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Michael Douglas

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

Born: September 25, 1944 (69)

Growing up with an established screen legend for a father, Michael Douglas seemed almost destined for a career in film. His first taste of success came when he won an Oscar for his role as a producer in 1975's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, before he stepped in front of the camera with a career-making part in Romancing The Stone. In 1987, Douglas worked to cement his status as a Hollywood leading man after he landed an iconic role in affair thriller Fatal Attraction and turned in an Academy Award-winning performance as Wall Street sleazeball Gordon Gekko. In 2000 - the same year as his divorce from his wife of 23 years - Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones in one of the most lavish and widely talked-about celebrity weddings of all time. In August 2010, it was announced that Douglas had been diagnosed with throat cancer for which he will undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
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