Michael Douglas young
September 25, 1944
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
64 kg | 140 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
Michael Douglas was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S., on September 25, 1944, is an American actor. Young Michael Douglas made his big screen debut in action film Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) in uncredited role as Jeep Driver. Michael's breakthrough performance came as Jack T. Colton in romantic comedy adventure film Romancing the Stone (1984) opposite Kathleen Turner.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Gordon Gekko in drama film Wall Street (1987), directed by Oliver Stone.
He produced comedy drama film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Game (1997) mystery thriller with Sean Penn
Fatal Attraction (1987) psychological thriller with Glenn Close
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
Ant-Man (2015) and sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) superhero with Paul Rudd
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) drama opposite Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin and Carey Mulligan
The Jewel of the Nile (1985) action adventure romantic comedy opposite Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
Wonder Boys (2000) comedy drama opposite Tobey Maguire, Katie Holmes and Robert Downey, Jr.
The China Syndrome (1979) disaster thriller with Jane Fonda
The War of the Roses (1989) dark comedy with Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito
The American President (1995) romantic comedy drama opposite Annette Bening, Martin Sheen and Michael J. Fox
Black Rain (1989) action thriller with Andy Garcia
He played Steve Keller in the ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977) opposite Karl Malden.
He married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones on November 18, 2000, they have two children.
He is 25 years older than his wife.
He studied acting and drama at The American Place Theatre.
He is son of actor Kirk Douglas.
He received Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the AFI Life Achievement Award.
He was married to Diandra Luker (1977-1995), they had one son.
He is a supporter of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 6, 2018.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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.