Michael Douglas

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Michael Kirk Douglas
  • Birth Place: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/25/1944, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director
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Michael Douglas Fast Facts:
  • Roomed with actor Danny DeVito in New York City before landing his first big-screen starring role in 1969 drama Hail, Hero!
  • Took ownership of the motion-picture rights for the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest after his father, Kirk, tried unsuccessfully for more than a decade to get the movie made; the film went on to win the Oscar for best picture.
  • Was injured in a skiing accident in 1980 that left him unable to work for three years.
  • Named a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 1998, with a mandate to focus worldwide attention on nuclear disarmament and human rights.
  • Met his second wife, actor Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the 1998 Deauville Film Festival in France, where she was promoting her first major movie, The Mask of Zorro
  • Took over as the announcer of NBC Nightly News in 2007.
  • Underwent successful treatment for tongue cancer in 2010.
  • Michael Douglas Relationships:
  • Cameron Douglas - Son
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones - Wife
  • Carys Zeta Douglas - Daughter
  • Joel Douglas - Brother
  • Kirk Douglas - Father
  • Diandra Douglas - Ex-wife
  • Eric Douglas - Half Brother
  • Peter Douglas - Half Brother
  • Dylan Michael Douglas - Son
  • William Darrid - Stepfather
  • Anne Douglas - Stepmother
  • Diana Douglas - Mother
  • Michael Douglas Awards:
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1975 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Winner
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1988 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2000 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Supporting Actor in Drama - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1998 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
  • 2014 Irish Film & Television Awards: Best International Actor - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States (BA in Drama, 1968)

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