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Who is Michael Douglas?

by Ratan Srivastava
Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas is indeed an actor and producer from the United States. Two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award are among his many honours.

Michael Douglas got his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as the eldest son of Kirk Douglas as well as Diana Dill. Movie, theatre, and television projects were among his early acting gigs. Douglas rose to notoriety thanks to his role in the ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco, for which he has been nominated for three Emmy Awards in a row. After purchasing the rights to Ken Kesey’s novel from his father, Douglas developed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975. The picture was well-received by critics as well as the public, and that it won the Academy Award for Best Picture, giving Douglas his first Oscar as just a producer.

Douglas went on to create movies such as The China Syndrome (1979) and Romancing the Stone after leaving The Streets of San Francisco in 1976.  For Romancing the Stone, in which he already featured as the romantic lead, he received the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. In 1985, he recreated this role in The Jewel of the Nile, which he already produced. He had cameo appearances inside the 1985 musical A Chorus Line as well as the psychological thriller Fatal Attraction (1987). He earned the Academy Award for Best Actor for his depiction of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987), for which he gained critical praise.

Black Rain (1989), The War of the Roses (1989), Basic Instinct (1992), Falling Down (1993), The American President (1995), The Game (1997), Traffic and Wonder Boys (all 2000), and Solitary Man (2001) were among his future cinematic appearances.

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