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Michael Douglas

Actor Date of birth 25th September 1944
Place of birth New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Year of debut 1969
First feature film Hail, Hero!

Awards

  • Academy Awards won2
  • Academy Awards nominated2
  • BAFTA Awards nominated2
  • Golden Globe Awards won2
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated9
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Biography

Michael Douglas is the son of actor Kirk Douglas. He was raised by his mother and stepfather in Massachusetts. As a teenager, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an actor. He began his career acting in the seventies TV show The Streets Of San Francisco. In the eighties, he starred in several movies such as Romancing The Stone and Wall Street. He has since acted in a range of movies from Basic Instinct to Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past. 

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Michael Douglas's films

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Packshot for the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
127 Mins
Released
2010

Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is released from prison and tries to reconnect with his daughter (Carey Mulligan) by contacting her fiance (Shia LaBeouf). Some strong language.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Behind The Candelabra
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
116 Mins
Released
2013

The true story of flamboyant pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his relationship with a younger man (Matt Damon). Strong language, sex, sex references and drug use.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Haywire
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2011

A female secret agent looks for payback after being double-crossed. With Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. Includes strong violence.

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Packshot for the film The Sentinel
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2006

A Secret Service agent (Michael Douglas) is accused of plotting to assassinated the President. Moderate action violence.

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Did you know?

  • In 2009 Michael Douglas received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.
  • He has also worked as a producer. He has produced a variety of movies from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest to Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
  • In 2010 he received treatment for a tumour in his throat.
  • He was once roommates with Danny DeVito.
  • He was married to Diandra from 1977 to 2000. They have one son who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for possession of drugs. He married Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000. They have a son and daughter together.

Awards

  • 2 Academy Awards won

    • 1987 Actor in a Leading Role - Wall Street
    • 1975 Best Picture - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 2 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1987 Actor in a Leading Role - Wall Street
    • 1975 Best Picture - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 2 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2000 Actor in a Leading Role - Wonder Boys
    • 1988 Actor in a Leading Role - Fatal Attraction
  • 2 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 1985 Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Romancing The Stone
    • 1976 Best Motion Picture - Drama - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  • 9 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
    • 2001 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Wonder Boys
    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The American President
    • 1990 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The War Of The Roses
    • 1988 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Wall Street
    • 1985 Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Romancing The Stone
    • 1980 Best Motion Picture - Drama - The China Syndrome
    • 1976 Best Motion Picture - Drama - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    • 1970 New Star Of The Year - Actor - Hail, Hero!