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Michael Douglas is a Actor and Co-Producer American born on 25 september 1944 at New Brunswick (USA)

Michael Douglas

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Birth name Michael Kirk Douglas
Nationality USA
Birth 25 september 1944 (74 years) at New Brunswick (USA)
Creator of Further Films
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American film producer and actor of stage and screen whose career includes a diverse range of films in both independent and blockbuster films for which he has received a number of accolades both competitive and honorary; these include the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment" and the AFI Life Achievement Award which "honor[s] an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture".

The eldest of four children of actor Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas received his B.A. in drama from the University of California. His early acting roles included film, stage and television productions; Douglas first achieved prominence for his co-lead performance opposite Karl Malden in the ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco, for which Douglas received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations. In 1975, Douglas produced One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, having acquired the rights to the Ken Kesey novel from his father. The film received critical and popular acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Picture, earning Douglas his first Oscar as one of the film's producers. After leaving The Streets of San Francisco in 1976, Douglas went on to produce films including The China Syndrome (1979) and Romancing the Stone (1984); he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for the latter, which he also starred in, reintroducing Douglas to audiences as a capable leading man. After reprising his Romancing the Stone role as Jack Colton in the 1985 sequel The Jewel of the Nile (which he also produced) and appearing in the musical A Chorus Line (1985) and the psychological thriller Fatal Attraction (1987), Douglas received widespread acclaim for his iconic portrayal of amoral corporate raider Gordon Gekko in the Oliver Stone-directed drama Wall Street for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He reprised the role in the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).

Douglas's subsequent notable film roles included The War of the Roses (1989); Basic Instinct (1992); The American President (1995); The Game (1997); Traffic and Wonder Boys (2000); and Solitary Man (2009). In 2013, Douglas's performance as Liberace in the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra received universal critical acclaim and the actor won numerous accolades for his role, including Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Apart from his career in the film industry, Douglas has received notice for his humanitarian and political activism as well as media attention for his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones and tongue cancer diagnosis.

Biography

After the filming of Summertree in 1971, Douglas began dating actress Brenda Vaccaro, a relationship that lasted nearly six years.

In March 1977, Douglas, who was 32 years old at the time, married 19-year-old Diandra Luker, the daughter of an Austrian diplomat. They had one son, Cameron, born in 1978. In 1995, Diandra filed for divorce and was awarded $45 million as part of the divorce settlement.

Dating since March 1999, Douglas married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones on November 18, 2000. They were both born on September 25, though 25 years apart. Zeta-Jones says that when they met in Deauville, France, Douglas said, "I want to father your children." They have two children, son Dylan Michael (born August 8, 2000) and daughter Carys Zeta (born April 20, 2003). In August 2013, People claimed that Douglas and Zeta-Jones began living separately in May 2013, but had not taken any legal action towards separation or divorce. A representative for Zeta-Jones subsequently confirmed that they "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage." It was reported on November 1 that the couple had reconciled and Catherine moved back into their New York apartment.

Douglas, the son of a Jewish father and an Anglican mother, was not raised with a religious affiliation, but stated in January 2015 that he now identifies as a Reform Jew. His son, Dylan, had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony, and the Douglas family traveled to Jerusalem to mark the occasion.

Douglas was selected as the recipient of the 2015 Genesis Prize, a $1 million prize, awarded by the Genesis Prize Foundation. Douglas plans to donate the prize 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. Douglas is a U.S. citizen by birth in the United States and has Bermudian Status through his mother's birth in Bermuda.





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Best films

Ant-Man (2015)
(Actor)
Basic Instinct (1992)
(Actor)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
(Actor)
Face/Off (1997)
(Executive Producer)
Disclosure (1994)
(Actor)
Traffic (2000)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ellen Mirojnick
Ellen Mirojnick
(13 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(6 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Douglas (66 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale
Roles Dr. Hank Pym
Rating71% 3.596053.596053.596053.596053.59605
Après sa participation à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, Scott Lang tente de mener aussi bien sa vie de père auprès de Cassie que sa vie de super-héros dans le costume d'Ant-Man. C'est alors que Hope van Dyne et son père Hank Pym lui proposent une nouvelle mission, qui nécessite qu'il fasse équipe avec Hope et son costume de la Guêpe.
Unlocked
Unlocked (2017)

Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Jessica Boone
Roles Eric Lasch
Rating62% 3.1000153.1000153.1000153.1000153.100015
Une enquêtrice de la CIA commet une erreur, et se voit au centre d'un complot impliquant une attaque biologique sur Londres.
Ant-Man
Ant-Man (2015)
, 1h57
Directed by Adam McKay, Edgar Wright, Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about insects, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll
Roles Hank Pym
Rating72% 3.647843.647843.647843.647843.64784
In 1989, scientist Hank Pym resigns from S.H.I.E.L.D. after discovering their attempt to replicate his Ant-Man shrinking technology. Believing the technology is dangerous, Pym vows to hide it as long as he lives. In the present day, Pym's estranged daughter, Hope van Dyne, and former protégé, Darren Cross, have forced him out of his own company. Cross is close to perfecting a shrinking suit of his own, the Yellowjacket, which horrifies Pym.
Beyond the Reach, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Jeremy Irvine, Michael Douglas, Ronny Cox, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence
Roles Madec
Rating56% 2.800722.800722.800722.800722.80072
Businessman and game hunter John Madec hires a young but experienced hunting guide Ben out to a field trip beyond the reaches of the Mojave Desert to hunt game.
And So It Goes, 1h34
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Frances Sternhagen, Yaya DaCosta, Paloma Guzmán, Sterling Jerins
Roles Oren Little
Rating58% 2.9013852.9013852.9013852.9013852.901385
Oren Little (Douglas), a realtor by trade, develops self-absorption, turning his back on his neighbors and shunning the notion of kindness to others, after his wife dies; part of his self-absorption is having no patience for children, not even his own now-adult son, from whom he has been estranged. He has a next-door neighbor, Leah (Keaton), whose own husband has likewise died, never having had any children of her own, which leads her to throw her soul and her tears into reviving a singing career that had stagnated.
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers, 1h55
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Sandra Bullock, Michael Douglas, Leonard Nimoy, Christoph Waltz
Roles Yitzhak Rabin (voice)
Rating62% 3.1084553.1084553.1084553.1084553.108455
Ce documentaire emmène le public à l'intérieur des bureaux des premiers ministres israéliens à travers les yeux d'un initié, Yehuda Avner, qui a servi comme aide-chef, rédacteur de discours à Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin et Shimon Peres
Last Vegas
Last Vegas (2013)
, 1h45
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara
Roles Billy
Rating65% 3.299073.299073.299073.299073.29907
Billy, Paddy, Archie and Sam are childhood friends from Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, who are now living in their senior years. Sam and his wife Miriam are living mundane lives in Naples, Florida. Archie, twice-divorced and recovering from a minor stroke, lives with his overprotective son Ezra and his family in Englewood, New Jersey. Paddy lives alone in his Brooklyn apartment, a curmudgeon in grief since the death of his wife, Sophie, over a year ago. Billy is a successful entrepreneur in Malibu, California, who lives with his 31-year-old girlfriend Lisa. Shortly after proposing to Lisa, Billy finds an old bottle of scotch he and his friends stole in their childhood days and calls Sam and Archie, who immediately propose a bachelor party for Billy in Las Vegas before his wedding that weekend. After being given permission by Miriam to cheat on her, Sam collects Archie and Paddy and fly off to rendezvous with Billy in Vegas.
Behind the Candelabra, 1h58
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Scott Bakula
Roles Liberace
Rating69% 3.498163.498163.498163.498163.49816
In 1977, 18-year-old Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), who works as an animal trainer for films, meets Bob Black (Scott Bakula), a Hollywood producer, in a gay bar in Los Angeles. At Black's urging, he leaves his adopted home in search of better-paying work. Black introduces Thorson to Liberace (Michael Douglas), who takes an immediate liking to the handsome younger man. Liberace invites the two backstage and then to his luxurious home in Las Vegas. Thorson observes that one of Liberace's beloved dogs is suffering from a temporary form of blindness, and with his veterinary assistant background, informs the famous pianist that he knows how to cure the condition. After treating the dog, Thorson becomes Liberace's "assistant" at the performer's request.
Haywire
Haywire (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Spy, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas
Roles Alex Coblenz
Rating57% 2.8992052.8992052.8992052.8992052.899205
Former Marine Mallory Kane (Gina Carano) goes to a diner in Upstate New York to meet Aaron (Channing Tatum). He tells her to get in his car, but she refuses and they fight. He pulls out a gun, but she disarms and pistol-whips him. Scott (Michael Angarano), a customer in the diner, intervenes and Mallory demands his car keys and that he get in the car. As they flee, she explains who she is and what has happened to her. The flashback sequences are intermixed with scenes of their flight.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 2h13
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films
Actors Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon
Roles Gordon Gekko
Rating61% 3.099243.099243.099243.099243.09924
In 2001, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is released from prison after serving eight years for insider trading and securities fraud. Seven years later, Gekko is promoting his new book Is Greed Good?, warning about the coming economic downturn. His estranged daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), runs a small, non-profit news website and is dating Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf), a top proprietary trader at Keller Zabel Investments (KZI). Jacob is a protégé of managing director Louis Zabel (Frank Langella), and is trying to raise money for a fusion research project which would create massive amounts of clean energy for the world. Jake is also financially assisting his mother (Susan Sarandon), who has begun a new career selling real estate.
Solitary Man, 1h30
Directed by Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Michael Douglas, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Imogen Poots, Susan Sarandon
Roles Ben Kalmen
Rating63% 3.1980653.1980653.1980653.1980653.198065
The film opens with 54-year-old Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas), an attractive and very successful car dealer in the New York area, at his annual medical check-up; his doctor tells him he needs a CAT scan to get a better look at his heart, due to an "irregularity" in his EKG.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, 1h46
Directed by Peter Hyams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel Moore, Orlando Jones, Juli Erickson
Roles Mark Hunter
Rating58% 2.9492752.9492752.9492752.9492752.949275
The film opens on a close-up of a frightened woman's eyes. The camera pulls back to reveal that she's undergoing a blind tasting of coffee by local TV reporter CJ Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe). He heads to the courthouse to watch Shreveport District Attorney Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) give his final argument on a murder case. CJ pigeonholes Assistant D.A. Ella Crystal (Amber Tamblyn) afterward and asks her for the videotape of the murderer's interrogation. He also presses her for a date. She reluctantly agrees to both.
Echelon Conspiracy, 1h38
Directed by Michael Apted, Greg Marcks
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Shane West, Noomi Rapace, Edward Burns, Ving Rhames, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich
Rating61% 3.097713.097713.097713.097713.09771
A young American computer engineer (Shane West as Max) acquires a mobile phone that receives strange text messages. First they encourage him to miss his flight which crashes soon after takeoff. Then the messages direct him to buy a certain stock, which increases by 313%. Next, the messages direct him to a hotel/casino in Prague to gamble. He first wins one-hundred thousand Euro on a slot machine and bets the entire amount on a hand of blackjack, which he wins. Max then has an altercation with a beautiful woman (Tamara Feldman) and her jealous boyfriend in the hotel corridor, where he is knocked-out, and his mysterious phone is apparently scanned. Max wakes up with the smiling woman, Kamila, and asks her out for a drink.