Sir Michael Caine inspired Tom Hanks to become an actor

SIR Michael Caine inspired Tom Hanks to become an actor after he saw him in the 1964 drama Zulu.

Speaking to Dave Berry on the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show, Michael recalled, “I was with him once … he said, ‘I became an actor when I saw you.’ I said ‘Why?’

“He said, ‘My dad took me in a drive-in theatre when I was a little boy to see Zulu. He said, ‘And I saw you in Zulu and I thought, ‘I’d like to do that’, so I became an actor.”

Earlier this month, Michael admitted he thinks Donald Trump is funny.

The veteran star has previously socialised with the American billionaire and while they’ve become more distant since Trump won the US Presidential election in 2016, Michael has always found him to be good company.

Michael shared, “I know him quite well. We went to dinner. He made me laugh.”

Despite Trump’s success in the business world, the London-born actor was still shocked to learn of his ambition to become the President.

Michael thinks America currently finds itself in the midst of a “strange” situation.

He explained, “When someone said he was running for president, I said, ‘President of what? Marks & Spencer?’ I’m sure he was quite surprised himself to become president.” – BANG!