CANNES (Reuters): Michael Caine , the British actor sometimes lampooned for playing versions of himself in his six-decade career, says he is unrecognisable in his latest role as a retired orchestra conductor. "The challenge that I put myself, and always have done, is 'How can I do a character that’s as far away from me as possible?'," Caine told Reuters on Thursday after the Cannes premiere of "Youth" by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino. Caine , 82, plays the musician having a late-life crisis at a posh Swiss resort.