Today is British actor Michael Caine's birthday.
A veteran actor with decades of experience, Caine has appeared in dozens of films throughout his career. Comic book fans will best remember him as Alfred, Bruce Wayne's faithful butler, in The Dark Knight trilogy. Caine's Alfred was an instrumental character in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, helping guide Batman through his war against crime.
Caine's collaboration with the trilogy's director, Christopher Nolan, has led to Caine's involvement in every Nolan-directed film since 2005's Batman Begins. Caine has appeared in The Prestige, Inception, and most recently, Interstellar.
Caine's other notable comic book role was this winter's Kingsman: The Secret Service. In the adaptation of Mark Millar's "The Secret Service" series, Caine played Arthur. His other notable roles include Nigel Powers in Austin Powers: Gold Member, and Scrooge in The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Born in London, England, Caine turns 82 today. Happy Birthday, Michael Caine.