Friday, April 27, 2007

Michael Caine

Name: Michael Caine
Birth Name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.
Height: 6'2''
Sex: M
Nationality: British
Birth Date: March 14, 1933
Birth Place: St. Olave's Hospital, Rotherhithe, London, UK
Profession: Actor, Producer
Husband/Wife: Shakira Baksh Caine (Miss Guyana finalist; married January 8, 1973), Patricia Haines (actress; 1955-1958; divorced)
Father: Maurice Micklewhite (former fish-market porter; died in 1957 of liver cancer)
Mother: Ellen Maria Micklewhite (a charlady; died in 1989)
Brother: Stanley Micklewhite (born in 1936)
Half Brother: David Burchell (born in 1925; died in March 1992 of pneumonia)
Daughter: Natasha (born in July 1973; mother: Shakira Baksh), Dominique Caine (born in 1956; mother: Patricia Haines)
Claim to fame: As Harry Palmer in Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Born in South London on 14th March 1933, Michael Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a cleaning-woman. Intrigued by acting, after serving tea in a theatre, he began performing in amateur plays. He served in Korea during his national service and, on his return, started playing small parts in provincial theatres and on British TV.He was hired to advise on A Hill in Korea in 1956, and played a small role.He had been a working as an actor for ten years before he attracted attention playing an effete young officer in Zulu (1964). He became highly popular after finding the humanity in the self-centred lothario, Alfie (1966), for which he won an Academy Award nomination.

In roles from the atypical, bespectacled spy hero Harry Palmer, to the ruthless avenger, Jack Carter, he has proved himself a popular screen personality. He has won Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (1999). He continues to achieve international acclaim as a versatile actor and in the process has become a beloved British icon. In 2000 he accepted a knighthood under his real name, Maurice Micklewhite, in honour of his father.

2008 The Dark Knight
2007 Sleuth
2006 Children of Men
2006 The Prestige
2005 The Weather Man
2005 Bewitched
2005 Batman Begins
2004 Around the Bend
2004 The Golden Gong: The British Cinema Collection
2003 The Actors
2003 The Statement
2003 Secondhand Lions
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
2002 The Quiet American
2001 Last Orders
2001 Quicksand
2000 Shiner
2000 Shadow Run
2000 Get Carter
2000 Miss Congeniality
2000 Quills
1999 The Cider House Rules
1998 Curtain Call
1998 Little Voice
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1997 Mandela and de Klerk
1997 Midnight in St. Petersburg
1996 Blood and Wine
1995 Bullet to Beijing
1994 World War II: When Lions Roared
1994 On Deadly Ground
1993 Blue Ice
1992 Noises Off
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol
1991 The Hollywood Collection: Michael Caine - Breaking the Mold
1991 Rabbit Ears: King Midas and the Golden Touch
1990 Bullseye!
1990 Jekyll and Hyde
1990 Bullseye!
1990 Mr. Destiny
1990 A Shock to the System
1989 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick
1989 Michael Caine: Acting in Film
1988 Jack the Ripper
1988 Without a Clue
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1987 Jaws: The Revenge
1987 The Fourth Protocol
1987 Surrender
1986 Sweet Liberty
1986 Half Moon Street
1986 The Whistle Blower
1986 Mona Lisa
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
1985 Water
1985 The Holcroft Covenant
1984 The Jigsaw Man
1984 Blame It On Rio
1983 Educating Rita
1983 Beyond the Limit
1982 Deathtrap
1981 Victory
1981 The Hand
1980 Dressed to Kill
1980 The Island
1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
1979 Ashanti
1978 California Suite
1978 The Swarm
1977 A Bridge Too Far
1977 Silver Bears
1976 Harry and Walter Go to New York
1976 The Eagle Has Landed
1976 Don Rickles: Buy This Tape, You Hockey Puck
1975 The Romantic Englishwoman
1975 The Wilby Conspiracy
1975 Peeper
1975 The Man Who Would Be King
1974 The Destructors
1974 The Black Windmill
1972 X, Y and Zee
1972 Pulp
1972 Sleuth
1971 The Last Valley
1971 Get Carter
1971 Kidnapped
1970 Too Late the Hero
1970 Simon, Simon
1969 Battle of Britain
1969 Play Dirty
1969 The Italian Job
1968 Deadfall
1968 The Magus
1967 Billion Dollar Brain
1967 Tonite Let's All Make Love In London
1967 Hurry Sundown
1967 Sette Volte Donna
1966 Funeral in Berlin
1966 The Wrong Box
1966 Alfie
1966 Gambit
1965 The Ipcress File
1965 Solo for Sparrow
1964 Zulu
1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire
1960 Foxhole in Cairo
1960 The Bulldog Breed
1959 Breakout
1958 The Two-Headed Spy
1958 The Steel Bayonet
1958 The Key
1958 Blind Spot
1958 Carve Her Name with Pride
1958 Room 43
1957 How to Murder a Rich Uncle
1957 A Woman of Mystery
1956 Panic in the Parlour
1956 Hell in Korea
Acting in Film
Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War
The Hollywood Collection: Roger Moore - A Matter of Class

Executive Producer
1987 The Fourth Protocol

1993 Blue Ice
1993 Indecent Behavior
1987 The Fourth Protocol

2002 Best Actor The Quiet American
1999 Best Supporting Actor Cider House Rules
1986 Best Supporting Actor Hannah And Her Sisters
1983 Best Actor Educating Rita
1972 Best Actor Sleuth
1966 Best Actor Alfie

British Academy Awards
1999 Academy Fellowship
1999 Best Supporting Actor Cider House Rules
1986 Best Actor Hannah and Her Sisters
1983 Best Actor Educating Rita

European Film Academy
2001 Best European Actor Last Orders

Golden Globe
2002 Best Actor - Drama The Quiet American
1999 Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture) Cider House Rules
1998 Best Actor in Musical or Comedy Little Voice
1988 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1986 Best Supporting Actor Hannah and Her Sisters
1983 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Educating Rita
1972 Best Actor - Drama Sleuth
1966 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Gambit
1966 Best Actor - Drama Alfie

London Film Critics Circle
2006 Best Supporting British Actor Prestige

National Board of Review
1998 Career Achievement Award

National Society of Film Critics
2002 Best Actor - Runner-up Quiet American

Screen Actors Guild
1999 Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role Cider House Rules

*Was nominated for two Worst Actor awards at the 1980 Razzie awards for his roles in the films Dressed to Kill (1980) and The Island (1980).
*He has received an Oscar nomination at least once in five consecutive decades (1960s-2000s).
*He co-owns the restaurant, Langan's Brasserie in London England.
*Michael is a popular subject for impressionists and mimics.
*Unlike some actors who adopt their stage name for everyday use, Michael still uses his real name when he is not working.
*Michael's first Academy Award was for best supporting actor for the film Hannah and her Sisters (1986).
*One of Michael's well known roles includes the spy "Harry Palmer", in The Ipcress File (1965).
*Michael only learnt about his elder half brother, David when his mother died.
*Michael has been married twice.
*Michael was rumored to have been offered a million pounds to guest star in the show EastEnders.
*Michael came into the public eye as an upper-class British army officer in the film, Zulu (1964). *When he first became an actor, Michael chose the stage name "Michael Scott".
*Michael's parents are Maurice Micklewhite and Ellen Maria.
*Michael will star in the Batman Begins sequel.
*Michael took his name from the film The Caine Mutiny (1954).
*Michael was voted fifth in the 2001 Orange Film Survey of the greatest British actors.
*Michael shares his birthday with Quincy Jones, Taylor Hanson, Kylie and Keaton Tyndall, and Chris Klein.
*Three of Michael's memorable films, Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), and Get Carter (1971), have all been remade.
*Michael is close friends with Sir Sean Connery, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
*Superstar Swedish rock band Kent refer to Michael in their song "Palace and Main".