This article is about Michael Douglas Net Worth, Biography, Movies, Awards, Marriage, Family, Children and More. Everything you need to know about the American actor will be fully documented in this article.
Who is Michael Douglas?
- Michael Douglas is an American actor and producer.
- He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States on September 25, 1944.
- He has received several accolades thorough out his career from 1966 till date, including a Prime-time Emmy Award, two Academy Awards, the Cecil B Demille Award, five Golden Globe Awards and a host of others.
Michael Douglas Biography
Michael Douglas is the eldest son of his actor parents, Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill. He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States on September 25, 1944. He has two half-brothers, Peter and Eric Douglas, and a younger brother Joel Douglas.
He is a holder of a B.A degree obtained from the University of California in 1968.
In the life of working actively in the film industry, he has had roles in a series of notable films including the likes of Black Rain (1989), The War of the Roses (1989), Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Asides his acting career, he has received notice for his political and humanitarian activism, as well as attention for his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh actress.
Michael Douglas Career
Although he was active starting from 1966, his first television breakthrough role came with a 1969 CBS-TV “Playhouse” special, “The Experiment”. He then appeared in little known films such as Hail, Hero!, Summertree, and Adam at 6 A.M. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Hail, Hero!. This was followed by award nominations for appearances in the films Coma (1978), Running (1979), The China Syndrome (1979), and the television series The Streets of San Francisco.
Michael Douglas Hollywood success was first ignited in 1984 when he appeared in Romancing the Stone which was followed the following year later by a sequel, The Jewel of the Nile. In 1987 he had a role in Fatal Attraction and also in Wall Street, for which he won an Academy Award as Best Actor.
Two years later he was selected to feature in The War of the Roses, and also in Black Rain, and in 1992 he recorded success again when he starred in Basic Instinct, a controversial movie which was a box office banger, and made lots of headlines over its depictions of Lesbianism and Bisexuality.
Over decades of his successful Hollywood career, he has starred in The Ghost and the Darkness, The American President, A Perfect Murder, Falling Down, Traffic, Wonder Boys, Ant-man, Avengers: Endgame and several other notable successful movies.
Apart from being a highly recognized Hollywood star, Michael Douglas is an advocate of nuclear disarmament. He is one of the supporters of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and participates on the board of Nuclear Threat Initiative. He is also an honorary Board Member, part of the anti-war grant-making foundation Ploughshares Fund. In the year 1998, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed him the UN Messenger of Peace. He is a recognized democrat and has donated money for Al Franken, Christopher Dodd, and Barack Obama.
Michael Douglas Movies
Michael Douglas has been active as an actor since his screen debut in 1966. The following are films he has appeared in as a professional actor.
- 2019 We Have Always Lived in the Castle
- 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp
- 2018 Avengers: Infinity War
- 2017 Flatliners
- 2017 Unlocked
- 2015 The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers
- 2015 Ant-Man
- 2014 Beyond the Reach
- 2014 And So It Goes
- 2013 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep
- 2013 Last Vegas
- 2013 The Prime Ministers
- 2013 Behind the Candelabra
- 2012 Haywire
- 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
- 2009 Solitary Man
- 2009 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
- 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
- 2007 King of California
- 2006 You, Me and Dupree
- 2003 It Runs in the Family
- 2001 Don’t Say a Word
- 2001 One Night At McCool’s
- 2000 Traffic
- 2000 Wonder Boys
- 1997 The Game
- 1997 Face/Off
- 1995 The American President
- 1993 Falling Down
- 1992 Basic Instinct
- 1990 Flatliners
- 1989 The War of the Roses
- 1987 Wall Street
- 1987 Fatal Attraction
- 1985 A Chorus
- 1984 Romancing the Stone
- 1984 Starman
- 1979 The China Syndrome
- 1978 Coma
- 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Michael Douglas Marriage and Children
In March 1977, 32 years old Douglas Michael married Diandra Luker who was 19 years old at that time.Together they have a son, Cameron Douglas who was born in 1978. Seventeen years after the birth of their son, Diandra Luker then 36, filed for divorce from Michael and was awarded $45,000,000 as part of the divorce settlement.
On November 18, 2000, Michael Douglas married Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones who he had been dating since March 1999.
Despite being 25 years apart, the couple have been together in harmony since they married in 2000, having two children; a son Dylan Michael, and daughter Carys Zeta along the line.
Michael Douglas Net Worth
The famous Hollywood actor has an estimated $300,000,000 (Three Hundred Million US Dollars) Net Worth, a figure he attained through salaries and income as a film actor and producer in many decades of his still running acting career.
Just as like a lot of divorce cases, Michael Douglas’ divorce from his first marriage surely caused a dent in his financial figures. When his wife from his first marriage in 1977, Diandra Luker, filed for divorce in 1996, she was awarded $45,000,000 as part of the divorce settlement. This was a big blow to the actor who at that time did not have more than double of that figure.
His assets include houses in Spain, Canada, New York, Bermuda, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, and his movies have reportedly grossed more than £1.5 billion.