35 Facts About Michael Caine

1. SIR Michael Caine says he can't understand why his newly-knighted friend, actor Ben Kingsley, is insisting on always being addressed by his full title.

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2. Sir Michael Caine is an English actor and author.

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3. Michael Caine has made more than 100 films throughout the years.

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4. Michael Caine says he voted Brexit and to leave the EU for "freedom".

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5. Michael Caine says he takes his wife everywhere with him.

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6. In May 2012, Michael Caine was awarded the Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Southwark as a person of distinction and eminence of the borough.

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7. In 2008, Michael Caine was awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Showbusiness at the Variety Club Awards.

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8. Michael Caine appeared in seven films that were ranked in the BFI's 100 greatest British films of the 20th century.

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9. Michael Caine voted in favour of Brexit, stating he would rather be a "poor master than a rich servant".

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10. In July 2014, Michael Caine was reported to have been a celebrity investor in a tax avoidance scheme called Liberty.

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11. In July 2016, Michael Caine changed his name by deed poll to his long-time stage name in order to simplify security checks at airports.

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12. Michael Caine quit his 80-a-day smoking habit in the early 1970s after a lecture by Tony Curtis.

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13. Michael Caine has been married to actress and model Shakira Baksh since 8 January 1973.

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14. Michael Caine was married to actress Patricia Haines from 1955 to 1962.

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15. Michael Caine has published two volumes of memoirs, What's It All About? in 1992 and The Elephant to Hollywood in 2010.

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16. Michael Caine lives in Leatherhead, Surrey, in a house with a movie theatre which cost him £100,000 to build.

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17. In a 2010 interview with The Telegraph, Michael Caine spoke of the impersonations and how everyone he meets quotes lines at him, to the point he quotes them quoting him.

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18. In the episode, Michael Caine appears as himself, portrayed in the light of his Alfred Pennyworth interpretation, and constantly annoys the protagonists with endless anecdotes of his career.

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19. Michael Caine reprised his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman sequel, The Dark Knight Rises, which was released in July 2012.

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20. Michael Caine played family elder Henry Lair in the 2004 film, Around the Bend.

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21. Michael Caine starred in Austin Powers in Goldmember as Austin's father and in 2003 he co-starred with Robert Duvall in Secondhand Lions.

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22. In the 2000s, Michael Caine appeared in Miss Congeniality, Last Orders (2001), The Quiet American (2002), for which he was Oscar-nominated, and others.

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23. In the 1990s, Michael Caine found good parts harder to come by.

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24. Michael Caine was part of an all-star cast in A Bridge Too Far.

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25. Michael Caine was busy with successes including Sleuth opposite Laurence Olivier, and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King (1975) co-starring Sean Connery which received widespread acclaim.

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26. Michael Caine starred in the 1969 comedy caper film The Italian Job as the leader of a cockney criminal gang released from prison with the intention of doing a "big job" in Italy to steal gold bullion from an armoured security truck.

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27. Michael Caine made his first film in Hollywood in 1966, after an invitation from Shirley MacLaine to play opposite her in Gambit.

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28. At the time, Michael Caine's working class Cockney, just as with The Beatles' Liverpudlian accents, stood out to American and British audiences alike.

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29. Michael Caine believes Endfield offered him, a Cockney, the role of an aristocrat because, being American, he did not have the endemic British class-prejudice.

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30. Michael Caine continued to appear on television, in serials The Golden Girl and No Wreath for the General, but was then cast in the play The Compartment, written by Johnny Speight, a two-hander starring Frank Finlay.

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31. Michael Caine would like to see the return of national service to help combat youth violence, stating: "I'm just saying, put them in the Army for six months.

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32. Michael Caine had an elder maternal half-brother named David William Burchell, and a younger full brother, Stanley Micklewhite.

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33. Michael Caine appeared in seven films that featured in the British Film Institute's 100 greatest British films of the 20th century.

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34. Michael Caine is one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s.

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35. Sir Michael Caine is an internationally acclaimed English actor, producer, and author who has appeared in more than 125 films spanning 50 years.

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