/ 12 July 2008

Michael Caine leaves his mark

Oscar-winner Michael Caine literally made his mark on Hollywood in Los Angeles on Friday, joining the ranks of movie legends who have sunk their hands and feet in concrete outside the famous Chinese Theatre.

The 75-year-old British actor was honoured at a ceremony in front of the Hollywood landmark attended by about 100 guests, including the director of Caine’s next film, the upcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight.

Caine, who has twice won best-supporting Oscars, for his roles in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules, plays the caped crusader’s loyal butler, Alfred, in the keenly anticipated blockbuster due out on July 18.

The London-born actor, who received a knighthood in 2000, has also been nominated for an Oscar on four other occasions for Alfie, Sleuth, Educating Rita and most recently The Quiet American.

Caine has appeared in more than 100 films during a career that has spanned a half-century. About 200 actors and actresses — and even Star Wars robots — have been honoured with imprints at the Chinese Theatre. — Sapa-AFP