Michael Douglas

  • Golden Globe Awards

Out of the Archives: Michael Douglas on Kathleen Turner

In 1984 Michael Douglas talked to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association about Kathleen Turner, his costar in Romancing the Stone directed by Robert Zemeckis as well as in the sequel Jewel of the Nile (1985) and The War of the Roses (1989) directed by Danny DeVito. “Kathleen was actually suggested by Joe Wizan, president of 20th Century Fox Studios, who had remembered her from The Man With Two Brains.
  • Festivals

Vintage Cannes: 1992 – Verhoeven Stuns the Palais

Considering the frisson that Paul Verhoeven created with his 2021 Cannes entry, the erotic/religious drama Benedetta, it would be appropriate to recall another shock by the Dutch enfant terrible - Basic Instinct, in competition in 1992. The film had already stirred controversy in the US - it had opened in March -, with critics panning the picture -according to Roger Ebert, "just a worthless scrap with the spaces filled in"- and gay activists loudly protesting the movie with signs saying "Hollywood Promotes Anti-Gay Violence".
  • Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globe Moment: Michael Douglas & Gena Rowlands, 1976

On stage at the 33rd Golden Globes, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Saturday, January 24, 1976, producer Michael Douglas accepts a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Drama for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, from presenter Gena Rowlands. His father Kirk Douglas had bought the rights to the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey and produced it in 1963 as a musical play on Broadway, playing the title role that Jack Nicholson would play in the movie version.