Michael Caine, the two-time Oscar-winning star of Jaws 4: The Revenge (among a few other movies), is writing a new memoir due to come out this November. The Elephant to Hollywood will be his second, following 1991’s What’s It All About, and will detail his long, mostly illustrious career in Hollywood. Whether you know him best as Alfred or Carter or Muppet-version Scrooge, I’m guessing this book will have a dryly amusing anecdote for you.
Caine was born Maurice Micklewhite, and very understandably changed his name, fashioning his pseudonym after the Bogart film The Caine Mutiny. The memoir will follow him from his humble beginnings in a poor section of London (the area, Elephant and Castle, is where the book’s title comes from). The real question is whether he’ll make mention of his mentally disabled brother Ruprecht, or tell us how he manages to just keep going.