On the occasion of the 28th European Film Awards on 12 December, the legendary British actor Sir Michael Caine will be presented with the Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board.
Agnieszka Holland, Chairwoman of the EFA Board, and EFA President Wim Wenders: “We have come to the decision that we are long overdue on paying special tribute to Sir Michael Caine. This recognition to an outstanding film personality is coming from the bottom of our hearts and has only been presented twice in the almost thirty years of the European Film Awards: to our founding member Manoel de Oliveira and to Michel Piccoli.”
Having performed in more than 100 films, Sir Michael Caine has provided some of cinema’s most unforgettable experiences. He has won virtually every award there is for some of his most memorable roles such as the spy Harry Palmer in THE IPCRESS FILE (1965), womanizer ALFIE (1966), the gangster Charlie Croker in THE ITALIEN JOB (1969), the hairdresser Milo Tindle in SLEUTH (1972), the consul in THE HONORARY CONSUL (1983), a university professor in EDUCATING RITA (1983), husband and lover in HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986), the music manager Ray Say in LITTLE VOICE (1998), the orphanage director in THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (1999), and the journalist Thomas Fowler in THE QUIET AMERICAN (2002) – just to mention a few.
Currently also nominated for his performance in Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH, Michael Caine has once before been EFA-nominated, in 2001 for LAST ORDERS. He will be among the guests at the awards ceremony on 12 December in Berlin to accept the Honorary Award of the EFA President and Board.
Berlin, 8 December 2015