Michael Douglas Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

30th March 2017

Quote: "I love it. And I'm still waiting for... the 'roll your eyes' teenage years... I just love the freshness and excitement... I'm just enjoying this time, learning a whole bunch of stuff I didn't know (about them)." Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones insists her kids Dylan, 16, and Carys, 13, have made parenting such a joy for herself and their father, her husband Michael Douglas.

19th October 2015

Fact: Michael Douglas is to be honoured with the Career Achievement Award at the 15th annual AARP Magazine Movies For Grownups Gala. The star will collect his latest trophy at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the honour include Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Robert De Niro and Douglas' Basic Instinct co-star Sharon Stone.

23rd July 2015

Quote: "Oh no, I'm not a fan at all - not even as a child. When I got the role, I had no idea who this Dr. Hank Pym was." Michael Douglas is not a fan of superhero comic books despite landing a role in new action movie Ant-Man.

15th July 2015

Quote: "It's one of the great experiences of my 45-year career, I've gotta really say that. I've always wanted do one of these comic, special effects superhero pictures. Paul Rudd was wonderful, and how often do you get to act with an ant on your shoulder...? It's fabulous." Veteran actor Michael Douglas enjoyed making his special effects movie debut in new blockbuster ANT-MAN, featuring PAUL RUDD as the tiny superhero.

14th July 2015

Quote: "I've done maybe 50, 55 films and when this came up my son Dylan, he's 14, he said, 'Dad, you don't understand, this is important for your career. This gives you a whole new audience who've never seen you before'. Maybe I'll finally make it. So I think Dylan might be my agent...! He loves it, he can share it with his friends and all of his social networking and all of that..." Oscar winner Michael Douglas has finally impressed his teenage son with his role in new Marvel blockbuster ANT-MAN.

30th June 2015

Quote: "At some point during the shoot I just made this connection to the way Hope, my character looks... She has this very severe haircut and she wears really bright red lipstick and she wears a lot of black and all of I sudden I was like, 'It's like Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago; it's a similar look', and I shared this with Michael and he looked at me with a completely straight face and said, 'No! Don't go there!'" Evangeline Lilly fears she may have upset Ant-Man co-star Michael Douglas when she suggested her character resembled his wife's in movie musical Chicago.

17th April 2015

Quote: "There was one animation picture, it was just a voice over that would have been more profitable than any other picture I've done... Frozen." Actor Michael Douglas reveals he turned down a role in animated blockbuster FROZEN.

16th April 2015

Quote: "I'm crazy about her... Every couple has their difficult times. The only problem is we're all in the public eye, and it tends to get a little more exposed than most, (but) we're back stronger than ever." Michael Douglas insists his marriage is back on track after he and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones briefly separated in 2013.

23rd November 2014

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have sold their luxury home in Bedford, New York for $7.5 million (£4.7 million). The couple has reportedly bought a bigger house in the same area.

9th September 2014

Quote: "Dad called me about six months ago and he said, 'You know, son, one of my old movies was on television and I was watching it, and I didn't remember the movie'... I said, 'Dad, you're 97 years old, that happens'... (He then said), 'No, you don't understand, son. I watched the movie, then I realised it's not me - it was you!'" Michael Douglas reveals his elderly actor father Kirk mistook his son for himself while watching a movie on Tv.

27th July 2014

Fact: House Of Cards actor Corey Stoll has landed the role of villain Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket in the superhero movie Ant-Man alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. His casting was announced at the annual Comic-Con event in San Diego, California on Saturday (26Jul14).

10th July 2014

Fact: Michael Douglas' young children have caught the acting bug - his son Dylan, 13, and daughter Carys, 11, auditioned for roles in his new film And So It Goes. Neither Dylan, who is dyslexic had a difficult time reading the script in the tryout, nor his sister landed a spot in the new comedy, but their proud father insists they took it well, saying, "They were fine. I told them they better get used to it if you're serious about it. Rejection's the first order of business."

18th June 2014

Fact: Movie veteran Kirk Douglas celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Anne by hosting a party over the weekend (14-15Jun14), with guests including Steven Spielberg and the Hollywood legend's son Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The stars were among 150 people who gathered at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California for the bash, which featured a performance by David Foster and a mini-roast by veteran comedian Don Rickles. Kirk and producer Anne marked their big day on 29 May (14).

9th June 2014

Quote: "I was very disappointed. I am a big fan of his movies... Happened very late in the game. I don't think anybody's quite recovered. My heart goes out to Edgar - he's been involved with the project for a long time. But he's talented enough that you'll be hearing a whole lot from him and I'm sure with a little vengeance." Michael Douglas on director Edgar Wright's exit from new Marvel movie Ant-Man.

15th January 2014

Quote: "I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long. The script is really fun, the director is really good. (My son) Dylan will love it. He'll have a picture (with me in it) he can see." Michael Douglas on accepting the role of Dr. Hank Pym in new superhero movie Ant-Man.

13th January 2014

Quote: "The bravest, talented actor I've ever worked with and the only reason you're not here is I had more sequins." Michael Douglas paid tribute to Behind the Candelabra co-star Matt Damon after beating him for the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie award at the Golden Globes on Sunday (12Jan14).

1st November 2013

Fact: Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Robert De Niro showed off their culinary skills while promoting their new movie Last Vegas on Friday (01Nov13) by taking part in a cooking segment on U.S. breakfast show Today. The Oscar winners helped to make a baked pumpkin recipe and a beef tenderloin dish.

27th October 2013

Quote: "I've been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up and up. Sometimes people take a little bit of a break, but it doesn't necessarily mean that's the end. So I'm very hopeful." Michael Douglas insists his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones isn't over despite their much-publicised summer separation.

14th October 2013

Fact: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and their Last Vegas castmates are to launch their new Sin City-based comedy by accepting the key to the gambling mecca. The two stars and their castmates Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman and Mary Steenburgen will join director Jon Turteltaub for a handover ceremony at the Bellagio hotel on Friday (18Oct13) - two weeks before the film hits cinemas in the U.S.

26th September 2013

Fact: Michael Douglas celebrated his 69th birthday by enjoying a meal at a Los Angeles branch of Outback Steakhouse with a friend on Wednesday (25Sep13) - while his estranged wife Catherine Zeta Jones, who shares the same birthday, reportedly marked her 44th in China. The couple announced its separation last month (Aug13), after 13 years of marriage, but the veteran actor has been playing down the split, insisting they are "just taking a break".

22nd September 2013

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones returned to the red carpet on Saturday (21Sep13) for the first-time since announcing her separation from husband Michael Douglas. The Welsh actress attended a movie event in China to launch a new film studio.

6th September 2013

Quote: "I used to sew my underpants up... You know the little gap at the front of your briefs?... Just sew that up so nothing can pop out unexpectedly. That was one of the tricks - a sort of insurance policy." Michael Douglas reveals one of the tricks he used while shooting steamy sex scenes.

5th September 2013

Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones was photographed wearing her wedding ring as she stepped out in Connecticut on Wednesday (04Sep13) for the first time since announcing her separation from husband Michael Douglas last week (ends30Aug13). The Wall Street actor was also wearing his gold band during a weekend (31Aug13-01Sep13) appearance at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany, where he insisting their break-up was only "temporary" and claimed things were "fine" between the celebrity couple.

13th June 2013

Fact: Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are to team up on the big screen for the first time as neighbours in Rob Reiner's new comedy And So It Goes. The movie veterans will join World War Z star Sterling Jerins and singer Frankie Valli in the film, which will be shot this summer (13).

30th May 2013

Quote: "I now have things in common with Sharon Stone and Glenn Close. We can... trade stories." Matt Damon jokes about sharing sex scenes with his Liberace co-star Michael Douglas and joining the actor's list of on-screen lovers.

24th May 2013

Quote: "The challenge was making it as real as possible. But I would tease Matt about which flavour lip gloss he'd like for me to use." Michael Douglas loved to poke fun at his Behind The Candelabra co-star Matt Damon before kissing scenes for their new Liberace film. The Wall Street veteran portrays the flamboyant pianist, with Damon as his young lover, Scott Thorson.

21st May 2013

Quote: "You have to now; there's so many outlets now, so it's better that you get out in front of it and tell your story before it becomes gossip." Michael Douglas on his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' decision to go public with her bipolar battle.

15th May 2013

Quote: "I was 11, and I had my first kiss. She was, of course, 13 and five-foot-nine, and she had her mouth wide open and her tongue down my throat. No one ever told me about French kissing! I freaked out: 'What is this snake?!'" Veteran actor Michael Douglas recalls his first kiss.

14th May 2013

Quote: "My father had a tough time watching my death scene in Liberace. He was here when I was sick, and it was very hard for him. When he watched me die in the film, he did not say a lot." Michael Douglas's legendary dad, Kirk, struggled through an early preview of the cancer survivor's new Liberace film, Behind The Candelabra, in which he portrays the flamboyant pianist.

14th May 2013

Quote: "I went right after Basic Instinct. People said it was for sex addiction because Basic Instinct was in the air. But it was really because I was depressed after I lost my stepfather, whom I was very close to. I went through a rough time." Michael Douglas puts to rest longrunning rumours about his 1992 rehab stint.

14th May 2013

Quote: "I was the girl in this movie! The hair and make-up for Liberace took two-and-a-half hours! I've never done elaborate hair and make-up before. Up until now, my entire career has been contemporary." Actor Michael Douglas wasn't used to spending so much time in the make-up chair on the set of new Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra.

8th March 2013

Quote: "My father and my stepmother lived in Palm Springs for years right around the corner from Lee's house, so I met him a few times. I remember meeting him just in passing, in his convertible with the top down." Michael Douglas on meeting flamboyant showman Liberace in his youth. The actor portrays the pianist in Steven Soderbergh's new Tv film Behind the Candelabra.

23rd November 2012

Quote: "Michael's family always thanks me for bringing in reality, some fresh air. The way he grew up, well, let's just say I didn't grow up like that. I wasn't raised by nannies. My parents, they're very down-to-earth. Michael's family really gets a kick out of it." Catherine Zeta-Jones' in-laws love her simple upbringing. Her actor husband Michael Douglas is the son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.

13th March 2012

Fact: Celebrity couples Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan were among the star-studded audience that caught the first show of Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball tour at the Apollo Theater in New York on Friday night (09Mar12).

22nd September 2011

Quote: "She created a comfortable and good environment for me. You've always got to remember to put in effort. Sometimes you expend more effort being nice to strangers than you do with the person closest to you. I'm feeling very good. I feel stronger. And there's a definite 'smell the roses' quality to my life now." Michael Douglas credits his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with helping him through his throat cancer battle. The veteran actor announced that he had beaten the disease in January (11).

18th September 2011

Quote: "We play together a lot. That was the big closer when we met. First, I find out we have the same birthday. Then, I ask her if she likes golf, and she says, 'I love golf.' I got misty-eyed." Michael Douglas fell for Catherine Zeta-Jones because of her love of golf.

13th June 2011

Quote: "She's doing great and doing a great job." Wall Street star Michael Douglas insists his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is well, following her stay in a clinic for depression in April (11).

10th June 2011

Quote: "She's great! She's down in Miami doing Rock of Ages, the musical. So she's doing great. She's doing a great job." Michael Douglas reveals his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is coping well with her return to work after a rehab stint to treat her bipolar disorder.

8th June 2011

Fact: Michael Douglas' ex-wife Diandra Douglas appeared at a charity event in New York on Monday night (06Jun11) to discuss the importance of family values. She was an honouree at the Anniversary Spring Gala for the Hale House Center, a family education organisation.

26th April 2011

Quote: "I think he's gonna be a fine actor... He's got a maturity about him, not to mention he's built like a... he's really ripped." Michael Douglas on his incarcerated son Cameron.

17th January 2011

Quote: "I'm so happy to be out. This is our first time out in months and months, and to be able to come to this thing cancer-free is really special." Michael Douglas walked the red carpet with his throat cancer in remission on Sunday (16Jan11).

16th January 2011

Quote: "It will be nice to get out. I haven't been out for a while. I'm sure I'm still going to have a glass of wine of two. (I'm) very appreciative (of the nomination)." Michael Douglas is looking forward to attending the Golden Globes on Sunday night (16Jan11), following his all-clear diagnosis from cancer. He is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.

12th January 2011

Quote: "She's Welsh... I didn't marry an Italian... They're (Welsh) stiff upper lip. She was wonderful about it - supportive but not really carrying on." Michael Douglas praises his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones for her practical support through his recent cancer scare.

11th January 2011

Quote: "I lost a lot of muscle mass, so I'm going to work on that. I'm going to get my fingers ready for Liberace." Michael Douglas is keen to get back to work after his cancer battle and prepare to play flamboyant pianist Liberace opposite Matt Damon in a new biopic.

14th December 2010

Quote: "To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honor and boy was I ready for some good news!" Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas is delighted to be nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

8th December 2010

Quote: "Everything shows me he was a lovely man; I just want to reconfirm that." Michael Douglas on his plans to play pianist Liberace next year (11).

8th December 2010

Quote: "The level of chemo, the amount they're giving you, combined with radiation, was the max they could do in that period of time. It's amazing that they almost have to try and kill you to bring you back." Michael Douglas on his tough cancer treatment.

1st December 2010

Quote: "He's rocking and rolling. He's dealt with it. Now he's ready to move on." Michael Douglas' businessman pal Ron Perelman insists the Oscar winner is winning his fight with throat cancer.

30th November 2010

Quote: "I try not to dwell on a bad marriage. I learned a saying: 'I wish I got out earlier.'" Michael Douglas refuses to be upset after a legal battle with his ex-wife DIANDRA, who went after half his earnings from Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS earlier this year (10).

30th November 2010

Quote: "Cancer has shown me what family is. It showed me a love that I never knew really existed." Michael Douglas has grown closer to his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones since battling throat cancer.

3rd November 2010

Quote: "My kids have been great. There's been a lot of family support. I've taken them with me to see the radiation treatment so they could understand what's going on, and they've dealt with it with great maturity." Michael Douglas is proud of the way his children have dealt with his ongoing cancer battle.

3rd November 2010

Quote: "I've taken them down to the federal prison to see their brother. It isn't easy, but it's something that makes all of us a little closer." Cancer-stricken actor Michael Douglas takes his two young children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, to visit their half-brother Cameron, who is in prison on drug charges.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "I warned Shia about that. I told him, 'Do not get involved with your leading lady. Trust me. Whatever you do, don't do that.'" Michael Douglas isn't surprised his Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS co-stars Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf's real-life romance ended last month (Oct10).

2nd November 2010

Quote: "I love those festivals and it would have been a real treat to go. I was greatly honoured that Danny went in my place. But I was sorry that I couldn't go there myself. It was just one of the things I had to cancel." Cancer-stricken actor Michael Douglas was upset he had to miss the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland last month (Oct10). His pal DANNY DeVITO picked up his award for him.

7th October 2010

Fact: Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have expanded their property portfolio with the purchase of a $5.25 million (£3.5 million) home in Bedford, New York. The Westchester County mansion boasts a pond, a pool and a three-car garage, reports the New York Post.

3rd October 2010

Quote: "We'll go briefly and see all the 'rellies'... then the kids stay on and we get a chance to take off. It's one of those rare times - the kids are safe, our nanny gets a chance for a holiday - real Welsh normality!" Michael Douglas loves taking his two young children to see Catherine Zeta-Jones' family in Wales over the summer - as it gives the couple time for a relaxing break.

29th September 2010

Quote: "My mum's still got a crush on him. I think I have a little crush on him! Everybody has a little crush on him!" SHIA LaBEOUF is a big fan of his lovable Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS co-star Michael Douglas.

22nd September 2010

Quote: "I'd like to be able to enjoy this premiere a little more than I am now." Cancer-stricken Michael Douglas at the New York premiere of Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS on Monday night (20Sep10).

20th September 2010

Quote: "He carries the movie. I had to do that before, and I know the responsibility, but Shia carries every scene. It's a tremendous responsibility for anybody." Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas heaps praise on SHIA LaBEOUF, his co-star in Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.

17th September 2010

Quote: "It is to wake up my kids in the morning - these little pieces of innocence - to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it. And, oh God, is that rare... (and) right now, we’re here, we’re together, we’re happy." Cancer-sufferer Michael Douglas on the meaning of happiness.

14th September 2010

Quote: "There's no ifs, ands or buts about it, we're gonna shoot a movie next summer so the cancer is gonna have to get outta the way." Matt Damon is committed to making a much-anticipated Liberace biopic with cancer-stricken Michael Douglas.

9th September 2010

Quote: "It's a tremendous battle; it's sad. We didn't know anything about it at the Cannes Film Festival when we opened; there was no sign of it. It's amazingly courageous of him to come out there, to speak up for the movie and fight for it. It's a sign of his character." Director Oliver Stone is stunned by the bravery of his Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star Michael Douglas as he battles cancer.

5th September 2010

Quote: "He's the proverbial Energizer Bunny. I have no doubt he can fight this thing and win." Wall Street director Oliver Stone is adamant actor Michael Douglas will overcome his throat cancer battle.

2nd September 2010

Quote: "You don't mess with Michael. The Douglas family motto is, 'The best revenge is revenge'." Michael Douglas' Romancing The Stone co-star Kathleen Turner insists it's best to stay on the actor's good side.

2nd September 2010

Quote: "When I got together with Catherine, I thought maybe she wouldn't want to move into a house I had with my ex, but she looked around and said, 'I like it, just change the pictures'. I like that kind of confidence." Michael Douglas on introducing his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones to his dream home in Bermuda.

1st September 2010

Quote: "He's fine. He's a smart guy; you just kinda get him on the wrong day sometimes... He's got a lot going on his head... Oliver treats you like Vietnam, like you're in the trenches. He is tough and he tests you, and, as a result, he gets good results." Michael Douglas on working with Wall Street director Oliver Stone.

24th August 2010

Quote: "He's very dear and important to me and I feel absolutely certain that he will beat this... I'm very much in his corner... think he really married the right woman and I think that when you have the best person standing beside you, there's more curative than love." Sharon Stone on her Basic Instinct co-star Michael Douglas' newly-announced cancer battle, and how his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones will help him beat the disease.

18th August 2010

Quote: "It sounds as though they're going to get it (the tumour) and he'll be okay. And that's what we all devoutly hope. He's clearly a very, very nice person... I just wish him well as soon as possible." Emma Thompson sends her best wishes to Michael Douglas, who is preparing to undergo treatment after doctors discovered a tumour in his throat.

21st July 2010

Quote: "It isn't bad for 'the couple who were never going to last', right?" Michael Douglas on his upcoming tenth wedding anniversary to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

8th July 2010

Quote: "Have you ever seen the ring on my wife's finger? Let's just call it a dent." Michael Douglas admits the wedding ring he bought his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones hit his bank balance hard.

14th June 2010

Quote: "That man there is a movie star, and I get to sleep with him every night." Catherine Zeta-Jones thanks her husband Michael Douglas as she accepted her Best Actress in a Musical Tony Award in New York on Sunday night (13Jun10).

24th May 2010

Quote: "Those pictures were hot... They were just awesome pictures. She doesn't make it a regular thing - it's been at least 10 years (of marriage) - so I was very proud." Michael Douglas was delighted to see his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones bare all for a nude photoshoot to mark her 40th birthday.

17th May 2010

Quote: "I think Michael was terrified I would come in and change the decor. But I said, 'Keep everything the same, just change the photographs.'" Catherine Zeta-Jones had no problems moving into the New York City home which her husband Michael Douglas once shared with his first wife, Diandra.

14th May 2010

Quote: "Her father is about two years younger than I am, so I really like to call him 'Pops'." Michael Douglas on his relationship with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones' father.

14th May 2010

Quote: "I felt the pressure coming into this, a cast of heavy hitters. The only way I could outdo them is know more than everybody else." SHIA LaBEOUF felt the need to brush up on his stock market knowledge before shooting Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS with Michael Douglas, Josh Brolin and Frank Langella.

26th April 2010

Quote: "I don't know if I'd ever been so inebriated on a first date." Michael Douglas was so nervous about his first date with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, he had to get drunk.

26th April 2010

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones hosted a birthday party for their daughter Carys in New York on Sunday (25Apr10). To celebrate the youngster turning seven on 20 April (10) they hosted a bash at Manhattan's LQ Nightclub for 30 youngsters.

18th March 2010

Quote: "I've been lucky to work with Antonio Banderas, with Brad Pitt, with George Clooney - and I get to sleep with Michael Douglas every night! He's not jealous, never, I'm like, 'I'm going to be kissing George Clooney today,' and he's like, 'OK, have a nice time baby, have a good day.'" Catherine Zeta-Jones on balancing her work life with her marriage to MICHAEL DOUGLAS.

17th March 2010

Quote: "Michael Douglas was an open wound. That dude is in pain. He was emotional putty on the set. A struggling man. We filmed a struggling man." SHIA LaBEOUF felt his co-star MICHAEL DOUGLAS' pain over his son CAMERON's imminent sentencing for drug trafficking while the pair filmed Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.

2nd March 2010

Fact: Fatal Attraction co-stars Michael Douglas and Glenn Close have interviewed each other for Oprah Winfrey's upcoming Oscars TV special. The two old friends will join Oscar winner Ben Affleck and Oscar hopeful Jeremy Renner and top actresses Penelope Cruz and Halle Berry, who will also chat with each other. The show will air in America on Wednesday (03Mar10).

1st February 2010

Quote: "When I was one it would have been a big difference but not now!" Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, laughs off the 25-year age gap between her and husband Michael Douglas, 65.

23rd January 2010

Quote: “At least in your head, your fire burns as brightly. Let’s not kid ourselves. But God bless her that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years - Viagra, Cialis - that can make us all feel younger.” Michael Douglas, 65, tries to keep up with wife Catherine Zeta Jones, who is 25 years his junior.

18th September 2009

Quote: "I just saw Matt up at the Toronto Film Festival and I was teasing him. I was saying, 'Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.'" Michael Douglas upon learning Matt Damon will play his lover in a new Liberace biopic.

16th September 2009

Fact: Matt Damon has confirmed he will star opposite Michael Douglas in the upcoming biopic of entertainer Liberace.

14th September 2009

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are planning a big family celebration to mark their milestone birthdays later this month (Sep09) - the actress turns 40 on the same day Douglas turns 56 (25Sep09). He says, "We've got the family coming in from Wales; it should be fun."

26th August 2009

Fact: Susan Sarandon is the latest big name to join the star-studded cast of the upcoming Wall Street sequel MONEY NEVER SLEEPS. Michael Douglas, Frank Langella, Shia LaBeouf and Martin Sheen are all confirmed to be in the new film. Sarandon will play LaBeouf's mother in the movie, which is slated to begin filming later this year (09).

25th June 2009

Quote: "I had a crush on her, but she was happily married." Michael Douglas admits to falling for Disclosure co-star Demi Moore, during her marriage to Bruce Willis.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I'm hoping to play Liberace with Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh directing in February (10)." Michael Douglas confirms reports he'll be playing the flamboyant pianist in a new movie.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I'm hoping to play Liberace with Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh directing in February (10)." Michael Douglas confirms reports he'll be playing the flamboyant pianist in a new movie.

26th May 2009

Quote: "I get a run of drunken investment bankers coming up to me at bars saying, 'You're the man. You're the reason I got involved in this business. I'm going, 'But I'm the bad guy!' And they're like, 'No, no!' So there you go. Greed is good." Michael Douglas' Wall Street bad guy GORDON GEKKO inspired a generation of real-life corporate villains.

1st May 2009

Quote: "It was 40 years ago (when I started acting). I'm getting all these lifetime achievement awards, it's kind of like they've got a watch, like it's time for me to step down." Michael Douglas, 64, is feeling under pressure to retire from Hollywood.

30th April 2009

Fact: Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas will be the first father and son to collect the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award when the Fatal Attraction star collects his accolade this year (09). Kirk won it in 1991.

19th February 2009

Quote: "I have no movies that I've done that I can show them, so they know mommy is famous and daddy makes pancakes." Michael Douglas explains how his young kids with actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones perceive their famous folks.

19th January 2009

Fact: Michael Douglas will be honoured for his accomplishments as an actor and producer at the 37th annual American Film Institute's Life Achievement Awards at the Los Angeles ceremony on 11 June (09).

25th September 2008

Fact: Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones spent their shared birthday together in New York on Thursday (25Sep08). Douglas turned 64 and Zeta-Jones turned 39.

18th January 2008

Quote: "I've been doing this for 40 years and I don't have one movie my children can see. Not one." Veteran actor Michael Douglas likes to make films unsuitable for younger viewers.

19th December 2007

Fact: Movie star Michael Douglas has become the new voice of U.S. TV network NBC's NIGHTLY NEWS. The actor recorded a new introduction to anchorman Brian Williams' evening newscast, which debuted on Monday night (17Dec07).

3rd December 2007

Quote: "Going shopping with her is a major undertaking on my part. I consider it a big gesture of love because I'm not a shopper." Actor Michael Douglas romances his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones with trips to the mall.

1st October 2007

Quote: "One summer I worked in the editing room as an assistant editor over at Universal. Down the hall they were editing PSYCHO... we'd go down to their editing room at lunchtime and watch outtakes of Janet Leigh in the shower." Veteran actor Michael Douglas enjoyed learning the filmmaking trade.

27th September 2007

Quote: "My wife hates the beard that I wear in KING OF CALIFORNIA. She doesn't enjoy having this weird character roaming around our house!" Michael Douglas'S new role scares his wife Catherine Zeta Jones.

26th September 2007

Fact: Michael Douglas and U.S. talk show host Charlie Rose will both be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Savannah Film Festival in Georgia, alongside previously announced recipients VANESSA, LYNN and Corin Redgrave. The event runs from 27 October until 3 November (07).

12th July 2007

Quote: "I've been told that it's not good for business, but, at the end of the day, I'd sacrifice my career so my children can go to school without the paparazzi pestering them." Catherine Zeta-Jones made a decision not to bring up her children with Michael Douglas in Los Angeles.

28th June 2007

Quote: "At night, before I go to bed, I check on the kids to make sure they're still breathing. But that's easy because my kids snore. We all snore. We're like an orchestra." Night is noisy in Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas' home.

22nd June 2007

Quote: "We believe in good manners. There's nothing worse than spoiled rich kids." Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas make sure their two children are well-behaved.

2nd February 2007

Fact: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have purchased a five-bedroom residence on a private island in Turks + Caicos in the Caribbean. The $7 million (GBP3.96 million) home is still under construction on the island, which is only accessible by boat. The couple also own a home in Bermuda.

14th December 2006

Quote: "You may know me. If you don't... Google me. I was a movie star and I'm Michael Douglas' dad, Catherine Zeta-Jones' father-in-law." Kirk Douglas introduces himself to a new generation of movie fans.

21st November 2006

Fact: Newlyweds Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes share the same wedding anniversary as top Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who wed on 18 November 2000.

12th July 2006

Quote: "I wouldn't go that far, although I wouldn't remember." Kate Hudson disputes Michael Douglas' claims he once changed her dirty nappy when she was a baby.

21st June 2006

Fact: Hollywood star Michael Douglas picked up an honorary degree from Scotland's St Andrews University today for his contribution to British film. The 61-year-old was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.

6th May 2006

Quote: "I've always made a general rule, when I was dating, that I would stay away from my a friend of mine's ex." Michael Douglas frowns on reports that Denise Richards is dating her pal Heather Locklear's estranged husband Richie Sambora.

22nd April 2006

Quote: "It's probably her greatest performance ever because she's playing a chef and she can't boil water." Michael Douglas is amazed his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones is playing a cook in her new film.

13th April 2006

Quote: "Women ask me, 'How was it to kiss Michael Douglas?' It was phenomenal... but that's CATHERINE's (ZETA-JONES) department." Kim Basinger enjoyed making out with Michael Douglas in new spy thriller THE SENTINEL.

29th March 2006

Quote: "Eva Longoria is very credible in THE SENTINEL, makes a great White House agent and has a great butt! What more can a guy ask for?" Actor Michael Douglas has high praise for his latest co-star.

29th March 2006

Quote: "Once I got past CATHERINE'S (ZETA-JONES) beauty, I was impressed by her intelligence, sense of humour and work ethic. Then when I discovered she loved golf, I realised all my fantasies had come true." Actor Michael Douglas on why his celebrity marriage works.

28th March 2006

Quote: "I'd like to be Tiger Woods for one glorious weekend, winning the Masters." Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas on who he would choose to trade places with.

23rd March 2006

Quote: "Don't ask me what happened with Renee Zellweger. I don't know how you get married for (just) four months...There must be some incredible things you find out one night." Actor Michael Douglas is baffled by Zellweger's brief 2005 marriage to country star Kenny Chesney.

13th March 2006

Quote: "When SHARON (STONE) and I did the f**k of the century - it was eight days. It was tough. It was exhausting." Michael Douglas hated filming Basic Instinct.

23rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"She actually likes things that are just nice and fun; things you can wear without a security guard walking along with you wherever you go." Michael Douglas gives hints to those Christmas shopping for his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. </p>

21st December 2005

Quote: <p>"I do remember changing KATE's diapers. Goldie (HAWN) and I have been dear friends for a long, long time." Michael Douglas admits he's had some parental experience with Kate Hudson, who plays his daughter in new movie YOU, ME AND DUPREE. </p>

25th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm certainly not saying Basic Instinct or Fatal Attraction (are my favourite movies). Dirty boy!" Catherine Zeta-Jones is no fan of her husband Michael Douglas' racier movies. </p>

13th October 2005

Quote: <p>"He's told me that at times he's wanted to strangle me." Catherine Zeta-Jones admits her husband Michael Douglas doesn't always appreciate her fiery ways. </p>

13th October 2005

Fact: <p>Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to be honoured with the CHRISTOPHER REEVE Spirit Of Courage Award in New York on 17 November (05). The late SUPERMAN star's wife DANA REEVE, who is battling cancer, will present the couple with the award. </p>

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