Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

  • Highest Rated: 97% One Day in September (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
  • Birthday: Sep 25, 1944
  • Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
  • Major star and producer, and member of one of Hollywood's most prominent families to boot, Michael Douglas was born to movie icon Kirk Douglas and British actress Diana Dill on September 25, 1944, in New Brunswick, NJ. From the age of eight he was raised in Connecticut by his mother and a stepfather, but spent time with his father during vacations from military school. It was while on location with his father that the young Douglas began learning about filmmaking. In 1962, he worked as an assistant director on Lonely Are the Brave, and was so taken with the cinema that he passed up the opportunity to study at Yale for that of studying drama at the University of California at Santa Barbara. At one point he and actor/director/producer Danny De Vito roomed together, and have remained friends ever since. Douglas also studied drama in New York for a while, and made his film debut as an actor playing a pacifist hippie draft evader who decides to fight in Vietnam in Hail Hero! (1969). He appeared in several more dramas, notably Summertree (1971). In 1972, he was cast as volatile rookie police inspector Steve Keller on The Streets of San Francisco. Douglas appeared in the series and occasionally directed episodes of it through 1976. In 1975, Douglas became one of the hottest producers in Tinseltown when he produced Milos Forman's tour de force adaptation of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which starred Jack Nicholson in one of his best roles. Originally, Douglas' father Kirk owned the film rights to the story. Having appeared in the Broadway version, the elder Douglas had wanted to star in a film adaptation for years, but had no luck getting it produced. The younger Douglas persuaded his father to sell him the rights and give up the notion of starring in the film. The result: a box-office smash that earned five Oscars, including Best Picture. After this triumph, Douglas resumed acting and began developing his screen persona. His was a decidedly paradoxical persona: though ruggedly handsome with an honest, emotive face reminiscent of his father's, onscreen Douglas retained an oily quality that was unusual in someone possessing such physical characteristics. He became known for characters that were sensitive yet arrogant and had something of a bad-boy quality. Through the '70s, Douglas appeared in more films, most notably The China Syndrome, which he also produced. In 1984, Douglas teamed with Kathleen Turner to appear in Romancing the Stone, an offbeat romantic adventure in the vein of Indiana Jones. Co-starring old friend Danny De Vito, it was a major box-office hit and revitalized Douglas' acting career, which had started to flag. Turner, Douglas and De Vito re-teamed the following year for an equally entertaining sequel, The Jewel of the Nile. It was in 1987 that Douglas played one of his landmark roles, that of a reprehensible yuppie who pays a terrible price for a moment's weakness with the mentally unbalanced Glenn Close in the runaway hit Fatal Attraction. The performance marked Douglas' entrance into edgier roles, and that same year he played an amoral corporate raider in Oliver Stone's Wall Street, for which he earned his first Oscar as an actor. In 1989, Douglas reunited with Kathleen Turner to appear in Danny De Vito's War of the Roses, one of the darkest ever celluloid glances at marital breakdown. By the end of the decade, Douglas had become one of Hollywood's most in-demand and highly paid stars. Douglas found success exploring the darker realms of his persona in Black Rain (1989) and the notorious Basic Instinct (1992). One of his darkest and most repugnantly intriguing roles came in 1993's Falling Down, in which he played an average Joe driven to cope with his powerlessness through acts of horrible violence. In 1995, Douglas lightened up to play a lonely, widowed president in The American President, and returned to adventure with 1996's box-office bomb The Ghost and the Darkness. In 1997 he appeared in the

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

89% We Have Always Lived in the Castle Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate Actor 2019
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp Hank Pym 2018
67% Animal World Actor 2018
27% Unlocked Eric Lasch 2017
No Score Yet The Reach Actor 2017
No Score Yet Starman Producer 2017
No Score Yet Reykjavik Ronald Reagan 2016
29% The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers Yitzhak Rabin 2015
83% Ant-Man Dr. Hank Pym $138.1M 2015
37% Beyond The Reach Madec Producer $32.6K 2015
18% And So It Goes Oren Little $10.5M 2014
78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Actor $0.2M 2014
46% Last Vegas Billy $51.5M 2013
38% The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers Actor 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra Actor $1.7M 2013
80% Haywire Coblenz $19M 2012
No Score Yet Nuclear Tipping Point Actor 2012
No Score Yet Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... (Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you...) Actor 2011
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Gordon Gekko $52.5M 2010
78% Solitary Man Ben Kalmen $4.4M 2010
27% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Uncle Wayne $55.2M 2009
7% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Mark Hunter 2009
63% King of California Charlie 2007
83% Trumbo Actor $28.6K 2007
60% Fog City Mavericks Actor 2007
75% Dinosaurs Alive! 3D Narrator 2007
20% You, Me and Dupree Mr. Thompson $75.7M 2006
34% The Sentinel Pete Garrison Producer $36.3M 2006
No Score Yet A Father...a Son...Once upon a Time in Hollywood Actor 2005
88% Tell Them Who You Are Actor 2005
78% Overnight Actor 2004
33% The In-Laws Steve Tobias $20.4M 2003
29% It Runs in the Family Alex Gromberg Producer $7.4M 2003
No Score Yet Fighting for Freedom: Revolution & Civil War Narrator 2002
24% Don't Say a Word Nathan $54.3M 2001
33% One Night at McCool's Burmeister Producer $5.7M 2001
No Score Yet In Search of Peace Part One: 1948-1967 Narrator 2001
92% Traffic Robert $123.9M 2000
82% Wonder Boys Grady Tripp 2000
No Score Yet Forever Hollywood Actor 2000
97% One Day in September Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Drivetime Actor 1999
56% A Perfect Murder Steven Taylor 1998
No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker Producer 1997
83% The Rainmaker Producer 1997
73% The Game Nicholas Van Orton 1997
92% Face/Off Executive Producer Producer 1997
51% The Ghost and the Darkness Charles Remington Executive Producer 1996
No Score Yet Maneaters of Tsavo Actor 1996
91% The American President Andrew Shepherd 1995
58% Disclosure Tom Sanders 1994
31% Made in America Producer 1993
74% Falling Down D-Fens 1993
53% Basic Instinct Nick Curran 1992
33% Radio Flyer Producer Executive Producer 1992
44% Shining Through Ed Leland 1992
No Score Yet Hard Promises Producer 1992
48% Flatliners Producer 1990
85% The War of the Roses Oliver Rose 1989
No Score Yet Eyes of an Angel Executive Producer 1989
52% Black Rain Producer Nick Conklin 1989
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Jack Lemmon Actor 1988
78% Wall Street Gordon Gekko 1987
76% Fatal Attraction Dan Gallagher 1987
50% The Jewel of the Nile Jack Colton Producer 1985
40% A Chorus Line Zach 1985
84% Starman Executive Producer Producer 1984
86% Romancing the Stone Producer Jack T. Colton 1984
71% The Star Chamber Producer Superior Court Judge Steven R. Hardin 1983
No Score Yet It's My Turn Ben Lewin 1980
84% The China Syndrome Producer Richard Adams 1979
80% Coma Dr. Mark Bellows 1978
94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Producer 1975
No Score Yet Napoleon and Samantha Danny 1972
No Score Yet When Michael Calls Actor 1972
No Score Yet Summertree Jerry 1971
No Score Yet Adam at 6 A.M. Adam Gaines 1970
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Carl Dixon 1969

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Green Eggs and Ham
2019
Voice
  • 2019
89% The Kominsky Method
2018
Executive Producer Sandy Kominsky
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Grand Prix Driver
2018
Narrator
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2013
No Score Yet Air Disasters
2011
Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Det. Gavin Hatch
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Insp. Steve Keller Director
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mayday
2003
Director

QUOTES FROM Michael Douglas CHARACTERS

Charles Remington
When I was growing up, there was a bully in my hometown. He used to terrorize everybody. But he wasn't the problem. He had a brother who was worse than him. He wasn't the problem, either. One or the other was always in jaiI. Problem was when they were together. Alone they were just bullies,but together... they were lethal.
Charles Remington
When I was growing up, there was a bully in my hometown. He used to terrorize everybody. But he wasn't the problem. He had a brother who was worse than him. He wasn't the problem, either. One or the other was always in jaiI. Problem was when they were together. Alone they were just bullies, but together... they were lethal.
Charles Remington
You went into battle with an unproven rifle?
Charles Remington
We have an expression in prize fighting. "Everyone has a plan until they've been hit." Well my friend, you've just been hit. The getting up is up to you.
Charles Remington
We have an expression in prize fighting. Everyone has a plan until they've been hit. Well my friend, you've just been hit. The getting up is up to you.
Dr. Hank Pym
You're full of shit!
Alex Forrest
Why is it that all the interesting guys are married?
Dan Gallagher
Well, maybe that's why you find them interesting because you can't have them.
Dr. Hank Pym
Second chances don't come around all that often. I suggest you take a really close look at it. This is your chance to earn that look in your daughter's eyes, to become the hero that she already thinks you are.
Hope Van Dyne
Hello Hank.
Dr. Hank Pym
Hope, would it kill you to call me dad for once?
Dr. Hank Pym
Your full of shit, Scott!
Dr. Hank Pym
I believe everyone deserves a shot at redemption.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man
My days of breaking in places and stealing stuff are over. What do you want me to do?
Dr. Hank Pym
I want you to break into a place and steal some stuff.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Naturally.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Makes sense.
Nicholas Van Orton
Greed is good.
D-Fens/William Foster
Just passing though
D-Fens/William Foster
Just passing though.
Charlie
Breaking and entering makes everything taste different---livelier.
Gordon Gekko
You know, Winn, um... human beings, uhh, we got to give them a break. We're all mixed bags.
Nick Conklin
Now I don't know about the box at the club. Coulda been samples, coulda been plates. But you guys got a counterfeiting war going on and you, pal, should talk to your partner before ya go to the suits, okay? So fuck ya very much.
Nick Conklin
What the fuck are you lookin' at?
Gordon Gekko
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Grady Tripp
He said things that lead me to believe this is his car.
Grady Tripp
He said things that led me to believe this is his car.
Terry Crabtree
What things?
Grady Tripp
That's my car motherfucker.
Grady Tripp
"That's my car, motherfucker."
Rich "Whammyburger"
Well, hey I'm sorry
Rich "Whammyburger"
Well, hey I'm sorry.
D-Fens/William Foster
Im sorry too *Pulls out gun*
D-Fens/William Foster
Im sorry too. [pulls out gun]
D-Fens/William Foster
Now everybody eat you all need your Vitamins A's B's C's and D's*Aims gun at ceiling and shoots*
D-Fens/William Foster
Now everybody eat you all need your Vitamins A's B's C's and D's [aims gun at ceiling and shoots]
D-Fens/William Foster
Sorry!Sorry!The Trigger, The trigger its a sensitive trigger...
D-Fens/William Foster
Sorry! Sorry! The Trigger, the trigger, its a sensitive trigger...
Jack Colton
I could've been a cosmetic surgeon. Five hundred thou a year, up to my neck in tits and ass.
Nick Conklin
Ah, so! Me so solly!
Jim Feingold
What are you gonna do, anyway? You won't get your money back.
Nicholas Van Orton
I don't care about money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard.
Steven Taylor
It should appear to be spur of the moment, stupid. I always thought bludgeon has a nice "spur of the moment" sound.
Steven Taylor
It should appear to be spur of the moment, stupid. I always thought bludgeon has a nice 'spur of the moment' sound.
Gordon Gekko
Greed Is Good.
Gordon Gekko
Greed Is good.
Nicholas Van Orton
I'm a very wealthy man. Whatever they're paying, I'll double it.
Coblenz
Now we've got ourselves a real twizzler here.
Gordon Gekko
Money is a bitch that never sleeps.
Gordon Gekko
The Root of all Evil is Speculation
Gordon Gekko
The mother of all evil is speculation.
Gordon Gekko
The most valuable commodity I know of is information.
Oliver Rose
You say it's mine and you can have everything in the house
Oliver Rose
You say it's mine and you can have everything in the house.
Barbara Rose
Ok. It's mine
Barbara Rose
Ok. It's mine.
Oliver Rose
Im going to go piss on the fish
Oliver Rose
Im going to go piss on the fish.
Gordon Gekko
Money never sleeps, pal.
Gordon Gekko
Relationship is like bubble, it's fragile
Gordon Gekko
Relationships are like bubbles. They're fragile.
Nicholas Van Orton
[Nicholas van Orten loses a shoe when climbing a fire-escape ladder] There goes a thousand dollars.
Christine
Your shoes cost a thousand dollars?
Nicholas Van Orton
That one did.
Sydney Ellen Wade
How'd you finally do it?
President Andrew Shepherd
Do what?
Sydney Ellen Wade
Manage to give a woman flowers and be president at the same time.
President Andrew Shepherd
Well it turns out, I've got a rose garden.
Robert Wakefield
If there is a war on drugs, then many of our family members are the enemy. And I don't know how you wage war on your own family.
Robert Wakefield
Look, we need to take down either of these cartels: either Juarez or Tijuana. Not because they're a symbol but... hell, they are a symbol! But because we need to send a message! When Carlos Ayala hires Michael Addler as his legal defense, I send Ben Williams down to San Diego as a prosecutor, why? Because it's a symbol. It's a symbol that we are sending the best! It's a message that we're going after their top guys.
Gordon Gekko
Idealism kills every deal.
Gordon Gekko
The mother of all evil is speculation.
Gordon Gekko
The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge in mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.
Gordon Gekko
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Uncle Wayne
We're ghosts, baby. We're ageless.