About Michael Caine
Sir Michael Caine CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.; 14 March 1933) is an English actor. Known for his distinctive South London accent, he has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning six decades, and is considered a British film icon. As of February 2017, the films in which Caine has appeared have grossed over $7.8 billion worldwide.
Alongside Laurence Olivier, Paul Newman, and Jack Nicholson, Caine is one of only four male actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in five different decades. Caine has appeared in seven films that featured in the British Film Institute’s 100 greatest British films of the 20th century. In 2000, he received a BAFTA Fellowship and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to cinema.
Caine made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in British films such as ‘Zulu’, ‘The Ipcress File’, ‘Alfie’, ‘The Italian Job’, and ‘Battle of Britain’. He was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Alfie’. Caine is also known for his performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’, and for his comedic roles in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘Miss Congeniality’, ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’, and ‘Secondhand Lions’. Learn More…