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Michael Caine

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Net worth 2018: $75 Million
Residence: Rotherhithe
BirthDay: 14 March 1933
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.84 m
Education: Wilson's School, Hackney Downs School

Michael Caine was bornon 14 March 1933 in Rotherhithe, British, American, is Actor. Michael Caine is a distinguished actor renowned for his Cockney accent and powerful depiction of roles. He was born as Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in a working class family in South East London and was named after his father, who was a porter at a fish market. From there he rose to become one of the most celebrated stars in the English as well as American entertainment industry. In a career spanning almost sixty years, Caine has appeared in around 115 films and earned numerous awards and nominations. Today, he is regarded as a British film icon and is ranked as the ninth highest grossing box office star. In spite of such adulation, he still remains a family oriented private person much interested in charity work. Although he had to change his name in the beginning of his career he never forgot his root and so when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, he accepted the honor as Maurice Micklewhite. Apart from being an established actor, Caine is also a reputed writer and has authored nine books, which includes his autobiographies ‘What’s It All About’ and ‘The Elephants to Hollywood’.


$75 Million


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


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


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)


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


Then 1998 onwards he experienced a resurgence in his career


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


Michael Caine married actress Patricia Haines in 1955


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


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

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