During his fifty-year career, he had roles in Cider House Rules, The Italian Job, Get Carter, and The Prestige. He played Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in The Dark Knight Trilogy, and appeared in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
He was knighted in 2000. Though he often played a debonair tough man in his earlier days, he often played a wise mentor in his old age.
Other than legendary actor Jack Nicholson, he is the only actor to be nominated for an Academy Award in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s.
He served in the Korean War for the British Army. He made his acting debut as Hindley, a drunk, in Wuthering Heights.
He married Shakira Caine in 1973 and he has a pair of daughters named Natasha and Dominique. His brother is Stanley Caine, a fellow actor.
- The meaning of the name Caine: Son Of The Fighter