Michael Caine is one of the greatest film actors that Britain has ever produced. In a career spanning seven decades, he has acted in over 150 films and is known for his likeable personality. Also known for his versatility, he has played a variety of roles ranging from a fun-loving playboy to a cynical secret agent. Caine has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including a Knight of The Queen in 2000. Find out more about the movie icon here, including his age, height, net worth, facts about his wife, children and what they have.
Michael Caine Bio (Age)
Michael Caine (birth name – Maurice JosephMicklewhite) was born on March 14, 1933. His father’s name was Maurice while his mother’s name was Ellen Frances. He has a brother named Stanley and a maternal half-brother named David (late now). The actor spent his formative years in London, attending schools including Hackney Downs School and Wilson’s Grammar School in Camberwell, London.
Michael Caine came from a poor, working-class background and grew up in dangerous low-income neighborhoods. To avoid trouble on the streets, he joined the neighborhood youth club and got involved in acting classes. He then fell in love with acting and decided to pursue a career in that direction. Caine honed his skills by playing several club games and after graduating from high school, he joined a film company as a clerk and messenger.
Michael Caine was forced to temporarily put his acting ambitions on hold when he was drafted into national service at the age of 19. He spent two years abroad and returned to London in 1954. On his return he joined a repertory company and landed small parts in several of their productions. Caine endured a string of minor roles in film, television and repertory for the next decade, but did not despair. He worked hard and his persistence paid off in 1964 when he landed a supporting role in the popular film. Zulu . The film propelled him into the limelight and he soon landed lead roles in several blockbusters including The Ipcress File(1965), which made him a household name in the UK and England Alfie (1966), which made him popular in Hollywood.
Sir Michael Caine has a net worth of $75 million. His net worth stems from his successful acting career. Michael Caine hasn’t rested on his oars since his breakthrough in the ’60s. He has acted in numerous critically acclaimed films such as Funeral in Berlin, The Italian Job, Sleuth, Dress to Kill, Raising Rita, Mona Lisa, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, and Now You See me . He has also received several awards, including the 1987 and 2000 Oscars for Best Supporting Actor.
wife and children
Michael Caine has been married twice. His first marriage was to a well-known English actress, the late Patricia Haines, in 1954. They met at a theater in Suffolk and tied the knot on April 3, 1954. The marriage lasted eight years and they divorced in 1962. Caine has since acknowledged that the failure of the marriage was due to his immaturity in dealing with the fact that his wife was more successful than he was at the time. The legendary actor got his second chance to fall in love with a model/actress, Shakira Caine. Legend has it that he first saw her during her appearance in a television commercial.
He was immediately struck by her beauty and determined to find her at all costs. The actor used his contacts in the showbiz industry and was able to get her number. He later called her and she agreed to go on a date with him after initially resisting his charms. The couple eventually began dating and tied the knot in Las Vegas in 1973. Since then they have grown stronger and are one of Hollywood’s golden couples. Caine’s wife often accompanies him to the red carpets and to film locations, and he has revealed that this is to help him avoid the temptation of beautiful actresses.
In terms of children, Caine has two daughters. They are Dominique (from his first marriage) and Natasha Haleema (from his second marriage).
Michael Caine’s height
Michael Caine is 6ft 2in tall (1.88m) and weighs 86kg. His hair color is gray while his eye color is blue. Despite his advanced age, the Alfie star is quite spirited and agile. He also has a strong work ethic and appears in films regularly. Caine has attributed his longevity to his lifestyle and diet. He doesn’t eat sugar or salt, and he doesn’t smoke either.
Is he dead?
Michael Caine is still very much alive and still doing what he loves to do. He continues to appear in films regularly and has even published a few books. However, in March 2018, the veteran actor broke his ankle after falling in his garden. The injury kept him in a wheelchair for several days, including his 85th birthday on March 14, 2018. He later made a full recovery and is back on his feet.