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Michael Caine Biography

Birth Name:
Maurice Joseph Micklewhite
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor, producer

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

  • 2015European Film Awards-European Actor: winner
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2006London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actor: winner
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2002National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 2001European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated
  • 2000BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1999BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1991Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1986Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 1984BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1983Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1967Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1967Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1967BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actor: nominated
  • 1966Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1966National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 1966BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actor: nominated

Relationships

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