It’s barely hit cinemas and it seems every second person has already seen Christopher Nolan‘s World War II epic, ‘Dunkirk’.
That’s why it’s such a bloody surprise to learn that Michael Caine actually made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo that nearly everyone… missed.
In the beginning of the movie, the cinematic icon can be heard barking orders to a couple of fighter pilots, including hottie Tom Hardy, over the radio.
It was a reporter from US site New Jersey Local News who recognised his British twang during an early screening and hit Nolan up about it during a press interview.
“Yes, good for you for spotting him,” the director said. “It’s shocking to me that a lot of people haven’t, when he has really one of the most distinctive voices in cinema. I wanted very much to squeeze him in here. It’s a bit of a nod to his character in [1969 World War II film] ‘Battle of Britain’.
He added: “It’s Michael. He has to be in all my films, after all.”
Nolan does, indeed, have Caine on the brain at all times: he’s featured in several of his movies, including the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘The Prestige’.
It’s so good we have no qualms in rewatching it to to spot-the-Caine.
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