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Michael Douglas

Birth Name:
Michael Kirk Douglas
Birth Place:
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, director

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

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best International Actor: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2000Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1990Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1989BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1987National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1987Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1980Genie Awards-Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1975Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1975Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: winner
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1974Emmy-Best Supporting Actor in Drama: nominated
  • 1970Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actor: nominated