Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Actor and Producer
Born Sep 25, 1944

Michael Kirk Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including Cecil B. DeMille Award, and two Academy Awards; as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role in Wall Street. Other performances include The Game, Wonder Boys, Traffic and Solitary Man. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on September 25, 1944.


1968 23 Years Old Douglas attended The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City, Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and The Choate Preparatory School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut. He received his B.A. in drama from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1968, where he was also the Honorary President of the UCSB Alumni Association. … Read More
1971 26 Years Old After the filming of Summertree in 1971, Douglas began dating actress Brenda Vaccaro, a relationship that lasted nearly six years.
1972 27 Years Old His first significant role came in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976, in which he starred alongside Karl Malden. … Read More


1975 - 1976 2 More Events
1977 32 Years Old In March 1977, Douglas, who was 32 years old at the time, married 19-year-old Diandra Luker, the daughter of an Austrian diplomat. They had one son, Cameron, born in 1978. In 1995, Diandra filed for divorce and was awarded $45 million as part of the divorce settlement. … Read More
1979 34 Years Old In 1979, he both produced and starred in The China Syndrome, a dramatic film co-starring Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon about a nuclear power plant accident (the Three Mile Island accident took place 12 days after the film's release). … Read More
1984 39 Years Old Douglas's acting career was propelled to fame when he produced and starred in the 1984 romantic adventure comedy Romancing the Stone. … Read More


1987 42 Years Old The year 1987 saw Douglas star in the horror thriller Fatal Attraction with Glenn Close. … Read More
1989 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Douglas starred in the 1989 film The War of the Roses, which also starred Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.
1992 47 Years Old In 1992, Douglas had another successful starring role when he appeared alongside Sharon Stone in the film Basic Instinct. … Read More
1994 49 Years Old In 1994 Douglas and Demi Moore starred in the hit movie Disclosure focusing on the topic of sexual harassment with Douglas playing a man harassed by his new female boss. … Read More


1998 53 Years Old In 1998 Douglas received the Crystal Globe award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
2000 55 Years Old In 2000 Douglas starred in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed film Traffic, opposite Benicio del Toro and future wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. … Read More
2003 58 Years Old In 2003, he starred in It Runs in the Family, which featured three generations of his family (his parents, Kirk and Diana, as well as his own son, Cameron). … Read More


2006 61 Years Old He then starred in and produced the action-thriller The Sentinel in 2006. … Read More
2007 62 Years Old In December 2007 Douglas began announcing the introduction to NBC Nightly News. … Read More
2010 65 Years Old 1 More Event
It was announced on August 16, 2010 that Douglas was suffering from throat cancer (later revealed to have actually been tongue cancer), and would undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment. … Read More
2011 66 Years Old On January 11, 2011, he said in an interview that the tumor was gone, though the illness and aggressive treatment had caused him to lose thirty-two pounds. … Read More
In June 2013, Douglas told The Guardian that his type of cancer is caused by HPV, transmitted by cunnilingus, leading some media to report this as well. … Read More
2014 69 Years Old …  In August 2014, Douglas was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.
Douglas, who has a Jewish father and an Anglican mother, was not raised with a religious affiliation, but stated in January 2015 that he now identifies as a Reform Jew. … Read More
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