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Michael Caine by Ghen Martin

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Michael Caine | Digital color and inking over scanned pencil sketch.

Michael Caine by Ghen Martin

10 films that confirm why he is one of the best actors at cinema history

Michael Caine (March 14th de 1933, Rotherhithe, London, United Kingdom). It doesn’t matter that he plays supporting roles as a butler, working for Batman, or that he shares screen shots with Lawrence Olivier in masterpiece Sleuth (Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, 1972), he’s never overshadowed by anyone, I should say just the opposite, absolutely nobody casts a shadow over Mr. Caine.

This is my list of ten movies that confirm why Sir Michael Caine is one of the best actors you will ever meet. It makes no difference, comedy or drama, he plays the role because he’s got the right stuff:

  1. Sleuth (Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, 1972)
  2. The Man who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
  3. Sweet Liberty (Alan Alda, 1986)
  4. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986).
  5. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
  6. The Italian Job (Peter Collinson, 1969)
  7. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, 1986)
  8. The Cider House Rules (Lasse Hallström, 1999)
  9. Alfie (Lewis Gilbert, 1966)
  10. Blame it on Rio (Stanley Donen, 1984)

 
Michael Caine has won two Oscars:

  • Best Actor in a Supporting role for Hanna and Her Sisters in 1987, and for The Cider House Rules in 2000.

 
And he has been nominated for Best Actor in A Leading Role in the following films:

 

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Michael Caine | Pencils