With more than 80 films to his name, including Alfie, A Bridge Too Far, Educating Rita, and The Cider House Rules, a prestigious knighthood, two Oscars, and countless other awards, Michael Caine is one of the most esteemed actors of his day. Having maintained the balance of critical respect and unswerving popularity, he has established himself as a performer of the highest rank. In this in-depth biography, William Hall, who has known Caine since his earliest days in acting, sketches a picture of a man who has achieved his amazing success through a mixture of innate talent, cool charm, barbed wit, and shrewd intelligence. He also reveals a man who has known his share of difficult times, including the poverty of his earliest years and the pain of discovering his long-lost brother in a psychiatric hospital. Written with Michael Caine’s full cooperation, this is a compelling and affectionate portrait.