Friday, July 11, 2008

Hooray for Hollywood! Sir Michael Caine has cemented his place in Hollywood lore and joined the cavalcade of stars in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Today's hand and footprinting ceremony was well overdue. The color of the cement was notable in that it's yellow and was used only one other time -- for Marilyn Monroe.

With 2 Oscars (Hannah and her Sisters & Cider House Rules), over 100 credits (according to imdb), the man is a legend. At the age of 75, some people would be seeking bridge tournaments or bocce ball games. But Michael (he seems like a down-to-earth gentleman--hope he doesn't mind me calling him by his first name) has not retired and is still one of the best in the business. He's got a wicked sense of humor but doesn't seem to take himself too seriously. I mean, any actor who can go from Alfie to The Man Who Would Be King to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to Austin Powers: Goldmember (!), etc. etc. is something truly special.

And now it'll be great to see him as Alfred and the way he again handles Bruce Wayne/Batman. Can't wait to see Christian Bale and Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight with the knighted one himself. Have a great weekend everybody!

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