Michael Caine

BirthDay:

14 Mar 1933

BirthPlace:

Rotherhithe, London, England, UK

BirthName:

Maurice Joseph Micklewhite

Bio:

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean War, where he saw combat. Upon his return to England he gravitated toward the theater 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 marquee that advertised The Caine Mutiny (1954). 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 Tall." Zulu (1964), the 1964 epic retelling of a historic 19th-century battle in South Africa between British soldiers and Zulu warriors, brought Caine to international attention. Instead of being typecast as a low-ranking Cockney soldier, he played a snobbish, aristocratic officer. Although "Zulu" was a major success, it was the role of Harry Palmer in The Ipcress File (1965) and the title role in Alfie (1966) that made Caine a star of the first magnitude. He epitomized the new breed of actor in mid-'60s England, the working-class bloke with glasses and a down-home accent. However, after initially starring in some excellent films, particularly in the 1960s, including Gambit (1966), Funeral in Berlin (1966), Play Dirty (1969), Battle of Britain (1969), Too Late the Hero (1970), The Last Valley (1971) and especially Get Carter (1971), he seemed to take on roles in below-average films, simply for the money he could by then command. There were some gems amongst the dross, however. He gave a magnificent performance opposite Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and turned in a solid one as a German colonel in The Eagle Has Landed (1976). Educating Rita (1983) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) (for which he won his first Oscar) were highlights of the 1980s, while more recently Little Voice (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999) (his second Oscar) and Last Orders (2001) have been widely acclaimed.
Filmography

Actor ( 272 credits )

Going in Style (2017)
Coup D'etat (2017) General Anton Vincent
Four Kids and It (2017) Psammead
Now You See Me 2 (2016) Arthur Tressler
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
Danny Collins (2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
Stonehearst Asylum (2014) Dr. Salt
Last Love (2013) Matthew Morgan
Now You See Me (2013) Arthur Tressler
Movie Guide (2013)  Arthur Tressler (1 episode, 2013)
London - The Modern Babylon (2012) Himself - Actor (archive footage)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Alfred
Top Priority: The Terror Within (2012) Himself - Academy Award Winning Actor (archive footage)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Alexander
Too Young to Die (2012)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Alfie (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
Cars 2 (2011) Finn McMissile (voice)
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Lord Redbrick (voice)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Himself - Award Winning Actor (archive footage) (2 epi
Inception (2010) Miles
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Doctor Hicklar / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Many Faces of... (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Harry Brown (2009) Harry Brown
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show (2009)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Is Anybody There? (2008) Clarence
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) Himself
The Dark Knight (2008) Alfred
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) Himself (archive footage)
British Style Genius (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Welsh Greats (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Alex Zane's GuestList (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Sleuth (2007) Andrew
Flawless (2007) Hobbs
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Raiders of the Lost Archive (2007)  Willie Mossop (1 episode, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Children of Men (2006) Jasper
The Foreign Eye (2006) Himself
The Prestige (2006) Cutter
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Legends (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Weather Man (2005) Robert Spritzel
Bewitched (2005) Nigel Bigelow
Batman Begins (2005) Alfred
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2010)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Campbell Live (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Weekend Sunrise (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Around the Bend (2004) Henry Lair
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Quicksand (2003) Jake Mellows
The Statement (2003) Pierre Brossard
Secondhand Lions (2003) Garth
The Actors (2003) Anthony O'Malley
Unsere Besten (2003) (1 episode, 2004)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  Everett, Edward / ... (6 episodes, 2003)
The Quiet American (2002) Thomas Fowler
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Nigel Powers
Autograph (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Star Boulevard (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Timeshift (2002)  Himself - 'Sherlock Holmes', Without a Clue (archive f
Last Orders (2001) Jack
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Anatomy of a Scene (2001)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2002)
Shiner (2000) Billy 'Shiner' Simpson
Miss Congeniality (2000) Victor Melling
Get Carter (2000) Cliff Brumby
Quills (2000) Dr. Royer-Collard
Legends (2000)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2000)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
The Debtors (1999)
The Cider House Rules (1999) Dr. Wilbur Larch
It All Came True (1998) Max Gale
Shadow Run (1998) Haskell
Little Voice (1998) Ray Say
The Real .... (1998)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Heaven and Earth Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Best of British (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
HARDtalk (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Extra Rosa (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)  Captain Nemo (2 episodes, 1997)
Blood and Wine (1996) Victor 'Vic' Spansky
TFI Friday (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996-2000)
Life and Times (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2010)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002-2008
Heroes of Comedy (1995) (1 episode, 1995)
On Deadly Ground (1994) Michael Jennings
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Harry Enfield and Chums (1994)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1994)
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Hollywood U.K. (1993)  Himself - Contributor (3 episodes, 1993)
Breakfast with Frost (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1994-2003)
Blue Ice (1992) Harry Anders
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Scrooge
Noises Off... (1992) Lloyd Fellowes
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (4 episodes, 2005-2010)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991) Himself
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (8 episodes, 1998-2010)
Memories of 1970-1991 (1991)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode)
Bullseye! (1990) Sidney Lipton / Doctor Hicklar
Mr. Destiny (1990) Mike / Mr. Destiny
A Shock to the System (1990) Graham Marshall
Masterchef (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Clive James' Postcard from... (1989)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1991)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Lawrence Jamieson
Without a Clue (1988) Sherlock Holmes
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jack the Ripper (1988)  Inspector Frederick Abberline (2 episodes, 1988)
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) Himself
Surrender (1987) Sean Stein
The Fourth Protocol (1987) John Preston
Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Hoagie
Hero: The Official Film of the 1986 FIFA World Cup (1987) Narrator (voice)
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2004)
The Whistle Blower (1986) Frank Jones
Half Moon Street (1986) Lord Bulbeck
Mona Lisa (1986) Mortwell
Sweet Liberty (1986) Elliott James
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Elliot
Water (1985) Baxter
The Holcroft Covenant (1985) Noel Holcroft
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Terror in the Aisles (1984) Doctor Robert Elliott (archive footage) (uncredited)
Blame It on Rio (1984) Matthew Hollis
Aspel & Company (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
The Jigsaw Man (1983) Philip Kimberley / Sergei Kuzminsky
Educating Rita (1983) Dr. Frank Bryant
Beyond the Limit (1983) Charley Fortnum, Consul
Good Morning Britain (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Deathtrap (1982) Sidney Bruhl
Wogan (1982)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1991)
Victory (1981) Capt. John Colby - The Players: England
The Hand (1981) Jonathan Lansdale
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (4 episodes, 2006-2010)
Dressed to Kill (1980) Doctor Robert Elliott
The Island (1980) Blair Maynard
Newsnight (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Children in Need (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979) Captain Mike Turner
Ashanti (1979) Dr. David Linderby
California Suite (1978) Sidney Cochran
The Swarm (1978) Brad Crane
Silver Bears (1977) Doc Fletcher
A Bridge Too Far (1977) Lieutenant Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) Colonel Steiner
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) Adam Worth
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) Peachy Carnehan
Peeper (1975) Leslie C. Tucker
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) Lewis
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) Jim Keogh
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
The London Programme (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Arena (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Call It Magic (1975) Himself
The Destructors (1974) John Deray
The Black Windmill (1974) Maj. John Tarrant
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (2 episodes, 1975-1979)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Sleuth (1972) Milo Tindle
X, Y and Zee (1972) Robert Blakeley
Pulp (1972) Mickey King
Clapper Board (1972)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1977-1981)
Kidnapped (1971) Alan Breck
Get Carter (1971) Jack Carter
The Last Valley (1971) The Captain
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (4 episodes, 1999-2007)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (6 episodes, 2000-2006)
V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Simon Simon (1970) Himself
Too Late the Hero (1970) Pvt. Tosh Hearne
Film Night (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1973)
Battle of Britain (1969) Squadron Leader Canfield
The Italian Job (1969) Charlie Croker
Play Dirty (1969) Capt. Douglas
Playboy After Dark (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)  Cornelius (1 episode, 1969)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
London aktuell (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
The Magus (1968) Nicholas Urfe
Deadfall (1968) Henry Stuart Clarke
The Dick Cavett Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Wedding of the Doll (1968) Himself
Mia and Roman (1968) Himself (archive footage)
Billion Dollar Brain (1967) Harry Palmer
Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) Himself (segment "Movie Stars") (uncredited)
Woman Times Seven (1967) Handsome Stranger (segment "Snow")
Hurry Sundown (1967) Henry Warren
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Mondo Hollywood (1967) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Caine Below Zero (1967) Himself / Harry Palmer
Funeral in Berlin (1966) Harry Palmer
Gambit (1966) Harry
Alfie (1966) Alfie
The Wrong Box (1966) Michael Finsbury
A Whole Scene Going (1966)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Man at the Wall (1966) Himself / Harry Palmer
The Ipcress File (1965) Harry Palmer
Zulu (1964) Lt. Gonville Bromhead
Cinema (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
The Eamonn Andrews Show (1964)  Himself (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) Police Station PC (uncredited)
World in Action (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
First Night (1963)  Johnny / ... (2 episodes, 1963)
Solo for Sparrow (1962) Paddy Mooney
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (5 episodes, 1970-1983)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) Checkpoint Policeman (uncredited)
Drama 61-67 (1961)  Arthur Green (1 episode, 1962)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Younger Generation (1961)  Ray the Raver (1 episode, 1961)
Foxhole in Cairo (1960) Weber
The Bulldog Breed (1960) Sailor in Cinema Fight (uncredited)
BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960)  Paul Latimer / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Deadline Midnight (1960)  Ted Drake (1 episode, 1960)
Golden Girl (1960)  Detective (1 episode, 1960)
No Wreath for the General (1960)  Police constable (1 episode, 1960)
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1960)  Paddy Mooney (1 episode, 1962)
Breakout (1959) Prisoner with Pin-Up (uncredited)
Knight Errant Limited (1959)  Photographer (1 episode, 1960)
Room 43 (1958) Bridegroom (uncredited)
The Two-Headed Spy (1958) Gestapo Agent
The Key (1958) Bit part (uncredited)
Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) Thirsty Prisoner on Train (uncredited)
Blind Spot (1958) Johnny Brent
William Tell (1958)  Max / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Monitor (1958)  Himself - Presenter of Introduction (1 episode, 1961)
Television Playwright (1958)  Exterior Guard (1 episode, 1959)
A Woman of Mystery (1958) Minor Role (uncredited)
How to Murder a Rich Uncle (1957) Gilrony
The Steel Bayonet (1957) Bit Part (uncredited)
Escape (1957)  Bill (1 episode, 1957)
Mister Charlesworth (1957)  Dusty (1 episode, 1957)
Panic in the Parlor (1956) Sailor (uncredited)
Hell in Korea (1956) Pvt. Lockyer
Armchair Theatre (1956)  Helmsman (1 episode, 1961)
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (1956)  Third Knight (1 episode, 1956)
The Arthur Haynes Show (1956) (1 episode, 1962)
The Crime of the Century (1956) (1 episode, 1956)
Dixon of Dock Green (1955)  Brocklehurst / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Navy Log (1955) (1 episode, 1958)
ITV Play of the Week (1955)  George Grant / ... (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
The Vise (1954)  Folsham (1 episode, 1958)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Bob Hope Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Operation Disaster (1950) Teaboy (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1966)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)  Court orderly / ... (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Youth (0) Fred Ballinger
Harry and the Butler (0)

Producer ( 6 credits )

The Double (2013) executive producer
Forever After (2001) executive producer
Blue Ice (1992) producer
The Fourth Protocol (1987) executive producer
Pulp (1972) producer (uncredited)
Get Carter (1971) producer (uncredited)