"When I was a young man, we were running around with girls all over the place and nobody knew anything about anything. "

Michael Caine is what acting is all about. Over the course of his storied 50-plus-year career, he's made more than 100 films, won two Oscars (for 'Hannah and Her Sisters' and 'The Cider House Rules'), appeared in the second highest-grossing movie of all time ('The Dark Knight'), been knighted AND maintained his rep as a great guy throughout it all.

With his latest film, the indie drama 'Is Anybody There?,' Caine delivers a quietly heartbreaking turn as a widowed magician plagued by a lifetime of regret (and the onset of senility) who finds redemption in his unlikely friendship with an introverted boy (Bill Milner).

In an exclusive interview, the eternally cheerful, shockingly humble and unquestionably content movie legend reveals why his latest role left his wife of 36 years sobbing uncontrollably, dishes on what to expect -- and what not to expect -- from the next Batman movie and sets the record straight on pal Christian Bale's much-ballyhooed rant (and what a "scumbag" had to do with it).

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