Michael Caine vs Ian McKellen

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British Actor
$75 Million
Net worth 2018
$55 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Theater Personalities
Rotherhithe
Residence
Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
British, American
Country
British
14/03/1933
BirthDay
25/05/1939
1.84 m
Height
1.8 m
Wilson's School, Hackney Downs School
Education
St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Cambridge University, Bolton School, University of Cambridge
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2010

’Inception’, a 2010 multi starrer, was another of his noteworthy works

2002

‘The Quiet American’ (2002) is another example of his major works

2000

It was followed by many more hit films such as ‘Miss Congeniality’ (2000), ‘Last Orders’ (2001), ‘The Quiet American’ (2002), ‘Secondhand Lions’ (2003), “Around the Bend’ (2004), and ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)

1999

‘The Cider House Rules’ (1999) earned him several awards and nominations

1998

Then 1998 onwards he experienced a resurgence in his career

1990

Subsequently, Caine slowed down a bit, appearing in mediocre films for better part of the 1990s

1986

Few Other significant works of this decade were ‘Mona Lisa’ (1986), ‘Jaws, The Revenge’ (1987), ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

1983

Caine considers ‘Educating Rita’ (1983) to be his best work

1980

Caine began the 1980s with box office hits like ‘Dressed to Kill’ (1980), ‘The Island’ (1980), ‘Educating Rita’ (1983) etc

1975

’The Man Who Would Be King’ (1975), directed by John Houston, is considered to be one of Michael Caine’s early major works

1973

On 8 January 1973, he married actress and model Shakira Baksh

1970

Although he received critical acclaim for his roles in all of these films, two of his best works in 1970s were ‘Sleuth’ (1972) and ’The Man Who Would Be King’ (1975)

1966

The film was followed by few other hits like ‘Funeral in Berlin’ (1966), ‘Play Dirty’ (1969), ‘Battle of Britain’ (1969), ‘Too Late the Hero’ (1970), ‘The Last Valley’ (1971) and ‘Get Carter’ (1971), ‘The Eagle Has Land (1976), ‘The Silver Bears’ (1978), ‘California Suit’ (1978), Bridge Too Far’ (1977) etc

1965

However, it was his next film ‘The Ipcress File’ (1965), which actually made him a star

1964

’Zulu’, premiered on 22 January 1964 received extremely positive reviews

1963

His big break came in 1963, while he was playing Meff in ‘Next Time I'll Sing to You’, a Cockney comedy at Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly

1956

But since he played the part of an un-credited sailor, ‘A Hill in Korea’, also released in 1956, is considered to be his debut film

1955

Michael Caine married actress Patricia Haines in 1955

1954

He first became Michael Scot and then inspired by Humphrey Bogart’s film ‘The Caine Mutiny’ (1954), he changed his name to Michael Caine

1952

Set in 1952 in Saigon, the story revolves on a love triangle between Thomas Fowler, a British journalist played by Caine; Alden Pyle; an American aid worker and Phuong, a Vietnamese woman

2012

In August 2012, McKellen took part in the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics

2009

In 2009, he appeared in a very popular revival of ‘Waiting for Godot’ at London's Haymarket Theatre

2005

He got the opportunity with Granada Television’s ‘Coronation Street’ in 2005, playing the role of Mel Hutchwright

2001

Mckellen was cast as ‘Wizard Gandalf’ in Peter Jackson’s three series movie ‘The Lord of the Rings’ from 2001

2000

In 2000, he starred in the first of several X-Men movies, as the villain Magneto

1998

The 1998 film ‘Gods and Monsters’, with Mckellen in the lead role, was based on the homosexuality of the film director James Whale

1993

In 1993, he played a South African tycoon in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

1978

In 1978, he met his second partner, Sean Mathias, at the Edinburgh festival

1970

From the1970s to the next two decades, he became a well-known figure in British theatre, performing at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre

1965

In 1965 he was a member of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company at Old Vic

1964

In 1964, he made his first West end appearance in ‘A Scent of Flowers’ in the regional repertory theatres

1961

His first professional appearance came in 1961 when he appeared as ‘Roper’ in ‘A Man for All Seasons’ at the Nottingham Playhouse

1939

Just before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, his family moved to Wigan