Birth name Michael Kirk Douglas NationalityUSA Birth 25 september 1944 (79 years) at New Brunswick (USA) Creator ofFurther 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.
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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, 2h12 OriginChine GenresDrama, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure ActorsMichael Douglas, Zhou Dongyu, Li Yifeng Roles Anderson Rating65% Zheng Kaisi (Li Yifeng ), un jeune homme perdu financièrement, se retrouve endetté de plusieurs millions après qu'un ami ait fait un mauvais investissement en son nom. Il se voit donc obligé d'embarquer à bord du navire Destiny pour participer à une nuit de jeux de hasard organisé par un homme mystérieux (Michael Douglas). Il a ainsi l'occasion, s'il gagne, d'annuler toutes ses dettes. Sur place, chaque participant se voit remettre 12 cartes (4 "pierre", 4 "feuille" et 4 "ciseaux") dont ils doivent se servir lors de parties du jeu du même nom (Pierre, Feuille, Ciseaux) pour s'emparer des trois étoiles dont chaque concurrent est doté.
, 1h38 Directed byMichael Apted OriginUnited-kingdom GenresThriller, Action, Spy ThemesFilms about terrorism ActorsNoomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, Akshay Kumar Roles Eric Lasch Rating62% Alice Racine est une ancienne interrogatrice de la CIA. Traumatisée par un échec professionnel deux ans plus tôt, elle a préféré se retirer. Bob Hunter, son ancien directeur, la contacte pour déjouer une attaque imminente sur Londres. Elle est chargée d'interroger un homme suspecté d'être le messager de terroristes djihadistes. Pour appréhender son terrible adversaire, Alice reçoit l’aide de son ancien mentor, Eric Lasch, et d’un membre des forces spéciales, Jack Alcott. Trahie et manipulée, elle va rapidement s'apercevoir que l’agence a été infiltrée et va devoir déjouer cette conspiration.
, 1h34 Directed byRob Reiner OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsMichael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Frances Sternhagen, Yaya DaCosta, Paloma Guzmán, Sterling Jerins Roles Oren Little Rating59% 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.
, 1h45 Directed byJon Turteltaub OriginUSA GenresComedy ThemesBuddy films ActorsMichael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara Roles Billy Gerson Rating65% 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.
, 2h13 Directed byOliver Stone OriginUSA GenresDrama, Crime ThemesPrison films, Children's films ActorsMichael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon Roles Gordon Gekko Rating61% 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.