Michael Douglas

Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won three Golden Globes and two Academy Awards; first 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. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009. He is the eldest of actor Kirk Douglas's four sons. Douglas has been the announcer for NBC Nightly News since 2007. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Douglas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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The Star Chamber (1983)

Steve Hardin, a young judge, must grapple with his conscience as vicious criminals in his court are going free as a result of slick lawyers finding obscure loopholes in the law. Hardin feels utterly powerless until he discovers The Star Chamber, a small group of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

Steve Hardin, a young judge, must grapple with his conscience as vicious criminals in his court are going free as a result of slick lawyers finding obscure loopholes in the law. Hardin feels utterly powerless until he discovers The Star Chamber, a small group of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

After standing in as best man for his longtime friend Carl Petersen, Randy Dupree loses his job, becomes a barfly and attaches himself to the newlywed couple almost permanently -- as their houseguest. But the longer Dupree camps out on their couch, the closer he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Douglas

After standing in as best man for his longtime friend Carl Petersen, Randy Dupree loses his job, becomes a barfly and attaches himself to the newlywed couple almost permanently -- as their houseguest. But the longer Dupree camps out on their couch, the closer he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Douglas

Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard McEveety
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jodie Foster  •  Johnny Whitaker  •  Will Geer

Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard McEveety
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jodie Foster  •  Johnny Whitaker  •  Will Geer

One Day in September (1999)

The full story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God.' The 1972 Munich Olympics were interrupted by Palestinian terrorists taking Israeli athletes hostage. Besides footage taken at the time, we see interviews with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Ankie Spitzer  •  Jamal Al Gashey  •  Gerald Seymour

The full story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God.' The 1972 Munich Olympics were interrupted by Palestinian terrorists taking Israeli athletes hostage. Besides footage taken at the time, we see interviews with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Ankie Spitzer  •  Jamal Al Gashey  •  Gerald Seymour

The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

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Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Teague
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Spiros Focás

Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Teague
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Spiros Focás

The Sentinel (2006)

A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Eva Longoria  •  Martin Donovan

A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Johnson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Eva Longoria  •  Martin Donovan

Solitary Man (2009)

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Koppelman  •  David Levien
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary-Louise Parker

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Koppelman  •  David Levien
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Summertree (1971)

Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Newley
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Jack Warden  •  Barbara Bel Geddes

Jerry, not a member of the 'protest generation' but is instead, an 'All American boy,' is drafted into the Army, just as things begin to go well for him. He decision to flee to Canada sparks off conflict with his parents, ending in the film's conclusion - in Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Newley
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Jack Warden  •  Barbara Bel Geddes

It's My Turn (1980)

A successful but stressed mathematics professor goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son, a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend, between Chicago and New York, and between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claudia Weill
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Michael Douglas  •  Charles Grodin  •  Beverly Garland

A successful but stressed mathematics professor goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son, a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend, between Chicago and New York, and between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claudia Weill
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Michael Douglas  •  Charles Grodin  •  Beverly Garland

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

Supermensch documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Myers  •  Beth Aala
CAST:  Shep Gordon  •  Alice Cooper  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Anne Murray

Supermensch documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Myers  •  Beth Aala
CAST:  Shep Gordon  •  Alice Cooper  •  Sylvester Stallone  •  Anne Murray

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013)

Based on the best-selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Trank
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Michael Douglas  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Christoph Waltz

Based on the best-selling book by Ambassador Yehuda Avner, The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers takes the audience inside the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Trank
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Michael Douglas  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Christoph Waltz

And So It Goes (2014)

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A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Diane Keaton  •  Sterling Jerins  •  Paloma Guzmán

A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Diane Keaton  •  Sterling Jerins  •  Paloma Guzmán

Beyond the Reach (2014)

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A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Ronny Cox  •  Hanna Mangan Lawrence

A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Ronny Cox  •  Hanna Mangan Lawrence

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Meryl Streep

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Meryl Streep

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Matt Damon  •  Rob Lowe  •  Dan Aykroyd

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Matt Damon  •  Rob Lowe  •  Dan Aykroyd

The Streets of the Invisibles (2011)

Mike Stone (Karl Malden) and Steve Keller (Michael Douglas) are back on today's streets to catch a homicidal maniac who should have been incarcerated thirty years ago. The famous police drama of the 70s in today's Google Street View. A found footage movie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Remo Rauscher
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Michael Douglas

Mike Stone (Karl Malden) and Steve Keller (Michael Douglas) are back on today's streets to catch a homicidal maniac who should have been incarcerated thirty years ago. The famous police drama of the 70s in today's Google Street View. A found footage movie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Remo Rauscher
CAST:  Karl Malden  •  Michael Douglas

Wonder Boys (2000)

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Frances McDormand  •  Katie Holmes

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Frances McDormand  •  Katie Holmes

Last Vegas (2013)

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Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Douglas  •  Kevin Kline

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Douglas  •  Kevin Kline
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