Michael Douglas has been a familiar name in theater, television and cinema for more than four decades now. The veteran has stamped his mark on several indie productions, delivering some of the most memorable performances in cinema. As a producer and actor-producer, he has been associated with groundbreaking movies like ‘The China Syndrome’ (1979), ‘Fatal Attraction’ (1987), ‘Romancing the Stone’ (1984), and ‘Traffic’ (2000). Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as the son of actors Diana Douglas and Kirk Douglas, Michael decided to follow the path of his parents when he was a teenager. But his father was against his decision to become an actor. However, little Michael made his acting debut with his father’s movie ‘Cast a Giant Shadow’ in 1966.
Douglas moved to New York after his graduation to pursue a career in acting. He joined the American Place Theater for theatrical training. The actor’s first breakthrough was the cop show ‘Streets of San Francisco’ (1972–77). In 1979, Douglas made his major appearance in a feature film with ‘The China Syndrome.’ He landed his first leading in the 1984 film ‘Romancing the Stone.’ He also established a successful partnership with Danny DeVito and Kathleen Turner. The trio made two more movies, ‘The Jewel of the Nile’ (1985) and ‘The War of the Roses’ (1989), to make a trilogy out of their collaboration.
Douglas’ other major films include ‘Wall Street’ (1987), for which he won an Academy Award, ‘Fatal Attraction’ (1987), ‘Basic Instinct‘ (1992), ‘Wonder Boys, (2000), ‘Behind the Candelabra’ (2013), ‘Last Vegas’ (2013), and ‘Ant-Man‘ (2015) among others. He emerged as an icon of the American machismo with his polished but aggressive demeanor during the ’80s and ’90s. At this point, you might be wondering what is the next Michael Douglas movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Michael Douglas films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Michael Douglas movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
4. Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate (2019)
Netflix’s ‘Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate’ is a homage to NBC’s iconic comedy series, ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.’ Apart from bringing back the original cast member Lily Tomlin, the Netflix series brings an ensemble cast including Michael Douglas, Ruth Buzzi, Billy Crystal, Snoop Dogg, Tiffany Haddish, and Chelsea Handler among others. The one-hour special will dive into the history of ‘Still Laugh-In’ to explore the legacy of the groundbreaking comedy show. The special was filmed before a live audience at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, ‘Laugh-In’ ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on NBC. ‘Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate’ premieres on May 14, 2019, on Netflix.
3. Green Eggs and Ham (TBA)