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
Lewis Gilbert's Alfie
Peter Collinson's comedy-thriller The Italian Job
Mike Hodges's Get Carter
John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King
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
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Here are some of Michael Caine's best films:
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).
“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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