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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas young

Birth Date

September 25, 1944

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Libra

Natural hair color

Brown

Eye color

Brown

Height

5 ft 10 in | 178 cm

Michael Douglas young photos

Weight

64 kg | 140 lbs

Shoe size

9 US | 42 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Michael Douglas was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S., on September 25, 1944, is an American actor. Young Michael Douglas studied acting with Wynn Handman at The American Place Theatre, in New York City.

He made his big screen debut in his father's big-budget action movie Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) in uncredited role as Jeep Driver.

He got his television debut in CBS anthology drama series Playhouse (1969) in the play "The Experiment", in role as Young Scientist.

He landed his big break with a role as Steve Keller in ABC crime drama television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977), opposite Karl Malden.

Michael's breakthrough performance came as Jack T. Colton in romantic comedy adventure film Romancing the Stone (1984), for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, as a producer.

New Movies

Avengers: Endgame (2019) superhero in role as Hank Pym

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Gordon Gekko in drama film Wall Street (1987), directed by Oliver Stone.

He was nominated for the BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Professor Grady Tripp in comedy drama movie Wonder Boys (2000).

He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Dan Gallagher in psychological thriller film Fatal Attraction (1987).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his roles in movies:

The War of the Roses (1989) dark comedy in role as Oliver Rose

The American President (1995) romantic comedy drama in role as Andrew Shepherd

He played Hank Pym in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Gordon Gekko in drama film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer for his role as Carl Dixon in drama film Hail, Hero! (1969).

The Game (1997) mystery thriller with Sean Penn

Basic Instinct (1992) neo-noir thriller with Sharon Stone

Traffic (2000) crime drama opposite Benicio del Toro and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Falling Down (1993) thriller drama opposite Robert Duvall

The Jewel of the Nile (1985) action adventure romantic comedy opposite Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito

The China Syndrome (1979) disaster thriller with Jane Fonda

Black Rain (1989) action thriller with Andy Garcia

TV Shows

He won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Liberace in biographical drama film Behind the Candelabra (2013).

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Sandy Kominsky in Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method (2018).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Steve Keller in ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Detective Gavin Hatch in NBC sitcom Will & Grace (2002), in episode "Fagel Attraction".

He voiced Guy Am I in Netflix animated series Green Eggs and Ham (2019).

Facts

Attended The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City, Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and The Choate Preparatory School in Wallingford, Connecticut.

Graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1968), with B.A. in drama.

Studied acting and drama at The American Place Theatre in New York City.

Has a younger brother, Joel Douglas.

He is 25 years older than his wife.

He is son of actor Kirk Douglas.

He produced comedy drama film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

He received Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (2004) and the AFI Life Achievement Award (2009).

Supporter of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in 2018.

Featured in music videos for:

Billy Ocean "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" (1985)

Bob Dylan "Things Have Changed" (2000)

Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Relationships

He was married to Diandra Luker (1977-2000) they have one son, Cameron.

He married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000, they have two children: son Dylan Michael and daughter Carys Zeta.

He dated Maureen Dowd (1998), Elizabeth Vargas (1997-1998), Nancy Pfister (1976) and Brenda Vaccaro (1971-1976).

Quotes

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.

A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.

My dad was a movie star. Having that name was good and bad. People think it's a silver spoon. It's not.

Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed.

Of course I feel blessed that I have a wife that is 25 years younger.

Learning patience was not an easy lesson.

I've always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.

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