VENICE, Italy (AP) – Michael Caine says he supports Brexit because he doesn’t want Britain to be controlled by European Union bureaucrats.
At the Venice Film Festival, the Oscar-winning actor said Britain was “being run by a man called Mr. Juncker” – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a former prime minister of Luxembourg.
Caine said Tuesday that “up until I was 20, I thought Luxembourg was a radio station. I didn’t even know it was a country and now he’s running my country – and he doesn’t seem to like us.”
The 84-year-old actor said his decision wasn’t based on immigration or economics, but because “I’d rather be a poor master of my own fate than a rich servant of someone else’s.”
Caine narrates Venice entry “My Generation,” a documentary about the 1960s.