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Michael Kirk Douglas, commonly known as Michael Douglas, is a famous American voice actor, actor, as well as a film producer and the son of his famous father, also actor, Kirk Douglas. To the public, Michael Douglas is perhaps best known for portraying the character of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s drama film called “Wall Street”, where he starred alongside Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. Considered to be among the “Top 50 Movie Villains of All Time”, Douglas’ character became a popular cultural symbol, while his quote “Greed is good” was later referenced in many speeches. Douglas reprised the role of Gekko in the sequel of the first movie called “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”, which came out in 2010. Michael Douglas received an Academy Award for his portrayal of Gekko in the category of Best Actor.

Michael Douglas Net Worth $300 Million

Aside from that, Michael Douglas became known for his appearances in Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys”, “Falling Down” and David Fincher’s “The Game”, where he co-starred alongside Sean Penn. As a producer, Michael Douglas has excelled with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, an award-winning drama film with Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher.

A famous actor, as well as a director, how rich is Michael Douglas? According to sources, Michael Douglas’ net worth is estimated to be $300 million. Due to his impressive wealth, Michael Douglas was able to purchase such valuable assets as his home in Bedford, the worth of which is $5.25 million, a house in Bermuda, which cost $2.5 million, and a home in Swansea, the worth of which is $1.7 million.

Michael Douglas was born in 1944, in New Jersey, United States. Douglas studied at The Allen-Stevenson School, and later enrolled in the University of California, from which he graduated with a degree in drama. Douglas began his acting career by making cameo appearances in little known films, such as “Summertree”, directed by Anthony Newley and “Hail, Hero!”. Michael Douglas achieved more public exposure in 1972, when he joined the cast of the police drama series called “The Streets of San Francisco”. In the series, Douglas portrayed the character of Inspector Steve Keller, and starred alongside Karl Malden and Richard Hatch. Douglas’ success in Hollywood came in 1984, when he played the lead role in a romantic comedy entitled “Romancing the Stone”. Douglas not only served as the main star of the film, but also helped produce it. Several years later, Michael Douglas landed a role in “Wall Street”, which earned him the most public and media exposure. After that, Douglas starred in a variety of other films, such as “One Day in September”, “Traffic”, and “Solitary Man” with Jenna Fischer and Jesse Eisenberg. More recently, in 2013, Michael Douglas appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s drama film called “Behind the Candelabra”, for which he received a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Satellite Award. Currently, Douglas is working on a superhero film called “Ant-Man”, where he will play Dr. Hank Pym. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2015.

A well-known actor, Michael Douglas has an estimated net worth of $300 million.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ant-Man and the Wasp 2018 pre-production Hank Pym
Head Full of Honey 2017 announced Dr. Amandus Rosenbach
Unlocked 2017/I post-production
Ant-Man 2015 Dr. Hank Pym
Beyond the Reach 2014 Madec
And So It Goes 2014 Oren Little
Last Vegas 2013 Billy Gherson
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie Liberace
Haywire 2011 Alex Coblenz
Phineas and Ferb 2011 TV Series Waylon
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Gordon Gekko
Solitary Man 2009 Ben Kalmen
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 2009 Mark Hunter
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 Uncle Wayne
King of California 2007 Charlie
You, Me and Dupree 2006 Mr. Thompson
The Sentinel 2006 Pete Garrison
The In-Laws 2003/I Steve Tobias
It Runs in the Family 2003 Alex Gromberg
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Benjamin Franklin / Benjamin French
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 2002 TV Series Patrick Henry
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series Detective Gavin Hatch
Don't Say a Word 2001 Dr. Nathan R. Conrad
One Night at McCool's 2001 Mr. Burmeister
Traffic 2000 Robert Wakefield
Wonder Boys 2000 Prof. Grady Tripp
A Perfect Murder 1998 Steven Taylor
The Game 1997 Nicholas Van Orton
The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 Charles Remington
The American President 1995 President Andrew Shepherd
Disclosure 1994 Tom Sanders
Falling Down 1993 D-Fens
Basic Instinct 1992 Detective Nick Curran
Shining Through 1992 Ed Leland
The War of the Roses 1989 Oliver Rose
Black Rain 1989 Nick Conklin
Wall Street 1987 Gordon Gekko
Fatal Attraction 1987 Dan Gallagher
A Chorus Line 1985 Zach
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 Jack
Romancing the Stone 1984 Jack Colton
The Star Chamber 1983 Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin
It's My Turn 1980 Ben Lewin
Running 1979 Michael Andropolis
The China Syndrome 1979 Richard Adams
Coma 1978 Dr. Mark Bellows
The Streets of San Francisco 1972-1976 TV Series Inspector Steve Keller
Napoleon and Samantha 1972 Danny
When Michael Calls 1972 TV Movie Craig
American Heritage: The Cause of Liberty 1972 Short John Laurens
American Revolution: The Impossible War 1972 Short John Laurens
Medical Center 1971 TV Series Jonathan Crowley
Summertree 1971 Jerry
The F.B.I. 1971 TV Series Jerry Williams
Adam at Six A.M. 1970 Adam Gaines
Hail, Hero! 1969 Carl Dixon
CBS Playhouse 1969 TV Series
Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 Jeep Driver (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Face/Off 1997 executive producer
The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 executive producer
Made in America 1993 producer
Radio Flyer 1992 executive producer
Double Impact 1991 co-producer
Eyes of an Angel 1991 executive producer
Stone Cold 1991 co-producer - uncredited
Flatliners 1990 producer
Starman 1986-1987 TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 producer
Starman 1984 executive producer
Romancing the Stone 1984 producer
The China Syndrome 1979 producer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 producer
Head Full of Honey 2017 producer announced
Flatliners 2017 producer post-production
Untitled San Fernando Valley Nuke Accident Documentary 2017 Documentary producer post-production
We Have Always Lived in the Castle 2017 executive producer post-production
Starman producer announced
Beyond the Reach 2014 producer - produced by
The Sentinel 2006 producer
It Runs in the Family 2003 producer
One Night at McCool's 2001 producer
The Rainmaker 1997 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie performer: "The Impossible Dream", "Why Do I Love You"
A Chorus Line 1985 performer: "I Hope I Get It"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Streets of San Francisco 1975 TV Series 1 episode

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heroes of Telemark 1965 second assistant director - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary special thanks
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Swimfan 2002 very special thanks
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Money Never Sleeps 2000 Video documentary special thanks
Completely Cuckoo 1997 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Talking Pictures 1988 TV Series documentary Himself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Annual ACLU Honors: A Salute to Michael Douglas 1987 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Annual Tribute: A Salute to Kirk Douglas 1987 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Short Film, Live Action
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 3th Annual American Cinema Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The 1986 Annual D.W. Griffith Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite Female Musical Performer
Late Night with David Letterman 1985 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short Subject & Co-Presenter: Best Original Song Score
Handguns Aren't the Answer 1984 TV Short documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Kirk Douglas
CBS Early Morning News 1984 TV Series Himself
Welcome to Los Angeles: A Party for Julio Iglesias 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical / Comedy
The 6th People's Choice Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite All - Around Male Entertainer
The Merv Griffin Show 1979 TV Series Himself - Guest
Les rendez-vous du dimanche 1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1979 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo Documentary filming Himself
The Making of 'The China Syndrome' 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit 1978 TV Movie Himself
Fashion News Live (Vintage) 2016 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture
Ken San 2016 Documentary Himself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
Megyn Kelly Presents 2016 TV Special Himself
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary Himself
Impossible Choices 2016 Short Himself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Picture
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Himself - Guest
La nuit des Césars 1985-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - César d'honneur / Himself - Presenter / Himself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Le petit journal 2016 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Bowling 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
Making of an Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide 2015 Video short Himself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer - Male
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1958 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2015 TV Series Himself
The View 2006-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
IMDb: What to Watch 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Loose Women 2015 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1977-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 1983-2015 TV Series Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2015 TV Series Himself
Drew Pearson Live 2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
International Jazz Day 2015 Himself
Today 1989-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film 2014 Documentary Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Himself
Weekends with Alex Witt 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Screen Junkies Show 2013 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers 2013 Documentary Yitzhak Rabin (voice)
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Elton John / Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Fashion News Live 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary Himself
Making Behind the Candelabra Show 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 1990-2013 TV Series Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
The Oscars Red Carpet Live 2013 TV Movie Himself - Interviewee
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2012 TV Movie Himself
Dimensions 2012 TV Series Himself
Milos Forman, un outsider à Hollywood 2012 Documentary Himself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Korrespondenterne 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Downey Jr 2011 TV Movie Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2011 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2011 TV Series
Dateline NBC 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Presenter: Best Motion Picture - Drama
Il était une fois... 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
14 Actors Acting 2010 Video short Himself
Gomorron 1997-2010 TV Series Himself / Steven Taylor
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Himself
Solitary Man: Alone in a Crowd 2010 Video short Himself
Biography 2003-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award
America: The Story of Us 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
At the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2010 TV Special Himself
Nuclear Tipping Point 2010 Documentary Himself - Narrator
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself
Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget 2009 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... 2009 Documentary Himself
Access Hollywood 2009 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas 2009 TV Movie Himself
Días de cine 2009 TV Series Himself
Deconstructing D-Fens: A Conversation with Michael Douglas 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Lion and the Mouse 2009 Documentary Narrator (voice)
A Call to Arms 2009 Documentary Himself (voice)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series 2009 TV Series Himself
Chabad: To Life Telethon 2008 TV Movie Himself - Video Guest
The Day After Peace 2008 Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Shootout 2007 TV Series Himself
Private Sessions 2007 TV Series Himself
Trumbo 2007 Documentary Himself
Extérieur jour 2007 TV Series Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
The Meaning of the 21st Century 2007 Documentary Narrator
Corazón de... 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Fog City Mavericks 2007 Documentary Himself
Dinosaurs Alive 2007 Documentary short Narrator
Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 1 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 2 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Black Rain: Post-Production 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Black Rain: The Script, the Cast 2006 Video documentary short Himself
In the President's Shadow 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Rekindling the Romance: A Look Back at 'Romancing the Stone' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Romancing the Nile: A Winning Sequel 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Romancing the Stone: A Hidden Treasure - The Screenwriter 2006 Video short Himself
Romancing the Stone: Douglas, Turner and DeVito - Favorite Scenes 2006 Video short Himself
Romancing the Stone: Michael Douglas Remembers 2006 Video short Himself
The Jewel of the Nile: Adventures of a Romance Novelist 2006 Video short Himself
The Secret Service: Building on a Tradition of Excellence 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Young Hollywood Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
2006 ALMA Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Greats 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
VH1 News Presents: Celebrity Pre-nups 2006 TV Movie Himself
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The People's President 2006 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Movies That Shook the World 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema 2005 Video documentary Himself
All-Star Cup 2005 2005 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
La azotea de Wyoming 2005 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Super Bowl XXXIX 2005 TV Special Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2005 TV Series Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy 2004 Video documentary short Himself
World Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tell Them Who You Are 2004 Documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2004 TV Series Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
This Hour Has 22 Minutes 2004 TV Series Himself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2003 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
Beckmann 2003 TV Series Himself
2003 World Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Gag Reel 2003 Video short Himself
The Parachute Sequence 2003 Video short Himself
Charlie Rose 1997-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture / Past Winner
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2003 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
What's Going On? 2003 TV Series documentary
Direct Order 2003 Documentary Narrator
Declaration of Independence 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Back in the U.S. 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Fatal Attraction: Social Attraction 2002 Video short Himself
Fatal Attraction: Visual Attraction 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Forever Fatal: Remembering 'Fatal Attraction' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Don't Say a Word' 2002 Video short Himself
Independence Day 2001 2001 TV Movie Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2001 TV Special Himself
The Ray Martin Show 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Search of Peace 2001 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Money Never Sleeps 2000 Video documentary Himself
Wonder Boys: A Look Between the Pages 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic' 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
Film '72 2000 TV Series Himself
The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas 2000 Video documentary short Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lux 2000 TV Series Himself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1999 TV Special Himself
The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
One Day in September 1999 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Get Bruce 1999 Documentary Himself
Comme au cinéma 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Mundo VIP 1997-1998 TV Series Himself
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Himself
Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Past Winner (uncredited)
Completely Cuckoo 1997 Video documentary Himself
Cannes... les 400 coups 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Thalberg Award
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey 1997 TV Special Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Game: Behind the Scenes 1997 Video documentary short Himself
Jack Lemmon 1996 TV Movie Himself
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Special Award
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Dennis Miller Live 1995 TV Series Himself
Barbra: The Concert 1995 TV Special documentary Himself - Concert Attendee (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Special Award
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1994 TV Special Himself
CBS This Morning 1994 TV Series Himself
The 1993 World Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Host
Gran premio internazionale della TV 1993 TV Series Himself
Rock the Vote 1993 TV Movie Himself
Oliver Stone: Inside Out 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Omnibus 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Jocs de nit 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Play
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1971-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas 1991 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kodak Century Presentes a Salute to Milos Forman 1990 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Himself
If Dolphins Could Talk 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Aspel & Company 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2016 TV Series Himself
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven 2016 Documentary Himself - Actor
The View 2016 TV Series Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2016 TV Series Gordon Gekko
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Banker 2014 Documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Dan Gallagher - Fatal Attraction
The Greatest 80s Movies 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (1987)
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Episode of Laugh-In
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Billy / Liberace
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington 2012 TV Movie documentary President Shepherd
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Himself / Detective Nick Curran
The Announcement 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself
Gylne tider 2010 TV Series documentary Jack Colton
I Am 2010/III Documentary uncredited
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Secrets of Body Language 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary President Andrew Shepherd (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Gordon Gekko
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
20 to 1 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Detective Nick Curran Jack T. Colton
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Inspector Steve Keller
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special Himself / Mr. Burmeister
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow 2006 TV Special Himself
Getaway 2006 TV Series Himself
Headline News 2006 TV Series Det. Nick Curran
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Dan Gallagher (uncredited)
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
Sexes 2005 TV Series Oliver Rose
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself / Det. Nick Curran
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Himself
Corazón, corazón 2005 TV Series Himself
Silenci? 2005 TV Series Oliver Rose
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
TV Land Moguls 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
The Beautiful Country 2004 Gordon Gekko (uncredited)
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films 2004 TV Movie documentary
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' 2001 Video documentary short Himself - 'Nick Curran'
Cleaning Up 'Basic Instinct' 2001 Video short
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Jack Colton Oliver Rose Gordon Gekko
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Dennis Miller Live 1998 TV Series Himself
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Himself on Wogan
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Ed Leland from film SHINING THROUGH
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1975 TV Series Danny

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Career Achievement Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
2016 Honorary César César Awards, France
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Performance of the Year - Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 Guardian Film Award Guardian Film Awards, UK Best Line of Dialogue Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Last Vegas (2013) · Bre Blair
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 ICS Cannes Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2012 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2011 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Solitary Man (2009) · Imogen Poots
2011 Icon Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2010 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
2010 Golden Icon Award Zurich Film Festival
2009 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
2009 President's Award Costume Designers Guild Awards
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures PGA Awards
2007 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
2004 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
2004 Taormina Arte Award Taormina International Film Festival
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Traffic (2000) · Steven Bauer
· Benjamin Bratt
· James Brolin
· Don Cheadle
· Erika Christensen
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Benicio Del Toro
· Miguel Ferrer
· Albert Finney
· Topher Grace
· Luis Guzmán
· Amy Irving
· Tomas Milian
· D.W. Moffett
· Dennis Quaid
· Peter Riegert
· Jacob Vargas
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2001 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
2000 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
1998 Honorary César César Awards, France
1998 Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
1997 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award San Sebastián International Film Festival
1995 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Disclosure (1994)
1993 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
1992 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1990 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best International Actor Wall Street (1987)
1988 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Wall Street (1987)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Wall Street (1987)
1988 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Wall Street (1987)
1988 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Wall Street (1987)
1988 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Wall Street (1987)
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1987 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Wall Street (1987)
1987 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Wall Street (1987)
1986 Showmanship Award Publicists Guild of America Motion Picture
1979 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Star/Producer of the Year
1976 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) · Saul Zaentz
1976 Bambi Bambi Awards TV Series International The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1976 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)
1975 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Ant-Man (2015)
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Duo - International Competition Behind the Candelabra (2013) · Matt Damon
2014 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
2011 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Solitary Man (2009)
2010 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Solitary Man (2009)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Solitary Man (2009)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama Traffic (2000)
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
2001 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Wonder Boys (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Suspense A Perfect Murder (1998)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The American President (1995)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Basic Instinct (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Basic Instinct (1992) · Sharon Stone
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Basic Instinct (1992)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The War of the Roses (1989)
1990 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) The War of the Roses (1989)
1990 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1989 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Fatal Attraction (1987)
1989 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) Wall Street (1987)
1988 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Fatal Attraction (1987)
1980 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by a Foreign Actor Running (1979)
1976 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1974 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Best Supporting Actor in Drama The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Male Hail, Hero! (1969)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Wonder Boys (2000)
1987 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Wall Street (1987)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TitleSalary
Traffic (2000) $10,000,000
Wonder Boys (2000) $5,000,000
A Perfect Murder (1998) $20,000,000
The Game (1997) $20,000,000
The American President (1995) $15,000,000
Disclosure (1994) $12,000,000
Basic Instinct (1992) $15,000,000
Fatal Attraction (1987) $13,000,000 -$15,000,000 (includes base salary and gross participation)

#Fact
1 Has taken part in fundraisers for Montreal's General Jewish Hospital.
2 Underwent a face augmentation at the St Regis Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles on 4 April 2003.
3 The only time he was billed as M.K. Douglas was in 1969 when he appeared in an episode of "CBS Playhouse.".
4 Douglas avoids doing historical movies because, "I'm a contemporary guy.".
5 Was named Mobil Man of the Month when he worked at a gas station at age 20.
6 Counts Ballad of a Soldier (1959) (Ballad of a Soldier) as the first movie that made him cry.
7 Was roommates with Danny DeVito in a $150-a-month New York City apartment in the 1960s.
8 Surrogate son of Karl Malden.
9 In 2013 he said he actually had tongue cancer, not throat cancer.
10 Credits Karl Malden as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
11 Had known Karl Malden through his father's family, since he was a little boy, and until his mentor's death in 2009.
12 Awarded Israel's Genesis Prize by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015 for his role as an actor, producer, and peace activist who has been actively promoting not just the culture but the real values of the Jewish community. Douglas said he will donate the money to activities designed to raise awareness about inclusion and diversity in Jewish life, and to finding innovative solutions to pressing global and community problems.
13 In March 2016 he denied newspaper reports that his cancer had returned.
14 Dislikes making historical films--has made 1 WW II movie; prefers to make films with contemporary themes.
15 Lived with actress Brenda Vaccaro for several years in the 1970s after meeting on the set of Summertree (1971).
16 Once said in an interview that he preferred to make films for adult audiences because he felt couples, particularly parents with kids, deserved to have a night out.
17 Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Karl Malden on The Streets of San Francisco (1972).
18 His acting mentor was the late Karl Malden.
19 As of 2014, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Fatal Attraction (1987) and Traffic (2000). And produced Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
20 Became a father for the 1st time at age 34 when his 1st [now ex] wife Diandra Douglas gave birth to their son Cameron Morrell Douglas, aka Cameron Douglas, on December 13, 1978.
21 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 55 when his 2nd wife Catherine Zeta-Jones gave birth to their son Dylan Michael Douglas on August 8, 2000.
22 Became a father for the 3rd time at age 58 when his 2nd wife Catherine Zeta-Jones gave birth to their daughter Carys Zeta Douglas on April 20, 2003.
23 His acting mentor and best friend, Karl Malden, died on July 1, 2009, at age 97.
24 In the late 1960s, Michael shared a New York apartment with fellow actor Danny DeVito at 338 West 89th Street in Manhattan where the rent was $75 each per month.
25 (December 14, 2011) Will receive the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 12th annual "Monte Cristo" award in April 2012.
26 He was inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
27 Is fourteen years older than his first wife Diandra. He was 33 and she was 19 when they married.
28 Brazilian soccer star Maicon was supposed to be named after Michael Douglas. His father was a huge fan of Kirk Douglas and wanted to name his own son after Kirk's son. However, he could not read or write and a clerk spelled Michael as Maicon. His full name is Maicon Douglas Sisenando.
29 He was nominated for the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Arts and Entertainment.
30 (August 31, 2010) Announced on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that he had Stage IV throat cancer and that he has started radiation and chemotherapy.
31 (August 16, 2010) Has a tumor in his throat and will undergo weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, but expected to make a full recovery.
32 Friends with New York Jets owner Woody Johnson.
33 Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
34 The Sunday Times estimated his and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' net worth at $278 million (2009).
35 (July 20, 2009) Wrote the obituary tribute for friend and The Streets of San Francisco (1972) co-star Karl Malden in Time magazine's "Milestones" section.
36 (April 29, 2009) Recovering from knee replacement surgery.
37 Has residences in both New York City and Bermuda. [September 2007]
38 Reason for being born in New Brunswick, New Jersey: His parents (who had a small apartment in Greenwich Village, New York) were visiting his mother's sister (who was married to one of the founders of Johnson & Johnson which is headquartered in New Bruswick) when he arrived prematurely.
39 Has been active in handgun control since John Lennon's murder on December 8, 1980.
40 His performance as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987) is ranked #25 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
41 He endorsed Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO) in the 2004 Democratic primaries.
42 Turned down the role of Oliver Barrett in Love Story (1970) despite being offered 10% of the gross.
43 He and The China Syndrome (1979) co-stars Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon have all won Oscars for leading roles. Douglas won for Wall Street (1987), Fonda for Klute (1971), and Lemmon for Save the Tiger (1973).
44 Was named to Quigley Publications' Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars six times between 1985 and 1995, hitting a high of #2 in 1987. Surprising, despite a career that has spanned seven decades, his father, Kirk Douglas, never made the list, the annual poll of movie exhibitors that ranks the top stars in terms of box-office drawing power.
45 In September 1992, he underwent treatment for alcohol and substance abuse at Sierra Tucson Center.
46 In 1980, he was involved in a serious skiing accident, which sidelined his acting career for three years.
47 Five days after completing Black Rain (1989), he started filming The War of the Roses (1989).
48 Has worked with three actors who share roles with his father. Kirk Douglas played Doc Holliday in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Val Kilmer played the role in Tombstone (1993) and then appeared with Michael in The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). Dennis Quaid also played Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994) and appeared with Michael in Traffic (2000). Kirk played Ulysses (Odysseus) in Ulysses (1954), based on The Odyssey. Michael appeared in Don't Say a Word (2001) with Sean Bean, who played Odysseus in Troy (2004).
49 On December 11, 2003, he was host, together with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the 2003 Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.
50 In 1975, he quit the television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972) to produce the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
51 Initially turned down the role of Judge Wakefield in Traffic (2000). He later accepted only after the script underwent extensive rewrites.
52 As of 2002, he and Sir Laurence Olivier are the only two people in history to win Oscars for both Best Picture and Best Actor (although Olivier won them simultaneously for the same film).
53 His paternal grandparents, Herschel Danielovitch and Bryna Sanglel, were Jewish immigrants from Belarus, who moved to America c. 1912. His mother, who was born in Devonshire, Bermuda, was of Belgian, Dutch, English, French, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
54 Michael is exactly 25 years older than his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. The two of them share a birthday, September 25th.
55 Attended and graduated from Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
56 Attended and graduated from the Choate Rosemary Hall.
57 Older brother of Joel Douglas. Older half-brother of Peter Douglas and Eric Douglas.
58 Received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1968) as did singer Jack Johnson and actor Ossie Beck.
59 Roomed with Danny DeVito when first starting out.
60 Ranked #74 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
61 Named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. His mission: to focus worldwide attention on nuclear disarmament and human rights (1998).
62 Son of Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas. Stepson of Anne Douglas.

#Quote
1 (on his bout with cancer) It's been five years and I feel really good. But you have a new appreciation. I'm more motivated, more responsible. My younger kids could be my grandchildren. I want to be here awhile.
2 There's something going on with young American actors - both men and women - because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them. Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts. In Britain they take their training seriously while in the States we're going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing which is going on to affect their range. With the Aussies, particularly with the males it's the masculinity. In the US we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don't have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It's a phenomena. There's a crisis in young American actors right now. Everyone's much more image conscious than they are about actually playing the part.
3 One of the things I'm most proud about in "Fatal Attraction" is you start off with an audience not liking you.
4 A lot of directors aren't really keen on working with an actor who's also a producer. As if they're talking to you, and they feel like your wheels are going in the back of your head.
5 I am not selfish enough to slow down. I hurt myself because I'm such a team player. I'm great to work with; I'm always looking out for other actor and making it work.
6 ... in your career you can count on one hand the really good part. In "Wall Street" I had the best part I ever had.
7 [on Saul Zaentz] Saul is a wonderful mixture - he's a street-smart guy from Jersey who has impeccable taste. There are a lot of people in this town who pretend to have both toughness and good taste, but with Saul it isn't pretense. His power comes from his joy and enthusiasm for a project.
8 It's a much smaller minority of people who think they still have to stay in the closet. It's quite interesting to see how fast it's all changed. Without naming names, I certainly think there are a couple of people out there who have not come out in the spirit of protecting their careers and livelihoods. It's probably a little bit more difficult going that way. I think that's true.
9 [on Behind the Candelabra (2013)] I think the studios, in their infinite wisdom, even with Matt [Matt Damon], myself and Soderbergh attached, thought it would only attract a gay audience. And with the cost of marketing movies and making them, they didn't want to take that risk. I see it as the studios' loss.
10 [on Behind the Candelabra (2013)] I just want to commend Matt because I don't think I would have had the courage at that point in my career to take this on.
11 [on more films centering on seniors] Well, they're back in the theaters. We've done this full circle when movies were designed for kids, but now they all watch them on their iPads. The old folks want to get out of the house.
12 [on watching Liberace on television] I never thought about the gayness. He just looked like he was having so much fun. And that whole idea of talking directly to the audience, you just went along with him. He made you happy.
13 [Ruling out a post-series Streets of San Francisco reunion movie] Like any great thing, like a fine wine, it's better off left alone.
14 I was always shocked when so many people who saw Wall Street (1987) said I was the person who influenced them and inspired them to go into investment banking. I'd say: "I was the villain," and they would say: "No, no, no." They didn't see me that way, so it was all very seductive I guess.
15 (on the 2008 crash) I lost 35 to 40 per cent of my net worth. I decided to just weather out the storm. I waited, didn't do anything and the next year we kind of came back to where we were the year before but I lost two years. Now I manage my own funds. I am much more conservative these days in my investments.
16 Kirk's career was constant, overwhelming. The guy didn't stop. Back then they were doing five movies a year. My father did 90-plus films. He was Spartacus! I always admired his tenacity and stamina but he was intimidating to me as a child. Like a lot of actors, he was consumed with ambition and his career. He was also consumed with guilt because of the time he spent away from the family. It took him a long time to come to terms with it. But we get on very well now.
17 Catherine was a tremendous surprise in my life. After my divorce I was puttering along quite well as a single guy and couldn't believe how honest you could be with ladies, as long as you didn't date two of them in the same town at the same time. They knew I was seeing other people. Then I got struck down, I was just bowled over by Catherine, I was smitten with her. The age difference has been irrelevant to us.
18 (2001, on why he and Catherine Zeta-Jones sold photos of their newborn baby) It seems odd, I guess, for the United States. But Catherine is an international star and, in England, the paparazzi become like bounty hunters and go to extraordinary extremes to take a photograph they can sell. When you spend your whole life protecting your name and likeness, how do you deal with these people? I've been really open about it, saying, Look, you want to take a photograph of me and sell it? We'll split the money, and I'll give my half to charity. When we were going to have a baby, we knew a bounty hunt would happen. So when we were contacted by a magazine about their doing a layout, paying us for it, then syndicating the photos - a fairly common practice in Europe as opposed to here - we simply saw it as a way to build financial security for our new son and control what was going to be a madhouse. I'd rather do that than have some guy harassing us, though that happens anyway.
19 (2001, on his sex scene with Jeanne Tripplehorn in Basic Instinct (1992)) In a scene like that, what I try always to do is make the actress feel comfortable, let her know that I will be looking out for her. Okay, I'm going to touch your breast here. So there's none of that where she feels, Hey, what are you doing? It's sort of like doing fight sequences. You go through the beats. I'm going to go boom, kiss, kiss, rip. Then it's action and you do it. It's the most unspontaneous thing in the world. The difficulty of doing a sex scene is that sex is the one thing in movies that your entire audience knows about. Nobody in the audience has been killed and most haven't taken a bullet or been in any brutal fights. Lovemaking, everybody's an expert.
20 (2001, on why he thinks Black Rain (1989) didn't do better at the box office) It was hard to know who to root for. And people here were uncomfortable with race stuff and talking about the bomb. There was a critic, who'll remain nameless, who called it a racist film. I called him up and asked, "Have you ever been to Japan?". He said no and I said, "Then what the hell are you talking about?". The Japanese loved it. I loved it - I thought it rocked from top to bottom.
21 (2001, on wrapping Falling Down (1993) the same day the Rodney King riots began) You know, as we finished that film the riots were going on in L.A. I'll never forget the last day of shooting - that's literally when it all started. We were working in the Valley and, when we finished, I headed to the airport. It was a war zone. You could see dots of fires all over the place, all heading for the west side of town. I got my family on a plane - I didn't even know where it was going.
22 (on dropping out of Cutthroat Island (1995)) I was fairly far down the road with that film, but I didn't pull out right before production - it was four or five months before. I just didn't feel comfortable doing a picture with the director married to the leading lady. After a couple of drafts, I didn't like where it was going. There was all this momentum to go ahead, but it didn't smell good.
23 [on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Karl Malden, who played Lt. Mike Stone]: I've had mentors. Karl Malden was clearly a mentor and one of the most important people in my professional career. He was a tremendous influence on me in so many areas - such as work ethic. But I think that's probably why I do all these grey characters, I don't see a lot of heroes around.
24 Not going public with having cancer was not much of an option, even if I had objected. When you are a celebrity, nothing remains secret for very long. If it helps bring attention, then that is a major upside to this whole thing. Millions of families are going through the same thing my family and I are now going through. If I can bring any relief or encouragement to those suffering, that's the good news.
25 [on Karl Malden]: He was fantastic. He just had a tremendous discipline, tremendous ethics. He insisted that next's week's script would be there when we were shooting that week's script. Every time between setups, between breaks, we'd go in the trailer and run lines for the next's week's show. That's the kind of discipline, training I got from Karl.
26 [on the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)] There was a recession when the first movie arrived in 1987. There's a recession now. Greed, which Gordon Gekko declared as being good, hasn't just survived but has thrived amid easy credit, sub-prime mortgages and an America that ignored the signs of an oncoming market collapse. We brought Oliver Stone a script. Stone, the son of a stockbroker, wanted to do it.
27 [on his decision to give the lead role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) to Jack Nicholson instead of his father Kirk Douglas] My father has played up his disappointment with that pretty good. God bless him, he's 93. I finally said, "Dad, I worked six years getting this together..." I have to remind him, I shared part of my producing back-end (credit) with him, so he ended up making more money off that movie than he had in any other picture.
28 [on the death of Karl Malden in 2009]: It was Karl who, more than anyone, got me to understand that an actor is just one part of a whole team that makes a TV series or movie work. And thanks to him, I learned about the dichotomy of standing alone in a craft where one must collaborate.
29 I do pictures for myself, because I figure if I like them, some other crazy people out there might like them, too. You know, once you've gained your confidence and done some bizarre, strange films with some roles that have been successful, it gives you the confidence to go out there and take more chances.
30 The process of making a movie continues to amaze me. There is a certain magic that happens. And you never know when it's going to be. But while a writer is alone with their word processor, or a painter is alone in a studio, or a musician is working on a song, movie making is a big kind of collaborative family. Certainly it starts with the written word, but then it becomes a collaborative art and that process never ceases to amaze me. It's almost mystical. It's something that is really alive and fresh.
31 Unlike your average profession, acting usually comes in concentrated doses. When you're an actor, it's anywhere from two and a half to five months of intense work and then it's done. That's the hardest part of film acting. There is no audience response, so you really don't get any immediate satisfaction. What I really love is the feeling of nailing something. You nail the scene. Most of the time you don't shoot movies in continuity, you only do things in parts, so nailing a scene is really a rewarding sensation.
32 I do most of my preparation before the filming process starts. Your principal choices are done beforehand and then if you feel like you've nailed it, and you have adequate time, then you get to try something else. One of the biggest lessons I have learned as an actor is that it's all just celluloid, it's all disposable. They only use a little bit and you try to remind yourself of that so that you can take chances and burn film if you've got to. Make a fool of yourself. Do something that's not right. And that's the biggest risk and opportunity.
33 It's hard in my business to find new friends because you're always suspect of what their motives might be. And while I don't like that about myself, I tend to get a little more cautious about making new friends. The people that you knew either when you were starting out in your career or in college didn't take your success as part of the equation of your friendship. They are the ones you love and trust. I would like to be more open about meeting people, but it's hard.
34 On Basic Instinct 2 (2006): Yes, they asked me to do it a while ago, I thought we had done it very effectively. Paul Verhoeven is a pretty good director. I haven't seen the sequel. I've only done one sequel in my life, The Jewel of the Nile (1985), from Romancing the Stone (1984). Besides, there were age issues, you know? Sharon still looks fabulous. The script was pretty good. Good for her, she's in her late forties and there are not a lot of parts around. The first one was probably the best picture of her career - it certainly made her career and she was great in it.
35 King of California (2007) was just, I thought, a really great, fresh, original kind of script. I loved the tone, the mix of tragedy, comedy and drama, and that it was a good part. Kind of a challenge, and I was excited to work on it.
36 [on researching his characters] With Black Rain (1989) I spent a lot of time with homicide detectives, and I spent a lot of time with different brokers on Wall Street (1987). It helps get the rhythm of the piece and the tone, and how overplayed or underplayed it might be. That's also the magic of movies: You get to hang out and live these different lives. I think a certain amount of that helps the verisimilitude.
37 [on if he enjoys working on indie films] It's challenging, and as I say, it makes you go back to being much more instinctual and not overly planning or overly preparing. You do your homework before and just go, but it's really sort of where the pictures lie that you just wanna do. You try to mix it up, anyway. You always try to get a commercial picture or so-called "commercial" film in there from time to time, mixed up with an independent or a smaller or a character piece. So yeah, I'm pretty flexible. I enjoy it, I really do. It's something I like and am passionate about.
38 [on his career and his favorite films] I always say you work as hard on your failures as your successes. I like my track record, I like my batting average. I got a real good batting average. A lot of movies. Not a lot of grand-slam home-runs, lot of singles, doubles, triples. Lot of hits, you know? Small but kind of ultimately worked out. Kind of fiduciary responsibilities and budgets. The ones that stick out are the ones nobody wanted to make, from Falling Down (1993) to Fatal Attraction (1987), things like that. Or ones that were so bizarre. The War of the Roses (1989), Wonder Boys (2000).
39 Those British film certificates explained in full: "Oh, I get it, it's simple. PG means the hero gets the girl, 15 means that the villain gets the girl, and 18 means everybody gets the girl.".
40 Actors are paid to be selfish and self-involved.
41 [1998] I create challenges by the roles I take. I'm sort of proud of the fact that I'm not really typecast. People are always trying to get a handle on what you do. With me, either it's my sex trilogy: Fatal Attraction (1987), Basic Instinct (1992) and Disclosure (1994) - or my businessman trilogy: Wall Street (1987), The Game (1997) and this picture I'm doing now called A Perfect Murder (1998). I've been fortunate that, within those categories, I've been able to choose different types of roles, and I am proud that the audience has been able to accept me in whatever type of role I play. They are not the typical "movie star" roles. They're more ambivalent characters. Sometimes they are morally depraved. They are not the outright positive type of images that you attribute to selecting a "star"-type role. And the pictures themselves are more oddball. I've been very fortunate in that area, too. I've taken chances and so far the audiences have basically condoned those choices. They have allowed me to do those different types of roles. I do pictures for myself, because I figure if I like them, some other crazy people out there might like them, too. You know, once you've gained your confidence and done some bizarre, strange films with some roles that have been successful, it gives you the confidence to go out there and take more chances.
42 When you are a second-generation success, you are provided for. And that certainly was a big opportunity. But you don't have that "rags-to-riches" story, which is always a much more dramatic story to plot. Your success is not one that is as easily accepted by the people outside. Or they don't really have an appreciation of what you have accomplished. As a producer, my successes came fairly early in my career; as an actor, they came much later. Winning the Academy Award for Wall Street (1987) really helped me to finally overcome that "second generation" thing. It's hard for people, no matter how generous and gracious they are, to really allow you any slack. They say, "Oh, it must have been hard to be Kirk Douglas' son", but they don't really want to accept it. You grow up in this business and all that means is that you don't get the joy of succeeding. If you succeed, it's expected. If you look around you can see that there are hardly any second-generation people that have succeeded at all. It's a minefield of disasters, of broken careers and self-destruction out there. The public's perception is that you didn't have to do anything. So if you succeed, it's just assumed. If you don't get success, you're an asshole like everybody else.
43 I admire Albert Finney very much, his performances always look so effortless. And of course, my good friend Jack Nicholson, who lives life to the full, and who never ever does things by halves. He's a real hero!
44 I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me. It motivated me to do whatever I could to lobby for small-arms control.
45 My life does take a bit of work. I certainly know how much guys like Catherine [Catherine Zeta-Jones], and well deserved. She's fantastic and beautiful inside and out, she's a talented, talented actress, really good mom and a heck of a wife.
46 Times have changed and sex sells. Around 1990, I voluntarily went into rehab because I was drinking too much and some smart-ass editor said, "Oh, another boring story about an actor going to rehab. Let's give him sex addiction." Then it became, "Self-confessed sex addict!".
47 As soon as I met Catherine [Catherine Zeta-Jones] I told her I wanted to have babies with her, and the moment I found out that she had the same birthday as me - tadaah! Then when I discovered she loved golf, I realized all my fantasies had come true. I've lucked out at this time in my life. I just lucked out. I'm so impressed by her intelligence, sense of humor and work ethic.
48 Having a little girl is incredible. I tell you it's an insight. I think guys who have sisters have a big advantage, understanding the female psyche.
49 When my daughter Carys wants to get married I'll be as rough with the guy as Catherine's [wife Catherine Zeta-Jones] dad was when he checked me out. He gave me the once over and then some.
50 Wonder Boys (2000) was a huge disappointment personally. I loved the movie and we didn't even get critically acknowledged as far as awards go. I thought it was a fucking disgrace. I'll be honest - it really hurt my confidence. It was a punch in the gut. In fact, it was my father who helped me through it. His favorite movie is Lonely Are the Brave (1962). Nobody saw that when it came out, nobody's seen it since. My father's disappointment in that movie helped me get over mine.
51 Revenge is a very good motivation if you can direct it. It's healthy. Very healthy.
52 [1980] The exciting thing about making movies today is that everything is up for grabs. And you had better grab.
53 From the moment I met Catherine [wife Catherine Zeta-Jones] and we formed our family, I was a new man, very different from the one I used to be. This is the result of my everyday life with her, of the intense love we have for each other, of the great need for each other that we have, and of the great respect that we have for one another. There is a time when you become sarcastic, you lose the passion, and, when you are blessed again, and you have the fortune to love somebody the way I love my wife, you understand that you have to nurture your partner and not take everything for granted. What a marvelous gift!
54 I don't know about Brad Pitt, leaving that beautiful wife to go hold orphans for Angelina [Angelina Jolie]. I mean, how long is that going to last? I mean, don't ask me what happened with Renée Zellweger. I don't know how you get married for four months. And Julia [Julia Roberts] with Lyle [Lyle Lovett].
55 [on wife Catherine Zeta-Jones] She is not only beautiful but also very deep and we understand each other extremely well. I love her above all. Catherine is the woman of my life. A dream.
56 I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
57 When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
58 [on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), answering an actor's question about whether to move from New York City to Los Angeles] Don't go to L.A. unless there's work. It's one of the most frustrating and depressing places to be an actor. The problem is that it has no center. I would try to do something here first.
59 I'm not a big filmophile. I don't watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they're going to end.

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1 His famous stereotypical capitalist character, Gordon Gekko
2 Often plays fathers with one daughter and no sons, for example, "Fatal Attraction" (1987), "Falling Down" (1993), "The American President" (1995), "Traffic" (2000), and "King of California" (2007).
3 Gravelly smoke-burnished voice
4 Often plays very successful, wisecracking, in control business executives and political figures

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