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Michael Caine

Michael CaineAKA Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.

Born: 14-Mar-1933
Birthplace: Bermondsey, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Get Carter

Military service: British Army (stationed in Germany and Korea)

Michael Caine was born Maurice Micklewhite Jr., and dropped out of high school at 15. He supported himself as a manual laborer, and served two years in the British Army, before landing work as an odd-jobs man behind the scenes at a London theater. He had long had an interest in acting, and soon stepped into on-stage roles, where his talent became apparent. Feeling he needed a more catchy professional name, Micklewhite decided on Michael (from Mickel), and Caine when he saw a theater's marquee advertising Humphrey Bogart in The Caine Mutiny.

He first came to American fame playing an effete lieutenant in Zulu (1964), but he already had a long résumé, dating back to the mid-1950s. Caine has appeared in more than 100 movies, including hits like Alfie, Mona Lisa, Educating Rita, and The Quiet American, enjoyable mysteries Sleuth and Deathtrap, and comedies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He has two Oscars, for Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (1999).

In 2010 Caine publicly admitted that in 1955, as his father was dying of liver cancer, he persuaded a doctor to give his father a fatal overdose of painkillers.

Father: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Sr. (fishmonger, d. 1957 liver cancer/euthanasia)
Mother: Ellen Maria (Burchell) Micklewhite (maid; d. 1989 cancer)
Brother: David Burchell (half-brother, epileptic, b. 1925; d. March-1992 of pneumonia)
Brother: Stanley Micklewhite (b. 1936)
Wife: Patricia Haines (actress, Virgin Witch, m. 1955, div. 1958, d. 1976-cancer, one daughter)
Daughter: Dominique "Nikki" Caine (b. 1956, with Haines)
Wife: Shakira (Baksh) Caine (Miss Guyana 1967, b. 23-Feb-1947, m. 8-Jan-1973, one daughter)
Daughter: Natasha Caine (b. 1973, with Shakira)

    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 1987 for Hannah and Her Sisters
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 2000 for The Cider House Rules
    Golden Globe 1984 for Educating Rita
    Golden Globe 1989 for Jack the Ripper
    Golden Globe 1999 for Little Voice
    Commander of the British Empire 1993
    Wedding: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones (2000)
    Risk Factors: Malaria

    Going in Style (1-Apr-2017)
    Now You See Me 2 (2-Jun-2016)
    The Last Witch Hunter (13-Oct-2015)
    Youth (20-May-2015)
    Kingsman: The Secret Service (13-Dec-2014)
    Interstellar (26-Oct-2014)
    Stonehearst Asylum (14-Jun-2014)
    Last Love (29-Jun-2013)
    Now You See Me (21-May-2013)
    The Dark Knight Rises (19-Jul-2012)
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (19-Jan-2012) · Alexander
    Cars 2 (18-Jun-2011) · Finn McMissile [VOICE]
    Gnomeo & Juliet (23-Jan-2011) · Lord Redbrick [VOICE]
    Inception (13-Jul-2010) · Miles
    Harry Brown (12-Sep-2009) · Harry Brown
    Valentino: The Last Emperor (7-Sep-2008) · Himself
    Is Anybody There? (7-Sep-2008) · Clarence
    The Dark Knight (16-Jul-2008)
    Sleuth (30-Aug-2007)
    Flawless (11-Feb-2007) · Hobbs
    The Prestige (17-Oct-2006)
    Children of Men (3-Sep-2006)
    The Weather Man (20-Oct-2005) · Robert Spritzel
    Bewitched (24-Jun-2005)
    Batman Begins (15-Jun-2005)
    Around the Bend (8-Oct-2004) · Henry Lair
    The Statement (12-Dec-2003) · Pierre Brossard
    Secondhand Lions (5-Sep-2003) · Garth
    The Actors (17-Apr-2003)
    Quicksand (8-Jan-2003)
    The Quiet American (9-Sep-2002) · Thomas Fowler
    Austin Powers in Goldmember (22-Jul-2002) · Nigel Powers
    Last Orders (10-Sep-2001)
    Miss Congeniality (14-Dec-2000)
    Get Carter (4-Oct-2000) · Cliff Brumby
    Shiner (22-Sep-2000)
    Quills (2-Sep-2000) · Royer-Collard
    The Cider House Rules (7-Sep-1999)
    Curtain Call (30-Aug-1999)
    Little Voice (18-Sep-1998) · Ray Say
    Shadow Run (24-Jun-1998)
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (11-May-1997)
    Mandela and de Klerk (16-Feb-1997)
    Blood and Wine (Sep-1996) · Victor
    Midnight in St. Petersburg (1996)
    Bullet to Beijing (19-May-1995)
    World War II: When Lions Roared (19-Apr-1994)
    On Deadly Ground (18-Feb-1994) · Michael Jennings
    The Muppet Christmas Carol (10-Dec-1992)
    Blue Ice (9-Oct-1992)
    Noises Off... (20-Mar-1992)
    Bullseye! (28-Aug-1991) · Sidney Lipton
    Mr. Destiny (12-Oct-1990)
    A Shock to the System (23-Mar-1990)
    Jekyll & Hyde (21-Jan-1990)
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (14-Dec-1988) · Lawrence Jamieson
    Without a Clue (21-Oct-1988)
    Jack the Ripper (21-Oct-1988)
    Surrender (9-Oct-1987)
    The Fourth Protocol (28-Aug-1987)
    Jaws: The Revenge (17-Jul-1987) · Hoagie
    The Whistle Blower (29-May-1987) · Frank
    Hero (1987) · Narrator [VOICE]
    Half Moon Street (13-Aug-1986)
    Mona Lisa (13-Jun-1986) · Mortwell
    Sweet Liberty (14-May-1986) · Elliott James
    Hannah and Her Sisters (7-Feb-1986) · Elliot
    The Holcroft Covenant (20-Sep-1985)
    Water (4-Apr-1985) · Baxter
    Blame It on Rio (17-Feb-1984) · Matthew Hollis
    The Honorary Consul (30-Sep-1983)
    Educating Rita (14-Sep-1983) · Dr. Frank Bryant
    The Jigsaw Man (1983)
    Deathtrap (19-Mar-1982) · Sidney Bruhl
    Victory (30-Jul-1981)
    The Hand (24-Apr-1981)
    Dressed to Kill (23-Jun-1980) · Dr. Robert Elliott
    The Island (13-Jun-1980) · Maynard
    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (18-May-1979) · Capt. Mike Turner
    Ashanti (9-Mar-1979)
    California Suite (15-Dec-1978) · Sidney Cochran
    The Swarm (14-Jul-1978) · Brad Crane
    Silver Bears (21-Apr-1978)
    A Bridge Too Far (15-Jun-1977)
    The Eagle Has Landed (25-Dec-1976) · Col. Kurt Steiner
    Harry and Walter Go to New York (17-Jun-1976) · Adam Worth
    The Man Who Would Be King (17-Dec-1975) · Peachy Carnehan
    The Romantic Englishwoman (14-Nov-1975)
    The Wilby Conspiracy (13-Feb-1975) · Keogh
    Peeper (1975)
    The Marseille Contract (5-Sep-1974)
    The Black Windmill (2-Aug-1974)
    Sleuth (10-Dec-1972) · Milo Tindle
    Zee and Co. (21-Jan-1972) · Robert Blakeley
    Pulp (1972) · Mickey King
    Kidnapped (22-Dec-1971)
    Get Carter (3-Mar-1971) · Jack Carter
    The Last Valley (28-Jan-1971)
    Too Late the Hero (20-May-1970)
    Simon, Simon (1970) · Himself
    Battle of Britain (15-Sep-1969) · Squadron Leader Canfield
    The Italian Job (2-Jun-1969) · Charlie Croker
    The Magus (10-Dec-1968)
    Deadfall (11-Sep-1968) · Henry
    Play Dirty (1968)
    Billion Dollar Brain (20-Dec-1967) · Harry Palmer
    Woman Times Seven (27-Jun-1967)
    Hurry Sundown (6-Feb-1967)
    Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) · Himself
    Funeral in Berlin (22-Dec-1966)
    Gambit (16-Dec-1966) · Harry
    The Wrong Box (4-Jul-1966) · Michael
    Alfie (29-Mar-1966) · Alfie
    The Ipcress File (2-Jul-1965)
    Zulu (22-Jan-1964) · Lt. Gonville Bromhead
    Foxhole in Cairo (4-Oct-1960)
    The Two-Headed Spy (17-Nov-1958)
    How to Murder a Rich Uncle (Jun-1957)
    Hell in Korea (18-Sep-1956)

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Author of books:
What's It All About? An Autobiography (1992, memoir)

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