Michael Caine

English actor Michael Caine

Michael Caine, CBE is an English actor. Caine is one of two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s, the other one being Jack Nicholson. In 2000, Caine was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema.
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'Dick Tracy' Actress Glenne Headly Dead At 62
Huffington Post - 9 months
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How Roger Moore Assisted Sacheen Littlefeather In Her Blind Date With History
Huffington Post - 9 months
Whether as James Bond or as Roger Moore, Roger could always be relied upon to help a lady in distress. I treasure a scene he played as he escorted Native American activist Sacheen Littlfeather to the wings of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage following her appearance apparently to accept (but as it turned out, decline) Marlon Brando’s Best Actor statuette at the 1973 Academy Awards. It was a bit tense since there had been audience boos, but she had completed her task graciously and courageously. Roger considerately had a reassuring hand at her elbow, but she was steady, having served Brando’s purpose and that of the plight of Native Americans with dignity. I had gone to meet Roger in the stage right wings, near the elevators which rose to the press rooms above. Roger was long a client of my and my late partner Jerry Pam’s PR firm. A dozen or so members of the PR branch of the Academy watched the show in a holding room and divided up taking the winners and prese...
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Screen treasures Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman can't overcome the implausible in 'Going in Style'
LATimes - 11 months
"Going in Style," the story of a trio of bank robbers who are old enough to know better, may not be a federal offense, but it is certainly a misdemeanor. Yes, stars Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman are cinematic treasures, and seeing them riff on screen in this generic geriatric exercise...
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Freeman, Caine talk ageism and 'bromance'
Reuters.com - 11 months
Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine talk about ageism in Hollywood and their 'bromance' at a special screening of 'Going in Style' in London. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
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Please Stop Asking Morgan Freeman To Record Your Voicemail Messages
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Happy New Year
Huffington Post - about 1 year
2016 was quite a year. A great year. The most interesting Presidential election year of my lifetime. My first full year as a grandfather. The first time I've ever visited Berlin. The first year during which almost all the books I read were on a Kindle. The first time I've ever walked the Little Big Horn battlefield or been in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming at the peak of the aspens changing colors. But, let's get to it: Favorite movie: Hell or High Water...it's not even close. Let's hope that the Academy will remember the Best Picture Oscar debacle when they gave it to the completely forgettable The King's Speech (at best a Masterpiece Theater episode) rather than the Coen Bros' remake of True Grit (an American movie classic). But, prepare yourself for the equally forgettable La La Land winning best picture. Favorite non fiction book: The Apache Wars, the hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the captive boy who started the longest war in American History. Nota bene: wh...
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Dana Carvey's Impression Of Trump Starting World War III Is Entirely Too Accurate
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Alec Baldwin has some competition for the best Donald Trump impression.  Dana Carvey showed off his incredible impersonation of the Republican presidential candidate during a Thursday stop on “The Howard Stern Show.” The former “SNL” star is promoting his new Netflix special, “Straight White Male, 60.”  With a little prodding from Stern, Carvey fired off 17 rapid fire “micro-impressions” of everyone from Michael Caine as a toddler to Robin Williams and Bernie Sanders, but it was his Trump impression that was the best. Posing as Trump “selling” the American public on starting World War III, Carvey’s impression was eerily accurate.  “We had such a fabulous nuclear war, OK? Terrific, terrific,” the comedian said in all-too familiar tone while mimicking Trump’s tics and mannerisms. “Our bunkers are tremendous. Chinese bunkers? Total disasters.”  It’s all just too real. Hopefully Trump catches wind of Carvey’s impression, as it’ll likely have his tiny hands cu...
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I'm Not Your Baby!
Huffington Post - over 1 year
I've worked at my local public library long enough to be on a first-name basis with many of our patrons. And the rest greet me with the courtesy and respect that, as a trained professional, I deserve. Except for when they don't. From time to time, a patron will call me "sweetie." Or "honey-bunch." Or "dear." And I'm not alone. Recently a fellow librarian posted this lament on Facebook: "A patron just called me baby. Can I go home now?" The comments this inspired from other librarians were sympathetic: I hear you. I've got a Master's Degree in Library Science. So naturally, I want to be greeted with "Hiya cupcake!" What? I hate being called pet names. "Do you have the latest Grisham, lovey?" ICK. A patron called me "doll" the other day. I didn't realize that my library was in a film noir movie starring Humphrey Bogart. I'm not a baby. I'm old enough to collect social security. A little respect, please. Today a student half my age called me "hon." And a...
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Top British Artist Lincoln Townley Has Painted This Year's Britannia Award Honorees
Huffington Post - over 1 year
For the second year running, Lincoln Townley has been commissioned by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles to create a collection of portraits to celebrate this year's honorees at The Britannia Awards being held in LA on Friday. Jodie Foster, Ricky Gervais, Samuel L. Jackson, Felicity Jones, Ang Lee, and Ewan McGregor are the latest in a long line of celebrities to get the Townley golden touch. His painting of boxing legend Muhammed Ali sold for $623,000 earlier this year. Sir Michael Caine calls Townley the next Andy Warhol. Townley has donated these latest works of art to BAFTA Los Angeles. The funds raised will go towards its ongoing educational and community outreach programming. The Brit artist has achieved global success with his ICONS series - a collection of paintings of the most famous and influential people in the world. The London born painter, married to actress Denise Welch, launched the Music ICONS series in September that took over...
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Wolfgang Suschitzky, Photographer and Cinematographer, Dies at 104
NYTimes - over 1 year
Mr. Suschitzky, who was also a documentary filmmaker, was the director of photography for the 1971 film “Get Carter,” starring Michael Caine.
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Amy Schumer Shares A Behind-The Scenes Pic From Her Steamy GQ Photo Shoot
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Amy Schumer isn’t afraid to bare all.  On Wednesday, the actress shared a behind-the-scenes photo from her recent shoot with British GQ, poising with tousled hair in a white button-down sans bra, white underwear and white heels. Schumer captioned her photo, “Rise up bts.” Rise up bts @britishgq A photo posted by @amyschumer on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:06am PDT Schumer also posted a photo of her GQ cover, released earlier this month. The magazine awarded her the title “Woman of the Year.” The comedian is in good company in the October “Men of the Year” issue, which features alternate covers starring Calvin Harris, Bella Hadid, Ricky Gervais and more, who were all awarded various GQ honors. Ayyyyy! A photo posted by @amyschumer on Sep 21, 2016 at 7:08am PDT The 35-year-old recently picked up her “Woman of the Year” prize at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.  Schumer accepted her award in her typical rau...
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Few Roles, Few Statues: #OscarsSoWhite
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I am not a movie critic, but I enjoy watching a good movie. On a long flight, I can fit in three movies each way. Movies possess power. Movies move us, make us laugh, make us cry, challenge us, and may even at times make us better persons. The recent announcement of the 2016 Academy Award nominations has stirred a controversy. Many have protested that all the nominees for the acting awards are white. Protests have also focused on the lack of racial diversity within the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences boards that makes the nominations. In light of all the problems facing the world today, one might wonder why the level of concern about Oscar nominations that present no actors of color, and why the rest of the world should care. We are concerned because it may be a symptom of racial discrimination. We have recently heard from Michael Caine and his advice to black actors and directors, "Of course it will come. It took me years to get an Oscar - years." We also hea...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Caine
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 82
    In July 2016, Caine changed his name by deed poll to his long-time stage name in order to simplify security checks at airports. "security guard would say, 'Hi Michael Caine,' and suddenly I’d be giving him a passport with a different name on it Joseph Micklewhite.
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    Speaking in January 2016 on the subject of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, Caine stated he is "sort of certain" that the UK should leave the EU.
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  • 2015
    Age 81
    In October 2015, Caine read Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna.
  • 2014
    Age 80
    He appeared in Christopher Nolan's 2014 science-fiction film, Interstellar as Dr. Brand.
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  • 2012
    Age 78
    Caine reprised his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, which was released in July 2012.
    He also starred in the 2012 film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, as Josh Hutcherson's character's grandfather; the film also featured Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens.
  • 2011
    Age 77
    Caine appeared in Christopher Nolan's science fiction thriller Inception as Prof. Stephen Miles, Cobb's (Leonardo DiCaprio) mentor and father-in-law. He voiced Finn McMissile in Pixar's 2011 film Cars 2 and also voiced a supporting role in the animation, Gnomeo & Juliet.
  • 2007
    Age 73
    In 2007 he appeared in Flawless, and in 2008 and 2012 he reprised his role as Alfred in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Batman sequels, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises as well as starring in the British drama Is Anybody There?, which explores the final days of life.
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  • 2006
    Age 72
    In 2006, he appeared in the films Children of Men and The Prestige.
  • 2005
    Age 71
    In 2005, he was cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first production of the new Batman film series, Batman Begins.
  • 2004
    Age 70
    Caine played family elder Henry Lair in the 2004 film, Around the Bend.
  • 2003
    Age 69
    Caine also starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) as Austin's father and in 2003 he co-starred with Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 58
    He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours, and in the 2000 Birthday Honours he was knighted as Sir Maurice Micklewhite CBE by Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
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  • 1990
    Age 56
    He played the mysterious bartender Mike in Mr. Destiny in 1990.
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  • 1987
    Age 53
    In 1987, Caine narrated Hero, the official film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
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  • 1986
    Age 52
    Caine has been Oscar-nominated six times, winning his first Academy Award for the 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters, and his second in 1999 for The Cider House Rules, in both cases as a supporting actor.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1978
    Age 44
    His other successful films (critically or financially) were the 1978 Academy Award-winning California Suite, the 1980 Golden Globe-nominated slasher film Dressed to Kill, the 1981 war film Escape to Victory featuring Sylvester Stallone and footballers from the 1960s and 1970s, including Pelé and Bobby Moore, the 1982 film Deathtrap, and the 1986 Academy Award-nominated Mona Lisa.
    Subsequently in 1978, he starred in The Silver Bears, an adaptation of Paul Erdman's (1974) novel of the same name.
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  • 1976
    Age 42
    In 1976 he appeared in the screen adaptation by Tom Mankiewicz of the Jack Higgins novel The Eagle Has Landed as Oberst (Colonel) Kurt Steiner, the commander of a Luftwaffe paratroop unit disguised as Polish paratroopers, whose mission was to kidnap or kill the then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, alongside co-stars Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter and Donald Pleasence.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 34
    He dated Bianca Jagger in 1968.
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  • 1966
    Age 32
    Caine made his first film in the United States in 1966, after an invitation from Shirley MacLaine to play opposite her in Gambit.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 29
    A big break came for Caine when he was cast as Meff in James Saunders' Cockney comedy Next Time I'll Sing To You, when this play was presented at the New Arts Theatre in London on 23 January 1963.
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  • 1956
    Age 22
    He appeared regularly on television in small roles. His first credited role on the BBC was 'Boudousse' in the Jean Anouilh play The Lark in 1956.
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    Michael Caine's first film role was as one of the privates in George Baker's platoon in the 1956 film A Hill in Korea.
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  • 1955
    Age 21
    He was married to actress Patricia Haines from 1955 to 1962.
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  • 1954
    Age 20
    Speaking to his agent from a telephone booth in Leicester Square, London, he looked around for inspiration, noted that The Caine Mutiny was being shown at the Odeon Cinema in 1954, and decided to change his name to "Michael Caine".
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    When his career took him to London in 1954 after his provincial apprenticeship, his agent informed him that there was already a Michael Scott performing as an actor in London and that he had to come up with a new name immediately.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 19
    Adopting the stage name "Michael Scott", in July 1953 he was cast as the drunkard Hindley in the Company's production of Wuthering Heights.
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  • 1952
    Age 18
    From 28 April 1952, when he was called up to do his national service until 1954, he served in the British Army's Royal Fusiliers, first at the BAOR HQ in Iserlohn, Germany, and then on active service during the Korean War.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 10
    In 1944, he passed his eleven plus exam, winning a scholarship to Hackney Downs School (formerly The Grocers' Company's School).
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  • 1940
    Age 6
    After the war, his father was demobilised, and the family were rehoused by the council in Marshall Gardens at the Elephant and Castle in a prefabricated house made in Canada, as much of London's housing stock had been damaged during the Blitz in 1940–41.
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  • 1933
    Born
    Born in 1933.
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