Shakira and Michael Caine

Shakira and Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine doesn't think anyone has a better life than him.

The 83-year-old actor - who married second wife Shakira in 1983 - couldn't be happier with how things have turned out for him, both personally and professionally.

He said: "I can't think of anyone who has a better life than me. I am so happy. People say to me, 'Do you believe in God?' And I say, 'If you had my life, you'd have to believe in God.' "

The 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' actor recently changed his name by deed poll from his birth name of Maurice Micklewhite to the one he is more commonly known as, and he has admitted it makes life much easier when travelling.

He said of the change: "Otherwise you're liable to end up in the nick for three hours. So my passport is the same name as me.

"My name really is Michael Caine. I hope my dad forgives me!"

The screen legend was good friends with late Beatles singer John Lennon and despite their worldwide fame, they were able to attend high-profile events without being recognised.

He told GQ magazine: "I knew John very well. We first met at the Cannes Film Festival.

"I would say, 'This is Mr. Lemon' and he would say, 'This is Mr. Micklewhite'. That's how we got through Cannes Film Festival without being recognised."

Michael will next be working on 'Four Kids And It', a project he took on for the sake of the young members of his family.

He said: "I'm doing that for my grandchildren."


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