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 screen - with other actors and directors, and about the memorable screen presence which is his hallmark
Sir Michael Caine CBE has been Oscar-nominated six times, winning his first Academy Award for the 1986 film Hannah and Her Sisters and his second in 1999 for The Cider House Rules.
He has starred in over one hundred films, becoming well-known for several critically acclaimed performances including his first major film role in Zulu in 1964, followed by films including The Ipcress Files, Get Carter, Alfie, The Italian Job, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Educating Rita, and more recently The Dark Knight, Is Anybody There? and Harry Brown.
He has written two bestselling volumes of memoir; What's It All About in 1992 and The Elephant to Hollywood in 2010.
He was appointed a CBE in 1992 and knighted in 2000 in recognition of his contribution to cinema. Married for more than 30 years, with two daughters and three grandchildren, he and his wife Shakira divide their time between England and the United States.
Praise for The Elephant Hollywood:
'a gold standard celebrity who makes the modern sort look cheap' The Times
'uproarious and unflinching' Mail on Sunday
'Mr Caine is a charming raconteur....he writes with a quality that has grown rare among memoirists: good cheer' New York Times
'Michael Caine's second work of memoir brims with his gift for genial anecdote, but this time there's a hint of sadness as he looks back' Sunday Times
'To read Caine is to be in the company of an amiable, sentimental man who has achieved great success - and happiness - without appearing to be in the least smug.' Daily Mail
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