Sir Michael Caine
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, Jr.
14 March 1933
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Author|
|Height||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
(m. 1955; div. 1962)
Shakira Baksh (m. 1973)
|Parent(s)||Maurice Joseph Micklewhite|
Ellen Maria Burchell
|Relatives||Stanley Caine (brother, dead)|
Sir Michael Caine CBE //; (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.
Career[change | change source]
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).
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).
Personal life[change | change source]
Caine was married to Patricia Haines from 1955 until they divorced in 1962. He later married Shakira Baksh in 1973. Caine has two children. He supports the Conservative Party and voted for Brexit.
In July 2016, Caine legally changed his name from Maurice Joseph Micklewhite to Michael Caine in order to make security checks at airports easier. "[A security guard] would say, 'Hi Michael Caine,' and suddenly I'd be giving him a passport with a different name on it. I could stand there for an hour. So I changed my name."
Selected awards[change | change source]
He won the following Golden Globe Awards:
- Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in Educating Rita
- Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role in Jack the Ripper
- Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role in Little Voice
He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in The Cider House Rules
References[change | change source]
- "Michael Caine Biography (1933– )". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- Clarke, Donald. "Michael Caine: Still willing to blow the bloody doors off". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
- "Sir Michael Caine reveals he voted for Brexit because he 'would rather be a poor master than a rich servant'". www.telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
- Chan, Rosalie (21 July 2016). "Michael Caine Has Changed His Name". Time. Retrieved 23 July 2016.