Michael Caine young
March 14, 1933
6 ft 2 in | 188 cm
86 kg | 190 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Michael Caine was born in Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, London, England, on March 14, 1933, is an English actor. Young Michael Caine first started performing in an advertisement for the British weekly newspaper The Stage, in small walk-on parts with Westminster Repertory Company, at the Carfax Electric Theatre, at age of 20. He played Hindley in Company's production of "Wuthering Heights" in 1953.
He made his big screen debut in British war film A Hill in Korea (1956) in role as Private Lockyear.
He got his television debut in the British television series The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956) in episode "The Magic Sword", in role as Third Knight.
Michael's breakthrough performance came as Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead in British epic war film Zulu (1964).
Tenet (2020) action thriller, opposite Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Come Away (2020) fantasy drama, with David Gyasi, Angelina Jolie and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Medieval (2019) action historical drama in role as Lord Boresh
He won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in movies:
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986 ) comedy drama in role as Elliot
The Cider House Rules (1999) drama romance in role as Dr. Wilbur Larch
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Alfie (1966) romantic comedy drama in role as Alfie Elkins
Sleuth (1972) mystery thriller in role as Milo Tindle
Educating Rita (1983) drama romance in role as Professor Frank Bryant, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor
The Quiet American (2002) thriller drama in role as Thomas Fowler
He played Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth in Batman movie series (2005-2012) directed by Christopher Nolan:
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Ray Say in British musical film Little Voice (1998).
The Ipcress File (1965) crime thriller in role as Harry Palmer
Children of Men (2006) dystopian thriller opposite Clive Owen and Julianne Moore
Interstellar (2014) science fiction with Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) adventure with Sean Connery and Shakira Caine
Get Carter (1971) thriller crime with Britt Ekland
Dressed to Kill (1980) drama mystery with Angie Dickinson
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) crime science fiction with Colin Firth and Taron Egerton
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) comedy with Steve Martin
A Bridge Too Far (1977) epic war opposite Sean Connery and Robert Redford
The Italian Job (1969) comedy caper opposite Benny Hill and Noël Coward
Victory (1981) sport drama with Sylvester Stallone and Pelé
The Prestige (2006) psychological thriller opposite Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson
Now You See Me (2013) and Now You See Me 2 (2016) caper thriller opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo
Going in Style (2017) heist comedy opposite Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin
King of Thieves (2018) drama crime in role as Brian Reader
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline in miniseries Jack the Ripper (1988).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Dr Henry Jekyll/Mr Edward Hyde in television film Jekyll & Hyde (1990).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as F.W. de Klerk in television drama film Mandela and de Klerk (1997).
Attended Hackney Downs School in Lower Clapton, Greater London and Wilson's Grammar School in Camberwell.
He worked as a filing clerk and messenger for a film company in Victoria Street and film producer Jay Lewis in Wardour Street.
He served in the British Army's Royal Fusiliers, at the BAOR HQ in Iserlohn, Germany, and during the Korean War.
Had an elder maternal half-brother, David William Burchell, and a younger full brother, Stanley Micklewhite.
Michael was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to cinema in 2000.
He have one of the most distinctive speaking voices in movies.
He was close friends with John Lennon.
Fan of chill-out music.
His favorite film is The Third Man (1949).
Received a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 2000.
Close friends with Sean Connery and Roger Moore.
Fan of cricket.
Supporter of Chelsea FC.
He was made a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2011.
Owns seven restaurants.
He voiced Lord Redbrick in animated fantasy romantic comedy films: Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) and Sherlock Gnomes (2011).
Has his own film production company.
Lives in Fetcham, Surrey, United Kingdom.
He married Guyanese-British actress Shakira Caine on January 8, 1973, they have a daughter, Natasha Haleema.
He was married to Patricia Haines (1955-1958), they have a daughter, Dominique.
He dated Jill St. John (1972), Bianca Jagger (1968-1970), Karen Steele (1966), Natalie Wood (1966), Sandra Giles (1964) and Edina Ronay (1961-1964).
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.
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
Alfie was the first time I was above the title; the first time I became a star in America.
When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.
Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
I don't do it often, but I do cry. I also laugh a lot; people tell me I'm funny and I do like to laugh.
I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.