MICHAEL CAINE is Ray Say, a spectacularly unsuccessful
talent agent who discovers the act that could make his dreams
come true in a mysteriously mute young girl with a magical singing
Caine's versatility as a major international star has shown itself
in over 70 motion pictures. He has earned the New York Critics'
Best Actor Award and an Academy Award nominations for "Alfie,"
an Oscar nomination for "Slueth," a Golden Globe Best
Actor Award, a British Academy Award and an Academy Award nomination
for "Educating Rita," a Golden Globe for "Dirty
Rotton Scoundrels" and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor
for his role in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters."
Caine first began garnering notice after roles in "Zulu"
and "The Ipcress Files," followed by an astonishing
performance as the womanizing Cockney wastrel in "Alfie."
He went on to become a major star of the 1960s with roles in "Gambit,"
"Funeral In Berlin," "Hurry Sundown," "Woman
Times Seven," "Deadfall," "The Italian Job,"
"The Battle of Britain," "Too Late the Hero"
and "The Last Valley."
In the seventies, he starred with Elizabeth Taylor in "X,Y
and Zee," with Mickey Rooney in "Pulp," Sidney
Poitier in "The Wilby Conspiracy," Glenda Jackson in
"Romantic Enlightenment," Sean Connery in "The
Man Who Would Be King," James Caan and Elliot Gould in "Harry
& Walter Go to New York," Maggie Smith in "California
Suite" and with Henry Fonda, Olivia De Havilland and Richard
Widmark in "The Swarm."
Ever prolific, Caine made 21 films in the eighties including "Dressed
To Kill," "Victory," "The Hand," "Death
Trap," "Blame It On Rio," "The Hoicroft Covenant,"
"Sweet Liberty," "Mona Lisa," "Half Moon
Street," "The Whistleblower," "The Fourth
Protocol" and "A Shock To The System." His most
recent work includes the screen adaptation of Noises Off,"
"Muppets Christmas Carol," "Blue Ice," "On
Deadly Ground," "Blood and Wine," "Curtain
Call" and "Shadow Run."
For television, Caine starred in the four-hour mini-series "Jack
The Ripper," which in Britain received the highest ratings
ever for a drama.
In 1992, Caine received the CBE from the Queen of England. In
addition to his acting, Caine is also an accomplished author.
He published his autobiography "What's It All About?"
together with a definitive "Acting on Film" book based
on the highly successful series of lectures he gave on BBC Television.
As a restaurateur, he operates several renowned London restaurants
including Langan's Brasserie, Langan's Bistro and Odin's. His
first American venture is a tropical brasserie in Florida.
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