Michael Caine plays a rich businessman, who decides to employ a group of talented magicians in his casino and support their every endeavour. He is ruthless and cynical when it comes to business, which he shows in an excellent scene with Morgan Freeman's character, a professional magic debunker. But he really seems to enjoy the company of "the four horsemen" and is quite warm and open with them. I think it was his pet project, but it's never explained why he was so keen on working with them. I guess he really loved magic. Anyway, just like with Morgan, this is a nice change. He can't play kind grandpas who help and lecture their young proteges all the time, can he? It's nice to see a little vileness from this amazing actor once in a while :)
Grade change: 64--->65. A small supporting part in a successful movie.
Review: Now You See Me (2013)
Michael Caine grade sheet
Image: Summit Entertainment