GOING IN STYLE
MICHAEL CAINE (Joe Harding) is a two-time Academy Award-winning
film legend whose career has spanned six decades. Caine 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 Hallstrom'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 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 and 2012, he
reprised the role of Alfred in Nolan's blockbusters "The Dark Knight" and "The
Dark Knight Rises." In 2012, he also completed working with director Sandra
Nettleback on "Mr. Morgan's Last Love," based on the novel "La Douceur Assassine"
by Francoise Dorner, as well as on Louis Leterrier's "Now You See Me," with
Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson.
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 nine 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," "Austin Powers: Goldmember," Gore Verbinski's "The Weather Man,"
Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men," the title role in the independent film
"Harry Brown," and reunited with Christopher Nolan in 2010's smash hit
"Inception." He lent his voice to Lord Redbrick in "Gnomeo & Juliet" and also
appears in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island."
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
Caine's latest film work includes the mega hits "Interstellar," directed by
Christopher Nolan; Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service;" and
Oscar-winning filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth."
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