Michael Caine Biography

Birthday: 1933-03-14
Place of Birth: Rotherhithe, London
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Born Maurice Micklewhite in London, Michael Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. 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.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dark Knight Alfred 2001 - 2002 Action
WIA 4 Arthur Tressler 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dressed to Kill Doctor Robert Elliott 1946 Comedy, 0
Zulu Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead 1964 0, 0, 0
Zulu! Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead 1964 Action, Adventure, Drama
The Ipcress File Harry Palmer 1965 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Gambit Harry 1967 Comedy, Crime
Funeral in Berlin Harry Palmer 1967 Drama, Thriller
Hurry Sundown Henry Warren 1967
Billion-Dollar Brain Harry Palmer 1967 Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The Magus Nicholas Urfe 1968 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Play Dirty 1969 Adventure, Drama
Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Canfield 1969 Action, Drama, History
Simon, Simon 1970
Too Late the Hero Pvt. Tosh Hearne 1970 Action, Drama
The Last Valley 1971 Adventure, Drama
The Black Windmill 1974 Thriller
The Wilby Conspiracy 1975
The Man Who Would Be King Peachy Carnehan 1975 0
The Romantic Englishwoman 1975 Comedy, Drama
The Eagle Has Landed 1976 0, 0, Game Show
Harry And Walter Go To New York 1976 Crime, Comedy
The Swarm Brad Crane 1978 0, Reality Tv
California Suite 1978 Comedy, Romance
Ashanti Dr. David Linderby 1979
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Mike Turner 1979 0
The Hand Ian Lansdale 1981 0, Reality Tv
Victory 1981 Action, Drama, Sport
Deathtrap Sidney Bruhl 1982 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Educating Rita Dr. Frank Bryant 1983 Drama, Comedy
Blame It on Rio 1984 0
The Jigsaw Man 1984 Thriller
The Holcroft Covenant 1985 Action, Crime, Drama
Hannah and Her Sisters Elliot 1986 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Water Baxter 1986 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sweet Liberty Elliott James 1986 Comedy
Mona Lisa 1986 Crime, Drama, Romance
Half Moon Street 1986 Thriller, Drama
The Whistle Blower Frank Jones 1987 Thriller
Jaws The Revenge Hoagie Newcombe 1987 Horror, Thriller
Jaws: The Revenge Hoagie Newcombe 1987 Horror, Thriller
The Fourth Protocol John Preston 1987 Thriller
Surrender 1987 Comedy
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Lawrence Jamieson 1988 Comedy
Without a Clue Sherlock Holmes 1988 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A Shock to the System 1990 Comedy, 0, 0, Game Show
Mr. Destiny Mike 1990 Fantasy, Comedy
Noises Off... Lloyd Fellowes 1992 Comedy, Romance
Blue Ice Harry Anders 1992 Action, Mystery, Thriller
The Muppet Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge 1992 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Muppet Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge 1992 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
On Deadly Ground Michael Jennings 1994 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Midnight in Saint Petersburg Harry Palmer 1996 Thriller
Blood and Wine 1997 Thriller, Crime, Drama
Bullet to Beijing Harry Palmer 1997 Action, Drama, Thriller
Shadow Run 1998
Little Voice Ray Say 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
It All Came True Max Gale 1998 Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Get Carter Jack Carter 2000 Game Show, Comedy, 0
The Cider House Rules Dr. Wilbur Larch 2000 Drama, Romance
Get Carter Cliff Brumby 2000 Action, Crime, Drama
Quills 2000 Drama, History
Miss Congeniality Victor Melling 2000 Action, Comedy, Crime
Austin Powers in Goldmember Nigel Powers 2002
Last Orders 2002 Drama
Secondhand Lions Garth 2003 0, 0
The Quiet American Thomas Fowler 2003 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Around the Bend 2004 0
The Statement 2004 Thriller, Drama
Batman Begins Alfred 2005 0, Comedy, 0, Sport
Quicksand Jake Mellows 2005 Drama, Crime, Thriller
Bewitched Nigel Bigelow 2005 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
The Weather Man Robert Spritzel 2005 Comedy, Drama
The Prestige Cutter 2006 0
Sleuth Milo Tindle 2007 0, Game Show
Flawless Mr. Hobbs 2007 Comedy, 0
Sleuth Andrew 2007 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Gnomeo and Juliet Lord Redbrick 2008
Valentino: The Last Emperor 2008
The Dark Knight Alfred 2008 0, Game Show
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 Documentary, Crime
Harry Brown Harry Brown 2009 0, Game Show, Comedy
Is Anybody There? Clarence 2009 Drama
Inception Miles 2010 0
The Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Canfield 2010 0, 0
Cars 2 Finn McMissile 2011
Gnomeo & Juliet Lord Redbrick 2011 Drama, 0
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Alexander 2012 0, Sport, 0, 0
The Dark Knight Rises Alfred 2012 Action, Crime, Thriller
Now You See Me Arthur Tressler 2013 Crime, Thriller
Mr. Morgan's Last Love Matthew Morgan 2013 Comedy, Drama
Eliza Graves Dr. Salt 2014 Thriller
Shiner Billy "Shiner" Simpson 2018 Reality Tv