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Michael Douglas

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Michael Douglas

American actor and produceradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (11%), (7%)

Main connections: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kathleen Turner, The Jewel of the Nile

Linked to: Alumni association, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Ford Motor Company, University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Timeline


 

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Michael Douglas was born in 1944. add something


1951

Diana Dill - They had two sons, Michael and Joel, before divorcing in 1951


1953

John Henry Patterson (author) - It was the basis for three films; "Bwana Devil" , "Killers of Kilimanjaro" and the 1996 Paramount Pictures film, "The Ghost and the Darkness", starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas


1970

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"


1972

His first significant role came in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976, where he starred alongside Karl Malden. add something


1975

In 1975, Douglas received from his father, Kirk Douglas, the rights to the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. add something

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (novel) - A "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" adaptation, starring Jack Nicholson, and co-produced by Michael Douglas was released in 1975


1976

After leaving Streets of San Francisco in 1976, Douglas played a hospital doctor in the medical thriller Coma, and in 1979 he played the role of a troubled marathon runner in Running. add something


1977

In March 1977, 33 year old Douglas married 19 year old Diandra Luker, the daughter of an Austrian diplomat. add something


1978

They had one son, Cameron, born in 1978. add something


1979

In 1979, he both produced and starred in The China Syndrome, a dramatic film co-starring Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon about a nuclear power plant accident (the Three Mile Island accident took place 12 days after the film's release). add something


1980

He is a notable Democrat and has donated money to Barack Obama, Christopher Dodd, and Al Franken He has been a major supporter of gun control since John Lennon was murdered in 1980. add something

 

In 1980, Douglas was involved in a serious skiing accident which sidelined his acting career for three years. add something

 

Sylvester Levay - From 1980 on, he worked with various Hollywood greats, including Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, George Lucas and others

 

Dirty Dancing - In 1980, Bergstein wrote a screenplay for the Michael Douglas film, "It's My Turn"

 

George C. Scott - Scott starred in the popular 1980 horror film The Changeling, with Melvyn Douglas.

 

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


1983

Danny DeVito - After "Taxi" ended, DeVito began a successful film career, starting with roles in 1983's "Terms of Endearment", as the comic rogue in the romantic adventure "Romancing the Stone", starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, and its 1985 sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile"


1984

Paul Hoffman (science writer) - He designed the treasure map in the 1984 film, "Romancing the Stone", starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen_Turner, and Danny DeVito


1985

The Jewel of the Nile - "'The Jewel of the Nile"' is a 1985 action-adventure romantic comedy and a sequel to the 1984 film "Romancing the Stone", with Michael Douglas, Kathleen_Turner, and Danny DeVito reprising their roles


1986

David Seltzer - As writer/director, Seltzer's credits include the 1986 teen tragi-comedy "Lucas" starring Corey Haim, Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder, the 1988 comedy "Punchline" starring Sally Field and Tom Hanks, and 1992's "Shining Through" starring Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas


1987

Douglas at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. add something

 

The year 1987 saw Douglas star in the horror thriller Fatal Attraction with Glenn Close. add something

 

Ridley Scott - Scott made Someone to Watch Over Me, a romantic police drama starring Tom Berenger, Lorraine Bracco and Mimi Rogers in 1987, and Black Rain, a 1989 cop drama starring Michael Douglas and Andy García, shot partially in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan.

 

Fatal Attraction - "'Fatal Attraction"' is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn_Close, and Anne Archer


1989

In 1989, he starred in Ridley Scott's international police crime drama Black Rain opposite Andy García and Kate Capshaw. add something

 

G. D. Spradlin - War of the Roses - " In 1989, Spradlin played a small role in the film "War of the Roses" as a divorce lawyer, with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner


1990

Carroll Baker - In 1990, she played a villainess in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Kindergarten Cop", which she filmed in Oregon, and later appeared in a supporting role alongside Michael Douglas in David Fincher's acclaimed 1997 thriller "The Game"


1992

In 1992, Douglas had another successful starring role when he appeared alongside Sharon Stone in the film Basic Instinct. add something

 

In September 1992, the same year Basic Instinct came out, he underwent treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction at Sierra Tucson Center. add something

 

Shining Through - World War II - "'Shining Through"' is a 1992 British-American World War II drama film written and directed by David Seltzer and starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith, with Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson and John Gielgud in supporting roles

 

Basic Instinct - "'Basic Instinct"' is a 1992 American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone

 

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


1993

Spencer Rochfort - He appeared in Michael Douglas 1993 film, "Falling Down", and in the 1991 film "Ski School"

 

Tuesday Weld - In 1993, she played a police officer's neurotic wife in "Falling Down", starring Michael Douglas and Robert Duvall

 

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


1994

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. add something

 

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

 

Disclosure (film) - "'Disclosure"' is a 1994 erotic thriller film directed by Barry Levinson, starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore


1997

In 1997, New York caddy James Parker sued Douglas for $25 million. add something

 

Deborah Kara Unger - In 1997 Unger starred with Michael Douglas in the critically and financially successful psychological thriller film "The Game" directed by David Fincher

 

The Game (1997 film) - "'The Game"' is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment


1998

In 1998, Douglas received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. add something

 

In 1998, he was appointed UN Messenger of Peace by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. add something

 

A Perfect Murder - "'A Perfect Murder"' is a 1998 American crime thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth_Paltrow, and Viggo Mortensen


1999

Dating since March 1999, Douglas married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones on November 18, 2000. add something

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones - Their son, Dylan Michael_Douglas, was born on 8 August 1999, with Zeta Jones' pregnancy incorporated into her role in Traffic.


2000

In 2000, Douglas starred in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film Traffic, opposite Benicio del Toro and future wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. add something

 

Carnegie Mellon University - Much of the on-campus scenes in the 2000 film "Wonder Boys", starring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire, were filmed in Carnegie Mellon's campus

 

Carnegie Institute of Technology - Much of the on-campus scenes in the 2000 film "Wonder Boys", starring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire, were filmed in Carnegie Mellon's campus

 

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


2001

Skye McCole Bartusiak - She later played the young Marilyn Monroe in the TV miniseries "Blonde", "Riding in Cars with Boys" alongside Drew Barrymore, and "Don't Say a Word" alongside Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy, both in 2001


2003

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. add something

 

In 2003,Douglas starred in It Runs in the Family, which featured three generations of his family. add something

 

Knight claimed she had been in love with Douglas and admitted to the offences, which took place between October 2003 and May 2004. add something

 

Douglas and Zeta-Jones hosted the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway, on December 11, 2003. add something

 

Diana Dill - Dill continued to appear in films with Kirk Douglas, most recently in 2003, when he played her husband in "It Runs in the Family", in which son Michael and grandson Cameron acted

 

Bernadette Peters - Peters appeared with three generations of the Kirk Douglas family in the 2003 film "It Runs in the Family", in which she played the wife of Michael Douglas's character


2004

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. add something

 

In 2004,Douglas and Zeta-Jones took legal action against stalker Dawnette Knight, who was accused of sending violent letters to the couple that contained graphic threats on Zeta-Jones' life. add something


2005

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


2006

Douglas starred in the solid commercial action flick Don't Say a Word, the poorly received action-thriller The Sentinel in 2006. add something

 

In 2006 he was a featured speaker in a public service campaign sponsored by a UN conference to focus attention on trade of illicit arms, especially of small arms and light weapons. add something

 

In 2006, Douglas was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt. add something

 

Seth Rogen - He followed this with a small role in "You, Me and Dupree", a critically panned 2006 comedy featuring Michael Douglas

 

Eva Longoria - She starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in the 2006 thriller "The Sentinel", which was her first major role in a theatrical movie


2008

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - Filming spanned February 19, 2008 to July 2008 in Massachusetts with stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Lacey Chabert and Michael Douglas

 

Russell Crowe - Crowe owns a house in the North Queensland city of Townsville: he purchased the $450,000 home in the suburb of Douglas on 3 May 2008.

 

Gordon Gekko - On September 25, 2008, Michael Douglas, acting as a UN ambassador for peace, was at the 2008 session of the United Nations General Assembly


2009

In 2009 Douglas joined the project Soldiers of Peace, a movie against all wars and for global peace. add something

 

After Douglas left the show, he had a long association with his mentor until Malden's death on July 1, 2009. add something

 

Richard Schiff - In 2009, he co-starred in the movies "Imagine That", with Eddie Murphy, and "Solitary Man", with Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon


2010

He reprised his role as Gekko in the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in 2010, directed by Stone. add something

 

It was announced on August 16, 2010 that Douglas was suffering from throat cancer and would undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment add something

 

On August 31, 2010, Douglas appeared on "Late Show with David Letterman" and confirmed that the cancer was at stage IV, the most advanced stage add something

 

In November 2010, Douglas was put on a special weight gain diet by his doctors due to the excessive weight loss leaving him weak add something

 

Oliver Stone - In 2010, Stone directed Michael Douglas in the Wall Street sequel Money Never Sleeps.


2011

In July 2011, "Star" magazine published photographs which appeared to show Douglas smoking a cigarette while on holiday that month add something


2012

In February, 2012, following his return to the character of financial criminal Gordon Gekko, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a public service announcement video of Michael Douglas calling on viewers to report financial crime add something

 

Aishwarya Rai - In September 2012, Rai had joined United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and renowned Hollywood actor Michael Douglas at a ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace in New York


2013

Douglas latest work with collaborator Steven Soderbergh is the 2013 film "Behind the Candelabra", playing Liberace, opposite Matt Damon, centered on the pianist's life add something

 

In June 2013, Douglas attributed his cancer to HPV transmitted by cunnilingus add something

 

In August 2013, "People" claimed that Douglas and Zeta-Jones began living separately in May 2013, but have not taken any legal action towards separation or divorce add something

 

In October 2013, Douglas confirmed that he had indeed suffered from tongue cancer, not throat cancer add something

 

Cheyenne Jackson - In 2013, he will star in the HBO biopic of Liberace, "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon

 

Last Vegas - "'Last Vegas"' is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert_De_Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline

 

Beyond the Reach - On September 7, 2013, Michael Douglas and Jeremy Irvine joined the cast


2014

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 add something


2015

Douglas, the son of a Jewish father and an Anglican mother, was not raised with a religious affiliation, but stated in January 2015 that he now identifies as a Reform Jew add something

 

On February 10, 2015, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced that anchor Brian Williams would be suspended from "NBC Nightly News" for six months without pay for having misrepresented the Iraq War helicopter incident add something

 

In June 2015, during a visit in Israel to receive the Genesis Prize, Douglas said the boycott movement against that country is an "ugly cancer add something

 

The Imitation Game - In February 2015, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica_Alba, Bryan Cranston, and Anna Wintour among others joined the petition at s://www

 

Beyond the Reach - The film, starring Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, and Ronny Cox, was released on April 17, 2015, by Roadside Attractions


2016

Bellamy Young - In August 2016 it was announced that Young will be an honorary committee member for the 2017 Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball along with several of her scandal cast members as well as Kate Walsh, Michael Douglas, Adam Driver and Melissa Fitzgerald


2018

In 2018, journalist and author Susan Braudy alleged on the U.S. TV program Today and in several interviews that, while in her 40s and working for Douglas in 1989, Douglas regularly made sexual and degrading comments around or toward her add something