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Michael Caine

Ranked #55 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
 
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 The Caine Mutiny (1954)
 
Shared a London flat with actor Terence Stamp early in his career.
 
Was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 17 June 2000, for his contribution to the performing arts.
 
When formally knighted at Buckingham Palace on 16 November 2000, he was knighted under his real name of 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).
 
The production offices of Mona Lisa (1986) were located in the disused St Olave's hospital, the very hospital in which Caine was born.
 
The role of Alfie was turned down by Anthony Newley and Terence Stamp before it was offered to him.
 
"Michael Caine", a top 10 song in Britain in the mid-'80s by the group Madness, had his "My Name Is Michael Caine" quote sampled into the song.
 
Was voted fifth in the Orange 2001 Film Survey of greatest British actors.
 
Starred with Donald Sutherland in a 1964 TV production of "Hamlet." Sutherland later starred in The Italian Job (2003), a re-make of Caine's film The Italian Job (1969).
 
He and Quincy Jones were born on the same day.
 
Lobbied for the lead role in The Day of the Jackal (1973) but was rejected by director Fred Zinnemann, who felt that the character of The Jackal, who essentially is a cipher, should not be played by a movie star.
 
Upon meeting Laurence Olivier for the first time on the set of Sleuth (1972), he was unsure of how to address Olivier. Olivier told him that he should be called Lord Olivier the first time, and after that, he could simply call him "Larry."
 
Three of his memorable films (Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), and Get Carter (1971)), and have all been remade.
 
The soundstage at Shepperton Studios, in which he filmed Batman Begins, is also the one where he filmed his very first film, A Hill in Korea.
 
Is close friends with Sir Sean Connery, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
 
Was the first person to be nominated for an acting Razzie award for more than one title. He was nominated for Worst Actor of 1980 at the very first Razzie awards for his roles in the films Dressed to Kill and The Island.
 
Shares a birthday with Taylor Hanson, Mercedes McNab, Kylie Tyndall and Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, & Chris Klein
 
He played Charlie Croker in The Italian Job (1969). His Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) co-star Seth Green appeared in the re-make The Italian Job (2003).
 
Superstar Swedish rock band Kent refer to him in their song "Palace and Main"
 
Near the end of The Muppet Christmas Carol, he passes by a store named "Mickelwhite's."
 
Michael:I've never been out with a married woman, never. I respect others' properties."
 
Michael: My name is Michael Caine
 
Michael: I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific.
 
Michael: I am in so many movies that are on TV at 2:00 a.m. that people think I am dead.
 
Michael: I used to get the girl; now I get the part. In 'The Quiet American' you may have noticed I got the part and the girl. It's a milestone for me, because it's the last time I'm going to get the girl. I'm sure of it, now I'm nearly 70.
 
Michael: The best research [for playing a drunk] is being a British actor for 20 years.
 
Michael: First of all, I choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
 
Michael: The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this; a movie star will say, 'How can I change the script to suit me?' and a movie actor will say; 'How can I change me to suit the script?
 
Michael: Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.
 
Michael: My most useful acting tip came from my pal John Wayne. Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
 
Michael: Whenever anyone asks me to do something about my life's work, I keep saying, 'Please, I haven't finished yet. Can you give me another year?' ... In a lifetime achievement award, you just have to watch yourself grow old in 45 minutes.
 
Michael on Richard Gere: He's got a pin-up image...which he hates. The only trouble is this: whenever they ask him to take his trousers off, he does.
 
Michael is a popular subject for impressionists and mimics.
 
One of Michael's well known roles include the spy "Harry Palmer", in "The Ipcress File".
 
Michael was rumored to have been offered a million pounds to guest star in "EastEnders".
 
When he first became an actor, Michael chose the stage name "Michael Scott".
 
Michael will star in the "Batman Begins" sequel.
 
Brother is Stanley Caine.
 
Appeared in Alfie.
 
Appeared in Zulu.
 
Appeared in The Italian JOB
 
Appeared in Batman Begins
 
Appeared in Get Carter
 
Appeared in thr remake of Get Carter.
 
Appeared in Bewitched
 
Appeared in A Hill In Korea.
 
Appeared in Sailor Beware.
 
Appeared How To Murder A Rich Uncle.
 

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