In this wide-ranging conversation, Michael Caine, who was born Maurice Micklewhite, reveals that he chose his new surname when he saw a poster for Humphrey Bogart’s movie The Caine Mutiny. Growing up in a working-class London neighborhood, Caine watched movies seven days a week; Bogart was his favorite actor. In more than 100 films, Caine has maintained a distinctly British persona but inflected it with a hardboiled, laconic style. In this discussion, presented in collaboration with BAFTA East Coast, Caine focused on his tough-guy roles, in films including Zulu, The Italian Job, Get Carter, and his latest, Harry Brown.
Apr 28, 2010
Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.