- Profession: actor, producer
- Real name: Michael Kirk Demsky
- Sign : Balance
- Date of birth: Monday, September 25, 1944 (age: 76 years old)
- Country: United States
According to the Douglas family, the talent of actor seems to be transmitted from father to son. Fourth son of Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas was born on September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, United States.
Perhaps it is to follow in his father’s footsteps that the young man decides to study acting at the University of Santa Barbara.
It was television and his recurring role in the series “The Streets of San Francisco”, which he played from 1972 to 1976, that earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe for best television actor.
But the budding actor dreams only of the big screen. After a remarkable performance in “Flight over a cuckoo’s nest” in 1975, Michael Douglas knows the consecration in 1984 with the film “In pursuit of the green diamond”. From then on, his success was unfailing and his performances were regularly rewarded.
Married since 1977 with Diandra Luker with whom he has a son, Cameron Douglas, the actor divorced in 2000. He then develops a relationship with the actress Catherine Zeta-Jones who is twenty-five years younger than him. The skeptics do not give long life to their story. However, the couple married in November 2000 and gave birth to two children, a son Dylan and a daughter Carys.
But in 2010, Michael Douglas is facing advanced throat cancer. He fights and announces his cure in 2011 at the 68th Golden Globes ceremony.