TimesTalks: Michael Caine: An Accent That Broke Class Barriers | The New York Times





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Published on Jul 10, 2009

As an actor, Michael Caine chose to keep his native Cockney accent to make a statement about England's class system. It was to encourage other people from working-class backgrounds to say that they could (succeed).

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