Michael Caine - 20th (and 21st) Century Movie Icon
Sunday 14th March 2021, is the 88th birthday of British movie legend Michael Caine, who in his 60 year career has made over 130 films. It's impossible to pick our favourite from such classics as 'The Ipcress File', 'Funeral In Berlin', 'The Italian Job', 'Zulu', 'The Man Who Would Be King', 'Sleuth' and as Batman's butler Alfred in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight Trilogy'... and so many more.
But when we were considering what image to use for our 20th Century Icons series, it had to be Jack Carter, with his shotgun in the 1971 British gangster classic 'Get Carter', a tough and sometimes brutal movie, with Caine at his absolute finest, as the obsessed protagonist, seeking justice for his murdered brother. Filled with magnificent quotable lines like 'You're a big bloke, but you're in bad shape. With me it's a full-time job, now behave yourself'.
Happy Birthday Michael Caine... here's our little tribute to the great man.
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