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Son of legendary star Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas was born Sept. 25, 1944, in New Brunswick, N.J. Despite his dad discouraging him from becoming an actor, Douglas launched his career on the TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" (1972-76).

As producer of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Douglas won the Best Picture Oscar. After memorable turns in The China Syndrome (1979) and Romancing the Stone (1984), he starred in a string of movies dealing with controversial topics, beginning with 1987's Fatal Attraction. His performance as corrupt tycoon Gordon Gekko in Wall Street brought him his first Oscar for acting later that year.

Douglas continued his streak of playing antiheroes in films such as Falling Down (1993) and in 2000 garnered acclaim portraying compromised men of power in Wonder Boys and Traffic. Reprising his Gekko character in a supporting role, Douglas earned a Golden Globe nod in 2010 for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Michael Douglas in Ant-Man

Ant-Man

2015 PG-13

Fresh out of prison and looking for a new start, master thief Scott Lang is approached by Dr. Pym, creator of a technology that can shrink a man to insect size and boost strength. Together the duo must protect the discovery while saving the world.

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  • Michael Douglas in Haywire Haywire
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