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MICHAEL CAINE (Alexander) is a two-time Academy Award winner, who won his first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters," for which he also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations. He took home his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Lasse Hallström's "The Cider House Rules," also winning a Screen Actors Guild Award® and earning Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations.

Caine has garnered four Oscar nominations for Best Actor, the first coming in 1966 for the title role in "Alfie," for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination and a New York Film Critics Award. He earned his second Oscar nod, as well as a Golden Globe nomination and an Evening Standard Award, for the part of Milo Tindle in 1972's "Sleuth," opposite Laurence Olivier. His role in "Educating Rita" brought him his third Oscar nomination, as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. He gained his latest Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his work in 2002's "The Quiet American," for which he also won a London Film Critics Circle Award.

Caine previously won Golden Globe and London Film Critics Circle Awards and received a BAFTA Award nomination, all for Best Supporting Actor, for "Little Voice." He won his latest London Film Critics Circle Award for his performance in Christopher Nolan's period drama "The Prestige." It was his second film for the director, following their collaboration on the 2005 hit "Batman Begins," in which Caine played Bruce Wayne's butler and confidant, Alfred. In 2008 he reprised the role of Alfred in Nolan's blockbuster "The Dark Knight." Caine has just finished working with Nolan for the fifth time, recreating the role of Alfred in "The Dark Knight Rises." Currently, he is working with director Sandra Nettleback on "Mr. Morgan's Last Love," based on the novel La Douceur Assassine by Francoise Dorner.

Caine was born Maurice Micklewhite in South London in 1933 and developed an interest in acting at an early age. Upon his discharge from the Queen's Royal Regiment and Royal Fusiliers in 1953, he began pursuing his career. Taking his stage name from the title "The Caine Mutiny," he toured Britain in a variety of plays and began appearing in British films and television shows.

In 1964, Caine landed his first major film role as Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead in "Zulu." The following year, he starred in the hit thriller "The Ipcress File," earning his first of 37 BAFTA Award nominations for his portrayal of secret agent Harry Palmer. However, it was his Oscar-nominated performance in the seminal sixties film "Alfie" that catapulted Caine to international stardom. During the late 1960s, he went on to star in 11 films, including "The Ipcress File" sequels, "Funeral in Berlin" and "Billion Dollar Brain"; "Gambit," earning a Golden Globe nomination; "Hurry Sundown"; "Woman Times Seven"; "Deadfall"; "The Magus"; "The Italian Job"; and "Battle of Britain."

Over the next two decades, Caine starred in more than 40 films, including Robert Aldrich's "Too Late the Hero"; "X, Y and Zee," opposite Elizabeth Taylor; John Huston's "The Man Who Would Be King"; "Harry and Walter Go to New York"; Richard Attenborough's "A Bridge Too Far"; the Neil Simon comedy "California Suite"; Brian De Palma's "Dressed to Kill"; John Huston's "Victory"; Sidney Lumet's "Deathtrap"; Stanley Donen's "Blame It on Rio"; John Frankenheimer's "The Holcroft Covenant"; Neil Jordan's "Mona Lisa"; and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Since then, Caine has starred in such films as "Blood and Wine," "Quills," "Miss Congeniality," and "Austin Powers: Goldmember." His more recent film work includes Gore Verbinski's "The Weather Man," Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men," the title role in the independent film "Harry Brown," and reuniting with Christopher Nolan in the 2010 hit "Inception." He also lent his voice to Lord Redbrick in "Gnomeo & Juliet."

Also an author, Caine wrote an autobiography entitled What's It All About?, as well as Acting on Film, a book based on a series of lectures he gave on BBC Television. His latest memoir, The Elephant to Hollywood, was published to much acclaim in 2010 by Henry Holt and Co. in the United States.

In the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours, Caine was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.), and eight years later he received a knighthood.

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