About Michael Douglas
Michael Kirk Douglas, or simply Michael Douglas is a talented American actor and producer. He made his movie debut appearing as a jeep driver in 1960s’ production Cast A Giant Shadow. During the following decades Michael has featured in a number of successful movies, including One Flight over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The China Syndrome, Wall Street, Basic Instinct, Wonder Boys, Traffic, Solitary Man and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. For these movies Douglas has received a number of prestigious accolades, including two Oscars and four Golden Globes. As for 2013, Michael Douglas net worth is estimated at $200 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood.
Michael was born in New Jersey, in a family of Diana Love Dill and Kirk Douglas. Both of his parents were successful actors. The older generation knows Dill for such TV shows as General Electric Theatre, Science Fiction Theatre, Flipper, Loving Is a Many Splendored Thing, Roots: The Next Generation and Cold Heaven. Her latest appearance was in the film It Runs In the Family (2013). Kirk Douglas enjoyed even greater professional success.
Michael Douglas net worth started to grow in the early 1970s, when he landed a role in TV show The Streets of San Francisco. For four years in these series Michael has worked alongside his friend and mentor, Karl Malden. In 1975 Douglas debuted as a producer with a movie One Flight Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He received the rights to the novel of the same name from his father, who was a great admirer of Ken Kesey. At first Michael considered saving the main role for himself, but later decided that Jack Nicholson would be a better fit. For this movie Jack later received an Oscar, as the Best Actor. Meanwhile Douglas, as a co-producer, garnered an Academy Award for Best Picture.
By the early 1990s Douglas was a widely respected producer and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. According to IMDB, his performance in Basic Instinct boosted Michael Douglas net worth by $15 million. The period 1997-1998 was particularly profitable for this actor: Douglas received a total of $40 million for movies The Game and A Perfect Murder. What about his personal life? His first wife was a 13-year younger Diandra Luker. In 2000 Michael married a 25-year younger actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. The couple is currently raising two children, Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta.