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Born: March 14, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bermondsey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Began acting apprenticeship while still in grammar school
1949:
Worked on set of the British film "Morning Departure"
1951:
Drafted for the National Service and spent one year in West Berlin and another in the Royal Fusiliers in combat in Korea
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Attended night drama classes, supporting himself with various day jobs
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First theater job, assistant stage manager at Westminster Repertory Theatre; led to work with Lowestoft Repertory Theater
1954:
Appeared in Theatre Workshop in Stratford East, London and Sam Wanamaker's company in Liverpool
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Began appearing regularly on TV in mid-1950s
1956:
Film acting debut in a bit part in "Hell in Korea"
1960:
Appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in London
1964:
First starring feature role, playing against type as posh Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead in "Zulu"
1965:
Debuted working-class spy Harry Palmer in "The Ipcress File"
1966:
First American film, "Gambit" opposite Shirley MacLaine
1966:
Earned first Best Actor Oscar nomination for the woman-chasing title character in "Alfie"
1969:
Starred in the British cult favorite "The Italian Job"
1972:
Received second Best Actor Oscar nomination for his work opposite Laurence Olivier in "Sleuth"
1975:
Co-starred opposite Sean Connery in John Huston's epic adventure "The Man Who Would Be King"
1980:
Had starring role in Brian De Palma's stylized thriller "Dressed to Kill"
1983:
Received third Best Actor Oscar nomination as an alcoholic university professor who mentors a promising female student in "Educating Rita"
1986:
Won first Oscar as Mia Farrow's cheating husband in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"
1987:
Debut as executive producer, "The Fourth Protocol"
1988:
Co-starred with Steve Martin as con artists in the Frank Oz directed comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
1988:
American TV miniseries debut, "Jack the Ripper" (CBS)
1993:
Co-produced (also starred) the HBO spy drama "Blue Ice"
1994:
Portrayed Joseph Stalin in the NBC miniseries "World War II: When Lions Roared"
1995:
Reprised the role of Harry Palmer in the Showtime original "Bullet to Beijing"
1998:
Received rave reviews for his turn as a sleazy talent agent in "Little Voice"
1999:
Won second Academy Award as Dr. Larch in Lasse Hallström's "The Cider House Rules"; adapted by John Irving
2000:
Co-starred with Jeffrey Rush and Kate Winslet in the critically acclaimed "Quills"
2001:
Starred in the dramatic film "Last Orders" which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival
2002:
Appeared in "Austin Powers in Goldmember" as the title character's father
2002:
Played a British journalist in Phillip Noyce's "The Quiet American"; received Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominations
2003:
Portrayed Nazi executioner Pierre Brossard in "The Statement"
2003:
Cast alongside Robert Duvall in "Secondhand Lions"
2005:
Cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins"
2005:
Played Nicole Kidman's ancient warlock father in the comedy "Bewitched"
2006:
Played a pot-smoking hippie in Alfonso Cuaron's futuristic tale "The Children of Men"
2006:
Again collaborated with director Christopher Nolan for "The Prestige"
2007:
Played the role of Andrew Wyke (originally portrayed by Laurence Olivier) in the adaptation of the 1972 film "Sleuth"; Caine also starred in the original opposite Olivier
2008:
Co-starred with Demi Moore in "Flawless"
2008:
Reprised role of Alfred in the second installment of the revived Batman series "The Dark Knight"
2010:
Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi thriller "Inception"
2011:
Voiced Finn McMissile, a British secret agent in the animated feature "Cars 2"
2012:
Co-starred with Dwayne Johnson in the adventure sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"
2012:
Reprised role of Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"

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