Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Douglas
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1944.
Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (11%), (7%)
Linked to: Alumni association, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Ford Motor Company, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ken Takakura - Takakura gained international recognition after starring in the 1970 war film "Too Late the Hero" as the cunning Imperial Japanese Major Yamaguchi, the 1975 Sydney Pollack sleeper hit "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum, and is probably best known in the West for his role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" where he surprises American cops played by Michael Douglas and Andy García with the line, "I do speak fucking English"
In 1975, Douglas received from his father, Kirk Douglas, the rights to the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The Jewel of the Nile - The soundtrack features 1980s rap group Whodini and their single "Freaks Come Out at Night" as Michael Douglas and company make their way through the desert on camel back as well as "Party " by The Willesden Dodgers during the campfire party scene
Douglas at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
Shining Through - World War II - "'Shining Through"' is an American World War II drama film which was released to United States cinemas on January 31, 1992, written and directed by David Seltzer and starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith, with Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson and John Gielgud in supporting roles
Spencer Rochfort - He appeared in Michael Douglas 1993 film, "Falling Down", and in the 1991 film "Ski School"
Michael Paul Chan - One of his more notable film roles was as the convenience store owner in the 1993 film "Falling Down", where he refused to give a discount to Michael Douglas' character when he attempted to purchase a can of soda to get change for the pay telephone outside the store
In 1994, Douglas and Demi Moore starred in the hit movie Disclosure focusing on the topic of sexual harassment with Douglas playing a man harassed by his new female boss.
Donald Sutherland - He played a software company's scheming CEO in Barry Levinson's 1994 drama "Disclosure" opposite Michael Douglas and in 1995 was cast as the antagonistic Maj. Gen. Donald McClintock in Wolfgang Petersen's thriller "Outbreak", featuring Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, and Rene Russo
In 1997, New York caddy James Parker sued Douglas for $25 million.
In 1998, Douglas received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Dating since March 1999, Douglas married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones on November 18, 2000.
Catherine Zeta-Jones - Their son, Dylan Michael_Douglas, was born on 8 August 1999, with Zeta Jones' pregnancy incorporated into her role in Traffic.
Leo Rossi - The 2000s saw Rossi in a variety of roles: having exhibited a natural talent for comedy in "Analyze This", he took a supporting role in the Harald Zwart comedy "One Night at McCool's" in which he shared the screen with Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, John_Goodman, and Liv_Tyler; the same year he accepted a role in the mobster thriller "One Eyed King" co-starring with Armand Assante, William Baldwin, Bruno Kirby, and Chazz Palminteri
A few years earlier, in 2003, Douglas hosted a 'powerful film' on child soldiers and the impact of combat on children in countries such as Sierra Leone.
In 2004, Douglas presented Malden with the Monte Cristo Award of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Jewel of the Nile - In 2005 and again in 2008, Michael Douglas was working on a second sequel to "Romancing the Stone" entitled "Racing the Monsoon", although there have been no further developments in recent years
Seth Rogen - He followed this with a small role in "You, Me and Dupree", a critically panned 2006 comedy featuring Michael Douglas
He reprised his role as Gekko in the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in 2010, directed by Stone.
Oliver Stone - In 2010, Stone directed Michael Douglas in the Wall Street sequel Money Never Sleeps.
In August 2014, Douglas was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to "The Guardian" opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue
Beyond the Reach - The film, starring Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, and Ronny Cox, was released on April 17, 2015, by Roadside Attractions