Michael Douglas

  • Birth Name: Michael Kirk Douglas
  • Birth Place: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director
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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.

Awards

  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2019, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
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  • 2018, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1975, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actor in Drama: Nominee
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  • 1988, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actor: Winner
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1980, Genie Awards — Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Dylan Michael Douglas — Son
  • William Darrid — Stepfather
  • Cameron Douglas — Son
  • Carys Zeta Douglas — Daughter
  • Joel Douglas — Brother
  • Kirk Douglas — Father
  • Diana Douglas — Mother
  • Diandra Douglas — Ex-wife
  • Eric Douglas — Half Brother
  • Peter Douglas — Half Brother
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones — Wife
  • Anne Douglas — Stepmother

College

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States (BA in Drama, 1968)
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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