Charlie Croker

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This article is about the film character. For the Tom Wolfe character, see A Man in Full.
Charlie Croker
The Italian Job character
Created by Troy Kennedy-Martin
Portrayed by Michael Caine (1969 film)
Mark Wahlberg (2003 remake)
Gender Male
Occupation Professional thief
Nationality British (1969 film)
American (2003 remake)

Charlie Croker is a fictional character and the protagonist of the film The Italian Job. The role was played by Michael Caine in the 1969 film, and by Mark Wahlberg in the 2003 remake. In both films, Croker led a group of thieves to steal a lorry load of gold. The character is named after a carpenter, Charlie Croker from Somerset, England, who was working at Pinewood Studios during the making of the original film.

1969 original[edit]

In the 1969 film, the gang was stealing the gold in Turin and had three classic Mini Coopers to help them escape.

2003 remake[edit]

In the 2003 film, they were stealing the gold back from double-crossing Steve Frazelli (Edward Norton) in Los Angeles, and they had three BMW MINI Coopers to help them escape.


The lead protagonist of the film Players, the official Hindi remake of the 2003 Italian Job is also called Charlie (Mascarenhas).