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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas's biography

Michael Kirk Douglas is 78 years old actor born at New Brunswick. Michael was born on Monday 25th of September 1944. According to year of birth 1944 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 25th of September means he is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.

He is native english speaker. He is white american. He is citizen of United States of America. He is jewish. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as film producer, film actor, television actor. Michael is recently known as screenwriter.

Michael Douglas's dad

Michael Douglas's father's name is Kirk Douglas. Kirk is known as film producer. Michael´s father was born on Saturday 9th of December 1916 in Amsterdam. Michael´s father died on Wednesday 5th of February 2020 in Beverly Hills. Kirk Douglas was 76 years old, when this happened.

Michael Douglas's mom

Michael Douglas's mother's name is Diana Douglas. She is known as actor. Michael´s mother was born on Monday 22nd of January 1923 in Bermuda. Michael Douglas was born when she was 21 years old. Michael´s mother died on Friday 3rd of July 2015 in Woodland Hills. Diana Douglas was 71 years old, when this happened.

Michael Douglas's family

Michael Douglas's wife

She is known as television actor. Michael´s wife was born on Thursday 25th of September 1969 in Swansea.

Michael Douglas's ex wife

Michael has 2 sons.

Michael Douglas's son: Cameron Douglas

Michael Douglas's son's name is Cameron Douglas. He is known as actor. His son was born on Wednesday 13th of December 1978 in Santa Barbara.

Michael Douglas's son: Dylan Douglas

Michael Douglas's son's name is Dylan Douglas. His son was born on Tuesday 8th of August 2000 in Los Angeles.

Michael Douglas's schools

We found 4 schools Michael attended. Complete list of schools: University of California, Santa Barbara, Choate Rosemary Hall, Eaglebrook School, Allen-Stevenson School.

Detailed informations about Michael´s schools

  • Attended and graduated from Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Michael Douglas's career

His main focus is to be actor and gun control. He is famous thanks to The Jewel of the Nile, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street. You could see him also in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Wonder Boys, Traffic, Behind the Candelabra and many more.

Is Michael Douglas gay ?

He is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Michael Douglas's Awards

  • Michael received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Wall Street in 1986
  • He received award for Academy Award for Best Picture for work One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1974
  • He received award for Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for work Wonder Boys in 2001
  • Michael received award for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for work Traffic in 2001
  • He received award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for work Behind the Candelabra in 2013

Michael Douglas's Rankings

  • Ranked #74 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  • His performance as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987) is ranked #25 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.

Michael Douglas's Nominations

  • Michael was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • Michael was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture

What else you don't know about Michael Douglas ?

His middle name is Kirk.

What Michael Douglas has done for a first time

  • Was roommates with Danny DeVito in a $150-a-month New York City apartment when Michael first began his career in the late 1960s.
  • Is fourteen years older than his first wife Diandra. He was 33 and she was 19 when they married.
  • Counts Ballad of a Soldier (1959) as the first movie that made him cry.

Michael Douglas's quotes

  • 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.
  • When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
  • I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
  • [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.
  • [1980] The exciting thing about making movies today is that everything is up for grabs. And you had better grab.
  • Revenge is a very good motivation if you can direct it. It's healthy. Very healthy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Actors are paid to be selfish and self-involved.
  • 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.".
  • 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.
  • [ruling out a post-series The Streets of San Francisco (1972) reunion movie] Like any great thing, like a fine wine, it's better off left alone.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • [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.
  • . . . in your career you can count on one hand the really good part. In Wall Street (1987), I had the best part I ever had.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • One of the things I'm most proud about in Fatal Attraction (1987) is you start off with an audience not liking you.
  • [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.
  • It was a cathartic experience, to say, "Hey, we acknowledge and recognize you as a Jew." It was a wonderful, emotional experience. I'm one of those who never felt accepted.
  • I don't expect dramatic changes, certainly among the Orthodox and the ultra-Orthodox.
  • Abraham's tent had its flaps open and so hopefully since approximately half of the Jewish population in the world is outside of Israel, we can find ways to better understand each other and to grow together.
  • [on his son Dylan's bar mitzvah] So he's brought a spirituality to our life and an awareness of Judaism that we did not have.
  • For my entire life, I believed I was not Jewish. I'm a secular Jew, I'm not formally religious, but I wanted to be part of this tribe. I love its values. This year has been about rediscovering Jewish values that I cherish.
  • I am a Jew. Those are four words of pride. My Jewishness is as deep as my genes.

Michael Douglas's height, body shape, eye color

Lets describe how Michael Douglas looks. We will focus on Michael´s height, body shape, eye color and hair color. He is tall as 5' 10" (178 cm). Body build is average. His eyes are tinted blue. Michael´s hair is shade of salt and pepper.

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