Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Highest Rated: 100% The Ipcress File (1965)

Lowest Rated: 0% Water (1985)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1933

Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, England, UK

Prolific British film actor Michael Caine rose to fame as an icon of London's swinging '60s, but four decades later, having contributed to some of cinematic history's highest and lowest moments, he was recognized as an international film legend. Caine initially seemed an unlikely movie star, with his glasses and working class cockney accent, but with films like "The Ipcress File" (1965) and "Alfie" (1966), he came to personify the cultural upheaval of 1960s Britain, when the smashing of class barriers finally meant that regular blokes had a shot at the spotlight. With his foundation in repertory theater, Caine had already played hundreds of characters by the time he hit it big, and that background made him one of the most versatile leading actors on film. He deftly transitioned from gritty mobster ("Get Carter"), to scheming soldier ("The Man Who Would Be King"), warm-hearted doctor ("The Cider House Rules"), charming con man ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"), erudite professor ("Educating Rita") to transvestite psychologist murderer ("Dressed to Kill"). Caine convincingly inhabited some of the best-known characters in literature and world history - not through self-analysis and method acting, but by holding up a mirror to the audience, presenting them with truths about themselves. His realistic acting style and ability to connect with an audience earned the actor a reputation for being approachable and down-to-earth, despite his ultra-luxury lifestyle and bona fide star status. For Caine, this was no act, as he had risen from the poorest of the poor with all odds seemingly stacked against him.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
32% 42% Come Away Charlie (Character) $106.1K 2020
71% 76% Tenet Crosby (Character) $56.8M 2020
49% 19% Four Kids and It Psammead (Voice) - 2019
27% 35% Sherlock Gnomes Lord Redbrick (Voice) $43.1M 2018
34% 27% King of Thieves Brian Reader (Character) - 2018
47% 57% Going in Style Joe Harding (Character) $45M 2017
80% 62% My Generation Himself (Character),
Producer
- 2017
16% 43% Dear Dictator General Anton Vincent (Character) - 2017
33% 53% Now You See Me 2 Arthur Tressler (Character) $65M 2016
72% 69% Youth Fred Ballinger (Character) $2.7M 2015
18% 43% The Last Witch Hunter Dolan 36th (Character) $27.4M 2015
72% 86% Interstellar Professor Brand (Character) $188M 2014
74% 84% Kingsman: The Secret Service Arthur (Character) $128.2M 2014
54% 49% Eliza Graves Dr. Salt (Character) - 2014
31% 53% Last Love Matthew Morgan (Character) - 2013
51% 70% Now You See Me Arthur Tressler (Character) $117.7M 2013
83% 59% The Double Executive Producer $200.3K 2013
45% 59% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Alexander (Character) $103.8M 2012
87% 90% The Dark Knight Rises Alfred (Character) $2 2012
39% 49% Cars 2 Finn McMissile (Voice) - 2011
56% 54% Gnomeo & Juliet Lord Redbrick (Voice) - 2011
87% 91% Inception Miles (Character) $292.6M 2010
63% 75% Harry Brown Harry Brown (Character) $1.8M 2009
94% 94% The Dark Knight Alfred (Character) $2M 2008
65% 55% Is Anybody There? Clarence (Character) $2M 2008
55% 54% Flawless Hobbs (Character) $1.2M 2007
36% 51% Sleuth Andrew Wyke (Character) $342.8K 2007
76% 92% The Prestige Cutter (Character) $53.1M 2006
92% 85% Children of Men Jasper (Character) $35.3M 2006
84% 94% Batman Begins Alfred Pennyworth (Character) $206.9M 2005
25% 28% Bewitched Nigel Bigelow (Character) $62.3M 2005
59% 56% The Weather Man Robert Spritz (Character) $12.5M 2005
29% 61% Around the Bend Henry Lair (Character) $193.6K 2004
23% 35% The Statement Pierre Brossard (Character) $763K 2003
No Score Yet 19% Quicksand Jake Mellows (Character) - 2003
60% 84% Secondhand Lions Garth McCann (Character) $41.4M 2003
No Score Yet 62% The Actors O'Malley (Character) - 2003
87% 72% The Quiet American Thomas Fowler (Character) $13M 2002
53% 44% Austin Powers in Goldmember Nigel Powers (Character) $213.1M 2002
79% 73% Last Orders Jack (Character) $2.3M 2001
75% 83% Quills Dr. Royer-Collard (Character) $7.1M 2000
46% 29% Shiner Billy 'Shiner' Simpson (Character) - 2000
41% 69% Miss Congeniality Victor 'Vic' Melling (Character) $106.8M 2000
11% 28% Get Carter Cliff Bumby (Character) $15M 2000
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Dr. Wilbur Larch (Character) $57.5M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Max Gale (Character) - 1998
79% 74% Little Voice Ray Say (Character) $4.6M 1998
No Score Yet 14% Shadow Run Haskell (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 68% Mandela and de Klerk F.W. de Klerk (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 0% Midnight in Saint Petersburg Harry Palmer (Character) - 1997
61% 35% Blood and Wine Victor Spansky (Character) $1.1M 1996
No Score Yet 35% Len Deighton's Bullet to Beijing Harry Palmer (Character) - 1995
10% 34% On Deadly Ground Michael Jennings (Character) $36M 1994
No Score Yet 32% Blue Ice Harry Anders (Character),
Producer
- 1992
61% 84% Noises Off Lloyd Fellowes (Character) $2.2M 1992
76% 85% The Muppet Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge (Character) $27.3M 1992
38% 55% Mr. Destiny Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar/Angel (Character) $15.4M 1990
No Score Yet 48% Jekyll & Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde (Character) - 1990
77% 62% A Shock to the System Graham Marshall (Character) $2M 1990
No Score Yet 17% Bullseye! Sidney Lipton/Doctor Hicklar (Character) - 1989
60% 72% Without a Clue Sherlock Holmes (Character) $7.3M 1988
89% 84% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Lawrence Jamieson (Character) $40.9M 1988
22% 38% Surrender Sean Stein (Character) $5.4M 1987
89% 41% The Whistle Blower Frank Jones (Character) - 1987
74% 56% The Fourth Protocol John Preston (Character) $12.4M 1987
0% 15% Jaws the Revenge Hoagie Newcombe (Character) $18.8M 1987
No Score Yet 75% Hero Narrator - 1986
97% 81% Mona Lisa Mortwell (Character) $4.3M 1986
91% 90% Hannah and Her Sisters Elliot (Character) $37.3M 1986
50% 32% Half Moon Street Lord Bulbeck (Character) $1.1M 1986
77% 35% Sweet Liberty Elliott James (Character) $12.7M 1986
No Score Yet 30% The Holcroft Covenant Noel Holcroft (Character) $151.6K 1985
0% 68% Water Governor Baxter Thwaites (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 17% The Jigsaw Man Philip Kimberley/Sergei Kuzminsky (Character) - 1984
80% 81% Educating Rita Dr. Frank Bryant (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 0% Beyond the Limit Charley Fortnum (Character) - 1983
8% 39% Blame It on Rio Matthew Hollis (Character) - 1983
71% 71% Deathtrap Sidney Bruhl (Character) - 1982
63% 71% Victory Capt. John Colby (Character) - 1981
11% 28% The Hand Jonathan Lansdale (Character) - 1981
40% 51% The Island Blair Maynard (Character) - 1980
80% 74% Dressed to Kill Doctor Robert Elliott (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 26% Ashanti Dr. David Linderby (Character) - 1979
0% 22% Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Mike Turner (Character) - 1979
10% 19% The Swarm Brad Crane (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 27% Silver Bears Doc Fletcher (Character) - 1978
54% 45% California Suite Sidney Cochran (Character) - 1978
64% 86% A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur (Character) - 1977
67% 68% The Eagle Has Landed Colonel Steiner (Character) - 1976
56% 31% Harry and Walter Go to New York Adam Worth (Character) - 1976
60% 44% The Wilby Conspiracy Jim Keogh (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 35% The Romantic Englishwoman Lewis (Character) - 1975
97% 90% The Man Who Would Be King Peachy Carnehan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 42% Peeper Leslie C. Tucker (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 45% The Destructors John Deray (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 37% The Black Windmill Maj. John Tarrant (Character) - 1974
96% 90% Sleuth Andrew Wyke (Character) - 1972
80% 38% Pulp Mickey King (Character),
Producer
- 1972
29% 29% X, Y & Zee Robert Blakeley (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 32% Kidnapped Alan Breck (Character) - 1971
84% 85% Get Carter Jack Carter (Character) - 1971
57% 71% Too Late the Hero Pvt. Tosh Hearne (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 78% The Last Valley The Captain (Character) - 1970
83% 85% The Italian Job Charlie Croker (Character) - 1969
67% 79% Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Canfield (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 63% Play Dirty Capt. Douglas (Character) - 1969
40% 53% The Magus Nicholas Urfe (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 39% Deadfall Henry Stuart Clarke (Character) - 1968
50% 41% Billion Dollar Brain Harry Palmer (Character) - 1967
22% 27% Hurry Sundown Henry Warren (Character) - 1967
67% 74% Funeral in Berlin Harry Palmer (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 35% Woman Times Seven Handsome Stranger (Character) - 1967
96% 76% Alfie Alfie Elkins (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 80% Gambit Harry (Character) - 1966
88% 70% The Wrong Box Michael Finsbury (Character) - 1966
100% 86% The Ipcress File Harry Palmer (Character) - 1965
96% 91% Zulu Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solo for Sparrow Paddy Mooney (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foxhole in Cairo Weber (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 42% A Hill in Korea Pvt. Lockyer (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2019 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Minutes Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2010 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet World War II: Then There Were Giants Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack the Ripper Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966

QUOTES FROM Michael Caine CHARACTERS

Prof. Brand says: Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Fred Ballinger says: She is not at all stupid, Miss Universe.

Harry Brown says: You have failed to maintain your weapon, son!

Fred Ballinger says: You were right. Music is all I really understand.

Fred Ballinger says: Intellectuals have no taste.

Cooper says: You sent people out there looking for a new home?

Prof. Brand says: The Lazarus missions.

Cooper says: That sounds cheerful.

Prof. Brand says: Lazarus care back from the dead.

Cooper says: Sure, but he had to die in the first place.

Prof. Brand says: We need the bravest humans to find us a new home.

Cooper says: But the nearest star is over a thousand years away.

Doyle says: Hence the bravery.

Cooper says: I have kids, professor.

Prof. Brand says: Get out there, and save them.

Alfred says: Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Mike says: Learn to enjoy what you've got.

Mike says: Some people think things are the way they are for a reason.

Hoagie says: Oh, shit!

Matthew Morgan says: I think the day we figure out everything about our lives is the day we die.

Thomas Fowler says: They say there is a ghost in every house and if you can make peace with him, he will stay quiet,

Thomas Fowler says: There's a war on. People are dying every day.

Thomas Fowler says: A woman's voice can drug you.

Alfred says: Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred says: Shall you be taking the Batpod sir?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: In the middle of the day Alfred?

Alfred says: The Lamborghini then? Much more subtle.

Alfie says: My understanding of women goes only so far as the pleasures.

"Sherlock Holmes"/Reginald Kincaid says: Ah well, Sherlock Holmes belongs to the whole world!

Graham Marshall says: I will try and put this as politely as possible, Henry. What the fuck are you doing in my office?

Arthur Tressler says: Whatever you stand to make from this, I'll double it.

Thaddeus Bradley says: I stand to make $5 million.

Arthur Tressler says: Am I flinching?

Robert says: (to Zee) Wouldn't you like to chew on a bone or something?

Robert says: Wouldn't you like to chew on a bone or something?

Alexander says: How do you like grandma now?

Hank says: How do you think your mother's gonna feel when we're off the grid for two weeks?

Alexander says: By the time you get back, she's probably gonna be remarried.

Nigel Powers says: Oh my god! You're a tripod.

Mini-Me says: [nods]

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: People are dying, Alfred. What would you have me do?

Alfred says: Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman, he can be the outcast. He can make the choice that no one else can make, the right choice.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Well today I found out what Batman can't do. He can't endure this. Today you get to say "I told you so."

Alfred says: Today, I don't want to.

Alfred says: But I did bloody tell you.

Michael says: What do you know about it?

Hoagie says: Well she got the idea in her head that the shark that killed Martin and Sean is now following the family.

Jake says: Hey, he's not talking about OUR shark is he?

Jake says: Hey, he's not talking about our shark is he?

Michael says: (after a long pause) What do you do when you're not flying people?

Michael says: What do you do when you're not flying people?

Hoagie says: I deliver laundry. (smiles)

Hoagie says: I deliver laundry.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Bane was a member of the League of Shadows?

Alfred says: And then he was excommunicated. And any man, who is too extreme for Ra's Al Ghul, is not to be trifled with.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I didn't realize I was known for trifling with criminals.

Alfred says: That was then. And you can strap up your leg and put your mask back on. But that doesn't make you what you were.

Alfred says: Is it really painful?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Well, You're welcome to try it, Alfred.

Alfred says: Happy watching, thank you, sir.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Not bad. Not bad at all.

Alfred says: Is see from the television coverage that you've got your taste for wanton destruction back.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I retrieved this.

Alfred says: Aren't the police supposed to be investigating them?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: They don't have the tools to analyze it.

Alfred says: They would if you gave them to them.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: One man's tool is another man's weapon.

Alfred says: In your mind, perhaps. But there aren't many things you can't turn into a weapon.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Alfred, enough! The police weren't getting it done.

Alfred says: Perhaps they might have if you hadn't made a sideshow of yourself.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: That wasn't... exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: That wasn't exactly what I had in mind when, uh, I said I wanted to inspire people.

Alfred says: I know.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family my father, built

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: What have I done, Alfred? Everything my family, my father, built.

Alfred Pennyworth says: The Wayne legacy is more than bricks and mortar, sir.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: I wanted to save Gotham. I failed.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You still haven't given up on me?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Never.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Master Wayne, you've been gone a long time.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Yes, I have.

Alfred Pennyworth says: You look very fashionable........ Apart from the mud.

Alfred Pennyworth says: You look very fashionable, apart from the mud.

Rachel Dawes says: What will you do?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Rebuild it. Just the way it was, brick for brick.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Just the way it was, sir?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Yeah, why?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I thought this might be a good opportunity for improving the foundations.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: In the southeast corner?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Precisely, sir.

Lawrence Jamieson says: Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. You are a moron.

Lawrence Jamieson says: Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations. You are a moron.

Lawrence Jamieson says: Ruprecht, do you want the genital cuff?

Lawrence Jamieson says: Do you ever have a single thought that originates from above the waist?

Jack Carter says: Wer'e gonna take this to the next level...

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?

Alfred says: At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!

Alfred says: [At Bruce's grave] I'm so sorry. I failed you. You trusted me, and I failed you.

Alfred says: [To Bruce] Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn't come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Targeting me won't get their money back. I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.

Alfred says: You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn't fully understand.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Criminals aren't complicated, Alfred. Just have to figure out what he's after.

Alfred says: With respect Master Wayne, perhaps this is a man that you don't fully understand, either. A long time ago, I was in Burma. My friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So, we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never met anybody who traded with him. One day, I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: So why steal them?

Alfred says: Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred says: Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred says: Leaving is the only thing I have to make you understand.

Cutter says: the real transported man is one of the most sought after illusion's in this business i have the right to sell it on if i reveal the method hear the trick is worthless

Cutter says: The Real Transported Man is the most sought-after illusion in the business and I have te right to sell it on.

Judge says: how do you think Mr Borden was able to move the tank under the trap door with out anyone noticing

Judge says: How do you think Mr.Borden was able to move the tank under the trap door without anyone noticing?

Cutter says: he is the magician ask him

Cutter says: Ask him, he's the magician.

Dr. Wilbur Larch says: Dr. Wilbur Larch: Good night, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.

Pierre Brossard says: Saint Christopher, they saw me. They knew. Can they point me out? Can anyone say,"That's Brossard. He sent us to our graves."

Pierre Brossard says: Saint Christopher, they saw me. They knew. Can they point me out? Can anyone say,'That's Brossard. He sent us to our graves.'

Finn McMissile says: I'm looking for a car.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: More copycats last night, Alfred. with guns

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: More copycats last night, Alfred, with guns.

Alfred says: Why don't you hire them and take a weekend off

Alfred says: Why don't you hire them and take the weekend off?

Alfred says: Did you maul by a tiger?

Alfred says: Did you get mauled by a tiger?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It was a dog

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It was a dog.

Alfred says: Huh?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It was a big dog

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: It was a big dog.

Jasper says: Yeah, there you go! Julian and Theo met among a million protesters in a rally by chance. But they were there because of what they believed in in the first place, their faith. They wanted to change the world. And their faith kept them together. But by chance, Dylan was born.

Kee says: This is him?

Jasper says: Yeah, that's him. He'd have been about your age. Magical child. Beautiful. Their faith put in praxis.

Miriam says: Praxis? What happened?

Jasper says: Chance. He was their sweet little dream. He had little hands, little legs, little feet. Little lungs. And in 2008, along came the flu pandemic. And then, by chance, he was gone. You see, Theo's faith lost out to chance. So, why bother if life's going to make its own choices?

Lewis says: The realm of possibility, What a terrible country. What if such and such were the case? What if the person you love is a liar?

Lewis says: It is very, very boring to seize on some commonplace idea, which no reasonable person would dispute, and then ram it down people's throats as if it were a breakthrough in the history of human thought. Furthermore, washing someone's dirty underpants is what you are best suited for.

Herman says: It's a psychological story about 'the new woman," you understand me?

Lewis says: Yes, I think its a very boring idea. It's pretentious and derivative, but mostly its boring Why don't you turn it into a thriller?

Michael Finsbury says: This is Julia Finsbury. Soon to be Julia Finsbury.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Wayne Manor is your house... Your father is dead...

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Alfred, this place is a mauseleum. If I had it my way, I would bring this whole place down brick for brick.

Alfred Pennyworth says: This home has sheltered six generations of your family.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Why do you give a damn, Alfred? It's not your family.

Alfred Pennyworth says: I give a damn, because a good man once made me responsible for what was most precious to him in the whole world. Miss Dawes has offered to drive you to the hearing. She probably tries to talk you out of going.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Should I bury my past down there with my parents, Alfred?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I wouldn't presume what to tell you what to do with your past, sir. Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.

Cutter says: Didn't I tell you about the sailor who said what drowning felt like?

Robert Angier says: He said it was like going home.

Cutter says: I was wrong. He said it was agony.

Charlie Croker says: Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea! Err... Err...

Finn McMissile says: â??Friendships can be dangerous in our line of work, Mater.â?? -

Finn McMissile says: Friendships can be dangerous in our line of work, Mater.

Finn McMissile says: Finn McMissile: I haven't properly introduced myself,Finn McMissile, British intelligence. Mater: Tow Mater, average intelligence.

Finn McMissile says: Finn: Changed of plan, you're meeting the American. Holley: What? Me? Finn: Those thugs Down there run the oil platform, If they see me the whole mission will be compromise Holley: No, No I'm technical you see. I'm in diagnostic. I'm not a field agent. Finn: you're now

Finn McMissile says: Acer: "Finn McMissile? But you're dead!" Finn: "Then this shouldn't hurt at all!"

Finn McMissile says: No one realized they're being fooled because they're too busy laughing at the fool, Brilliant!

Finn McMissile says: "No one realized they're being fooled because they're too busy laughing at the fool, Brilliant!"

Finn McMissile says: Finn: Changed of plan, you're meeting the American. Holley: What? Me? Finn: Those thugs Down there run the oil platform, If they see me the whole mission will be compromise Holley: No, No I'm technical you see. I'm in diagnostic. I'm not a field agent. Finn: you're now

Finn McMissile says: Holley Shiftwell: Hello Finn Mcmissile: Hello Holley Shiftwell: " A Volkswagen Karmann Ghia has no radiator..." Finn Mcmissile: "That's because it's air-cooled." Holley Shiftwell: Good, Good, I'm agent shiftwell, Holley Shiftwell.

Finn McMissile says: â??Friendships can be dangerous in our line of work, Mater.â?? -

Dr. Wilbur Larch says: I had hoped to become a hero. But in St. Cloud's, there was no such position. In the lonely, sordid world of lost children, there were no heroes to be found. And so I became the caretaker of many, father of none. Well, in a way, there was one. His name was Homer Wells.

Dr. Wilbur Larch says: "Sorry"? I'm not sorry. Not for anything I've done. I'm not even sorry that I love you.

Dr. Wilbur Larch says: 'Sorry'? I'm not sorry. Not for anything I've done. I'm not even sorry that I love you.

Dr. Wilbur Larch says: I know it's against the law. I ask you, what has the law ever done for this place?

Alfred says: You two should exchange notes over coffee

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?

Alfred says: At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!

Alfred says: Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You still haven't given up on me?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Never.

Cutter says: You settled on a name yet?

Robert Angier says: Yes I have. The Great Danton.

Cutter says: Bit old-fashioned isn't it?

Robert Angier says: No. It's sophisticated.

Cutter says: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"

Cutter says: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge'. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call 'The Prestige'.

Miles says: Come back to reality, Dom.

Miles says: Come back to reality, Cobb.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Are you coming back to Gotham for long, sir?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: As long as it takes. I'm gonna show the people of Gotham their city doesn't belong to the criminals and the corrupt.

Alfred Pennyworth says: In the depression, your father nearly bankrupted Wayne Enterprises combating poverty. He believed that his example could inspire the wealthy of Gotham to save their city.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Did it?

Lucius Fox says: In a way. Their murders shocked the wealthy and the powerful into action.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can't do that as Bruce Wayne, as a man I'm flesh and blood I can be ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.

Alfred Pennyworth says: What symbol?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Something elemental, something terrifying.

Alfred Pennyworth says: I assume that as you're taking on the underworld, this symbol is a persona to protect those you care about from reprisals.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You thinking about Rachel?

Alfred Pennyworth says: Actually, sir, I was thinking of myself.

Alfred Pennyworth says: Why bats, Master Wayne?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Bats frighten me. It's time my enemies shared my dread.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: The bandit, in the forest in Burma, did you catch him?

Alfred says: Yes

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: How?

Alfred says: We burned the forest down.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You look tired, Alfred. You'll be all right without me?

Alfred says: You can tell me the Russian for, "Apply your own bloody suntan lotion."

Alfred says: You can tell me the Russian for, 'Apply your own bloody suntan lotion.'

Alfred says: Know your limits, Master Wayne.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Batman has no limits.

Alfred says: Well, you do, sir.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Well, can't afford to know 'em.

Alfred says: And what happens on the day that you find out?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Well, we all know how much you love to say "I told you so."

Alfred says: On that day, Master Wayne, even I won't want to. Probably.

Alfred says: I suppose they'll lock me up as well. As your accomplice...

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Accomplice? I'm going to tell them the whole thing was your idea.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Targeting me won't get their money back. I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight, but this is different. They crossed the line.

Alfred says: You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn't fully understand.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Criminals aren't complicated, Alfred. Just have to figure out what he's after.

Alfred says: With respect Master Wayne, perhaps this is a man that *you* don't fully understand, either. A long time ago, I was in Burma. My friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So, we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never met anybody who traded with him. One day, I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: So why steal them?

Alfred says: Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Alfred says: If you're seriously considering going back out there, you should hear the rumors surrounding Bane

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: I'm all ears

Alfred says: There is a prison in a more ancient part of the world, a pit where men are thrown to suffer and die. But sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit sends something back

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Bane.

Alfred says: Right. Born and raised in hell on earth.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Born in prison?

Alfred says: No one knows why or how he escaped, but they do know that once he did he was trained by Ra's Al Ghul, your mentor.

Fox says: Bane was a member of The League of Shadows?

Alfred says: And then he was excommunicated. And any man who is too extreme for Ra's Al Ghul is not to be trifled with.

Alfred says: I'll get this to Mr. Fox, but no more. I've sewn you up, I've set your bones, but I won't bury you. I've buried enough members of the Wayne family.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You'll leave me?

Alfred says: You see only one end to your journey. Leaving is all I have to make you understand, you're not Batman anymore. You have to find another way. You used to talk about finishing a life beyond that awful cape.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Rachel died believing that we would be together; that was my life beyond the cape. I can't just move on. She didn't, she couldn't.

Alfred says: What if she had? What if, before she died, she wrote a letter saying she chose Harvey Dent over you? And what if, to spare your pain, I burnt that letter?

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: How dare you use Rachel to try to stop me?

Alfred says: I am using the truth, Master Wayne. Maybe it's time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day. I'm sorry

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You're sorry? You expect to destroy my world and then think we're going to shake hands?

Alfred says: No... no, I know what this means.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: What does it mean?

Alfred says: It means your hatred... and it also means losing someone that I have cared for since I first heard his cries echo through this house. But it might also mean saving your life. And that is more important.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Good bye, Alfred.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: If this man is everything that you say he is, then this city needs me.

Alfred says: This city needs Bruce Wayne, your resources, your knowledge. It doesn't need your body, or your life. That time has passed.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You're afraid that if I go back out there I'll fail.

Alfred says: No. I'm afraid that you want to.

Alfred says: You two should exchange notes over coffee.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: So now you're trying to set me up with a jewel thief?

Alfred says: At this point, I'd set you up with a chimpanzee if it'd brought you back to the world!

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: There's nothing out there for me.

Alfred says: And that's the problem. You hung up your cape and your cowl, but you didn't move on, you never went to find a life, to find someone.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: Alfred... I did find someone.

Alfred says: I know, and you lost her. But that's all part of living, sir. But you're not living. You're just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again.

Alfred says: Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman? You were gone seven years. Seven years I waited, hoping that you wouldn't come back. Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence, there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with a wife and maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you. But we'd both know that you'd made it, that you were happy. I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you, except pain and tragedy. And I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.

Kermit the Frog says: "If you please Mr. Scrooge, it's gotten colder, and the bookkeeping staff would like an extra shovel full of coal for the fire?"

Kermit the Frog says: If you please Mr. Scrooge, it's gotten colder, and the bookkeeping staff would like an extra shovel full of coal for the fire?

Additional Muppet Performer says: "We can't do the bookkeeping, all our pens have turned to inkcicles!"

Additional Muppet Performer says: We can't do the bookkeeping, all our pens have turned to inkcicles!

Additional Muppet Performer says: "Our assets are frozen!"

Additional Muppet Performer says: Our assets are frozen!

Ebenezer Scrooge says: "How would the bookkeeping staff like to be suddenly... UNEMPLOYED?"

Ebenezer Scrooge says: How would the bookkeeping staff like to be suddenly... UNEMPLOYED?

Additional Muppet Performer says: [singing] "HEAT WAVE. This is my island in the sun.. "

Additional Muppet Performer says: [singing] HEAT WAVE. This is my island in the sun.

Alfred says: I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I knew that there was nothing for you in here, other than despair and suffering.

Jasper says: Pull my finger

Jasper says: Pull my finger.

Alfred says: [To Bruce] I never wanted you to come back to Gotham, because I know there's nothing for you here except for pain and tragedy. And I wanted more for you than that. I still do.

Alfred says: [to Bruce] I never wanted you to come back to Gotham, because I know there's nothing for you here except for pain and tragedy. And I wanted more for you than that. I still do.

Alfred says: Batman is gone! The city needs YOU now! Your resources, your knowledge! It doesn't need your body... or your life.

Bruce Wayne/Batman says: You expect to destroy my world, and then we're just going to shake hands?

Alfred says: No. I know what this means. It means your hatred. It means losing someone whom I have cared for since his cries first echoed through this house.

Cutter says: (ending narration) Every magic trick consists of 3 parts, or "acts." The first part is called "the Pledge." The magician shows you something ordinary. The second act is called "the Turn." The magician takes the ordinary something, and makes it into something extraordinary. But, you wouldn't clap yet, because making something disappear isn't enough... you have to bring it BACK. Now, you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it, because, of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be... FOOLED.

Cutter says: [ending narration] Every magic trick consists of 3 parts, or 'acts.' The first part is called 'the Pledge.' The magician shows you something ordinary. The second act is called "the Turn." The magician takes the ordinary something, and makes it into something extraordinary. But, you wouldn't clap yet, because making something disappear isn't enough... you have to bring it BACK. Now, you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it, because, of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be... FOOLED.

John Colby says: What's the verdict on Williams?

Maj. Karl Von Steiner says: A regrettable mistake.

John Colby says: The whole bloody war's a regrettable mistake.

Maj. Karl Von Steiner says: I agree.

Victor Melling says: Oh my God! I haven't seen a walk like that since Jurassic Park!

Miles says: Mr. Cobb has a job offer he'd like to discuss with you.

Ariadne says: What? Like work placement?

Cobb says: Not exactly.

Alexander says: They better get here quick! We're running out of real estate!

Alexander says: That wasn't so bad.

Sean Anderson says: It wasn't very good!

Hank Parsons says: Are you familiar with chicken?!

Alexander says: These aren't chickens!

Hank Parsons says: You, get down. NOW

Alexander says: Why would I want to get down?

Hank Parsons says: Well, because Medicare doesn't cover old ladies falling off giant bees. Get down.

Hank Parsons says: I think it's best we get out of here. After that mating call, she might have some ideas of making you her husband...

Alexander says: Oh, witty. Good for you Henry.

Hank Parsons says: [LAUGHS] The name's Hank.It's never Henry. Just Hank

Hank Parsons says: [LAUGHS] The name's Hank.It's never Henry. Just Hank.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Alfred, I don't care about my name!

Alfred Pennyworth says: It's not only your name, sir! It's your father's name! And it's all that's left of him! Please... don't destroy it.