Michael Caine

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Sir Michael Caine

Sir Michael Caine, 28th EFA Awards 2015, Berlin (cropped).jpg
Caine in 2015
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr.

(1933-03-14) 14 March 1933 (age 88)
OccupationActor, Producer, Author
Years active1953–present
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
Spouse(s)Patricia Haines
(m. 1955–1958, divorced)
Shakira Caine
(m. 1973–present)
Parent(s)Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
Ellen Maria Burchell
RelativesStanley Caine (brother, dead)
David Burchell
(half-brother, dead)

Sir Michael Caine CBE /kn/; (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr., 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer, and author. Known for his distinctive cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 movies, and is regarded as a British movie icon.

His early role in Alfie (1966) earned him an Academy Award nomination. He also starred in The Italian Job (1969) and Battle of Britain (1969).

His roles in the 1970s included Get Carter (1971), The Last Valley (1971), Sleuth (1972), for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination, The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).

In 1986, he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters.

Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). In 1999, he won a second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Cider House Rules.

Caine played Nigel Powers, Austin Powers' father in the 2002 parody Austin Powers in Goldmember, and Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. He appeared in several other of Nolan's movies, including The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010) and Interstellar (2014).[1]

He also appeared in Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men and Matthew Vaughn's action comedy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Caine is one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s, the other one being Jack Nicholson.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michael Caine Biography (1933– )". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 16 April 2009.

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