Michael Caine

90, from Rotherhithe, London, England, UK

Artwork for The Dark Knight RisesImage of Michael Caine

Biography

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 160 films in a career spanning seven 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.

Often playing a Cockney, Caine made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in British films such as Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965), Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Alfie. His roles in the 1970s included Get Carter (1971), The Last Valley (1971), Sleuth (1972), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Eagle Has Landed (1976) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He earned his second Academy Award nomination for Sleuth and achieved some of his greatest critical success in the 1980s, with Educating Rita (1983) earning him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) earning him his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Caine is also known for his performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), and for his comedic roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), Miss Congeniality (2000), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and Secondhand Lions (2003). He received his second Golden Globe Award for Little Voice (1998). In 1999, he received his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a sympathetic doctor in The Cider House Rules. He portrayed a British journalist in Vietnam in The Quiet American (2002), earning his sixth Oscar nomination, and appeared in Alfonso Cuaron's dystopian drama film Children of Men (2006). Caine portrayed Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012). He appeared in several other of Nolan's films including The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014) and Tenet (2020). He also appeared in the heist thriller film Now You See Me (2013), the action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), the Italian drama Youth (2015) and the crime film King of Thieves (2018).

Timeline

2023Aged 90

  • Poster for MCAINE: An Anagram of Cinema

    Self - Actor

  • Poster for Mad About the Boy: The Noël Coward Story

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Great Escaper

    Bernard Jordan

2022Aged 89

  • Poster for Medieval

    Lord Boreš

  • Poster for The Sound of 007

    Self (archive footage)

2021Aged 88

  • Poster for Twist

    Fagin

  • Poster for Best Sellers

    Harris Shaw

2020Aged 87

  • Poster for Four Kids and It

    Psammead (voice)

  • Poster for AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #3: SEQUELITIS

    Self

  • Poster for Tenet

    Sir Michael Crosby

  • Poster for Come Away

    Charlie

2019Aged 86

  • Poster for An Accidental Studio

    Self (archive footage)

2018Aged 85

  • Poster for Sherlock Gnomes

    Lord Redbrick (voice)

  • Poster for Dear Dictator

    General Anton Vincent

  • Poster for King of Thieves

    Brian Reader

  • Poster for Quincy

    Self

  • Poster for The Man Who Got Carter

    Self

2017Aged 84

  • Poster for Going in Style

    Joe Harding

  • Poster for Dunkirk

    Voice on Radio (uncredited)

  • Poster for My Generation

    Self

  • Poster for And the Winner Isn't

    Self

2016Aged 83

  • Poster for Now You See Me 2

    Arthur Tressler

2015Aged 82

  • Poster for Inside 'Interstellar'

    Self / Professor Brand

  • Poster for Youth

    Fred Ballinger

  • Poster for Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed

    Self

  • Poster for The Last Witch Hunter

    Dolan 36th

  • Poster for Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC

    Self (archive footage)

2014Aged 81

  • Poster for Stonehearst Asylum

    Dr. Benjamin Salt

  • Poster for Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey

    Self

  • Poster for Interstellar

    Professor John Brand

  • Poster for Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Arthur

  • Poster for The Double

    Executive Producer

2013Aged 80

2012Aged 79

  • Poster for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

    Alexander Anderson

  • Poster for The Dark Knight Rises

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Poster for Ending the Knight

    Self

2011Aged 78

2010Aged 77

  • Poster for Inception

    Stephen Miles

2009Aged 76

  • Poster for Is Anybody There?

    Clarence

  • Poster for Heath Ledger: A Tribute

    Self

  • Poster for Harry Brown

    Harry Brown

  • Poster for Pinter's Progress

    Himself

2008Aged 75

  • Poster for Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Dark Knight

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Poster for Valentino: The Last Emperor

    Self

2007Aged 74

  • Poster for The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan

    Self

  • Poster for Flawless

    Mr. Hobbs

  • Poster for Sleuth

    Andrew Wyke

2006Aged 73

2005Aged 72

  • Poster for Batman Begins

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Poster for Bewitched

    Nigel Bigelow

  • Poster for The Weather Man

    Robert Spritzel

2004Aged 71

  • Poster for Around the Bend

    Henry Lair

2003Aged 70

  • Poster for Quicksand

    Jake Mellows

  • Poster for The Actors

    Anthony O'Malley

  • Poster for Secondhand Lions

    Garth

  • Poster for The Making Of 'The Italian Job'

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for The Statement

    Pierre Brossard

2002Aged 69

  • Poster for Austin Powers in Goldmember

    Nigel Powers

  • Poster for The Quiet American

    Thomas Fowler

2001Aged 68

  • Poster for Last Orders

    Jack

2000Aged 67

  • Poster for Shiner

    Billy 'Shiner' Simpson

  • Poster for Get Carter

    Cliff Brumby

  • Poster for Quills

    Dr. Royer-Collard

  • Poster for Miss Congeniality

    Victor Melling

1999Aged 66

  • Poster for The Debtors

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for The Cider House Rules

    Dr. Wilbur Larch

1998Aged 65

  • Poster for Shadow Run

    Haskell

  • Poster for Little Voice

    Ray Say

  • Poster for Curtain Call

    Max Gale

1997Aged 64

  • Poster for Mandela and de Klerk

    F.W. de Klerk

1996Aged 63

  • Poster for Blood and Wine

    Victor

  • Poster for Midnight in Saint Petersburg

    Harry Palmer

  • Poster for Elle s'appelait Françoise

    Self

1995Aged 62

  • Poster for The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies

    Self

  • Poster for Bullet to Beijing

    Harry Palmer

1994Aged 61

  • Poster for Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold

    Self

  • Poster for On Deadly Ground

    Michael Jennings

  • Poster for Charlie Sheen's Stunts Spectacular

    Self (archive footage)

1993Aged 60

  • Poster for Sean Connery: Private

    Self

1992Aged 59

  • Poster for Noises Off...

    Lloyd Fellowes

  • Poster for Blue Ice

    Harry Anders

  • Poster for The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Scrooge

1991Aged 58

  • Poster for Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker

    Self

1990Aged 57

  • Poster for Jekyll & Hyde

    Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde

  • Poster for A Shock to the System

    Graham Marshall

  • Poster for Night of 100 Stars III

    Self

  • Poster for Mr. Destiny

    Mike

  • Poster for Bullseye!

    Sidney Lipton / Doctor Hicklar

1989Aged 56

  • Poster for John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick

    Self

  • Poster for The Movie Life of George

    Self

1988Aged 55

  • Poster for Without a Clue

    Sherlock Holmes

  • Poster for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Lawrence Jamieson

1987Aged 54

  • Poster for The Fourth Protocol

    John Preston

  • Poster for The Making of Jaws The Revenge

    Self

  • Poster for Jaws: The Revenge

    Hoagie Newcombe

  • Poster for Surrender

    Sean Stein

1986Aged 53

  • Poster for Hannah and Her Sisters

    Elliot

  • Poster for Sweet Liberty

    Elliott James

  • Poster for Mona Lisa

    Mortwell

  • Poster for Half Moon Street

    Lord Sam Bulbeck

  • Poster for The Whistle Blower

    Frank Jones

  • Poster for Hero

    Narrator (voice)

1985Aged 52

1984Aged 51

  • Poster for Blame It on Rio

    Matthew Hollis

  • Poster for Terror in the Aisles

    Dr. Robert Elliott (archive footage) (uncredited)

1983Aged 50

  • Poster for Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    British Soldier (segment "Fighting Each Other")

  • Poster for Educating Rita

    Dr. Frank Bryant

  • Poster for The Honorary Consul

    Charley Fortnum

  • Poster for The Jigsaw Man

    Philip Kimberley / Sergei Kuzminsky

1982Aged 49

  • Poster for Deathtrap

    Sidney Bruhl

1981Aged 48

  • Poster for The Hand

    Jonathan Lansdale

  • Poster for Escape to Victory

    Captain John Colby

1980Aged 47

  • Poster for The Island

    Blair Maynard

  • Poster for Dressed to Kill

    Doctor Robert Elliott

1979Aged 46

  • Poster for Ashanti

    Dr. David Linderby

  • Poster for Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

    Captain Mike Turner

1978Aged 45

  • Poster for Inside 'the Swarm'

    Self

  • Poster for The Swarm

    Brad Crane

  • Poster for California Suite

    Sidney Cochran

1977Aged 44

  • Poster for Silver Bears

    Doc Fletcher

  • Poster for A Bridge Too Far

    Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur

1976Aged 43

  • Poster for Harry and Walter Go to New York

    Adam Worth

  • Poster for The Eagle Has Landed

    Col. Kurt Steiner

1975Aged 42

  • Poster for The Wilby Conspiracy

    Jim Keogh

  • Poster for The Romantic Englishwoman

    Lewis

  • Poster for Rickles

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for The Man Who Would Be King

    Peachy Carnehan

  • Poster for Peeper

    Leslie C. Tucker

1974Aged 41

  • Poster for The Black Windmill

    Maj. John Tarrant

  • Poster for The Marseille Contract

    John Deray / John Davos

1972Aged 39

  • Poster for Pulp

    Mickey King

  • Poster for Sleuth

    Milo Tindle

1971Aged 38

  • Poster for The Last Valley

    The Captain

  • Poster for Get Carter

    Jack Carter

  • Poster for Zee and Co.

    Robert Blakeley

  • Poster for Kidnapped

    Alan Breck

1970Aged 37

  • Poster for Too Late the Hero

    Pvt. Tosh Hearne

  • Poster for Simon Simon

    Himself

1969Aged 36

  • Poster for Play Dirty

    Capt. Douglas

  • Poster for Male of the Species

    Cornelius

  • Poster for The Italian Job

    Charlie Croker

  • Poster for Battle of Britain

    Squadron Leader Canfield

1968Aged 35

  • Poster for Deadfall

    Henry

  • Poster for The Magus

    Nicholas Urfe

1967Aged 34

  • Poster for Hurry Sundown

    Henry Warren

  • Poster for Tonite Let's All Make Love in London

    Himself

  • Poster for Woman Times Seven

    Handsome Stranger

  • Poster for Billion Dollar Brain

    Harry Palmer

1966Aged 33

  • Poster for Alfie

    Alfie Elkins

  • Poster for The Wrong Box

    Michael Hubert Gregory Finsbury

  • Poster for Gambit

    Harry

  • Poster for Funeral in Berlin

    Harry Palmer

1965Aged 32

  • Poster for The Ipcress File

    Harry Palmer

1964Aged 31

  • Poster for Zulu

    Lt. Gonville Bromhead

  • Poster for Hamlet at Elsinore

    Horatio

1962Aged 29

  • Poster for Top Deck

    Bus driver (uncredited)

  • Poster for Solo for Sparrow

    Paddy Mooney

1961Aged 28

  • Poster for The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    Checkpoint Policeman (uncredited)

1960Aged 27

  • Poster for Foxhole in Cairo

    Weber

  • Poster for The Bulldog Breed

    Sailor in Cinema Fight

1959Aged 26

  • Poster for Danger Within

    Prisoner with Pin-Up (uncredited)

1958Aged 25

1957Aged 24

  • Poster for Blood Money

    Fighter

  • Poster for How to Murder a Rich Uncle

    Gilrony

1956Aged 23

  • Poster for Sailor Beware

    Sailor (Uncredited)

  • Poster for A Hill in Korea

    Pvt. Lockyer

1946Aged 13

Year unknown

  • Poster for Laughs and Larrikins

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Dirty, Sexy & Totally Iconic

    Self