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  • Net Worth: $350 Million
  • Age: 75 years
  • Born: September 25, 1944
  • Country of Origin: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: American Actor, Producer, Director

Introduction

An actor, director, and producer; Michael Douglas is a combination of all in one personality. His full name is Michael Kirk Douglas. The net worth of Michael Douglas is more than $350 Million. He was passionate about acting since his childhood. Both his parents also belonged to the same film industry. He is B.A in drama and gave a number of hits, including The Chine Syndrome, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, etc. Douglas holds American nationality and citizenship of the United States and United Kingdom.

He has won a number of awards, including two Academy Awards.

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Early Life

Michael Douglas was born on 25 September 1944, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was the son of famous actors, Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill. Douglas has three brothers, and he is eldest among them. His basic education started at Allen-Stevenson School in New York. Childhood of Michael Douglas is divided into different schools. He studied in different institutes, including Eaglebrook School of Deerfield Massachusetts, Choate Rosemary Hall of Wallingford Connecticut, etc.

Michael Douglas was growing up in a family of actors. His acting traits also came from the parent’s gene. His passion and plan for acting are quite evident from the course he selects for his bachelor’s. He graduated from the University of California in B.A drama. Later to polish his acting skills further, he went for taking acting sessions from Wynn Handman.

Career

Michael Douglas started his acting career from Television. He appeared in the first ever TV role in 1969. At that time, he was casted in CBS-Special “The Experiment.” In the same year, he appeared in a film, “Hail Hero.”

Later after that, he was starred in a Disney Project, Napoleon, and Samantha. This film was a big hit and gave a push to Douglas’ fame and name. The career was progressing slowly until, in 1987, he gave two back to back hit movies. Two notable works of Douglas are ‘Fatal Attraction’ and ‘Wall Street’ for which Douglas is always remembered. In ‘Wall Street’ he played an active role as Wall Street investor, which the audience loved a lot. This doesn’t end here; some years later, he again gave a super hit ‘Disclosure’ in which he was starred against Demi Moore.

Apart from acting, Douglas started into production as well. His father gave him rights of a novel, “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. In 1975, he grabbed this opportunity and produced a movie based on this novel. He partnered with Saul Zaentz at that time. Later, he also produced another adventure comedy, ‘Romantic the Stone.’ He also acted in the same movie and later made a sequel as well with the name ‘The Jewel of Nile’ in 1985.

Douglas has put forward different characters of weak, compromising, sensational, greedy, and morally indolent roles. Apart from that, he has also played the powerful and dominating characters, as of in Wall Street.

Douglas has earned a lot of awards and praises from some of his notable movies, which include: two Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards (6), Primetime Emy Awards, and AFI awards.

Lifetime Achievements Of Michael Douglas

Some of his best performances in the industry and the awards he win during his astonishing career:

Awards:

  • Academy Awards (Best Actor, 1988) – Won
  • Falling Down (Movie, 1993)
  • The Game (Movie, 1997)
  • Beyond The Reach (Movie, 2014)
  • Ant-Man (Movie, 2015)

Best Movies:

  • THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979)
  • WALL STREET (1988)
  • THE WAR OF THE ROSES (1989)
  • FALLING DOWN (1993)
  • THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (1995)
  • THE GAME (1997)
  • WONDER BOYS (2000)

Favorite Quotes from Michael Douglas

“I’m impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.” – Michael Douglas

“I don’t know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last?” – Michael Douglas

“If we confront anti-Semitism … if we combat it individually and as a society, and use whatever platform we have to denounce it, we can stop the spread of this madness.” – Michael Douglas

“Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.” – Michael Douglas

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” – Michael Douglas

“Never knew how poor I was until I started making money.” – Michael Douglas

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