- Birthday25th Sep, 44
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
- I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
- I've always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.
- It's difficult for me to meet women because my crowd is much older. I know that for some of the young women I do meet, a relationship with me can be envisioned as a benefit to their career.
- Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.
Did you know?
- His performance as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" is ranked #25 on Premiere Magazines 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
- He was inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
- His portrayal of Liberace resulted in him receiving the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
- He received an Academy Award as Best Actor as tycoon Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stones Wall Street.
- . He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of 1975s Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, and an Emmy Award in 2013 for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra.
Family & relationships
Michael Douglas purchased a massive country mansion on October 2010. The actor’s decision to acquire the sprawling property was motivated by his desire to move into a quiet home in order to recover from a grueling cancer treatment procedure. The home now serves as the permanent residence for Douglas and his actress wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. The property was constructed during the 1930’s decade. Reportedly the “Basic Instinct” star paid around $5.25 million to acquire the estate.
Location: Douglas’s new home is situated in the Westchester area of New York State near the small town of Bedford.
Accommodation: The estate is spread over a vast landscaped ground measured at 5.7 acres. The main home offers approximately 6300 square feet of living space and comes with five bedrooms, living area, library, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room and five bathrooms. A tree lined driveway leads to a three car outdoor garage.
Features: The colonial architectural design of the actor’s new home radiates a generous amount of old world charm. The estate has been gracefully decorated with well-maintained gardens and immaculately manicured lawns and contains a horse stable, a large swimming pool, pond and a guesthouse.
Douglas has completely remodeled the kitchen of the home and designed it in a gourmet style fashion and equipped it with shaker style cabinetry. The interiors bear a classy look due to the hardwood flooring lining most of the rooms and a fireplace equipped living area.
Neighborhood: Douglas counts former US President Bill Clinton as his neighbor.
Michael Douglas owns a villa in Bermuda. The actor purchased the home in the year 2001 after shelling out a reported price of $2.5 million. Douglas’s villa has a rich history since it was constructed almost 190 years back and radiates a typical Bermudian charm. The house serves as a beach holiday home for the actor and his wife, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones whenever they feel the need to take a break from their hectic work life. The interiors of the villa have been extensively remodeled by the couple after they moved in. Renowned interior decorator Stephen Ryan was hired to carry out the modifications to reflect the couple’s tastes.
Location: Michael’s villa is situated in the city of Hamilton, the Bermudian capital.
Accommodation: The villa is situated in the middle of a 2.2 acre wide estate. The main home possesses five bedrooms, living room, dining area, guest room, kitchen and three bathrooms. The villa offers fantastic views of Hamilton Harbor.
Features: The villa is enclosed by a beautiful tree lined garden. The estate contains a palm tree lined swimming pool, a pool house fitted with a bath and shower and a terracotta tile lined patio. The most striking feature of the main home is its lovely English styled décor. Expensive antique furniture adorns most of the rooms which have been lined with cedar wood flooring. The living room has been tastefully decorated with bronze lanterns and Mulberry drapes.
Fireplace in the living hall
Beautiful entrance gate
The dining area
The living hall
The master bedroom
Michael Douglas co-owns a home near the sea coast at Swansea along with his wife, Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones. The lavish home was built in the year 2003 for an estimated cost of $1.7 million and Zeta Jones funded the lion’s share of the construction cost. The home is situated just a few yards away from the family home of the actor’s wife. A Welsh based architect’s firm designed the interiors of the home as per the requirements of the Hollywood couple whose decision to acquire the property was driven by Catherine’s twin desires to own a mansion near her home town and to be near to her parent’s villa. The house serves as a relaxation gateway for the star duo and their children whenever they want to take a break from their hectic schedule in America.
Location: Douglas’s mansion is situated at the fishing village of Mumbles just a few kilometers away from the city of Swansea in Wales, United Kingdom.
Accommodation: Douglas’s Welsh estate covers a total area of 0.4 acres. The main home is spread over two levels and comes equipped with four bedrooms, living room, dining area, a massive family room, a kitchen fitted with many top of the line electronic cooking appliances and five bathrooms. There is also a well-stocked library containing an impressive collection of books and journals. The home offers fantastic views of the Welsh coastline.
Features: The outdoor area of Michael’s estate has a beautifully manicured lawn. The house itself contains a state of the art fitness center, a powerful climate control system and a home theater system.
Neighborhood: Famous comedian Rob Brydon owns a home near the actor’s residence.
Michael Douglas have a keen interest in non other than the game of Rich celebs, Golf. He has been spotted number of times playing this amazing game with his beautiful wife, Catherina Zeta Jones.
Basic Instinct star Michael Douglas was recently spotted driving a white colored Toyota Prius through the streets of New York City. The Hollywood celebrity seems to have a strong concern for safeguarding the environment, so he owned a Toyota Prius that is a Green car that runs on solar battery cells. The five-seater hatchback does have a king sized appearance, and it looks very similar to a smaller size SUV. However, the car offers promising performance with fuel economy rate of 44 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. The car is fitted with a 1.8L I4 engine featuring CVT transmission and total power output of 134hp. The car interior features all the modern amenities like heated auto-adjustable seats, brighter instrumental panel display, climate controllable AC and Bluetooth enabled Stereo CD system. Base price of this vehicle is $36,692.
Recently, Michael Douglas and his super sexy wife Catherine Zeta Jones drove in a black Range Rover to attend the premier of Zero Dark Thirty in Los Angeles. This grand sized car is often considered to be the kind of road because of look and appearance. At a base price around $99,950, the car is probably one of the most lavish road vehicles to hit the streets.The engine can be described as supercharged & intercooled DOHC 32V, 5.0-liter V8 with top power generation of 510 hp and maximum toque achievable is 461 lb-ft. The car features 8 speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode and can reach a top speed around 140 mph.
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Michael Douglas has been a strong supported for Elton John AIDS Foundation since its launch at United States in the year 1992. This NGO was launched by Sir Elton John as a necessary support organization for AIDS awareness and preventive measurement programs. The NGO has been successful in raising no less than $225 million for several AIDS related awareness programs held all over the globe since inception.Michael Douglas, the popular movie celebrity from Hollywood donated $3 million to this organization last summer.
Dream Foundation was formed in 1993 with one strong objective: to provide support to individuals and their families who are battling strong terminal diseases. Notable Hollywood actor Michael Douglas has been a strong supporter of this organization. The Hollywood celebrity has appeared in many of the awareness ad campaigns of this organization.