Michael Caine as Alfred in 'The Dark Knight Rises' (Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures)Michael Caine, who turns 80 on Thursday, has been in more than 150 films over the span of more than 60 years, has won two Oscars, and has been nominated for at least one Academy Award in nearly every decade he has worked.
Caine has played everything from a womanizer in the original "Alfie" in 1966 to a charming British con artist in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1988). But the role he is most famous for these days is one in which he plays a butler.
Not terribly distinguished upon first blush.
"I thought, well, I'll read it and turn it down," Caine told the Los Angeles Times last year about his role as Alfred Pennyworth in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.Read More »from Michael Caine Didn't Want to Play Batman's Butler