Michael Caine Overview:

Actor, Michael Caine, was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite on Mar 14, 1933 in Rotherhithe, London. As of December 2020, Michael Caine was 87 years old.



Michael Caine was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two for Best Supporting Actor for Hannah and Her Sisters (as Elliot) and The Cider House Rules (as Dr. Wilbur Larch) in 1986 and 1999 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best ActorAlfie (1966)AlfieNominated
1972Best ActorSleuth (1972)Milo TindaleNominated
1983Best ActorEducating Rita (1983)Dr. Frank BryantNominated
1986Best Supporting ActorHannah and Her Sisters (1986)ElliotWon
1999Best Supporting ActorThe Cider House Rules (1999)Dr. Wilbur LarchWon
2002Best ActorThe Quiet AmericanThomas FowlerNominated

Michael Caine's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #196 on Jul 11, 2008.

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Meets a Billion Dollar Brain

By Rick29 on Jul 19, 2021 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Harry Palmer.It was assuredly no easy task to follow in the footsteps of two of the best spy thrillers of the 1960s: The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin. So, one must cut a little slack for Billion Dollar Brain (1967), ’s third outing as thief-turned-spy Harry ... Read full article

The Man Who Would Be King (1975): Starring Sean Connery &

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 3, 2020 From 4 Star Films

There is a sense that John Huston is on a tear to prove he can outdo David Lean. However, this might only be an observation based rather unfairly on circumstance. Because Huston purportedly meant to make the picture at numerous junctions in his career, though it never got off the ground with any of ... Read full article

Sleuth (1972): Starring Laurence Olivier and

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 1, 2020 From 4 Star Films

I don’t play games. Many of my long-suffering friends would attest to the fact that this statement is only semi-facetious. Perhaps it must begin with what games are used for. They are recreational, diversions meant to be enjoyable so that two or people might gather together and have a memorabl... Read full article

and Shirley MacLaine Execute a Gambit

By Rick29 on Aug 22, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Shirley MacLaine as Nicole. This review contains a spoiler. In the first 29 minutes of Gambit (1966), we see art thief Harry Dean () execute the perfect heist with the aid of dance hall girl Nicole (Shirley MacLaine) and his partner Emile (John Abbott). Of course, it turns out that ... Read full article

Attends a Funeral in Berlin

By Rick29 on Mar 13, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In this 1966 follow-up to the previous year's Ipcress File, returns as Cockney thief-turned-spy Harry Palmer. The bespectacled Palmer still works for British intelligence and he's gotten a promotion. The bad news is that he remains on a suspended prison sentence and needs an interest-f... Read full article

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Michael Caine Quotes:

General Midwinter: You have disappointed me Harry, you have let me down. You've sold out!
Harry Palmer: What have I done?
General Midwinter: These photographs show what you have done!
Harry Palmer: I think you're making a big mistake, General.
General Midwinter: You are the one who's made a mistake, boy!
Harry Palmer: What's going on?
General Midwinter: I am not going to rest until every communist, and everyone who works for the communists, is six feet under ground. Go down and join you're communist friend.
Harry Palmer: You, General Midwinter, are the biggest idiot I have ever met.

General Midwinter: Did you know for example, that the air in the East Coast of America is polluted by the reds? Oh, you might look at me, but boy, I tell you and I know that the air in Texas is the only truly wholesome air in this world. That is why I have not been out of Texas in twenty five years. I don't like the air in other places.
Harry Palmer: It's amazing how we all survive, really.

[speaking to camera as he is kissing Lily Clamacraft]
Alfie: Well, what harm can it do? Old Harry will never know. And even if he did, he shouldn't begrudge me - or her, come to that. And it'll round off the tea nicely.

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Michael Caine Facts
Shared a London flat with actor Terence Stamp early in his career.

He was awarded a Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his contribution to the performing arts.

He is famous for the catch-phrase "Not a lot of people know that", though he never actually said it.

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