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Michael Caine at 80 (Turns 80 on Thursday)
Express UK ^

Posted on 03/13/2013 2:56:37 PM PDT by Perdogg

HIS name is Michael Caine – but then again it very nearly wasn’t. 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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1 posted on 03/13/2013 2:56:37 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

“Maurice Micklewhite”

Wow.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 2:58:01 PM PDT by ansel12 ( August 29,2008 A Natural Born Reformer inadvertently unleashed within palace walls, change ensues.)
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To: Perdogg

“What’s it all about?”


3 posted on 03/13/2013 2:59:08 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Perdogg

Generally, it seems to be only Islam that doesn’t play well with others (Coexist? - NOT!).


4 posted on 03/13/2013 2:59:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg

The gentleman is a delight!!


5 posted on 03/13/2013 2:59:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

6 posted on 03/13/2013 3:00:13 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Paladin2

Probably a post to the wrong thread. Bammy’s fault. I’m a victim of the speedier FR.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: All
Classic suit 1965



Recent photo


8 posted on 03/13/2013 3:05:09 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Recently watched “Harry Brown” from Netflix where he takes out the trash. Great fun.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 3:08:39 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Perdogg

Great actor brilliant career .


10 posted on 03/13/2013 3:09:12 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

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.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 3:11:17 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: doorgunner69

That was a good one. You can feel the mounting frustration in Britain with the hoodlums in that movie.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 3:12:23 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Perdogg

As Lt. Gonville Bromhead - ZULU, 1964
13 posted on 03/13/2013 3:12:27 PM PDT by abb
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To: Perdogg

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.”


14 posted on 03/13/2013 3:13:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

15 posted on 03/13/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: abb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI
One of my favorite movies, actually.....


16 posted on 03/13/2013 3:16:00 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Perdogg
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.

Well, how 'bout that.


17 posted on 03/13/2013 3:16:27 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Perdogg

My all-time favorite actor. LOVE him.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 3:16:33 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Perdogg
I liked it when he went to space!

Although The Man who Would be King, is pretty good too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmZbCwmOC6I


19 posted on 03/13/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Perdogg

Happens to the best of us.....(if we’re lucky)


20 posted on 03/13/2013 3:18:32 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: KC_Lion

That was a good movie..my favorite was The Eagle

Has Landed.

Hard to believe he`s 80.Time really gets by.

We just got back from seeing Emperor..We were

impressed by the movie.


21 posted on 03/13/2013 3:32:54 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: EnquiringMind

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;)


22 posted on 03/13/2013 3:40:48 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Perdogg
Jeez. It's been like 50 years already.

When's he going to say what it's all about?

Is it just for the moment we live -- or what?

23 posted on 03/13/2013 3:41:50 PM PDT by x
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"Jeez. It's been like 50 years already."

Dang, I remember seeing him for the first (Zulu) time in the early 60's at the Airline Drive-In.

24 posted on 03/13/2013 4:11:59 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: All
For anyone who is interested Caine published his auto-biography a couple of years ago.

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.

25 posted on 03/13/2013 4:25:55 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Perdogg

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...


26 posted on 03/13/2013 4:40:50 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: dfwgator
Secondhand Lions was a bit of a sleeper, but a great movie.
27 posted on 03/13/2013 4:40:59 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Perdogg

Still remember his very first flick “Zulu”.

Excellent movie, from a different time, with better people.


28 posted on 03/13/2013 4:47:27 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Perdogg

“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


29 posted on 03/13/2013 4:49:44 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

If he’s 80, then he doesn’t have to worry about dying young.


30 posted on 03/13/2013 5:36:32 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Perdogg
Loved him in the original Sleuth. Completely held his own with Laurence Olivier.
31 posted on 03/13/2013 5:39:31 PM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Perdogg
My Name Is Michael Caine
32 posted on 03/13/2013 6:04:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PA Engineer

One of my favorite movies, just ahead of Dragonfly (not a Caine movie).


33 posted on 03/13/2013 6:07:49 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: dfwgator

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!


34 posted on 03/13/2013 6:09:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg
Michael Caine's acting method... it's all about the blinking!
35 posted on 03/13/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PA Engineer

“Secondhand Lions was a bit of a sleeper, but a great movie.”

Great movie!


36 posted on 03/13/2013 6:17:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Perdogg

For a sec there, I thought the lady’s rug was trying to make a break for it. (It was the ‘60s, after all)


37 posted on 03/13/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Perdogg

You’d think after 48 years he could afford a new suit.


38 posted on 03/13/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Harold Shea

The Harry Palmer series of movies. It gave you a feel of how spies really worked, look ordinary and geeky.


39 posted on 03/13/2013 9:36:00 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: Perdogg

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.”


40 posted on 03/14/2013 9:04:03 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not losing my hair, it's just retired and relocating further south.)
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