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Old 14-07-2013, 15:04
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Can't stand the fella . .
We're told by the media how wonderful this man is, so we're supposed to like him, or else.
F-Off . .
He's made so many sh*t movies . .
Dreadful actor & so overrated. .
Thankfully thats only your opinion.

He has admitted that he woke up one day and realised he was broke so just made pretty much any film offered and why not, he's not the first actor to do this but is one of the few that is honest about it. He has made some poor films but he's also done some good solid work. His politics (as mentioned by others here) is his business and not ours.
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:14
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Best film he did was Harry Brown. Thought he was excellent in that.
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:40
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I could swear he has either portrayed a gay man in a film or dressed as a woman, one or the other
Think 'Death Trap' with Christopher Reeve is the former, Dressed to Kill the latter.

Never going to agree with his politics, sure he'll lose sleep over that, but Caine was great as Harry Palmer, and in films like Sleuth, Educating Rita, Little Voice and (I just really like it, him playing a drunken hack actor!) Without A Clue.

And, of course, he's brilliant in 'A Muppet Christmas Carol'.

And that's not sarcasm, BTW. He's a brilliant Scrooge.
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:52
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Does anyone remember The Hand, which Caine starred in?
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:00
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Best film he did was Harry Brown. Thought he was excellent in that.
That's on terrestrial one night this week. Can't remember which channel. Think it might be 5*.

Cracking film, but a tough watch.
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:10
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That's on terrestrial one night this week. Can't remember which channel. Think it might be 5*.

Cracking film, but a tough watch.
Cheers for that, will tape it.
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:34
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He had a go at playing Sherlock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqCchr9KTMk



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Old 14-07-2013, 18:38
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I thought he was excellent in the TV versions of Jack the Ripper and Jekyll & Hyde.

He's 80 now. I'm very Impressed that he has made 23 movies since he turned 70.
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:38
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The Swarm is a classic B movie

I'll get me coat
I hear he was stung by the criticism...
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:41
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quote..........Roberts.........
He's 80 now. I'm very Impressed that he has made 23 movies since he turned 70.
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wow... thats an amazing stat... will he ever retire ?
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:44
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I hear he was stung by the criticism...
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:52
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Does anyone remember The Hand, which Caine starred in?
Gawd, yes. There's a pattern forming here! (late 70's and quite a bit of the 80's...give us the paycheck, baby!) Even after Hannah and Her Sisters, in which he's very good, forgot that one, he did Jaws;The Revenge ("This time it's personal!" It's a bl**dy SHARK!!!)

Then there was 'Bullseye!' with Roger Moore. *Wish* I'd forgotten that one.

Still like him though...he's great in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. too.
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Old 14-07-2013, 18:52
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I could swear he has either portrayed a gay man in a film or dressed as a woman, one or the other
I think the film was Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock where I think he portrayed a gay man.
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Old 15-07-2013, 09:12
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Can't stand the fella . .
We're told by the media how wonderful this man is, so we're supposed to like him, or else.
F-Off . .
He's made so many sh*t movies . .
Dreadful actor & so overrated. .
How about the Jaws one (number 4?), were we are expected to believe that sharks are driven by the desire for revenge on the Brady family?

Or the the sequel to the Poiseden Adventure?
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Old 15-07-2013, 09:38
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I think the film was Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock where I think he portrayed a gay man.
And quite funny he was too. He played the guy who was brought in by the FBI to do Sandra's make up and wardrobe for Miss World.
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Old 15-07-2013, 11:25
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He plays the same role in every film these days but I still find him very watchable and likeable. I don't care what his political leanings are...if I worried about what parties certain stars supported, or their religious beliefs, etc I don't think I'd be watching many films or TV shows or listening to much music. Why not just judge these people on their art? Anything else is closed-minded.
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Old 15-07-2013, 12:14
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I think the film was Miss Congeniality with Sandra Bullock where I think he portrayed a gay man.
He's also gay in California Suite (as Maggie Smith's husband) which has the immortal line: 'Screw the Oscars. Screw the Academy Awards. Screw me, Sidney. Please. Please.' And definite undertones in Sleuth and Deathtrap.

I love Caine though I don't think he's the best 'natural' actor. What he does have is great film acting technique. Those acting masterclasses he did for Beeb are exhibit A.

Yes, made a lot of shit films but who hasn't? (Hopkins, De Niro, ad nauseum). Couldn't care less about his politics.
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Old 15-07-2013, 12:24
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He's also gay in California Suite (as Maggie Smith's husband) which has the immortal line: 'Screw the Oscars. Screw the Academy Awards. Screw me, Sidney. Please. Please.' And definite undertones in Sleuth and Deathtrap.

I love Caine though I don't think he's the best 'natural' actor. What he does have is great film acting technique. Those acting masterclasses he did for Beeb are exhibit A.

Yes, made a lot of shit films but who hasn't? (Hopkins, De Niro, ad nauseum). Couldn't care less about his politics.
I haven't seen California Suite in years. Caine and Maggie Smith were comedy gold together. And I agree totally about his great film acting technique, much better than the likes of some others who were hailed as good actors (Richard Burton bellowing at his fellow performers with his 'great actor's voice')
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Old 15-07-2013, 18:49
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I like a lot of Michael's films, he seems like a decent bloke off screen, no whiff of infidelity regarding his long marriage to the lovley Shakira, was good to his younger brother, the far less successfull actor Stanley Caine, Stanley did not like to accept money from Micheal but he always treated his brother and his wife to luxury holidays and when he found out he had a half brother in a mental assylum, whom his mother had kept secret from the family, he visited him as soon as discovering his exsistance and did so until the man died.
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Old 15-07-2013, 19:05
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He reminds me a bit of my uncle, who's just a bit younger, wore similar thick and dark rimmed glasses and talks in a similar drawling croak.
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Old 15-07-2013, 19:12
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He's great in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - fantastic film
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Old 15-07-2013, 21:39
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Does anyone remember The Hand, which Caine starred in?
I have it in a Twisted Terror Warner Bros set. R0 from Amazon US
Got that set for Deadly Friend, weird robot film and Eyes of a Stranger.
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Old 15-07-2013, 22:08
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Best film he did was Harry Brown. Thought he was excellent in that.

A mate of mine had this on DVD. I just found it VERY depressing.
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Old 16-07-2013, 13:26
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I like a lot of Michael's films, he seems like a decent bloke off screen, no whiff of infidelity regarding his long marriage to the lovley Shakira, was good to his younger brother, the far less successfull actor Stanley Caine, Stanley did not like to accept money from Micheal but he always treated his brother and his wife to luxury holidays and when he found out he had a half brother in a mental assylum, whom his mother had kept secret from the family, he visited him as soon as discovering his exsistance and did so until the man died.
I agree his marriage seems like one of the most genuine and stable. I didn't know about his brother and half-brother...this makes me like Sir Michael even more. He sounds like a great role model and who cares who he votes for.
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Old 16-07-2013, 13:36
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He's great in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - fantastic film
The scene were he's checking Steve Martin's legs is hilarious.
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