Michael Caine filmography

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Caine at the 2012 Vienna International Film Festival

Michael Caine is an English actor who has appeared in over 130 films and has had multiple television appearances. Caine's acting career began in the 1950s, when he was cast in many small, often uncredited roles in British films. Caine gained recognition as one of the most famous actors of the 1960s through his breakthrough role in the film Zulu (1964). He then portrayed spy Harry Palmer in the films The Ipcress File (1965), Funeral in Berlin (1966) and Billion Dollar Brain (1967). He also had starring roles in The Italian Job and Battle of Britain (1969). His role in Sleuth (1972) led him to an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination. Caine has won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the films Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and The Cider House Rules (1999). More recently, Caine has gained a new following through his collaborations with British-American filmmaker Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Trilogy films, as well as The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017) and Tenet (2020).


Year Title Role Director Notes
1950 Morning Departure Teaboy Roy Ward Baker Uncredited
1956 Panic in the Parlour Sailor Gordon Parry Uncredited
A Hill in Korea Private Lockyer Julian Amyes Originally titled Hell in Korea
1957 The Steel Bayonet Caine Michael Carreras Uncredited
How to Murder a Rich Uncle Gilrony Nigel Patrick
1958 A Woman of Mystery Minor Role Ernest Morris Uncredited
Carve Her Name with Pride Thirsty Prisoner on Train Lewis Gilbert Uncredited
The Key Bit part Carol Reed Uncredited
Blind Spot Johnny Brent Peter Maxwell
The Two-Headed Spy Gestapo Agent Andre De Toth
Passport to Shame Bridegroom Alvin Rakoff Also titled Room 43
1959 Danger Within Prisoner with Pin-Up Don Chaffey Uncredited
1960 Foxhole in Cairo Weber John Llewellyn Moxey
The Bulldog Breed Sailor in Cinema Fight Robert Asher Uncredited
1961 The Day the Earth Caught Fire Checkpoint Policeman Val Guest Uncredited
1962 Solo for Sparrow Paddy Mooney Gordon Flemyng
1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law Police Station PC Cliff Owen Uncredited[1]
1964 Zulu Lt. Gonville Bromhead Cy Endfield
1965 The Ipcress File Harry Palmer Sidney J. Furie
1966 Alfie Alfie Elkins Lewis Gilbert Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
The Wrong Box Michael Finsbury Bryan Forbes
Gambit Harry Tristan Dean Ronald Neame
Funeral in Berlin Harry Palmer Guy Hamilton
1967 Hurry Sundown Henry Warren Otto Preminger
Woman Times Seven Handsome Stranger Vittorio De Sica Segment: Show
Billion Dollar Brain Harry Palmer Ken Russell
1968 Deadfall Henry Stuart Clarke Bryan Forbes
The Magus Nicholas Urfe Guy Green
1969 The Italian Job Charlie Croker Peter Collinson Also contributed to soundtrack. Vocals on "Getta Bloomin' Move On!"
Play Dirty Captain Douglas Andre De Toth
Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Canfield Guy Hamilton
1970 Too Late the Hero Pvt. Tosh Hearne Robert Aldrich
The Last Valley The Captain James Clavell
Simon, Simon Himself Graham Stark Short film
1971 Get Carter Jack Carter Mike Hodges
1972 X Y & Zee Robert Blakeley Brian G. Hutton
Pulp Mickey King Mike Hodges
Sleuth Milo Tindle Joseph L. Mankiewicz Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
1973 Kidnapped Alan Breck Delbert Mann
1974 The Black Windmill Major John Tarrant Don Siegel
The Marseille Contract John Deray Robert Parrish Released in the U.S. as The Destructors
1975 The Wilby Conspiracy Jim Keogh Ralph Nelson
The Romantic Englishwoman Lewis Fielding Joseph Losey
The Man Who Would Be King Peachy Carnehan John Huston
1976 Peeper Leslie C. Tucker Peter Hyams
Harry and Walter Go to New York Adam Worth Mark Rydell
The Eagle Has Landed Colonel Kurt Steiner John Sturges
1977 A Bridge Too Far Joe Vandeleur Richard Attenborough
1978 Silver Bears Doc Fletcher Ivan Passer
The Swarm Dr. Bradford Crane Irwin Allen
California Suite Sidney Cochran Herbert Ross
1979 Ashanti Dr. David Linderby Richard Fleischer
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Mike Turner Irwin Allen
1980 Dressed to Kill Dr. Robert Elliott Brian De Palma
The Island Blair Maynard Michael Ritchie
1981 The Hand Jonathan Lansdale Oliver Stone
Escape to Victory Captain John Colby John Huston
1982 Deathtrap Sidney Bruhl Sidney Lumet
1983 Educating Rita Dr. Frank Bryant Lewis Gilbert Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
The Honorary Consul Charley Fortnum, Consul John Mackenzie
The Jigsaw Man Philip Kimberly / Sergei Kuzminsky Terence Young
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Soldier Terry Jones Uncredited
1984 Blame It on Rio Matthew Hollins Stanley Donen
1985 Water Governor Baxter Thwaites Dick Clement
The Holcroft Covenant Noel Holcroft John Frankenheimer
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Elliot Woody Allen Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sweet Liberty Elliott James Alan Alda
Mona Lisa Mortwell Neil Jordan
Half Moon Street Lord Sam Bulbeck Bob Swaim
The Whistle Blower Frank Jones Simon Langton
1987 The Fourth Protocol John Preston John Mackenzie Also executive producer
Jaws: The Revenge Hoagie Newcombe Joseph Sargent
Surrender Sean Stein Jerry Belson
1988 Without a Clue Sherlock Holmes / Reginald Kincaid Thom Eberhardt
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Lawrence Jamieson Frank Oz
1990 A Shock to the System Graham Marshall Jan Egleson
Mr. Destiny Mike / Mr. Destiny James Orr
Bullseye Sidney Lipton / Doctor Hicklar Michael Winner
1992 Noises Off Lloyd Fellowes Peter Bogdanovich
Blue Ice Harry Anders Russell Mulcahy Also producer
The Muppet Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge Brian Henson
1994 On Deadly Ground Michael Jennings Steven Seagal
1996 Blood and Wine Victor 'Vic' Spansky Bob Rafelson
1998 Shadow Run Haskell Geoffrey Reeve
Curtain Call Max Gale Peter Yates
Little Voice Ray Say Mark Herman
1999 The Cider House Rules Dr. Wilbur Larch Lasse Hallström Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Debtors Addict Evi Quaid
2000 Quills Dr. Royer-Collard Philip Kaufman
Shiner Billy 'Shiner' Simpson John Irvin
Get Carter Cliff Brumby Stephen Kay
Miss Congeniality Victor Melling Donald Petrie
2001 Last Orders Jack Fred Schepisi
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Nigel Powers Jay Roach
The Quiet American Thomas Fowler Phillip Noyce Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actor
2003 Quicksand Jake Mellows John Mackenzie
The Actors O'Malley Conor McPherson
Secondhand Lions Garth Tim McCanlies
The Statement Pierre Brossard Norman Jewison
2004 Around the Bend Henry Lair Jordan Roberts
2005 Batman Begins Alfred Pennyworth Christopher Nolan
Bewitched Nigel Bigelow Nora Ephron
The Weather Man Robert Spritzel Gore Verbinski
2006 Children of Men Jasper Alfonso Cuarón
The Prestige John Cutter Christopher Nolan
2007 Flawless Mr. Hobbs Michael Radford
Sleuth Andrew Wyke Kenneth Branagh
2008 The Dark Knight Alfred Pennyworth Christopher Nolan
Is Anybody There? Clarence John Crowley
2009 Harry Brown Harry Brown Daniel Barber
2010 Inception Professor Stephen Miles Christopher Nolan
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Lord Redbrick Kelly Asbury Voice
Cars 2 Finn McMissile John Lasseter
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Alexander Anderson Brad Peyton
The Dark Knight Rises Alfred Pennyworth Christopher Nolan
2013 Now You See Me Arthur Tressler Louis Leterrier
Mr. Morgan's Last Love Matthew Morgan Sandra Nettelbeck
2014 Stonehearst Asylum Dr. Benjamin Salt Brad Anderson
Interstellar Professor Brand Christopher Nolan
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Arthur / Chester King Matthew Vaughn
Youth Fred Ballinger Paolo Sorrentino
The Last Witch Hunter Father Dolan Breck Eisner
2016 Now You See Me 2 Arthur Tressler Jon M. Chu
2017 Going in Style Joe Harding Zach Braff
Dunkirk Fortis Leader Christopher Nolan Uncredited voice cameo[2]
My Generation Himself David Batty Documentary film
2018 Dear Dictator General Anton Vincent Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse
Sherlock Gnomes Lord Redbrick John Stevenson Voice
King of Thieves Brian Reader James Marsh
2020 Come Away Charlie Brenda Chapman
Four Kids and It The Psammead Andy De Emmony Voice
Tenet Sir Michael Crosby Christopher Nolan
2021 Twist Fagin Martin Owen
Best Sellers Harris Shaw Lina Roessler
2022 Medieval Lord Boresh Petr Jákl
2023 The Great Escaper Bernard Jordan Oliver Parker


Year Title Role Notes
1956 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Third Knight Credited as Michael Scott in the episode "The Magic Sword"
BBC Sunday Night Theatre Boudousse Episode: "The Lark"
1957 Blood Money Fighter
BBC Sunday Night Theatre Fighter Episode: "Requiem for a Heavyweight"
Dixon of Dock Green Indian pedlar Episode: "A Penn'orth of Allsorts"
1958 Navy Log Soldier No. 1 Episode: "The Field"
The Vise Folsham Episode: "The Sucker Game"
BBC Sunday Night Theatre Third P.C. Episode: "The Frog"
The Adventures of William Tell Max Episode: "The Prisoner"
Dixon of Dock Green Brocklehurst Episode: "Bracelets for the Groom"
1959 Dixon of Dock Green Tufty Morris Episode: "Helmet on the Sideboard"
The Adventures of William Tell Sgt. Weinar Episode: "The General's Daughter"
1960 Deadline Midnight Ted Drake Episode 1.5
No Wreath for the General Second Police Constable
1961 The Compartment Young Man
Walk a Crooked Mile Police constable Miniseries
Armchair Theatre Helmsman Episode: "The Ship That Couldn't Stop"
The Younger Generation Ray the Raver Episode: "Goodbye Charlie"
ITV Play of the Week PC Wimbush Uncredited
Episode: "Ring of Truth"
1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Paddy Mooney Episode: "Solo for Sparrow"
ITV Play of the Week Willie Mossop Episode: "Hobson's Choice"
1963 First Night: Funny Noises with Their Mouths Johnny
1964 ITV Play of the Week George Grant Episode: "The Other Man"
Hamlet Horatio
1969 Male of the Species Cornelius
ITV Saturday Night Theatre Cornelius Episode: "Cornelius"
1988 Jack the Ripper Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline Winner - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
1990 Jekyll & Hyde Dr Henry Jekyll/Mr Edward Hyde Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
1994 World War II: When Lions Roared Joseph Stalin Documentary television film
1995 Bullet to Beijing Harry Palmer Television film
1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg Harry Palmer Television film
1997 Mandela and de Klerk F.W. de Klerk Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Captain Nemo
2003 Freedom: A History of Us William Pitt (voice) Episode: "Independence"
The Rev. John Cotton (voice) Episode: "Liberty for All"
Lord Cornwallis (voice) Episode: "Revolution"
Edward Everett (voice) Episode: "Wake Up America"
William Wood (voice) Episode: "Working for Freedom"
Newspaper Editor (voice) Episode: "Yearning to Breathe Free"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Batman Begins Alfred Pennyworth
2015 GivingTales Little Claus, Big Claus

Note: in The Italian Job (2001 video game), Caine's voice (as Charlie Croker) was impersonated by Phil Cornwell.

Box office ranking[edit]

At his peak, exhibitors voted Michael Caine one of the most popular stars at the box office:

  • 1966 – 2nd (UK)
  • 1967 – 15th (US)
  • 1969 – 3rd (UK)
  • 1970 – 8th (UK)
  • 1971 – 4th (UK)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963): Peter Sellers, Nanette Newman, Lionel Jeffries". www.citizencaine.org. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  2. ^ Whitty, Stephen (16 July 2017). "Chris Nolan on 'Dunkirk,' and leaving the 'Dark Knight' behind". NJ.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017.

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