Today Sir Michael Caine is 81 years old. Happy Birthday. Interestingly, for me anyway, just before my Mum passed away she was awarded an MBE. We plotted up to Buckingham Palace to get the award and the same day, Michael Caine became Sir Michael. He signed the little brochure you are given and the fact that on such an auspicious occasion for himself, he took the time to sign my Mum’s brochure. Top man. So, to celebrate here are just a few of my favourite Michael Caine films with a few clips, trailers and superb photographs,

Sir Michael

Born Maurice Micklewhite  he changed his name by selecting a new one from The Caine Mutiny (1954) on the advice of his agent.

The Caine Mutiny

He put in his dues and grafted and worked on over 100 TV dramas or series plus work in repertory theatre. He got a big break and International fame in:

Zulu (1964)

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Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zoPJCuTBA

He evolved into his own persona in the Harry Palmer Trilogy. The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain.

The Ipcress File (1965)

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http://www.filmposterart.co.uk/the-ipcress-file-193-p.asp

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui5ec35Toc4

Alfie cemented his status as a major International star and would stay that way for the next 50 years.

Alfie (1966)

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Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i49XISKA48

Funeral In Berlin (1966)

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Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

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Billion Dollar Brain 1

http://www.filmposterart.co.uk/billion-dollar-brain-137-p.asp

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hw8qKVxrIs

Opening Credits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efvhQ8kWIEY

The Italian Job (1969)

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Making of doc about the Mini’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EuGElpjRDY

Trailer

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

On Days Like These

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQIRbV_noi8

You Were Only Supposed To Blow The Bloody Doors Off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_PX1cVuaVA

Get Carter (1971)

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Clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8g1bgiU4yc

Car Park Scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lng-YA-mOc8

You’re A Big Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIXYM5C9YCQ

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

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Trailer introduced by the great John Huston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNb6SxXcD7g

Mona Lisa (1986)

Mona Lisa 1

http://www.filmposterart.co.uk/mona-lisa-222-p.asp

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Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdkitF6C0xg

Jaws The Revenge 1

http://www.filmposterart.co.uk/jaws-the-revenge-405-p.asp

Play Dirty 1

http://www.filmposterart.co.uk/play-dirty-180-p.asp

Dressed to Kill

http://www.filmposterart.co.uk/dressed-to-kill-107-p.asp

Dressed to Kill clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pys1zBR5jX8

Here is a link to a great Harry Palmer site with some great behind the scenes photos.

http://keesstam.tripod.com/tifbehind.html

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Michael Caine discussing his favourite films.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8h9vDpK88s

Len Deighton and Michael Caine

Michael Caine on Michael Aspel Show

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

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Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Cider House Rules.

Harry Brown - 2009

From Harry Palmer to Harry Brown. One of the greatest actors of this or any generation. I could have selected another dozen great films to include. Anyone who has this amount of “classics” in their locker must be a bloody good actor.

Happy Birthday Sir Michael.