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Michael Caine
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Biography

Height
6' 2"

Born Maurice Mickelwhite in London, Caine was the son of a fish-market porter and a charlady. He left school at fifteen and took a series of working-class jobs before serving with the British Army in Korea, whre he saw combat. Upon his return to England, he gravitated toward the theatre and got a job as an assistant stage manager. He adopted the name of Caine on the advice of his agent, taking it from a "Caine Mutiny" marquee. In the years that followed, he worked in more than 100 television dramas, with repertory companies throughout England and eventually in the stage hit, "The Long and the Short and the Tail," as Peter O'Toole's understudy, a role he later assumed on tour. The 1964 African adventure film "Zulu" brought Caine to international attention. Instead of being typecast as a Cockney soldier, he played an effete, aristocratic officer. Although "Zulu" was a major success, it was his title role as "Alfie" that made Caine a star of the first magnitude. He epitomized the new breed of actor in mid-sixties England, the working-class bloke with glasses and a down-home accent. In over forty films Caine has continued to stretch his range. His credits include "The Ipcress File," "Gambit," "Hurry Sundown," "Funeral in Berlin," "Billion Dollar Brain," "Woman Times Seven," "Deadfall," "The Magnus," "Play Dirty," "The Battle of Britain," "Too Late the Hero," "Kidnapped," "The Black Windmill," "The Wilby Conspiracy," "The Man Who Would Be King," "Harry and Walter Go to New York," "The Eagle Has Landed," "A Bridge Too Far," "California Suite," "Victory," "Dressed to Kill," "Deathtrap," "Beyond the Limit" and the upcoming "Jigsaw Man" with Sir Laurence Oliver. Caine, who loves the heat and laid-back feeling of Los Angeles, lives there now with his wife Shakira and their daughter Natasha "up in the hills with the deer and coyotes and squirrels and rabbits and God knows what else."
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Spouse
Shakira Caine (8 January 1973 - present); 1 daughter
Patricia Haines (1955 - 1958); 1 daughter
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Trivia


Michael Caine's first American accent was in the film Hurry Sundown in 1967. He was taught the southern drawl by Vivien Leigh who told him to say "four door Ford" all day long for weeks - source - "What's it all about?" Michael Caine's autobiography - 1992

(October 1997) Ranked #55 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.

Co-owns top London restaurant Langan's Brasserie.

Awarded British Variety Club Award for Best Film Actor 1987

Awarded CBE (Commander Of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire) in 1993.

Owns his own Film Production company.

Took his name from the film Caine Mutiny, The (1954)

Once shared a London flat with actor Terence Stamp early in his career.

Sir Michael Caine was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 17 June 2000.

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the performing arts.(2000)

When formally knighted at Buckingham Palace on 16 November 2000, he was knighted under his real name as Sir Maurice Micklewhite. He will be known professionally as Sir Michael Caine.

He owns seven restaurants: six in London, one in Miami.

Father, with Shakira Caine, of Natasha.

Father, with the late Patricia Haines, of Dominique (aka Nikki).

Michael Caine stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Sleuth 1972 Digital **** 1/2
The Man Who Would Be King 1975 At Neils house DVD ***
Deathtrap 1982 with Peter Loge at Hamden Cinemart DVD ***
Hannah and Her Sisters 1985 With Jessica Video ****
Sweet Liberty 1986 With Jessica ** 1/2
Fourth Protocol 1987 With Jessica **
Without a Clue 1988 With Jessica ***
Dirty Rotten Scoundlers 1988 With Jessica ***
A Shock to the System 1990 With Jessica at Showcase Orange Digital ****
Noises Off . . . 1992 Digital *** 1/2
On Deadly Ground 1994 Adam Brusic at Showcase North Haven *
The Cider House Rules 1999 Orange Showcase *
Miss Congeniality 2000 at Branford Hoyts ***
The Quiet American 2002 at York Square ***
Secondhand Lions 2003 w/ Family on DVD ***
Batman Begins 2005 family on DVD Digital *** 1/2
Bewitched 2005 family on DVD 1/2 *
The Weather Man 2005 Suzy on DVD **
The Prestige 2006 Suzy on DVD ***
Sleuth 2007 Digital * 1/2
The Dark Knight 2008 Showcase North Haven Digital ** 1/2
Inception 2010 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 2012 Suzy and Hanna Digital **
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Suzy Digital **
Now You See Me 2013 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
Interstellar 2014 Suzy Digital *** 1/2
Now You See Me 2 2016 Suzy Digital **