Caine continued to enjoy success in the 1970s, fronting movies such as Get Carter and The Last Valley. He also picked up a second Oscar nomination for 1972’s Sleuth, in which he co-starred alongside Laurence Olivier. And by the end of the decade, the British actor had also added classics such as The Man Who Would Be King and A Bridge Too Far to his filmography.
The 1980s saw Caine enjoy his most critically acclaimed period, however. During that decade, he won the Best Actor honor at both the Golden Globes and BAFTAs for 1983’s Educating Rita. The star then finally got the chance to make an acceptance speech at the Academy Awards when he was crowned Best Supporting Actor in the Woody Allen-directed Hannah and Her Sisters.
But apart from the leading role in The Muppet Christmas Carol, Caine struggled to find parts worthy of his talents for much of the 1990s. Ultimately, though, he did enjoy something of a career rejuvenation towards the end of the decade thanks to his appearances in Little Voice and The Cider House Rules; the star even picked up the second Oscar of his career for his supporting turn in the latter movie.