Friday, July 11, 2008


Why did a young British man named Maurice Micklewhite (Michael Caine) decide to become an actor? In two words: Jean Gabin!

From Daily Variety, July 9, 2008 (Reporter: Tobias Grey):

It was seeing the French actor Jean Gabin up on the big screen in "Le Jour se leve" that convinced a young Maurice Micklewhite, Jr. that he might possibly have a future in film acting. "(Gabin) featured everything that I thought could hold me back: fair hair, a big nose and a small mouth," wrote Michael Caine in his autobiography, "What's It All About?" " He was the biggest star in France, so everything was now possible."

Today, Friday, July 11, 2008, Caine placed his hands and feet in cement at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Hollywood. Congratulations to Great Actor and Super Gabin Fan -- Michael Caine!

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