Michael Caine is hands down one of my favorite actors of all time. For more reasons than you'd probably like to listen to me ramble on about, so I'll spare you. (I'll just say this, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Without A Clue", and the original "Sleuth". I can forgive him, "Jaws: The Revenge" in lieu of all those. Can't you?)
His filmography speaks for itself. He has added credibility in my eyes, because he is nearly the spitting image of my father. When Jake read me this quote by him today, I took it to heart.
"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but paddling like the dickens underneath."
"Paddle!" says Caine, and paddle I shall.