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Michael Douglas net worth:
$300 Million

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In the TV series, he appeared together along with his fellow buddy Karl Malden. Michael Douglas became so near the older Malden that every one of the individuals called their relationship as father/son relationship.

Michael Douglas Net Worth $200 Million Dollars


Michael Douglas information

Michael Douglas information

Birth date: September 25, 1944
Birth place: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:139 lbs (63.18 kg)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Education:The Allen-Stevenson School, University of California
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Catherine Zeta-Jones (m. 2000), Diandra Luker (m. 1977–2000)
Children:Cameron Douglas, Carys Zeta Douglas, Dylan Michael Douglas
Parents:Diana Dill, Kirk Douglas
Siblings:Eric Douglas, Joel Douglas, Peter Douglas
Awards:Academy Award for Best Actor (1988), Academy Award for Best Picture (1976), AFI Life Achievement Award (2009), Golden Globe Awards, Honorary César (2016), Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (2004), Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards
Nominations:Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing Performance By A Supporting Actor
Movies:“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (2010), “Summertree” (1971), “Hail, Hero!” (1969), “Wonder Boys” (2000), “The Game” (1997), “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), "Traffic" (2001), “Behind the Candelabra” (2013)
TV shows:The Streets of San Francisco, NBC Nightly News

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#Fact
1Has taken part in fundraisers for Montreal's General Jewish Hospital.
2Underwent a face augmentation at the St Regis Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles on 4 April 2003.
3The only time he was billed as M.K. Douglas was in 1969 when he appeared in an episode of "CBS Playhouse.".
4Douglas avoids doing historical movies because, "I'm a contemporary guy.".
5Was named Mobil Man of the Month when he worked at a gas station at age 20.
6Counts Ballad of a Soldier (1959) (Ballad of a Soldier) as the first movie that made him cry.
7Was roommates with Danny DeVito in a $150-a-month New York City apartment in the 1960s.
8Surrogate son of Karl Malden.
9In 2013 he said he actually had tongue cancer, not throat cancer.
10Credits Karl Malden as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
11Had known Karl Malden through his father's family, since he was a little boy, and until his mentor's death in 2009.
12Awarded Israel's Genesis Prize by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015 for his role as an actor, producer, and peace activist who has been actively promoting not just the culture but the real values of the Jewish community. Douglas said he will donate the money to activities designed to raise awareness about inclusion and diversity in Jewish life, and to finding innovative solutions to pressing global and community problems.
13In March 2016 he denied newspaper reports that his cancer had returned.
14Dislikes making historical films--has made 1 WW II movie; prefers to make films with contemporary themes.
15Lived with actress Brenda Vaccaro for several years in the 1970s after meeting on the set of Summertree (1971).
16Once said in an interview that he preferred to make films for adult audiences because he felt couples, particularly parents with kids, deserved to have a night out.
17Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Karl Malden on The Streets of San Francisco (1972).
18His acting mentor was the late Karl Malden.
19As of 2014, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Fatal Attraction (1987) and Traffic (2000). And produced Best Picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
20Became a father for the 1st time at age 34 when his 1st [now ex] wife Diandra Douglas gave birth to their son Cameron Morrell Douglas, aka Cameron Douglas, on December 13, 1978.
21Became a father for the 2nd time at age 55 when his 2nd wife Catherine Zeta-Jones gave birth to their son Dylan Michael Douglas on August 8, 2000.
22Became a father for the 3rd time at age 58 when his 2nd wife Catherine Zeta-Jones gave birth to their daughter Carys Zeta Douglas on April 20, 2003.
23His acting mentor and best friend, Karl Malden, died on July 1, 2009, at age 97.
24In the late 1960s, Michael shared a New York apartment with fellow actor Danny DeVito at 338 West 89th Street in Manhattan where the rent was $75 each per month.
25(December 14, 2011) Will receive the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 12th annual "Monte Cristo" award in April 2012.
26He was inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
27Is fourteen years older than his first wife Diandra. He was 33 and she was 19 when they married.
28Brazilian soccer star Maicon was supposed to be named after Michael Douglas. His father was a huge fan of Kirk Douglas and wanted to name his own son after Kirk's son. However, he could not read or write and a clerk spelled Michael as Maicon. His full name is Maicon Douglas Sisenando.
29He was nominated for the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Arts and Entertainment.
30(August 31, 2010) Announced on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that he had Stage IV throat cancer and that he has started radiation and chemotherapy.
31(August 16, 2010) Has a tumor in his throat and will undergo weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, but expected to make a full recovery.
32Friends with New York Jets owner Woody Johnson.
33Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
34The Sunday Times estimated his and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' net worth at $278 million (2009).
35(July 20, 2009) Wrote the obituary tribute for friend and The Streets of San Francisco (1972) co-star Karl Malden in Time magazine's "Milestones" section.
36(April 29, 2009) Recovering from knee replacement surgery.
37Has residences in both New York City and Bermuda. [September 2007]
38Reason for being born in New Brunswick, New Jersey: His parents (who had a small apartment in Greenwich Village, New York) were visiting his mother's sister (who was married to one of the founders of Johnson & Johnson which is headquartered in New Bruswick) when he arrived prematurely.
39Has been active in handgun control since John Lennon's murder on December 8, 1980.
40His performance as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987) is ranked #25 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
41He endorsed Representative Richard Gephardt (D-MO) in the 2004 Democratic primaries.
42Turned down the role of Oliver Barrett in Love Story (1970) despite being offered 10% of the gross.
43He and The China Syndrome (1979) co-stars Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon have all won Oscars for leading roles. Douglas won for Wall Street (1987), Fonda for Klute (1971), and Lemmon for Save the Tiger (1973).
44Was named to Quigley Publications' Top 10 Poll of Money-Making Stars six times between 1985 and 1995, hitting a high of #2 in 1987. Surprising, despite a career that has spanned seven decades, his father, Kirk Douglas, never made the list, the annual poll of movie exhibitors that ranks the top stars in terms of box-office drawing power.
45In September 1992, he underwent treatment for alcohol and substance abuse at Sierra Tucson Center.
46In 1980, he was involved in a serious skiing accident, which sidelined his acting career for three years.
47Five days after completing Black Rain (1989), he started filming The War of the Roses (1989).
48Has worked with three actors who share roles with his father. Kirk Douglas played Doc Holliday in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Val Kilmer played the role in Tombstone (1993) and then appeared with Michael in The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). Dennis Quaid also played Holliday in Wyatt Earp (1994) and appeared with Michael in Traffic (2000). Kirk played Ulysses (Odysseus) in Ulysses (1954), based on The Odyssey. Michael appeared in Don't Say a Word (2001) with Sean Bean, who played Odysseus in Troy (2004).
49On December 11, 2003, he was host, together with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the 2003 Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.
50In 1975, he quit the television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972) to produce the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
51Initially turned down the role of Judge Wakefield in Traffic (2000). He later accepted only after the script underwent extensive rewrites.
52As of 2002, he and Sir Laurence Olivier are the only two people in history to win Oscars for both Best Picture and Best Actor (although Olivier won them simultaneously for the same film).
53His paternal grandparents, Herschel Danielovitch and Bryna Sanglel, were Jewish immigrants from Belarus, who moved to America c. 1912. His mother, who was born in Devonshire, Bermuda, was of Belgian, Dutch, English, French, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
54Michael is exactly 25 years older than his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. The two of them share a birthday, September 25th.
55Attended and graduated from Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
56Attended and graduated from the Choate Rosemary Hall.
57Older brother of Joel Douglas. Older half-brother of Peter Douglas and Eric Douglas.
58Received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1968) as did singer Jack Johnson and actor Ossie Beck.
59Roomed with Danny DeVito when first starting out.
60Ranked #74 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
61Named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. His mission: to focus worldwide attention on nuclear disarmament and human rights (1998).
62Son of Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas. Stepson of Anne Douglas.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ant-Man and the Wasp2018pre-productionHank Pym
Head Full of Honey2017announcedDr. Amandus Rosenbach
Unlocked2017/Ipost-production
Ant-Man2015Dr. Hank Pym
Beyond the Reach2014Madec
And So It Goes2014Oren Little
Last Vegas2013Billy Gherson
Behind the Candelabra2013TV MovieLiberace
Haywire2011Alex Coblenz
Phineas and Ferb2011TV SeriesWaylon
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010Gordon Gekko
Solitary Man2009Ben Kalmen
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt2009Mark Hunter
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past2009Uncle Wayne
King of California2007Charlie
You, Me and Dupree2006Mr. Thompson
The Sentinel2006Pete Garrison
The In-Laws2003/ISteve Tobias
It Runs in the Family2003Alex Gromberg
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryBenjamin Franklin / Benjamin French
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762002TV SeriesPatrick Henry
Will & Grace2002TV SeriesDetective Gavin Hatch
Don't Say a Word2001Dr. Nathan R. Conrad
One Night at McCool's2001Mr. Burmeister
Traffic2000Robert Wakefield
Wonder Boys2000Prof. Grady Tripp
A Perfect Murder1998Steven Taylor
The Game1997Nicholas Van Orton
The Ghost and the Darkness1996Charles Remington
The American President1995President Andrew Shepherd
Disclosure1994Tom Sanders
Falling Down1993D-Fens
Basic Instinct1992Detective Nick Curran
Shining Through1992Ed Leland
The War of the Roses1989Oliver Rose
Black Rain1989Nick Conklin
Wall Street1987Gordon Gekko
Fatal Attraction1987Dan Gallagher
A Chorus Line1985Zach
The Jewel of the Nile1985Jack
Romancing the Stone1984Jack Colton
The Star Chamber1983Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin
It's My Turn1980Ben Lewin
Running1979Michael Andropolis
The China Syndrome1979Richard Adams
Coma1978Dr. Mark Bellows
The Streets of San Francisco1972-1976TV SeriesInspector Steve Keller
Napoleon and Samantha1972Danny
When Michael Calls1972TV MovieCraig
American Heritage: The Cause of Liberty1972ShortJohn Laurens
American Revolution: The Impossible War1972ShortJohn Laurens
Medical Center1971TV SeriesJonathan Crowley
Summertree1971Jerry
The F.B.I.1971TV SeriesJerry Williams
Adam at Six A.M.1970Adam Gaines
Hail, Hero!1969Carl Dixon
CBS Playhouse1969TV Series
Cast a Giant Shadow1966Jeep Driver (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Face/Off1997executive producer
The Ghost and the Darkness1996executive producer
Made in America1993producer
Radio Flyer1992executive producer
Double Impact1991co-producer
Eyes of an Angel1991executive producer
Stone Cold1991co-producer - uncredited
Flatliners1990producer
Starman1986-1987TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Jewel of the Nile1985producer
Starman1984executive producer
Romancing the Stone1984producer
The China Syndrome1979producer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975producer
Head Full of Honey2017producer announced
Flatliners2017producer post-production
Untitled San Fernando Valley Nuke Accident Documentary2017Documentary producer post-production
We Have Always Lived in the Castle2017executive producer post-production
Starmanproducer announced
Beyond the Reach2014producer - produced by
The Sentinel2006producer
It Runs in the Family2003producer
One Night at McCool's2001producer
The Rainmaker1997producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Candelabra2013TV Movie performer: "The Impossible Dream", "Why Do I Love You"
A Chorus Line1985performer: "I Hope I Get It"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV Series 1 episode

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Heroes of Telemark1965second assistant director - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013Documentary special thanks
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent2004Video documentary short special thanks
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy2004Video documentary short special thanks
Swimfan2002very special thanks
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct'2001Video documentary short special thanks
Money Never Sleeps2000Video documentary special thanks
Completely Cuckoo1997Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress & Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Talking Pictures1988TV Series documentaryHimself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Annual ACLU Honors: A Salute to Michael Douglas1987TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Annual Tribute: A Salute to Kirk Douglas1987TV MovieHimself - Speaker
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Short Film, Live Action
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 3th Annual American Cinema Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 1986 Annual D.W. Griffith Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Female Musical Performer
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short Subject & Co-Presenter: Best Original Song Score
Handguns Aren't the Answer1984TV Short documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Kirk Douglas
CBS Early Morning News1984TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to Los Angeles: A Party for Julio Iglesias1983TV MovieHimself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical / Comedy
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite All - Around Male Entertainer
The Merv Griffin Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Les rendez-vous du dimanche1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest
The Man-Eaters of TsavoDocumentary filmingHimself
The Making of 'The China Syndrome'1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit1978TV MovieHimself
Fashion News Live (Vintage)2016TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture
Ken San2016DocumentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Megyn Kelly Presents2016TV SpecialHimself
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards1976TV Special documentaryHimself
Impossible Choices2016ShortHimself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Picture
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La nuit des Césars1985-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - César d'honneur / Himself - Presenter / Himself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Le petit journal2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Making of an Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide2015Video shortHimself
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer - Male
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1958TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2006-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IMDb: What to Watch2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Loose Women2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1977-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight1983-2015TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2015TV SeriesHimself
Drew Pearson Live2015TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2009-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
International Jazz Day2015Himself
Today1989-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film2014DocumentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
Weekends with Alex Witt2014TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Screen Junkies Show2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers2013DocumentaryYitzhak Rabin (voice)
This Morning2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Elton John / Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Fashion News Live2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon2013DocumentaryHimself
Making Behind the Candelabra Show2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 31990-2013TV SeriesHimself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
The Oscars Red Carpet Live2013TV MovieHimself - Interviewee
Close Up2012DocumentaryHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2012TV MovieHimself
Dimensions2012TV SeriesHimself
Milos Forman, un outsider à Hollywood2012DocumentaryHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
Korrespondenterne2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Downey Jr2011TV MovieHimself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV Series
Dateline NBC2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Presenter: Best Motion Picture - Drama
Il était une fois...2011TV Series documentaryHimself
14 Actors Acting2010Video shortHimself
Gomorron1997-2010TV SeriesHimself / Steven Taylor
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
Solitary Man: Alone in a Crowd2010Video shortHimself
Biography2003-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols2010TV MovieHimself
The 64th Annual Tony Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award
America: The Story of Us2010TV Series documentaryHimself
At the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2010TV SpecialHimself
Nuclear Tipping Point2010DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
The Hour2010TV SeriesHimself
Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Milos Forman: Co te nezabije...2009DocumentaryHimself
Access Hollywood2009TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas2009TV MovieHimself
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHimself
Deconstructing D-Fens: A Conversation with Michael Douglas2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Lion and the Mouse2009DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
A Call to Arms2009DocumentaryHimself (voice)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series2009TV SeriesHimself
Chabad: To Life Telethon2008TV MovieHimself - Video Guest
The Day After Peace2008Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Shootout2007TV SeriesHimself
Private Sessions2007TV SeriesHimself
Trumbo2007DocumentaryHimself
Extérieur jour2007TV SeriesHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
The Meaning of the 21st Century2007DocumentaryNarrator
Corazón de...2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Fog City Mavericks2007DocumentaryHimself
Dinosaurs Alive2007Documentary shortNarrator
Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 12006Video documentary shortHimself
Black Rain: Making the Film - Part 22006Video documentary shortHimself
Black Rain: Post-Production2006Video documentary shortHimself
Black Rain: The Script, the Cast2006Video documentary shortHimself
In the President's Shadow2006Video documentary shortHimself
Rekindling the Romance: A Look Back at 'Romancing the Stone'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Romancing the Nile: A Winning Sequel2006Video documentary shortHimself
Romancing the Stone: A Hidden Treasure - The Screenwriter2006Video shortHimself
Romancing the Stone: Douglas, Turner and DeVito - Favorite Scenes2006Video shortHimself
Romancing the Stone: Michael Douglas Remembers2006Video shortHimself
The Jewel of the Nile: Adventures of a Romance Novelist2006Video shortHimself
The Secret Service: Building on a Tradition of Excellence2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Young Hollywood Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
2006 ALMA Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Greats2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
VH1 News Presents: Celebrity Pre-nups2006TV MovieHimself
17th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The People's President2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema2005Video documentaryHimself
All-Star Cup 20052005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La azotea de Wyoming2005TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Super Bowl XXXIX2005TV SpecialHimself
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The China Syndrome: A Fusion of Talent2004Video documentary shortHimself
The China Syndrome: Creating a Controversy2004Video documentary shortHimself
World Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tell Them Who You Are2004DocumentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga2004TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
This Hour Has 22 Minutes2004TV SeriesHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2003TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Beckmann2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 World Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
Gag Reel2003Video shortHimself
The Parachute Sequence2003Video shortHimself
Charlie Rose1997-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture / Past Winner
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2003TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
What's Going On?2003TV Series documentary
Direct Order2003DocumentaryNarrator
Declaration of Independence2003Video documentary shortHimself
Back in the U.S.2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHimself
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Fatal Attraction: Social Attraction2002Video shortHimself
Fatal Attraction: Visual Attraction2002Video documentary shortHimself
Forever Fatal: Remembering 'Fatal Attraction'2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Don't Say a Word'2002Video shortHimself
Independence Day 20012001TV MovieHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2001TV SpecialHimself
The Ray Martin Show2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In Search of Peace2001DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Money Never Sleeps2000Video documentaryHimself
Wonder Boys: A Look Between the Pages2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside Traffic: The Making of 'Traffic'2000TV Short documentaryHimself
Film '722000TV SeriesHimself
The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas2000Video documentary shortHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lux2000TV SeriesHimself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Forever Hollywood1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1999TV SpecialHimself
The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
One Day in September1999DocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Get Bruce1999DocumentaryHimself
Comme au cinéma1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
The Magic Hour1998TV SeriesHimself
Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th1998TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Past Winner (uncredited)
Completely Cuckoo1997Video documentaryHimself
Cannes... les 400 coups1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Thalberg Award
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey1997TV SpecialHimself
Wetten, dass..?1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Game: Behind the Scenes1997Video documentary shortHimself
Jack Lemmon1996TV MovieHimself
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Special Award
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Barbra: The Concert1995TV Special documentaryHimself - Concert Attendee (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Special Award
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1994TV SpecialHimself
CBS This Morning1994TV SeriesHimself
The 1993 World Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Host
Gran premio internazionale della TV1993TV SeriesHimself
Rock the Vote1993TV MovieHimself
Oliver Stone: Inside Out1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Omnibus1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Jocs de nit1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 46th Annual Tony Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Play
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Award
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kodak Century Presentes a Salute to Milos Forman1990TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialHimself
If Dolphins Could Talk1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Aspel & Company1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival1989TV MovieHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven2016DocumentaryHimself - Actor
The View2016TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2016TV SeriesGordon Gekko
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Banker2014DocumentaryHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryDan Gallagher - Fatal Attraction
The Greatest 80s Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself (1987)
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Episode of Laugh-In
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesBilly / Liberace
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentaryPresident Shepherd
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesHimself / Detective Nick Curran
The Announcement2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryJack Colton
I Am2010/IIIDocumentary uncredited
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Secrets of Body Language2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryPresident Andrew Shepherd (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentarySuperior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesGordon Gekko
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
20 to 12006-2007TV Series documentaryDetective Nick Curran Jack T. Colton
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesInspector Steve Keller
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialHimself / Mr. Burmeister
Premio Donostia a Max Von Sydow2006TV SpecialHimself
Getaway2006TV SeriesHimself
Headline News2006TV SeriesDet. Nick Curran
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryDan Gallagher (uncredited)
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Sexes2005TV SeriesOliver Rose
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself / Det. Nick Curran
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialHimself
Corazón, corazón2005TV SeriesHimself
Silenci?2005TV SeriesOliver Rose
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentary
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
TV Land Moguls2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Beautiful Country2004Gordon Gekko (uncredited)
Die Geschichte des erotischen Films2004TV Movie documentary
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct'2001Video documentary shortHimself - 'Nick Curran'
Cleaning Up 'Basic Instinct'2001Video short
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryJack Colton Oliver Rose Gordon Gekko
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself on Wogan
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesEd Leland from film SHINING THROUGH
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1975TV SeriesDanny

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Career Achievement AwardAARP Movies for Grownups Awards
2016Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Performance of the Year - ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKBest Line of DialogueBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsMost Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love InterestLast Vegas (2013)· Bre Blair
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013ICS Cannes AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2012Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in FilmSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2011EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsMost Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love InterestSolitary Man (2009)· Imogen Poots
2011Icon AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2010Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
2010Golden Icon AwardZurich Film Festival
2009Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
2009President's AwardCostume Designers Guild Awards
2009Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion PicturesPGA Awards
2007Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
2004Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
2004Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2001Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalWonder Boys (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureTraffic (2000)· Steven Bauer
· Benjamin Bratt
· James Brolin
· Don Cheadle
· Erika Christensen
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Benicio Del Toro
· Miguel Ferrer
· Albert Finney
· Topher Grace
· Luis Guzmán
· Amy Irving
· Tomas Milian
· D.W. Moffett
· Dennis Quaid
· Peter Riegert
· Jacob Vargas
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2001SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
2000LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
1998Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
1998Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World CinemaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
1997Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
1995Modern Master AwardSanta Barbara International Film FestivalDisclosure (1994)
1993American Cinematheque AwardAmerican Cinematheque Gala Tribute
1992Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1990Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest International ActorWall Street (1987)
1988OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleWall Street (1987)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaWall Street (1987)
1988DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Wall Street (1987)
1988Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Wall Street (1987)
1988Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorWall Street (1987)
1988People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1987KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorWall Street (1987)
1987NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorWall Street (1987)
1986Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaMotion Picture
1979Special AwardShoWest Convention, USAStar/Producer of the Year
1976OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)· Saul Zaentz
1976BambiBambi AwardsTV Series InternationalThe Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1976Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)
1975Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorAnt-Man (2015)
2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Duo - International CompetitionBehind the Candelabra (2013)· Matt Damon
2014IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureWall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
2011Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ActorSolitary Man (2009)
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorSolitary Man (2009)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaSolitary Man (2009)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesWill & Grace (1998)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesWill & Grace (1998)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaWonder Boys (2000)
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleWonder Boys (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - DramaTraffic (2000)
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
2001ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearWonder Boys (2000)
2001OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
2001OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
2001PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleWonder Boys (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - SuspenseA Perfect Murder (1998)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe American President (1995)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceBasic Instinct (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoBasic Instinct (1992)· Sharon Stone
1993Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorBasic Instinct (1992)
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe War of the Roses (1989)
1990DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)The War of the Roses (1989)
1990People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actor
1989BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorFatal Attraction (1987)
1989Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Wall Street (1987)
1988DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Fatal Attraction (1987)
1980GenieGenie AwardsBest Performance by a Foreign ActorRunning (1979)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaThe Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actor in DramaThe Streets of San Francisco (1972)
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleHail, Hero! (1969)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorWonder Boys (2000)
1987NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorWall Street (1987)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)

TitleSalary
Traffic (2000)$10,000,000
Wonder Boys (2000)$5,000,000
A Perfect Murder (1998)$20,000,000
The Game (1997)$20,000,000
The American President (1995)$15,000,000
Disclosure (1994)$12,000,000
Basic Instinct (1992)$15,000,000
Fatal Attraction (1987)$13,000,000 -$15,000,000 (includes base salary and gross participation)

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1(on his bout with cancer) It's been five years and I feel really good. But you have a new appreciation. I'm more motivated, more responsible. My younger kids could be my grandchildren. I want to be here awhile.
2There's something going on with young American actors - both men and women - because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them. Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts. In Britain they take their training seriously while in the States we're going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing which is going on to affect their range. With the Aussies, particularly with the males it's the masculinity. In the US we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don't have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It's a phenomena. There's a crisis in young American actors right now. Everyone's much more image conscious than they are about actually playing the part.
3One of the things I'm most proud about in "Fatal Attraction" is you start off with an audience not liking you.
4A lot of directors aren't really keen on working with an actor who's also a producer. As if they're talking to you, and they feel like your wheels are going in the back of your head.
5I am not selfish enough to slow down. I hurt myself because I'm such a team player. I'm great to work with; I'm always looking out for other actor and making it work.
6... in your career you can count on one hand the really good part. In "Wall Street" I had the best part I ever had.
7[on Saul Zaentz] Saul is a wonderful mixture - he's a street-smart guy from Jersey who has impeccable taste. There are a lot of people in this town who pretend to have both toughness and good taste, but with Saul it isn't pretense. His power comes from his joy and enthusiasm for a project.
8It's a much smaller minority of people who think they still have to stay in the closet. It's quite interesting to see how fast it's all changed. Without naming names, I certainly think there are a couple of people out there who have not come out in the spirit of protecting their careers and livelihoods. It's probably a little bit more difficult going that way. I think that's true.
9[on Behind the Candelabra (2013)] I think the studios, in their infinite wisdom, even with Matt [Matt Damon], myself and Soderbergh attached, thought it would only attract a gay audience. And with the cost of marketing movies and making them, they didn't want to take that risk. I see it as the studios' loss.
10[on Behind the Candelabra (2013)] I just want to commend Matt because I don't think I would have had the courage at that point in my career to take this on.
11[on more films centering on seniors] Well, they're back in the theaters. We've done this full circle when movies were designed for kids, but now they all watch them on their iPads. The old folks want to get out of the house.
12[on watching Liberace on television] I never thought about the gayness. He just looked like he was having so much fun. And that whole idea of talking directly to the audience, you just went along with him. He made you happy.
13[Ruling out a post-series Streets of San Francisco reunion movie] Like any great thing, like a fine wine, it's better off left alone.
14I was always shocked when so many people who saw Wall Street (1987) said I was the person who influenced them and inspired them to go into investment banking. I'd say: "I was the villain," and they would say: "No, no, no." They didn't see me that way, so it was all very seductive I guess.
15(on the 2008 crash) I lost 35 to 40 per cent of my net worth. I decided to just weather out the storm. I waited, didn't do anything and the next year we kind of came back to where we were the year before but I lost two years. Now I manage my own funds. I am much more conservative these days in my investments.
16Kirk's career was constant, overwhelming. The guy didn't stop. Back then they were doing five movies a year. My father did 90-plus films. He was Spartacus! I always admired his tenacity and stamina but he was intimidating to me as a child. Like a lot of actors, he was consumed with ambition and his career. He was also consumed with guilt because of the time he spent away from the family. It took him a long time to come to terms with it. But we get on very well now.
17Catherine was a tremendous surprise in my life. After my divorce I was puttering along quite well as a single guy and couldn't believe how honest you could be with ladies, as long as you didn't date two of them in the same town at the same time. They knew I was seeing other people. Then I got struck down, I was just bowled over by Catherine, I was smitten with her. The age difference has been irrelevant to us.
18(2001, on why he and Catherine Zeta-Jones sold photos of their newborn baby) It seems odd, I guess, for the United States. But Catherine is an international star and, in England, the paparazzi become like bounty hunters and go to extraordinary extremes to take a photograph they can sell. When you spend your whole life protecting your name and likeness, how do you deal with these people? I've been really open about it, saying, Look, you want to take a photograph of me and sell it? We'll split the money, and I'll give my half to charity. When we were going to have a baby, we knew a bounty hunt would happen. So when we were contacted by a magazine about their doing a layout, paying us for it, then syndicating the photos - a fairly common practice in Europe as opposed to here - we simply saw it as a way to build financial security for our new son and control what was going to be a madhouse. I'd rather do that than have some guy harassing us, though that happens anyway.
19(2001, on his sex scene with Jeanne Tripplehorn in Basic Instinct (1992)) In a scene like that, what I try always to do is make the actress feel comfortable, let her know that I will be looking out for her. Okay, I'm going to touch your breast here. So there's none of that where she feels, Hey, what are you doing? It's sort of like doing fight sequences. You go through the beats. I'm going to go boom, kiss, kiss, rip. Then it's action and you do it. It's the most unspontaneous thing in the world. The difficulty of doing a sex scene is that sex is the one thing in movies that your entire audience knows about. Nobody in the audience has been killed and most haven't taken a bullet or been in any brutal fights. Lovemaking, everybody's an expert.
20(2001, on why he thinks Black Rain (1989) didn't do better at the box office) It was hard to know who to root for. And people here were uncomfortable with race stuff and talking about the bomb. There was a critic, who'll remain nameless, who called it a racist film. I called him up and asked, "Have you ever been to Japan?". He said no and I said, "Then what the hell are you talking about?". The Japanese loved it. I loved it - I thought it rocked from top to bottom.
21(2001, on wrapping Falling Down (1993) the same day the Rodney King riots began) You know, as we finished that film the riots were going on in L.A. I'll never forget the last day of shooting - that's literally when it all started. We were working in the Valley and, when we finished, I headed to the airport. It was a war zone. You could see dots of fires all over the place, all heading for the west side of town. I got my family on a plane - I didn't even know where it was going.
22(on dropping out of Cutthroat Island (1995)) I was fairly far down the road with that film, but I didn't pull out right before production - it was four or five months before. I just didn't feel comfortable doing a picture with the director married to the leading lady. After a couple of drafts, I didn't like where it was going. There was all this momentum to go ahead, but it didn't smell good.
23[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Karl Malden, who played Lt. Mike Stone]: I've had mentors. Karl Malden was clearly a mentor and one of the most important people in my professional career. He was a tremendous influence on me in so many areas - such as work ethic. But I think that's probably why I do all these grey characters, I don't see a lot of heroes around.
24Not going public with having cancer was not much of an option, even if I had objected. When you are a celebrity, nothing remains secret for very long. If it helps bring attention, then that is a major upside to this whole thing. Millions of families are going through the same thing my family and I are now going through. If I can bring any relief or encouragement to those suffering, that's the good news.
25[on Karl Malden]: He was fantastic. He just had a tremendous discipline, tremendous ethics. He insisted that next's week's script would be there when we were shooting that week's script. Every time between setups, between breaks, we'd go in the trailer and run lines for the next's week's show. That's the kind of discipline, training I got from Karl.
26[on the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)] There was a recession when the first movie arrived in 1987. There's a recession now. Greed, which Gordon Gekko declared as being good, hasn't just survived but has thrived amid easy credit, sub-prime mortgages and an America that ignored the signs of an oncoming market collapse. We brought Oliver Stone a script. Stone, the son of a stockbroker, wanted to do it.
27[on his decision to give the lead role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) to Jack Nicholson instead of his father Kirk Douglas] My father has played up his disappointment with that pretty good. God bless him, he's 93. I finally said, "Dad, I worked six years getting this together..." I have to remind him, I shared part of my producing back-end (credit) with him, so he ended up making more money off that movie than he had in any other picture.
28[on the death of Karl Malden in 2009]: It was Karl who, more than anyone, got me to understand that an actor is just one part of a whole team that makes a TV series or movie work. And thanks to him, I learned about the dichotomy of standing alone in a craft where one must collaborate.
29I do pictures for myself, because I figure if I like them, some other crazy people out there might like them, too. You know, once you've gained your confidence and done some bizarre, strange films with some roles that have been successful, it gives you the confidence to go out there and take more chances.
30The process of making a movie continues to amaze me. There is a certain magic that happens. And you never know when it's going to be. But while a writer is alone with their word processor, or a painter is alone in a studio, or a musician is working on a song, movie making is a big kind of collaborative family. Certainly it starts with the written word, but then it becomes a collaborative art and that process never ceases to amaze me. It's almost mystical. It's something that is really alive and fresh.
31Unlike your average profession, acting usually comes in concentrated doses. When you're an actor, it's anywhere from two and a half to five months of intense work and then it's done. That's the hardest part of film acting. There is no audience response, so you really don't get any immediate satisfaction. What I really love is the feeling of nailing something. You nail the scene. Most of the time you don't shoot movies in continuity, you only do things in parts, so nailing a scene is really a rewarding sensation.
32I do most of my preparation before the filming process starts. Your principal choices are done beforehand and then if you feel like you've nailed it, and you have adequate time, then you get to try something else. One of the biggest lessons I have learned as an actor is that it's all just celluloid, it's all disposable. They only use a little bit and you try to remind yourself of that so that you can take chances and burn film if you've got to. Make a fool of yourself. Do something that's not right. And that's the biggest risk and opportunity.
33It's hard in my business to find new friends because you're always suspect of what their motives might be. And while I don't like that about myself, I tend to get a little more cautious about making new friends. The people that you knew either when you were starting out in your career or in college didn't take your success as part of the equation of your friendship. They are the ones you love and trust. I would like to be more open about meeting people, but it's hard.
34On Basic Instinct 2 (2006): Yes, they asked me to do it a while ago, I thought we had done it very effectively. Paul Verhoeven is a pretty good director. I haven't seen the sequel. I've only done one sequel in my life, The Jewel of the Nile (1985), from Romancing the Stone (1984). Besides, there were age issues, you know? Sharon still looks fabulous. The script was pretty good. Good for her, she's in her late forties and there are not a lot of parts around. The first one was probably the best picture of her career - it certainly made her career and she was great in it.
35King of California (2007) was just, I thought, a really great, fresh, original kind of script. I loved the tone, the mix of tragedy, comedy and drama, and that it was a good part. Kind of a challenge, and I was excited to work on it.
36[on researching his characters] With Black Rain (1989) I spent a lot of time with homicide detectives, and I spent a lot of time with different brokers on Wall Street (1987). It helps get the rhythm of the piece and the tone, and how overplayed or underplayed it might be. That's also the magic of movies: You get to hang out and live these different lives. I think a certain amount of that helps the verisimilitude.
37[on if he enjoys working on indie films] It's challenging, and as I say, it makes you go back to being much more instinctual and not overly planning or overly preparing. You do your homework before and just go, but it's really sort of where the pictures lie that you just wanna do. You try to mix it up, anyway. You always try to get a commercial picture or so-called "commercial" film in there from time to time, mixed up with an independent or a smaller or a character piece. So yeah, I'm pretty flexible. I enjoy it, I really do. It's something I like and am passionate about.
38[on his career and his favorite films] I always say you work as hard on your failures as your successes. I like my track record, I like my batting average. I got a real good batting average. A lot of movies. Not a lot of grand-slam home-runs, lot of singles, doubles, triples. Lot of hits, you know? Small but kind of ultimately worked out. Kind of fiduciary responsibilities and budgets. The ones that stick out are the ones nobody wanted to make, from Falling Down (1993) to Fatal Attraction (1987), things like that. Or ones that were so bizarre. The War of the Roses (1989), Wonder Boys (2000).
39Those British film certificates explained in full: "Oh, I get it, it's simple. PG means the hero gets the girl, 15 means that the villain gets the girl, and 18 means everybody gets the girl.".
40Actors are paid to be selfish and self-involved.
41[1998] I create challenges by the roles I take. I'm sort of proud of the fact that I'm not really typecast. People are always trying to get a handle on what you do. With me, either it's my sex trilogy: Fatal Attraction (1987), Basic Instinct (1992) and Disclosure (1994) - or my businessman trilogy: Wall Street (1987), The Game (1997) and this picture I'm doing now called A Perfect Murder (1998). I've been fortunate that, within those categories, I've been able to choose different types of roles, and I am proud that the audience has been able to accept me in whatever type of role I play. They are not the typical "movie star" roles. They're more ambivalent characters. Sometimes they are morally depraved. They are not the outright positive type of images that you attribute to selecting a "star"-type role. And the pictures themselves are more oddball. I've been very fortunate in that area, too. I've taken chances and so far the audiences have basically condoned those choices. They have allowed me to do those different types of roles. I do pictures for myself, because I figure if I like them, some other crazy people out there might like them, too. You know, once you've gained your confidence and done some bizarre, strange films with some roles that have been successful, it gives you the confidence to go out there and take more chances.
42When you are a second-generation success, you are provided for. And that certainly was a big opportunity. But you don't have that "rags-to-riches" story, which is always a much more dramatic story to plot. Your success is not one that is as easily accepted by the people outside. Or they don't really have an appreciation of what you have accomplished. As a producer, my successes came fairly early in my career; as an actor, they came much later. Winning the Academy Award for Wall Street (1987) really helped me to finally overcome that "second generation" thing. It's hard for people, no matter how generous and gracious they are, to really allow you any slack. They say, "Oh, it must have been hard to be Kirk Douglas' son", but they don't really want to accept it. You grow up in this business and all that means is that you don't get the joy of succeeding. If you succeed, it's expected. If you look around you can see that there are hardly any second-generation people that have succeeded at all. It's a minefield of disasters, of broken careers and self-destruction out there. The public's perception is that you didn't have to do anything. So if you succeed, it's just assumed. If you don't get success, you're an asshole like everybody else.
43I admire Albert Finney very much, his performances always look so effortless. And of course, my good friend Jack Nicholson, who lives life to the full, and who never ever does things by halves. He's a real hero!
44I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me. It motivated me to do whatever I could to lobby for small-arms control.
45My life does take a bit of work. I certainly know how much guys like Catherine [Catherine Zeta-Jones], and well deserved. She's fantastic and beautiful inside and out, she's a talented, talented actress, really good mom and a heck of a wife.
46Times have changed and sex sells. Around 1990, I voluntarily went into rehab because I was drinking too much and some smart-ass editor said, "Oh, another boring story about an actor going to rehab. Let's give him sex addiction." Then it became, "Self-confessed sex addict!".
47As soon as I met Catherine [Catherine Zeta-Jones] I told her I wanted to have babies with her, and the moment I found out that she had the same birthday as me - tadaah! Then when I discovered she loved golf, I realized all my fantasies had come true. I've lucked out at this time in my life. I just lucked out. I'm so impressed by her intelligence, sense of humor and work ethic.
48Having a little girl is incredible. I tell you it's an insight. I think guys who have sisters have a big advantage, understanding the female psyche.
49When my daughter Carys wants to get married I'll be as rough with the guy as Catherine's [wife Catherine Zeta-Jones] dad was when he checked me out. He gave me the once over and then some.
50Wonder Boys (2000) was a huge disappointment personally. I loved the movie and we didn't even get critically acknowledged as far as awards go. I thought it was a fucking disgrace. I'll be honest - it really hurt my confidence. It was a punch in the gut. In fact, it was my father who helped me through it. His favorite movie is Lonely Are the Brave (1962). Nobody saw that when it came out, nobody's seen it since. My father's disappointment in that movie helped me get over mine.
51Revenge is a very good motivation if you can direct it. It's healthy. Very healthy.
52[1980] The exciting thing about making movies today is that everything is up for grabs. And you had better grab.
53From the moment I met Catherine [wife Catherine Zeta-Jones] and we formed our family, I was a new man, very different from the one I used to be. This is the result of my everyday life with her, of the intense love we have for each other, of the great need for each other that we have, and of the great respect that we have for one another. There is a time when you become sarcastic, you lose the passion, and, when you are blessed again, and you have the fortune to love somebody the way I love my wife, you understand that you have to nurture your partner and not take everything for granted. What a marvelous gift!
54I don't know about Brad Pitt, leaving that beautiful wife to go hold orphans for Angelina [Angelina Jolie]. I mean, how long is that going to last? I mean, don't ask me what happened with Renée Zellweger. I don't know how you get married for four months. And Julia [Julia Roberts] with Lyle [Lyle Lovett].
55[on wife Catherine Zeta-Jones] She is not only beautiful but also very deep and we understand each other extremely well. I love her above all. Catherine is the woman of my life. A dream.
56I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
57When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
58[on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), answering an actor's question about whether to move from New York City to Los Angeles] Don't go to L.A. unless there's work. It's one of the most frustrating and depressing places to be an actor. The problem is that it has no center. I would try to do something here first.
59I'm not a big filmophile. I don't watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they're going to end.

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1His famous stereotypical capitalist character, Gordon Gekko
2Often plays fathers with one daughter and no sons, for example, "Fatal Attraction" (1987), "Falling Down" (1993), "The American President" (1995), "Traffic" (2000), and "King of California" (2007).
3Gravelly smoke-burnished voice
4Often plays very successful, wisecracking, in control business executives and political figures

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