Friday, December 16, 2016

10 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Douglas

Recently the news broke that Michael Douglas will undergo treatment for a cancerous tumor in his throat. Michael Douglas is optimistic about his treatment. Inside Edition reports that Douglas expects to make a full recovery.

In the meantime, lets brush up on your knowledge of Michael Douglas.


Brief Biography of Michael Douglas


Michael Douglas is one of the famed actors of the Douglas family born to Kirk and Diana Douglas and raised by his mother, after his parents divorced when he was six years of age. He was educated at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and was an excellent student, accelerated among his peers.


Michael Douglas defined his career almost as an antithesis of his father. Instead of being the next tough guy from the Douglas family, Michael Douglas established his career as a sensitive, quiet guy. Although he has grown throughout his career to perform in a variety of roles, including comedy, adventure, and thrillers. He demonstrated his flexibility as an actor.


Now, here are some things you may not know about the Oscar winning actor.


Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Michael Douglas


Ironically, Kirk Douglas discouraged Michael Douglas from pursuing a career in acting. Kirk knew the ups and downs of the business and did not want any of his four boys pursuing acting. Aren’t we glad they didn’t listen to their father?


Michael Douglas’ first break came via his work on the TV series The Streets of San Francisco (1972), in which he starred with Karl Malden.


When Michael Douglas was first getting into the business his roomy was Danny Devito.


Michael Douglas’ estimated worth is over $200 million, according to Imbd.com. That is astounding, especially for someone who was told not to get into show business.


Michael Douglas was the producer of the movie classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), starring Jack Nicholson. A movie that is right in line with Michael Douglas’ wisecracking style.


During the 90s Michael Douglas took on the role and label of womanizer by starring in Fatal Attraction (1987) and Disclosure (1994). It took him a while to break with that image, but he was eventually able to do so.


One of Michael Douglas’ sexy attractions is his gravely voice. Unfortunately, this has been helped along by smoking which may be a contributing cause to his current diagnoses of throat cancer.


In recent years Michael Douglas seems to be trying to remake his image by appearing in more family oriented movies. Perhaps a sign of his mellowing with age? According to Imdb.com, Douglas is trying to break with his past reputation.


It may surprise you to learn that Michael Douglas is a United Nations Messenger of Peace. His focus is to bring attention to the need for nuclear disarmament and human rights. Yes, he leans to the left.


Michael Douglas is 25 years his wife’s senior, but the two share the same birthday, September 25. His wife is Catherine Zeta-Jones, who, according to Imbd, he met at the Deauville Film Festival in France in August 1998. The two have one son, Dylan Michael, and a daughter Carys Zeta. Michael has a son from his first marriage, Cameron Douglas.


Sources:
Doctor’s Find Tumor in Michael Douglas’s Throat
Michael Douglas, Imbd.com
Michael Douglas Biography, Starpulse


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