London, April 21 (ANI): Sir Michael Caine left his family stunned after confessing his acting ambitions because his relatives thought he was gay.
The elite 'Miss Congeniality' actor revealed he had expected a family backlash but never thought his sexuality would be questioned.
"That's what we thought actors were - all poofs (gay). And sometimes we were right," the Daily Star quoted him as saying.
The 76-year-old was knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema.
He is also noted for retaining his strong cockney accent. (ANI)