Michael Caine

Michael Caine

"Michael Caine", a top 10 song in Britain in the mid-'80s by the group Madness, had his "My Name Is Michael Caine" quote sampled into the song.

Alfie (1966) and Sleuth (1972) were both remade with Jude Law taking over his role.

Mike Myers said that he based the character of Austin Powers partially on Caine's character in Alfie (1966). Caine would play Austin Powers father in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).

10/87: Ranked #55 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

11/16/00: Formally knighted at Buckingham Palace under his real name of Maurice Micklewhite. He will be known professionally as Sir Michael Caine.

12/18/05: Attended the party at his close friend Sir Elton John's Old Windsor mansion after the singer married David Furnish in a civil partnership ceremony.

1979: Left England for tax reasons, and did not return until 1987.

1987: Awarded British Variety Club Award for Best Film Actor.

1987: Was not present at the Academy Awards ceremony when he won best supporting actor for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) because he was filming Jaws: The Revenge (1987), for which he was nominated for worst supporting actor at the Razzie awards the following year.

2001: Was voted fifth in the Orange Film Survey of greatest British actors.

Allegedly did not get along with Steven Seagal while filming On Deadly Ground (1994).

An ardent Thatcherite during the 1980s, Caine switched his support to Tony Blair's New Labour Party shortly before the 1997 General Election.

Chosen by GQ magazine as one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in the Past 50 Years.

Co-owned top London restaurant Langan's Brasserie.

Confirmed in an interview with "The Mail on Sunday" newspaper on 1 November 2009 that he has dropped his support for Labour and will vote Conservative at the next General Election.

Father, with Shakira Caine, of Natasha.

Father, with the late Patricia Haines, of Dominique (aka Nikki).

For more than forty years, Caine's mother, Ellen Maria Burchell, paid periodic visits to a "cousin" in a mental hospital. When she died in 1989, Caine learned that the cousin was really his elder brother, David.

Has appeared in the remakes of two of his films: Get Carter (2000) and Sleuth (2007).

Has been nominated for an Oscar at least once in five consecutive decades (1960s-2000s).