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So, today is Michael Caine‘s birthday. I reckon he’s pretty good at what he does, this whole acting business. He’s won two Oscars, both for Best Supporting Actor, in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules. He’s been Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight Trilogy, was in classics like Get Carter, the original Italian Job, the original Alfie, Victory, A Bridge Too Far, Sleuth and who could forget his turn as Lawrence Jamieson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Check it:
But the real reason to post today about Mr. Caine is also to really post Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon‘s fantastic impersonations of Caine.
Now check out Coogan and Brydon. They are spot-fucking-on:
So if you’re feeling up to it, give a Caine film a spin today. Try The Quiet American. It’s pretty good despite Brendan Fraser being in it. The old boy is 81 and who knows how much longer he’ll be around. I will say this – he should have kept his given name rather than change it for acting. Maurice Micklewhite is pretty badass.