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Updated: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:15:00 GMT | By Thomas Oakey
Michael Caine at 80: life in pictures

Get Carter, Sleuth and The Man Who Would Be King



Get Carter, Sleuth and The Man Who Would Be King (© Snap Stills/Rex Features)
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The demand for Caine’s services continued long into the 1970s, a decade in which he delivered some of his most memorable performances. He appeared as the titular gangster Jack Carter in gritty crime film Get Carter (1971), as well as starring opposite fellow British acting legend Laurence Olivier in 1972 mystery Sleuth, and alongside long-time friend Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King (pictured) three years later, which capped off a fine decade for the actor.

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