JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
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
Sisters," for which he also received Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations.
home his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Lasse HallstrĂ¶m's "The Cider
House Rules," also winning a Screen Actors Guild AwardÂ® and earning Golden Globe
BAFTA Award nominations.
Caine has garnered four Oscar nominations for Best Actor, the first coming in
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
nomination and an Evening Standard Award, for the part of Milo Tindle in 1972's
opposite Laurence Olivier. His role in "Educating Rita" brought him his third
nomination, as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. He gained his latest
Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his work in 2002's "The Quiet
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
won his latest London Film Critics Circle Award for his performance in
period drama "The Prestige." It was his second film for the director, following
collaboration on the 2005 hit "Batman Begins," in which Caine played Bruce
and confidant, Alfred. In 2008 he reprised the role of Alfred in Nolan's
Dark Knight." Caine has just finished working with Nolan for the fifth time,
role of Alfred in "The Dark Knight Rises." Currently, he is working with
Nettleback on "Mr. Morgan's Last Love," based on the novel La Douceur Assassine
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
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
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.
was his Oscar-nominated performance in the seminal sixties film "Alfie" that
Caine to international stardom. During the late 1960s, he went on to star in 11
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";
Palma's "Dressed to Kill"; John Huston's "Victory"; Sidney Lumet's "Deathtrap";
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
Since then, Caine has starred in such films as "Blood and Wine," "Quills," "Miss
Congeniality," and "Austin Powers: Goldmember." His more recent film work
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
Acting on Film, a book based on a series of lectures he gave on BBC Television.
memoir, The Elephant to Hollywood, was published to much acclaim in 2010 by
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
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