Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Born:

March 14, 1933

Born as:

Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr


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Biography:

Young Maurice Micklewhite grew up in the slums of South London with dreams of becoming an actor. He entered motion pictures in 1956 and played a variety of roles in such British productions as A Hill in Korea (1956) and Zulu (1964). This was closely followed by his two best-known roles: the spy Harry Palmer, in The Ipcress File (1965) (the first of four films), and the woman-chasing Alfie (1966).

By the 1970s Caine had achieved international stardom. He appeared in the classic Get Carter (1971) and was, again, praised for Sleuth (1972). Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Caine turned out films at a formidable rate –often three per year– to somewhat mixed results.

Receiving a CBE in 1992, Caine was knighted by the Queen on November 16th, 2000 - accepting the honour as Maurice Micklewhite Jr, in memory of his father.

By the end of the 20th century, Caine had appeared in more than 100 films.

In the new Millenium, Michael is back at the top of the game with The Quiet American (2002), Children Of Men (2006) and especially the three films with his friend director Christopher Nolan: Batman Begins (2005), The Prestige (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).

  1. The Dark Knight (2008)
  2. Inception (2010)
  3. The prestige (2006)
  4. Batman begins (2005)
  5. Sleuth (1972)
  6. The children of men (2006)
  7. The man who would be King (1975)
  8. Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
  9. Zulu (1964)
  10. Jack the Ripper (1988)

  • The bulldog breed (1961)
  • The wrong arm of the law (1963)
  • Zulu (1964)
  • The Ipcress file (1965)
  • Alfie (1966)
  • The wrong box (1966)
  • Gambit (1966)
  • Funeral in Berlin (1966)
  • Hurry Sundown (1967)
  • Billion dollar brain (1967)
  • Deadfall (1968)
  • The magus (1968)
  • Play dirty (1969)
  • The Italian Job (1969)
  • Battle of Britain (1969)
  • Too late the hero (1970)
  • The last valley (1971)
  • Get Carter (1971)
  • Kidnapped (1971)
  • Zee and Co. (1972)
  • Sleuth (1972)
  • The black windmill (1974)
  • The Marseille contract (1974)
  • The Wilby conspiracy (1975)
  • The romantic Englishwoman (1975)
  • The man who would be King (1975)
  • The eagle has landed (1976)
  • A bridge too far (1977)
  • Silver bears (1978)
  • California suite (1978)
  • Dressed to kill (1980)
  • Victory (1981)
  • Deathtrap (1982)
  • Educating Rita (1983)
  • The jigsaw man (1984)
  • The Holcroft covenant (1985)
  • Hannah and her Sisters (1986)
  • Mona Lisa (1986)
  • The whistle blower (1986)
  • The fourth protocol (1987)
  • Surrender (1987)
  • Jack the Ripper (1988)
  • Without a clue (1988)
  • Dirty rotten scoundrels (1988)
  • A shock to the system (1990)
  • Mr. Destiny (1990)
  • Noises off? (1992)
  • The Muppet Christmas carol (1992)
  • Bullet to Beijing (1995)
  • Blood and wine (1997)
  • Little voice (1998)
  • The Cider House rules (1999)
  • The debtors (1999)
  • Quills (2000)
  • Shiner (2000)
  • Miss Congeniality (2000)
  • Last orders (2001)
  • Austin Powers in goldmember (2002)
  • The Quiet American (2002)
  • The actors (2003)
  • Secondhand lions (2003)
  • The statement (2003)
  • Around the bend (2004)
  • Batman begins (2005)
  • The weather man (2005)
  • The children of men (2006)
  • The prestige (2006)
  • Sleuth (2007)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Is There Anybody There? (2008)
  • Harry Brown (2009)
  • Inception (2010)
  • Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)
  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
  • The dark knight rises (2012)
  • Mr. Morgan's last love (2012)
  • Now you see me (2013)
  • Last love (2013)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Eliza Graves (2014)

Academy awards

2003 Nominated Best Actor for: The quiet American (2002)
2000 Won Best Actor for: The Cider House rules (1999)
1987 Won Best Actor for: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
1984 Nominated Best Actor for: Educating Rita (1983)
1973 Nominated Best Actor for: Sleuth (1972)
1967 Nominated Best Actor for: Alfie (1966)

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Bibliography » Web:

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Ain't it cool news - Michael refused to play a murderer
Associated Press - A new book by Michael Caine
Broadway world - Last love available on Blu-ray
Contact music - Michael Caine confirms role
Daily Telegraph - Caines wife hates his movie
Deadline - Michael Caine joins Eliza Graves
Deadline - Michael Caine set to Imagine
Deadline - Plummer replaces Caine
Deadline - Michael Caine joins Interstellar cast
Die Welt - Munich Film Festival honors Caine
Double O section - Harry Palmer may be back
DVD Active - MIchael Caines worst film
DVD Times - Secondhand Lions
DVD Times - A young MIchael Caine on Blu-ray
High-def digest - The man would be king on Blu-ray
High-def digest - Alzheimer on Blu-ray
Hollywood reporter - Harry Brown
Hollywood reporter - Michael Caine joins Center of the earth
Incontention - Another film for Michael Caine
Independent - London City honor for Sir Michael Caine
ITV - Caine awarded Freedom of Southwark
Los Angeles Times - Carter and the beautiful girls
Sunday times - Civic award for Sir Michael Caine
Telegraph - Michael Caine shuns luxury items
The Telegraph - France bestows culture honor on Caine
This is Surrey - Michael Caine is a theatre patron
Total film - Michael Caine joins magician heist movie