Fast Facts

  • Saw combat duty in Korea as a member of the Royal Fusiliers.
  • Got his start in acting with a job as an assistant stage manager at the Horsham Repertory Company.
  • Used stage name of Michael Scott until he discovered it was already taken by another actor; switched to Michael Caine while looking at a movie poster for The Caine Mutiny.
  • Wife Shakira was a runner-up for Miss Universe.
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.
  • In 2007, released a mix CD of his favorite chill-out songs called Cained.
  • Was made a commander of Arts and Letters by France's culture minister in 2011.
  • Has owned multiple restaurants in London, as well as one in Miami.
  • Author of several books of trivia and autobiographies, in addition to a book on acting.
  • Supports Fields in Trust (formerly known as the National Playing Fields Association) and donated the proceeds from his trivia books to the organization.
  • Is a fan of the Chelsea Football Club.

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1966, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1972, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1983, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1986, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actor: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1966, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actor: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2001, European Film Awards — European Actor: Nominee
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Academy Fellowship: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • David Burchell — Half Brother
  • Maurice Micklewhite — Father
  • Dominique Caine — Daughter
  • Stanley Micklewhite — Brother
  • Ellen Maria Burchell — Mother
  • Natasha Caine — Daughter
  • Shakira Caine — Wife
  • Patricia Haines — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: March 14, 1933, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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