YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The visit of British actor Michael Caine to Yerevan’s Dolmama restaurant had not been planned in advance and came as a surprise.
“One of our employers who is a film-lover noted him while we were wondering if the visitor is Michael Caine or not,” a restaurant employer told, adding that he entered the restaurant without an entourage or any fuss.
On the evening of September 21, Caine posted in his Twitter feed “Hello from beautiful Armenia” and some hours later posted “Leaving Armenia for London.”
Caine is renowned for his distinctive working class cockney accent. He has appeared in more than 115 films and is regarded as a British film icon. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including “Zulu” (1964), “The Ipcress File” (1965), “Alfie” (1966), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, “The Italian Job” (1969), and “Battle of Britain” (1969).
His most notable roles in the 1970s included “Get Carter” (1971), “The Last Valley,” “Sleuth” (1972), for which he earned his second Academy Award nomination, “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975), and “A Bridge Too Far” (1977).
He achieved some of his greatest critical success in the 1980s, with “Educating Rita” (1983) earning him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1986, he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters.” Caine played Ebenezer Scrooge in “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992).