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Michael Douglas is known as an American actor. He is most famous for his roles in 'Wall Street', 'Fatal Attraction', and 'Wonder Boys'.

Background and Age

Michael Kirk Douglas was born on September 25, 1944, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was born to actor Kirk Douglas and his significant other, Diana Dill. Michael grew up with three brothers named Joel, Peter, and Eric. As the child of a celebrated actor, Michael Douglas grew up with a stressed relationship with his father, which grew more as he progressed through life. He studied drama at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater and the American Place Theater.

Married, Wife and Kids

Douglas married Diandra Luker in 1977. They had one child, Cameron, however were divorced in 1995. On November 18, 2000, Douglas married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, his Traffic co-star. The couple gave birth to a child, Dylan Michael Douglas, in August 2000, trailed by little girl Carys Zeta Douglas in April 2003. In August 2013, it was uncovered that Douglas and Zeta-Jones had split after over 12 years of marriage. A representative for the couple said that Catherine and Michael were taking some time apart to assess and chip away at the problems in their marriage. After a concise period apart, they reunited in 2014.

Career and Net Worth

Douglas started his Hollywood career as an assistant director on some of his, father Kirk Douglas' 1960s movies. After roles in a few TV dramas, he picked up reputation by co-featuring with Karl Malden during the 1970s TV series The Streets of San Francisco. Douglas handled his first leading man role in Romancing the Stone (1984), depicting Jack Colton, an Indiana Jones-type swashbuckler. This fruitful joining of Douglas with Danny DeVito and Kathleen Turner prompted a sequel, The Jewel of the Nile (1985). The three worked again in The War of the Roses (1989), a dim comedy about a terrible separation.

In 1987, Douglas made two movies that mirrored a darker side. Fatal Attraction, in which he played a philanderer stalked by an ex-sweetheart and Oliver Stone's Wall Street, in which he played the corporate looter Gordon Gekko, whose trademark motto was "Greed is good." For this role, Douglas won an Academy Award for Best Actor. He kept investigating his dark side years later, co-featuring with Sharon Stone in the spine chiller Basic Instinct in 1992.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Douglas was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series because of his performance in The Kominsky Method.

Date modified: Jun 5, 2020
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