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.

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.

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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

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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


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:

Alfie: If you lose a bird you can always replace her. But with a child it's different.


Col.Stok: I suppose a young man like you wouldn't know the pleasure of removing a tight collar.
Harry Palmer: I thought Lenin called such comforts 'momentary interest'.
Col.Stok: Don't tell me what Lenin said. I touched Lenin. I stood by him in Ruzheinaya Square in July, nineteen hundred and twenty; the second congress. I touched him. Those are the words he used to describe the comforts and pleasures with which the proletariat are diverted from their more important historic mission. But I am not being diverted. Well, are you going to offer me another drink?
Harry Palmer: In England Colonel, the historic mission of the proletariat consists almost entirely of momentary interest.


Colonel Stok: If there is a mistake, the KRAPOs will be shooting at me.
Harry Palmer: That'll be nice: you'll find out what it's like to be an East German.
Colonel Stok: You are insolent! Do you think this job, this loathsome Wall, is all I've done for Communism? Does Smolensk mean anything to you, or Stalingrad?
[chuckles]
Colonel Stok: I look at your stupid face and I think you mean what you say. I like you, you're good at your job. You need only one thing.
Harry Palmer: What's that?
Colonel Stok: A reason for doing it.
Harry Palmer: I get paid.
Colonel Stok: £30 a week? Is it worth it - to be a tool of the generals? A tool for making trouble? Trouble makes arms, arms make money...
Harry Palmer: When you get to England, we'll give you a soapbox. You sure you want to defect tomorrow?
Colonel Stok: I told you, I'm still a good Communist. When a man leaves his wife, he remembers his wedding night. Communism was the love of my youth, and I've been faithful... until now. I was with Antomikov Sanko at the storming of the Winter Palace in 1917. Do you know what that means in Russia?
Harry Palmer: Yes, I think so. It means you're an expendable hero.


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

Took his name from the film The Caine Mutiny (1954)

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

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