A classy dude.

Michael Caine turned down both male leads in Women in Love because he refused to do on-camera nudity.

A classy dude.
"I made it"

Caine once said that he knew he'd made it as an actor when he started getting scripts to read that no longer had coffee stains already on them (meaning that he was the first choice for that role).

Could he get any cooler?

He released a compilation CD called Cained with UMTV record label in 2007. He loves chill out mix tapes and has made dozens over the years.

Could he get any cooler?
What a great backup plan.

Caine was Peter O'Toole's understudy for The Long and The Short and The Tall at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959. When O'Toole left to film Lawrence of Arabia, Caine took over the role for the remaining months.

What a great backup plan.
This isn't Pulp Fiction.

Michael Caine created a film production company with Mike Hodges and Michael Klinger called "Three Michaels Film Productions". They produced one film together in 1972: Pulp.

This isn't Pulp Fiction.
Get it done.

After graduating high school, Michael Caine did two years of mandatory national service with the Queens Royal Regiment, serving in Germany and South Korea.

Get it done.
The more you know!

From his marriage to Patricia Haines he has a daughter Dominique, named for Dominique Francon of Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

The more you know!
Gotta be able to laugh.

Caine's least favourite character to play was Pierre Brossard in The Statement. He says that all the other characters he's played had a sense of humor to make them accessible but Pierre was humorless and too intense for Caine.

Gotta be able to laugh.
And mine is Michael Caine!

Michael Caine's all-time favorite actor and inspiration is Humphrey Bogart.

And mine is Michael Caine!
Well-deserved!

To date, he is the only man to have earned an Academy Award for a performance in a Woody Allen film. All other Academy Award winners have been female.

Well-deserved!
Super stylish.

GQ Magazine listed him as one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in the past 50 years.

Super stylish.
He's the guy you need in your film.

Four of his films have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture: Alfie, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules, and Inception.

He's the guy you need in your film.
A humble and generous move.

Caine read for Yuri Zhivago in Dr. Zhivago and did screen shots with Julie Christie but ultimately recommended that the director look to Omar Sharif whom he considered better for the role.

A humble and generous move.
A fine performance indeed!

Educating Rita is Michael Caine's favorite film and the performance that he is most proud of.

A fine performance indeed!
One of the best of all time.

Michael Caine is one of three actors, including Laurence Olivier and Jack Nicholson, to be nominated for an Academy Award every decade for at least four consecutive decades.

One of the best of all time.
So many talents!

In his spare time, Michael has written trivia books such as Not Many People Know That and Not Many People Know This Either. The proceeds of his books go to the National Playing Fields Association, a not-for-profit organization in the UK that protects and funds sports and recreation.

So many talents!
Busy getting work done!

Caine has won two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor: one for Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986 and one for The Cider House Rules in 1999. Unfortunately he wasn't present to accept his award for Hannah and Her Sisters as he was filming Jaws: The Revenge at the time.

Busy getting work done!
Food is a passion worth having.

One of Michael's passions and interests lies in the restaurant industry. He has shares in five London restaurants including two French-style bistros and owns a brasserie in Miami, Florida.

Food is a passion worth having.
It's Law.

Three of Caine's most popular films have already been remade: Alfie, The Italian Job, and Sleuth. In two of the remakes, Caine's original character is played by Jude Law.

It's Law.
The best and the worst.

In 1980,Caine was nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actor for his performances in The Island and Dressed to Kill. He lost to Neil Diamond in The Jazz Singer.

The best and the worst.
Micklewhite's a great name, but he made a good choice.

Michael Caine was actually born Maurice Micklewhite. He chose Caine as a stage name in reference to the 1954 film Caine Mutiny.

Micklewhite's a great name, but he made a good choice.
The highest of honors.

In 2000, he was granted knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. He accepted the honor under his birth name as a tribute to his father.

The highest of honors.
Who doesn't love a good Orson Welles movie?

Michael's all-time favorite film is The Third Man.

Who doesn't love a good Orson Welles movie?
If Tony Curtis tells you to quit, you quit.

In the 1960s, Michael was drinking two bottles of vodka and smoking upwards of 80 cigarettes every day. He stopped smoking cigarettes after a lecture from Tony Curtis at a party in 1971 and quit cigars by 2003.

If Tony Curtis tells you to quit, you quit.
Some bad breath all around.

Michael hated garlic, a smell and taste he associated with his service in the Korean War where everyone would eat it as a snack. Only after becoming a restauranteur did he develop a taste for it again.

Some bad breath all around.
What a tragic tale.

Michael has an older maternal half-brother named David but Michael wasn't aware of David's existence until their mother passed away. For his entire childhood, Michael thought his mother was visiting a cousin in the hospital who suffered from epilepsy - in fact it was his brother. David passed away in 1992.

What a tragic tale.
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