Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday: Michael Douglas!

Douglas began his film career in the late 60's and early 70's performing in the film Hail, Hero! and Summertree. He is best known for his role in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976, where he starred alongside Karl Malden.

In 1975, Douglas received from his father, Kirk Douglas, the rights to the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Michael produced the film with Saul Zaentz. The lead role went to a young Jack Nicholson, who ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Actor.  Douglas won the Award for Best Picture for producing it.

After leaving Streets of San Francisco in 1976, Douglas performed in the film, Coma(1978) and Running(1979). In 1979, he also starred in The China Syndrome, a  film co-starring Jane Fonda about a disaster at a nuclear power plant.


  1. Hi Dawn. I have been reading several reviews saying that the new Wall Street movie is better than the first. Perhaps he will win another Oscar?

  2. HI Dawn! I always liked Michael Douglas' performance in The China Syndrome, and of course the great Jack Lemmon, who carried that movie with his great acting. Like Tom, I'm really interested to see the new Wall Street movie. And just woman to woman, don't you wish women would be considered sexy when we have gray hair and wrinkles?

  3. Hey Tom, I can not wait to see the new movie, Wall Street. I hope he does win another Oscar. That would be awesome!!

    Hey Becky, I really enjoyed the film, China Syndrome. I think I have it in my DVD movie collection. I'm a huge Jack Lemmon fan. I do not think he can give a bad performance. LOL.. I vote "no" to gray hair and wrinkles for girls ;)


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