Michael Caine

1933-

Biography

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Michael Caine is an English actor whose birth name is Maurice Joseph Micklewhite. He was born in Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, London, England on 14th March 1933.

His best films as an actor include Sidney J. Furie's crime-thriller The Ipcress File (1965), Lewis Gilbert's Alfie (1966), Peter Collinson's comedy-thriller The Italian Job (1969), Mike Hodges's Get Carter (1971) and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King (1975).

Michael Caine has so far appeared in 121 films.

He has most frequently worked with the following directors: Christopher Nolan (5 films), Lewis Gilbert (3), John Mackenzie (3), Mike Hodges (2), John Huston (2), Irwin Allen (2), Guy Hamilton (2), Bryan Forbes (2) and André De Toth (2).

His most frequent genres include: drama (49 films), Thriller (42), comedy (32), crime-thriller (18), War (15), romance (11), comedy-drama (10), comedy-romance (9), Fantasy (8), Documentary (7), Horror (6), history (5), comedy-thriller (3), Biography (2) and Animation (2).

Our average rating for Michael Caine over all films is: 3.2

Filmography

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Morning Departure (1950) [a]

A Hill in Korea (1956) [a]

Sailor Beware (1956) [a]

How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) [a]

A Woman of Mystery (1958) [a]

Blind Spot (1958) [a]

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) [a]

Passport to Shame (1958) [a]

The Key (1958) [a]

The Two-Headed Spy (1958) [a]

Danger Within (1959) [a]

Foxhole in Cairo (1960) [a]

The Bulldog Breed (1960) [a]

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) [a]

The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) [a]

Zulu (1964) [a]

The Ipcress File (1965) [a]

Alfie (1966) [a]

Funeral in Berlin (1966) [a]

Gambit (1966) [a]

The Wrong Box (1966) [a]

Billion Dollar Brain (1967) [a]

Hurry Sundown (1967) [a]

Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) [a]

Woman Times Seven (1967) [a]

Deadfall (1968) [a]

Play Dirty (1968) [a]

The Magus (1968) [a]

Battle of Britain (1969) [a]

The Italian Job (1969) [a]

The Last Valley (1970) [a]

Too Late the Hero (1970) [a]

Get Carter (1971) [a]

Kidnapped (1971) [a]

Pulp (1972) [a]

Sleuth (1972) [a]

Zee and Co. (1972) [a]

The Black Windmill (1974) [a]

The Marseille Contract (1974) [a]

Don Rickles: Buy This Tape You Hockey Puck (1975) [a]

Peeper (1975) [a]

The Man Who Would Be King (1975) [a]

The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) [a]

The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) [a]

Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) [a]

The Eagle Has Landed (1976) [a]

A Bridge Too Far (1977) [a]

California Suite (1978) [a]

Silver Bears (1978) [a]

The Swarm (1978) [a]

Ashanti (1979) [a]

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) [a]

Dressed to Kill (1980) [a]

The Island (1980) [a]

The Hand (1981) [a]

Victory (1981) [a]

Deathtrap (1982) [a]

Educating Rita (1983) [a]

The Honorary Consul (1983) [a]

The Jigsaw Man (1983) [a]

Blame It on Rio (1984) [a]

The Holcroft Covenant (1985) [a]

Water (1985) [a]

Half Moon Street (1986) [a]

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) [a]

Mona Lisa (1986) [a]

Sweet Liberty (1986) [a]

Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup (1987) [a]

Jaws: The Revenge (1987) [a]

Surrender (1987) [a]

The Fourth Protocol (1987) [a]

The Whistle Blower (1987) [a]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) [a]

Without a Clue (1988) [a]

John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1989) [a]

A Shock to the System (1990) [a]

Bullseye! (1990) [a]

Mr. Destiny (1990) [a]

Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) [a]

Blue Ice (1992) [a]

Noises Off... (1992) [a]

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) [a]

On Deadly Ground (1994) [a]

Bullet to Beijing (1995) [a]

Blood and Wine (1996) [a]

Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996) [a]

Little Voice (1998) [a]

Shadow Run (1998) [a]

Curtain Call (1999) [a]

The Cider House Rules (1999) [a]

The Debtors (1999) [a]

Get Carter (2000) [a]

Miss Congeniality (2000) [a]

Quills (2000) [a]

Shiner (2000) [a]

Last Orders (2001) [a]

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) [a]

The Quiet American (2002) [a]

Quicksand (2003) [a]

Secondhand Lions (2003) [a]

The Actors (2003) [a]

The Statement (2003) [a]

Around the Bend (2004) [a]

Batman Begins (2005) [a]

Bewitched (2005) [a]

The Weather Man (2005) [a]

Children of Men (2006) [a]

The Prestige (2006) [a]

Flawless (2007) [a]

Sleuth (2007) [a]

Is There Anybody There? (2008) [a]

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) [a]

The Dark Knight (2008) [a]

Harry Brown (2009) [a]

Inception (2010) [a]

Cars 2 (2011) [a]

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) [a]

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) [a]

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) [a]

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013) [a]

Now You See Me (2013) [a]




Awards

Michael Caine won 2 Academy Awards for: Hannah and Her Sisters (1987, Best Actor in a Supporting Role); and The Cider House Rules (2000, Best Actor in a Supporting Role). He received 4 further Oscar nominations for: Alfie (1967, Best Actor in a Leading Role); Sleuth (1973, Best Actor in a Leading Role); Educating Rita (1984, Best Actor in a Leading Role); and The Quiet American (2003, Best Actor in a Leading Role).

He was also the recipient of 1 BAFTA for: Educating Rita (1984, Best Actor).

He also received 2 Golden Globes for: Educating Rita (1984, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical); and Little Voice (1999, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical).

Quotes

“A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.”

“I thought I'd never be an actor but then I saw Van Johnson had freckles just like me.”

“I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.”

“I'm the audience's representative on earth.”

“I've a soft spot for actresses. When I was poor, they were the only people who were nice to me.”

“I've turned myself inside out. I've played murderers, transvestites, drunks, everything. I just thought: I'm 50 now, it might be nice to have a quiet life. Romantic comedies are usually set in glamorous places, you don't have to turn up in the Philippines jungle.”

“If I become a supporting actor, it would cut my money by three-quarters.”

“If you're a movie actor, you're on your own - you cannot control the stage. The director controls it.”

“The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That's what I want to do.”

“The putting on [weight for Educating Rita] was simple and delightful. The taking off took longer. I live in Berverly Hills, so I took the Beverly Hills diet. I ate a lot of pineapple. It made me spotty, so I ate a lot of Nivea cream.”




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