Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War...
Born on March 14, 1933
Rotherhithe, London, England, UK
Height 1.85m / 6' 1"
Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat. Upon his return to England he gravitated toward the theater and got a job as an assistant stage manager. He adopted the name of Caine on the advice of his agent, taking it from a marquee that advertised The Caine Mutiny (1954). In the years that followed he worked in more than 100 television dramas, with repertory companies throughout England and eventually in the stage hit, "The Long and the Short and the Tall." Zulu (1964), the 1964 epic retelling of a historic 19th-century battle in South Africa between British soldiers and Zulu warriors, brought Caine to international attention. Instead of being typecast as a low-ranking Cockney soldier, he played a snobbish, aristocratic officer. Although "Zulu" was a major success, it was the role of Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965) and the title role in Alfie (1966) that made Caine a star of the first magnitude. He epitomized the new breed of actor in mid-'60s England, the working-class bloke with glasses and a down-home accent. However, after initially starring in some excellent films, particularly in the 1960s, including Gambit (1966), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Play Dirty (1969), Battle of Britain (1969), Too Late the Hero (1970), The Last Valley (1971) and especially Get Carter (1971), he seemed to take on roles in below-average films, simply for the money he could by then command. There were some gems amongst the dross, however. He gave a magnificent performance opposite Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and turned in a solid one as a German colonel in The Eagle Has Landed (1976). Educating Rita (1983) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) (for which he won his first Oscar) were highlights of the 1980s, while more recently Little Voice (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999) (his second Oscar) and Last Orders (2001) have been widely acclaimed.Read More
His spectacles (rare for 1960s leading actors)
Frequently works with director Christopher Nolan
Tall, lean frame
Often plays mentors and father figures to younger characters in films
His cockney accent
His first American accent was in the film Hurry Sundown (1967). He was taught the Southern drawl by Vivien Leigh, who told him to say "four door Ford" all day long for weeks. (source - "What's it all about?" Michael Caine's autobiography - 1992)
11/16/00: Formally knighted at Buckingham Palace under his real name of Maurice Micklewhite. He will be known professionally as Sir Michael Caine.
He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his contribution to the performing arts.
Shared a London flat with actor Terence Stamp early in his career.
Took his name from the film The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Owns his own film production company.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire) in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
1987: Awarded British Variety Club Award for Best Film Actor.
Co-owned top London restaurant Langan's Brasserie.
10/87: Ranked #55 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
[in 1967] I've never been out with a married woman, never. I respect others' properties.
Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.
The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this--a movie star will say, "How can I change the script to suit me?" and a movie actor will say. "How can I change me to suit the script?"
First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
The best research [for playing a drunk] is being a British actor for 20 years.
Movie acting is about covering the machinery. Stage acting is about exposing the machinery. In cinema, you should think the actor is playing himself, if he's that good. It looks very easy. It should. But it's not, I assure you. To disappear your complete self into a character is quite difficult. I've tried it 85 times, and I've succeeded two or three times.
I used to get the girl; now I get the part. In The Quiet American (2002) you may have noticed I got the part and the girl. It's a milestone for me, because it's the last time I'm going to get the girl. I'm sure of it, now I'm nearly seventy.
I am in so many movies that are on TV at 2:00 a.m. that people think I am dead.
[on Jaws: The Revenge (1987)] I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.
My name is Michael Caine.
|Shakira Caine||January 08, 1973 - present||(1 child)|
|Patricia Haines||- present||(divorced) (1 child)|
|Hurry Sundown||$ 20,000 /week|
|What's My Line?||Himself-MysteryGuest(1episode,1966)|
|Dixon of Dock Green||Brocklehurst/...(3episodes,1957-1959)|
|The Adventures of Sir Lancelot||ThirdKnight(1episode,1956)|
|The Two-Headed Spy||GestapoAgent|
|Foxhole in Cairo||Weber|
|The Ship That Couldn't Stop||Helmsman|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||Himself-Guest/...(8episodes,1965-1988)|
|The Wrong Arm of the Law||PoliceStationPC(uncredited)|
|The Ipcress File||HarryPalmer|
|Funeral in Berlin||HarryPalmer|
|The Wrong Box||MichaelFinsbury|
|The Joey Bishop Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,1969)|
|Tonite Let's All Make Love in London||Himself(segment"MovieStars")(uncredited)|
|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In||Himself-GuestPerformer(3episodes,1969-1970)|
|The David Frost Show||Himself-Guest(2episodes,1970-1972)|
|The Dick Cavett Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,1970)|
|Playboy After Dark||Himself(1episode,1969)|
|Battle of Britain||SquadronLeaderCanfield|
|The Last Valley||TheCaptain|
|The Black Windmill||Maj.JohnTarrant|
|Good Morning America||Himself-Guest(2episodes,1979-2014)|
|The Wilby Conspiracy||JimKeogh|
|The Eagle Has Landed||ColonelSteiner|
|Harry and Walter Go to New York||AdamWorth|
|Dressed to Kill||DoctorRobertElliott|
|Late Night with David Letterman||Himself(2episodes,1983-1987)|
|The Jigsaw Man||PhilipKimberley/SergeiKuzminsky|
|Terror in the Aisles||DoctorRobertElliott(archivefootage)(uncredited)|
|Larry King Live||Himself-Guest(1episode,1999)|
|The Holcroft Covenant||NoelHolcroft|
|Half Moon Street||LordBulbeck|
|The Whistle Blower||FrankJones|
|The Fourth Protocol||JohnPreston|
|The Fourth Protocol|
|Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup||Narrator(voice)|
|Without a Clue||ReginaldKincaid/SherlockHolmes|
|Live! with Kelly||Himself-Guest(1episode,2006)|
|Otto Preminger: Anatomie eines Filmemachers||Himself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Himself-Guest(9episodes,1992-2009)|
|The Muppet Christmas Carol||Scrooge|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Himself-Guest(3episodes,1994-2003)|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Himself-Guest(3episodes,1998-2010)|
|World War II: When Lions Roared||JosephV.Stalin|
|On Deadly Ground||MichaelJennings|
|The Daily Show||Himself-Guest(2episodes,2003-2010)|
|Elle s'appelait Françoise||Himself|
|It All Came True||MaxGale|
|Children in Need||Himself(1episode,2003)|
|Knight Errant Limited||Photographer(1episode,1960)|
|The Arthur Haynes Show||(1episode,1962)|
|Inside the Actors Studio||Himself-Guest(1episode,2000)|
|The Mike Douglas Show||Himself-Guest(8episodes,1975-1979)|
|World in Action||Himself(1episode,1970)|
|Aspel & Company||Himself-Guest(1episode,1984)|
|No Wreath for the General||SecondPoliceConstable(1episode,1960)|
|Children of Men||Jasper|
|Roger Moore: A Matter of Class||Himself|
|Heaven and Earth with Gloria Hunniford||Himself-Guest(1episode,2003)|
|Caiga quien caiga||Himself(1episode,2005)|
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