Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Acting on Instinct

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the life of the celebrated actor, from the highs and lows of his personal life to his successes in the motion picture industry.

Fully updated biography of the global superstar recently diagnosed with advanced throat cancer

Independent Publishing Group
The life story of the Academy Award-winning actor, from Streets of San Francisco to cancer survivor
Michael Douglas is a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faceshere is his compelling and remarkable story. It details how, in the shadow of his father Kirk's overpowering fame, Douglas forged a career for himself and became recognized in his own right as an award-winning actor and producer. The toll fame has taken on Michael's personal life is also discussed—his struggles with sexual addiction, his treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency, the breakup of his first marriage, and his eldest son's 2010 sentencing to five years in prison for drug dealing. Yet, despite a rocky road, Michael has found happiness later in life. His marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones is also discussed, a marriage that meant a second shot at fatherhood and gave him strength following a devastating diagnosis of advanced throat cancer at the age of 65.

Publisher: London : Headline, c2011
Edition: Rev. ed
Description: 426 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780755362554
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 Dou


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Nov 24, 2017

Why-oh-Why-oh-Why-oh-Why are these guys always-always-always alcoholics??? Eh? Why!!??

Now 50 years in the business - Michael Douglas is, without question, definitely one actor whose enduring popularity I have never, ever understood at all. Never.

I see Douglas as being nothing but a typical Hollywood brat. And I think I rightfully rank him as being one of the most pretentious, zero-charisma actors of all time.

You can be sure - Had his father not been veteran actor, Kirk Douglas - Michael's early road to Hollywood fame and fortune (along with his red-carpet royalty privileges) would have never, ever been so readily fast-tracked and so generously paved with gold. No way, Jose.

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