His full, birth name is Maurice Joseph Micklewhite and worldwide is known as Sir Michael Caine. At the age of 84, he is still one of the popular actors in the world. He is 1.84 tall and has 86 kg.
He is born on 14 March 1933 and raised in Rotherhithe, London, and his parents` names are Maurice Joseph Micklewhite and Ellen Frances Marie Burchell. The famous actor is named after his father, who was a fish market porter, and his mother was a cook. Sir Michael Caine has two brothers, Stanley Caine, who is also an actor, and David William Burchell. His family has English and Irish ancestry.
He went to Hackney Downs School and Wilson`s School in Wallington, but he left both of them and got a job as a filing clerk for one film company. Sir Michael Caine served in the British Army, was a participant in the Korean War. He was a servant in The Royal Fusiliers.
He has married twice in his life, the first time his wife was, an actress Patrician Haines, and the second time he has married to Shakira Caine, who is also actress and model. From the first marriage, he has a daughter called Dominique, and from the second marriage, he has one more daughter named Natasha.
His best friends are Roger Moore and Sean Connery, and he loves cricket to watch and play.
He is living in Surrey, Leatherhead now.
Sir Michael Caine is also a famous and amazing author of books named: Not Many People Know That Not Many People Know This Either and Not A Lot of People Know This, published in 1988.
He is a huge cultural and film icon in the United Kingdom.
His acting career started in the 50s in the Sussex theater in plays The Feminine Touch, The 10.5 Never Stops, Miss Mabel, This Was A Woman.
In 1954 Maurice Joseph Micklewhite moved to London and became Michael Caine. He picked that name after watching Caine Mutiny drama. Just a couple of years later he got his first roles in the films Private Lockyer and A Hill in Korea. He also showed up in the play The Lark on BBC, and was part of series Dixon of Dock Green and Escape.
He gains his popularity after the role in the play The Compartment, and then came lead roles in Somewhere for the Night, The Playmates, The Way with Reggie. His movie agent was Denis Selinger
For the war film Zulu, he got great critics and reviews in 1964. In that film, he played British army officer Major Gonville Bromhead. He also filmed Hamlet for TV audiences, where he played the role of Horatio.
In the 60s he had important roles in the movies The Ipcress File and Alfie, in the 70s he was a part of a film crew in the movies: Get Carter, Sleuth, The Man Who Would Be King, A Bridge Too Far and Silver Bears.
In the 80s he had more movie`s failures than the success on the big screen. The movies The Magus, The Swarm, Ashanti, The Jigsaw Man have not got good critics. The only important thing during the 80s was the Oscar, which Michael Caine got for the role in the movie Hannah and Her Sisters.
During the 90s he won a Golden Globe for the musical Little Voice and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in film drama The Cider House Rules.
BAFTA Fellowship Award gave him an award in 2000 for lifetime achievement.
This famous actor and author have a net worth estimated at around 75$ million. His income comes mostly from acting and selling his books. He is more than 6 decade on the big screen, so his money came from his roles.