Batman Begins Why didn't Michael Caine dye his hair and get a mustache?

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I'm not complaining, I was just curious if there was ever a reason given as to why Michael Caine didn't look more like comic Alfred. It's not like he can't pull the look off.


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cause they didnt want him to?
 
He doesn't look cool with a mustache.
 
There was already far too much facial hair in the movie. Gordon, Fox, Ras, Ducard, Flass, Rachel ;)
 
Michael Caine doesn't have to do anything he doesn't want to.

Michael Caine owns you.
 
Because at his age if he did he would look like the Pringle man falling on hard times
 
What I don't get is why he didn't at LEAST dye his hair for the scenes when Bruce was a kid.

--dk7
 
Ronny Shade said:
Michael Caine doesn't have to do anything he doesn't want to.

Michael Caine owns you.


Yes Micheal Caine owns you all.
 
darknight7 said:
What I don't get is why he didn't at LEAST dye his hair for the scenes when Bruce was a kid.

--dk7

He was more blonde.

But he seemed to be already pretty old then in the story. So...grey hair doesn't get greyer
 
the same reason bruce's dad wasnt a mustache wearing alpha male, the bamobile didnt have fins and there was no yellow oval on bat's chest. nolan wanted his version to stand apart from what had gone before. he wanted to reference the look of the comics as little as possible.

btw, i thought bruce's dad was perfect and caine as alfred was brilliant.
 
Thomas Wayne was brilliant. Where'd they get that guy? He was a perfect dad for Bale. I saw a resemblence.
 
He made me forget that Alfred was supposed to have a moustache.
 
He's like Jimmy Olsen. Jimmy's really a redhead, but he's always dark haired in the live action movies and shows. Live action Alfred always has white hair.
 
Originally Posted by darknight7
What I don't get is why he didn't at LEAST dye his hair for the scenes when Bruce was a kid.

--dk7

It was a bit strange that he looked almost exactly the same in the flashback scenes as he did in later ones. Alfred is described in the novelization as being sixty-something by the time Bruce becomes Batman, so that would make him forty-something when the Waynes were killed. Yet, aside from a slight change in hair color, he looks exactly the same after twenty years have supposedly elapsed.
Minor issue. Michael Caine still owns.
 
Why? Because he thinks that people age in 20 years?
 
Ronny Shade said:
Thomas Wayne was brilliant. Where'd they get that guy? He was a perfect dad for Bale. I saw a resemblence.

A great British actor named Linus Roache. He played RFK in a great TV movie.
 
Nolan: Michael, how about that hair dye and moustache now?
Caine:Nevah!
 
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