Michael Caine Overview:

Actor, Michael Caine, was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite on Mar 14, 1933 in Rotherhithe, London. As of December 2023, Michael Caine was 90 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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

BlogHub Articles:

Groovy travels to Turin : The Italian Job (Peter Collinson, 1969)

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Meets a Billion Dollar Brain

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

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Sleuth (1972): Starring Laurence Olivier and

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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


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Michael Caine Quotes:

Harry Palmer: You're useless in the kitchen, why don't you go back to bed.


[final words of the film]
Alfie: You know what? When I look back on my little life and the birds I've known, and think of all the things they've done for me and the little I've done for them, you'd think I've had the best of it along the line. But what have I got out of it? I've got a bob or two, some decent clothes, a car, I've got me health back and I ain't attached. But I ain't got me peace of mind - and if you ain't got that, you ain't got nothing. I dunno. It seems to me if they ain't got you one way they've got you another. So what's the answer? That's what I keep asking myself - what's it all about? Know what I mean?


Colonel Stok: Do you play chess?
Harry Palmer: Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating.


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Michael Caine Facts
His all-time favorite actor, his inspiration to become an actor and his hero is Humphrey Bogart.

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

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.

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