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MICHAEL CAINE (Arthur Tressler) is a two-time Academy Award winner and four-time Best Actor nominee who won his first Oscar (Best Supporting Actor) for his performance in Woody Allen's modern classic Hannah and Her Sisters. Caine also received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for this role. His performance in Lasse Hallstr├Âm's The Cider House Rules netted a second Best Supporting Actor statuette, a SAG Award and Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.

Caine will soon be seen in Sandra Nettelbeck's dramedy Mr. Morgan's Last Love (based on the novel La Douceur Assassine by Francoise Dorner), which co-stars Gillian Anderson and Justin Kirk.

The actor won his most recent London Film Critics Circle Award for his performance in Christopher Nolan's period drama The Prestige, his second collaboration with the director after the 2005 hit Batman Begins. Caine reprised the role of Alfred the butler in Nolan's blockbuster The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Other recent film work includes Brad Peyton's Journey 2: Mysterious Island, Gore Verbinski's The Weather Man, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men, Daniel Barber's Harry Brown and Christopher Nolan's Inception. Caine also lent his voice to the animated film Gnomeo & Juliet.

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 of "The Caine Mutiny," he toured Britain in a variety of plays and soon 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 nominations for his portrayal of secret agent Harry Palmer. However, it was his Oscar-nominated performance in the seminal '60s film Alfie that catapulted Caine to international stardom. During the late 1960s, he went on to star in 11 films including Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain, Gambit (Golden Globe nomination), Hurry Sundown, Woman Times Seven, Deadfall, The Magus, The Italian Job and Battle of Britain.

For the part of Milo Tindle in 1972's Sleuth, opposite Laurence Olivier, Caine earned a second Oscar bid as well as a Golden Globe nomination and an Evening Standard Award. His role in Educating Rita netted a third Oscar nomination as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. He won Golden Globe® and London Film Critics Circle Awards for his performance in Little Voice (Best Supporting Actor). In 2002 Caine notched his most recent Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for The Quiet American, in a London Film Critics Circle Award-winning turn.

Other film credits include Too Late the Hero, X, Y and Zee, The Man Who Would Be King, Harry and Walter Go to New York, A Bridge Too Far, California Suite, Dressed to Kill, Victory, Deathtrap, Blame It on Rio, The Holcroft Covenant, Mona Lisa, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Golden Globe nomination), Blood and Wine, Quills, Miss Congeniality and Austin Powers: Goldmember.

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 the BBC. His latest memoir, The Elephant to Hollywood, was published in 2010 to much acclaim. In 1992 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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