Sir Michael Caine
in conversation with
Sharon Waxman

October 28, 2010, 8pm

Zipper Hall
The Colburn School

200 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012



“Eighteen years ago I thought that my life as an actor was over, so I wrote my autobiography to round off my professional life, and that, as far as I was concerned, was that. Fortunately, and not for the first time, I was wrong. Very wrong. The best was yet to come—which, when I look back at my life, is really saying something.”   — Michael Caine

Michael Caine is one of the greatest actors of all times.  And yet, in his fifties, he believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was not only an incredible personal transformation but also one of the most radical comebacks in film history.

Learning to accept his new role both on camera and in his own life, Caine went on to win his second Oscar, be knighted by the queen, and deliver some of his best performances to date.  Now, he shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London’s poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle, his military service, touching marriage and family life, to legendary meetings with fellow stars, forays as a restaurateur, and off-screen encounters from his glittering five-decade career.

Sharon Waxman, is Editor in Chief of The Wrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, a former Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Before the Times, she was a correspondent for eight years for The Washington Post. She started out as a foreign correspondent, covering Europe and the Middle East for a decade. She is the founder and CEO of The Wrap, and the author of two books, including, “Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System.”


$25 General Admission

$40 General Admission including Michael Caine’s book

$95 Reserved Seating, Michael Caine book,

and reception before event, 6:30-7:30pm


Net proceeds from this event go towards scholarship programs at The Colburn School, one of the world’s most renowned performing arts academies. The Colburn School’s outstanding faculty and facilities create an optimal learning environment where more than 1700 students can excel to their highest potential. The Colburn School combines four separate divisions:

– The Colburn School of Performing Arts (CSPA) serves artists of all ages with classes in music, drama, and early childhood arts education

– The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute (TZDI) is a premiere school of dance and movement, dedicated to helping students of all ages in a number of dance genres, including Ballet, Contemporary Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater Dance, Tap, Hip Hop, and Mexican Folkloric Dance, as well as Yoga, Pilates, and special technique classes for boys

– The Colburn School Academy is an intensive, multi-layered music program designed to enhance and refine the performance skills, musicianship and artistry of highly gifted pre-college age musicians.

– Colburn School Conservatory of Music (CSCM) is one of the nation’s leading music conservancies for highly talented, college-age students pursuing the most rigorous classical music performance training. CSCM provides full financial support to all students, including tuition, room and board.

For more on The Colburn School, visit their website.