Sir Michael Caine The Biography

Author: William Hall
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784185353
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Born Maurice Micklewhite, son of a Billingsgate fish porter and a charlady; Michael Caine's life has been an extraordinary rollercoaster: from washing dishes and fighting on National Service, to winning two Oscars and being knighted by the Queen.With more than eighty films to his name, he has starred in some of the classics of modern cinema: as an action anti-hero in Get Carter, a Cockney Lothario in Alfie, a disillusioned alcoholic academic in Educating Rita. He is an enduring model of British cool.This authorised biography charts the amazing highs and lows in his turbulent ride to fame, fortune and respect.

Sir Michael Caine

Author: William Hall
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ISBN: 9781407450216
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Born Maurice Micklewhite in London's impoverished East End, Michael Caine went on to become one of the world's most versatile, enduring, and bestloved actors. This new biography looks at the intriguing life and career of the Oscar-winning star.

The Elephant to Hollywood

Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429982863
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Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second act When he was in his late fifties, Michael Caine believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. When one script really disappointed, he called the producer to complain about the part. The producer said, "No, no, we don't want you for the lover, we want you for the father." Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was not only an incredible personal transformation but also one of the most radical comebacks in film history. Learning to accept his new role both on camera and in his own life, Caine went on to win his second Oscar, be knighted by the queen, and deliver some of his best performances to date. Now he shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London's poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle, his military service, touching marriage and family life, and lively adventures with friends, to legendary meetings with fellow stars, forays as a restaurateur, and hilarious off-screen encounters from his glittering five-decade career. Caine brings his gift for storytelling and his insider's view to a tale that is funny, warm, and deeply honest.

70 Not Out

Author: William Hall
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844540198
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Two Oscars and a knighthood honor a lifetime of achievement that has made Michael Caine one of the most famous and respected actors in the world. In recent years, his performances in The Quiet American, Last Orders, Little Voice, and the Oscar–winning Cider House Rules have won him both increasing critical acclaim and a new generation of admirers. Yet the road to stardom was a rocky one. Long before the days of the Harry Palmer spy series or the Cockney Lothario Alfie, success on the big screen was a mere dream for Caine, who spent years doggedly playing minor roles on television, stage, and screen. Writing with wit, honesty, and affection, William Hall charts the highs and lows in this fine actor’s long journey to fame, fortune, and respect.

Sir Michael Caine

Author: William Hall
Publisher: Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781844542338
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Born Maurice Micklewhite in London's impoverished East End, Michael Caine went on to become one of the world's most versatile, enduring, best-loved actors. This biography looks at the intriguing life and career of the two-time Oscar winner. With more films to his name than years--including Alfie, Get Carter, A Bridge Too Far, Cider House Rules, The Quiet American, and The Weatherman--a prestigious knighthood, two Oscars, and countless other awards, Michael Caine is one of the most esteemed actors of his day. Having maintained the balance of critical respect and unswerving popularity, he has established himself as a performer of the highest rank. In this in-depth biography, William Hall sketches a picture of a man who has achieved his success through a mixture of innate talent, cool charm, barbed wit, and shrewd intelligence. He also reveals a man who has known his share of hard times, including the poverty of his youth and the pain of discovering his long-lost brother in a psychiatric hospital. Written by a longtime friend, this is a compelling and affectionate portrait.

What s It All About

Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448136482
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Michael Caine is the best-loved film actor Britain has ever produced. Here, for the first time, he reveals the truth about his childhood, his family and his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, bringing to life the lean years and the triumphs with astonishing candour. And with typical charm and humour he talks about the movies, about his relationships - on and off the screen - with other actors and directors, and about the memorable screen presence which is his hallmark.

Acting in Film

Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476842752
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(Applause Books). A master actor who's appeared in an enormous number of films, starring with everyone from Nicholson to Kermit the Frog, Michael Caine is uniquely qualified to provide his view of making movies. This revised and expanded edition features great photos, with chapters on: Preparation, In Front of the Camera Before You Shoot, The Take, Characters, Directors, On Being a Star, and much more. "Remarkable material ... A treasure ... I'm not going to be looking at performances quite the same way ... FASCINATING!" Gene Siskel

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473689333
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. Acting has taught him as much about life as it has his craft. He knows what success takes - not just luck but hard work and preparation. He also knows that it doesn't stop when you're successful. As he says, 'When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins'. Now he wants to share everything he knows. Bringing brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.