Skip to comments.Michael Caine at 80 (Turns 80 on Thursday)
Posted on 03/13/2013 2:56:37 PM PDT by Perdogg
HIS name is Michael Caine but then again it very nearly wasnt. Not a lot of people know that when Caine first embarked on his acting career in 1954 he had originally decided to replace his birth name of Maurice Micklewhite with the punchier Michael Scott. When he called his agent from a phone box in Leicester Square, however, he was informed the name was already taken and he needed another one pronto.
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“What’s it all about?”
Generally, it seems to be only Islam that doesn’t play well with others (Coexist? - NOT!).
The gentleman is a delight!!
Probably a post to the wrong thread. Bammy’s fault. I’m a victim of the speedier FR.
Recently watched “Harry Brown” from Netflix where he takes out the trash. Great fun.
Great actor brilliant career .
Did you see a movie he made a couple of years ago, where he was a retired (military or police) and these thugs killed his friend....so he hunted them down and blewyyy!!!
I think it was called Harry Brown.
Very, well done.
That was a good one. You can feel the mounting frustration in Britain with the hoodlums in that movie.
He was brilliant in Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels, one of my top five all-time movies.
Also, “Blame it on Rio.”
And of course, “The Man Who Would Be King.”
One of my favorite movies, actually.....
Well, how 'bout that.
My all-time favorite actor. LOVE him.
Although The Man who Would be King, is pretty good too!
Happens to the best of us.....(if we’re lucky)
That was a good movie..my favorite was The Eagle
Hard to believe he`s 80.Time really gets by.
We just got back from seeing Emperor..We were
impressed by the movie.
Cranky Old Woman here (COW;)
Just recently, I began to ponder how many ‘movie stars’ have passed and shocked at the ages of those who are still hanging on. Seems like the reverie began with Liz Taylor’s death.
Have not been to see a movie in decades - think the last one was Star Wars with my kids. But it was always comfortable to know that Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, John Wayne and Jimmy Stuart were still breathing oxygen. Can’t believe Liz Taylor and her generation are all gone. Makes me panic - I’m old, really old;)
When's he going to say what it's all about?
Is it just for the moment we live -- or what?
Dang, I remember seeing him for the first (Zulu) time in the early 60's at the Airline Drive-In.
I read a little bit of it in the book store and its very good. Would have picked it up but just didn't have the money to do so.
He’s a great actor and can go from comedy to drama to horror without missing a beat. He’s got some really great stories about the film industry both in the UK and the USA over the past 50+ years...
Loved him in “Dressed To Kill”
FYI - I read that Ursula Andress is turning 77 next week...
Still remember his very first flick “Zulu”.
Excellent movie, from a different time, with better people.
“I wouldn’t make an anti-American film. I’m one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.” - Michael Caine
If he’s 80, then he doesn’t have to worry about dying young.
One of my favorite movies, just ahead of Dragonfly (not a Caine movie).
Yep, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a really underrated gem.
I could name a dozen great Caine flicks that I love, but I have to say, as cheesy as it is, “The Hand” gave me nightmares for years when I saw it as a kid. Michael Caine’s amputated hand sneaking around choking people to death was scarier to me than Jason, Freddy Kreuger, or any of those guys!
“Secondhand Lions was a bit of a sleeper, but a great movie.”
For a sec there, I thought the lady’s rug was trying to make a break for it. (It was the ‘60s, after all)
You’d think after 48 years he could afford a new suit.
The Harry Palmer series of movies. It gave you a feel of how spies really worked, look ordinary and geeky.
Loved this line of his from Austin Powers Goldmember:
“I took a viagra, it stuck in me throat and I’ve had a stiff neck for hours.”
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