my friends was an out-of-work actor John Osborne, who then wrote Look Back In Anger and became famous. Even Terence Stamp’s brother [Chris] - who didn’t really do anything, he was just a Cockney lad - started managing an unknown band called The Who.

“So when even Terry’s brother made it, I thought, ‘S***, I’m still not famous. When is it going to be me?’” he added.

Caine also revealed that he was turned down for a play of ‘Alfie,’ which came out before the film, and the role was offered to Stamp instead.

“And then they made a play of Alfie before the film came out - I was even turned down for that! And Terry was offered the part of Alfie in the film before me,” he said. (ANI)

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