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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

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Famous as :

Actor, producer

Birth Name :

Michael Kirk Douglas

Birth Date :

September 25, 1944

Birth Place :

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Spouse :

Diandra M. Luker (actress, 20-Mar-77 - Jun 2000), Catherine Zeta-Jones (actress, since 18-Nov-00 - split)

Claim to fame :

As Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" (1987)

Biography


Michael Kirk Douglas known as nowadays American actor and producer was born on September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA from an Entertainment Industry family whose father Kirk Douglas, was one of the world's biggest film stars in the 50s and 60s. When he was still six years old, his parents got divorced and he went to live with his mother and her new husband and seeing his father only on holidays. Attended Eaglebrook school in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Michael started to build his dream of becoming an actor that he often asked his father about getting a 'foot in the door'. Claiming it was an industry with many downs and few ups, such a depressing industry he wanted all four of his sons, Michael, Joel, Eric and Peter to stay out of it, Kirk strongly opposed Michael pursuing an acting career. Insisted to be an actor, Michael had successfully finished his study from Choate Rosemary Hall and the University of California before he stepped on his first acting career ever.

Michael first career started in the early 1970s, the time when people were all too ready to tag him as 'The next Kirk Douglas.' Wanted to erase that prejudice and be different, Michael defied all those critics by accepting wimpy, hippy, quiet roles, a far cry from the leading man, all-American hero roles that his father was most famous for. Such effort, however, didn't earn him much credibility instead of his own identity. It takes time for Michael to come to his first real break, which came on the TV show "The Streets of San Francisco" began in 1972 and kept involving in the show production until he quit it in 1975 to produce "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Then on March 20, 1977 Michael married the young Diandra Luker, who sometimes after gave birth to their son, Cameron, filed for a divorce claiming that she was sick of Michael womanizing, absenteeism, and not being 'a proper father to Cameron'. Thus, both legally divorced in June 2000.

Latest News


First Look at Michael Douglas as Hank Pym in 'Ant-Man'

October 15, 2014 06:49:03 GMT

New pictures from the set of "" land online. They give a first look at in the Marvel film. The 70-year-old actor is seen sporting grey goatee and wearing a brown suit, a pink shirt and a red tie. In one of the photos, he drives a convertible.
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Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom Join Thriller 'Unlocked'

September 08, 2014 02:56:27 GMT

and are on board a thriller directed by 007 film helmer Michael Apted. It has been announced at the Toronto International Film Festival that the actors are slated to join in "".
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Diane Keaton: I Enjoyed the 'Awkward Kiss' With Michael Douglas

July 23, 2014 04:14:57 GMT

has conducted an interview with his "" co-star . As reported by USA Today, the stars' fun chat also highlighted their "awkward kiss" in the movie.
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'Ant-Man' Star Michael Douglas Confirms Comic-Con Appearance

July 09, 2014 06:49:39 GMT

confirms he will attend San Diego Comic-Con which will run from July 23 to 27. "Yeah! I'm going to Comic-Con," he said. "I'm even dragging my son. I promised I'm taking him out of camp ... But we gotta be back here. I've gotta give a cancer speech on Sunday morning."
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2014 SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto Among Early Winners

January 19, 2014 02:21:18 GMT

was the first name called out as winner at the SAG Awards ceremony held on Saturday, January 18. The "" actress and newcomer beat "" star who was triumphant in the Supporting Actress category at the recent Golden Globes.
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Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Gets Michael Douglas as Hank Pym

January 14, 2014 02:32:27 GMT

The anticipation for Marvel's "" just went up a notch higher with the addition of . The two-time Oscar victor and winner at the recent Golden Globe Awards has signed on for his first comic-book movie, joining the cast as Hank Pym.
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Report: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Laughing Together Again

December 26, 2013 15:44:15 GMT

Looks like and are heading for a reunion soon. The married couple, who confirmed through their rep in August that they were taking a break from each other, have shown signs that they are happy together again.
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Michael Douglas Says Relationship With Catherine Zeta-Jones Is on 'the Up and Up'

October 22, 2013 08:38:17 GMT

and are working on their relationship. When asked by on Monday, October 21, the "" star told the late-night show host that he was "hopeful" everything went well. "Good I hope. I've been away for a while but everything should hopefully be on the up and up," he said during an appearance on "".
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Michael Douglas Lied About His Type of Cancer

October 12, 2013 02:59:05 GMT

actually suffered from tongue cancer rather than throat cancer as reported a few years ago. The "" actor revealed the news during an interview with on ITV's "This Morning", as part of Male Cancer Awareness Week.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Is 'Thrilled' About Michael Douglas' Emmy Win

October 01, 2013 06:37:02 GMT

, who has been "taking some time apart" from her husband , recently talked about Douglas' Best Actor trophy at the Emmys. Speaking to Access Hollywood at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Gala in New York City, Zeta-Jones said, "I'm thrilled for him. It was wonderful - so well-deserved."
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Michael Douglas on Marriage With Catherine Zeta-Jones: 'We're Working Things Out'

September 24, 2013 03:33:01 GMT

is trying to save his marriage with . As he went to the Emmy Awards ceremony, Douglas told PEOPLE about his marriage, "We're working things out, talking, and we'll see how she goes." The 68-year-old actor also gave a similar statement to U.K.'s Daily Mirror, saying, "I'm very hopeful that we're going to work things out."
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Michael Douglas Criticizes U.S. Prison System at Emmys Backstage

September 23, 2013 07:22:25 GMT

criticized U.S. prison system after he won a trophy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie at the 2013 Emmy Awards. The actor, who won the prize for his role in HBO movie "", opened up about his son Cameron who is currently in jail after the win.
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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Tapped as Emmy Presenters

September 04, 2013 06:27:07 GMT

and are slated to reunite onstage of the forthcoming Primetime Emmy Awards. The actors, who play a couple in HBO's "", are set to present an award at the 65th annual prize-giving event.
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Michael Douglas Addresses Catherine Zeta-Jones Separation Rumor

September 03, 2013 00:58:58 GMT

finally breaks silence on the swirling rumor that he is on the verge of calling off his marriage to . The 68-year-old star addressed the rumor when speaking to reporters while in Berlin to promote his movie "".
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Michael Douglas Keeps His Ring On After Split From Catherine Zeta-Jones

August 31, 2013 03:05:18 GMT

seemingly hopes for reconciliation with his wife . The 68-year-old actor was pictured still wearing his wedding ring despite being confirmed to have lived separately from the actress.
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Rep Confirms Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Take Some Time Apart

August 29, 2013 01:31:31 GMT

One of Hollywood's most celebrated couples, and , is on the verge of calling it quits after 13 years of marriage. Representatives for both stars confirmed, "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage."
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Michael Douglas Clarifies Statement About Cause of Cancer

June 04, 2013 02:30:03 GMT

recently talked about his battle with throat cancer which he suffered in 2010. His statement about the cause of the disease became a hot topic on the internet. However, a representative for the "" actor, Allen Burry, said that the widely reported info was incorrect.
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Oral Sex Caused Michael Douglas' Throat Cancer

June 03, 2013 03:58:15 GMT

It was believed that ' drinking and smoking habit was the main cause of his throat cancer. However, in a recent interview with The Guardian, the 68-year-old star revealed that his cancer was caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), a sexually transmitted disease.
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New 'Divergent' Pic Shows Off Dauntless Symbol

May 22, 2013 07:41:35 GMT

It is already known that the main character in "", Beatrice "Tris" Prior, has chosen to be a part of the Dauntless among five factions out there. How the symbol for the chosen faction looks like is now unveiled in the new pic, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, for the fantasy film from director Neil Burger.
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Jesse James Accidentally Cuts Off Finger

May 22, 2013 07:14:38 GMT

Motorcycle customizer Jesse James had a bad day at work. He accidentally chopped off his right pinky finger when manning a machine in his shop in Texas on Tuesday, May 21. The 44-year-old TV personality then called in to TMZ to chat about the incident when waiting at a local hospital for a surgery.
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Rosario Dawson Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction, Flashes Her Panties at Cannes

May 22, 2013 07:02:05 GMT

showed off more than she intended when attending 2013 Cannes International Film Festival recently. The "" actress accidentally flashed her underwear when her thigh-high slit slightly shifted as she walked down the red stairs.
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Possible Main Villain in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Revealed

May 22, 2013 07:00:58 GMT

is indeed on board "", a sci-fi flick from director James Gunn, to take on a villainous role. However, the name of the Marvel character has been unknown until JoBlo finally brings up a possible figure that 34-year-old Pace will likely play in the upcoming film.
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Premiere 'Behind the Candelabra' at Cannes

May 22, 2013 06:54:57 GMT

"" got a red carpet treament just days before it has its debut on HBO. The stars and the crew were flying to France to support the biopic premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, May 21.
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Christian Slater to Marry Brittany Lopez in July

May 16, 2013 08:31:39 GMT

is a happy man. The "" actor revealed to PEOPLE on Tuesday, May 14, that he and his fiancee Brittany Lopez were planning their wedding which would take place sometime in July. "It will be good, intimate and small and family members. It will be nice," Slater gushed.
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Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman Get Wild in 'Last Vegas' Trailer

May 16, 2013 08:29:19 GMT

, and surely know how to defy their age. In the first trailer for their upcoming film "", the three actors are seen having fun times with sexy girls in Las Vegas in a crazy bachelor party for , who is thought to "make a huge mistake" for getting married.
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Fearless Katniss Is Up for Another Battle in New 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Poster

May 15, 2013 01:52:54 GMT

A recently-debuted poster for Lionsgate's highly-anticipated film "" teases fierce Katniss Everdeen, famously played by . With a quote that reads, "The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand," Katniss stands tall on a cliff with a bow and an arrow on her hands.
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Michael Douglas Discusses Love Scene With Matt Damon in 'Candelabra'

May 14, 2013 09:35:58 GMT

discusses his movie "" and other topics in a May 20 issue of New York Magazine. The senior actor, whose TV movie will be premiered on HBO on May 26, sits in his Central Park West home for the interview. Some pictures in the spread show him wearing a soft pink robe in various poses.
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Michael Douglas' Son Loses Appeal to Shorten Jail Sentence

April 16, 2013 07:30:51 GMT

' son, Cameron, asked for leniency for his prison sentence, but his request was thrown out by a judge. The actor's 34-year-old son with ex-wife Diandra Luker is now stuck with the 10-year prison sentence he got from drug charges.
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Michael Weatherly on Possible Baby Name: 'Some Are Very Controversial'

April 08, 2013 09:40:40 GMT

A few days after announcing he and his wife are expecting their second child together, revealed that they already considered some names for the baby. Attending the 7th annual American Red Cross Red Tie Affair at the Fairmont hotel in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, April 6, the 44-year-old actor made time to chat with Us Weekly about his third child.
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Get Intimate and Fight in 'Behind the Candelabra' Trailer

April 08, 2013 09:40:04 GMT

HBO has finally released the first full trailer for "". The new sneak peek offers a look at the first encouter of Liberace and Scott Thorson, who are introduced to each other by Hollywood film producer Ray Arnett, their intimate relationship and their fight.
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