Michael Douglas receives lifetime achievement award

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones with Kirk & Anne Douglas at the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award GalaMichael Douglas, 64, received the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony last week. Guests included Douglas’ father, Kirk Douglas, Jack Nicholson, Tobey Maguire, Benicio del Toro, Sharon Stone, Martin Sheen, Jane Seymour and Oliver Stone, according to E! Online. “I’ve had so many of my high moments and so many of my fine moments with you,” Nicholson said of working with Douglas. Douglas’s wife Catherine Zeta-Jones performed the song ‘One’ from his 1985 movie A Chorus Line. Douglas played a starring role in his first movie at age 23 in Hail Hero! (1969). Previous awards include two Academy Awards, a SAG Award and two Golden Globes.

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  1. Nancy • June 15, 2009 @ 1:09 PM

    Good for you, Michael!

  2. mandee • June 15, 2009 @ 2:00 PM

    congrats! i really like his acting. and jack nicholasons!

  3. Jo-Anne • June 15, 2009 @ 2:15 PM

    really enjoy his work too, loved Wonder Boys, Traffic, Falling Down, Wall Street, China Syndrome, One Flew…so so many to mention, what a distinguished wonderful career he’s had. Aside…he was so funny in Will & Grace episode, that was a riot!

  4. Nancy • June 15, 2009 @ 11:28 PM

    Loved Michael Douglas in ‘The Game’ and loved Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’. Awesome movies!

  5. Carol • June 17, 2009 @ 6:33 PM

    I love Jack Nicholson in everything. Michael douglas and Demi Moore, they were a great acting combo.

  6. demigod • June 17, 2009 @ 10:57 PM

    Carol on June 17, 2009 6:33 PM

    Actually Michael/Demi were seriously panned for their performances in that one (Discloseure?). Have to admit, the notion of a man being sexually harrassed in the workplace by a woman, and playing the helpless victim was downright laughable 🙂

  7. demigod • June 17, 2009 @ 10:58 PM


  8. Carol • June 18, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

    I thought it was good, Hollywood came up with a unique idea for a movie, they seem to have trouble with that sometimes.
    So, I guess you would enjoy being sexually harrassed by a women? bet it doesn’t happen often, if at all…lol

  9. lily • June 18, 2009 @ 9:59 PM

    This is one we’ll have to disagree on, tg. I liked that movie even though most people did seem to think it was a joke. I thought Michael played his role very convincingly (he’s one of my faves). I think its just too hard to picture harrassment of males because we don’t hear about it often, but I bet it happens. No reason powerful women wouldn’t sometimes abuse their control over employees just like men do, don’t you think?

  10. demigod • June 19, 2009 @ 1:43 AM

    Carol on June 18, 2009 8:07 PM
    The movie is based on a Michael Crichton novel.

    lily on June 18, 2009 9:59 PM
    I never said I didn’t like the movie 🙂
    I was only talking about the notion. I don’t always agree with critics.

  11. Jo-Anne • June 19, 2009 @ 9:48 AM

    Glad I didn’t pay to see Disclosure…it was pathetic…

    however I am not a Demi fan, think her a very poor actress…

  12. tributegirl • June 19, 2009 @ 6:19 PM

    lily on June 18, 2009 9:59 PM
    haha, lily, I think you meant dg, not tg, I hadn’t even commented on this article!

  13. lily • June 19, 2009 @ 9:28 PM

    omg what a mistake! Sorry demigod and tributegirl cause for some reason I misread that signature! Anyway, now I know why I liked it so much since Crichton is an author I really like, so thanks for the info DG! And sorry, I don’t really know what you mean by disliking “the notion”: you don’t think men can get harassed by women?

  14. tributegirl • June 20, 2009 @ 9:36 AM

    LOL lily, no problem, I can see how easily that could happen! After all, demigod is darn near as smart as me! 😉

  15. demigod • June 20, 2009 @ 11:16 AM

    lily on June 19, 2009 9:28 PM

    I never said I dislike the notion (idea). I just thought that it was laughable 🙂 And that scene in her office when she had him ‘cornered’ with her sexual advances, and him sayin’ no, no,no! haha sorry, not believable. He was no victim. This just doesn’t happen either 🙂

  16. demigod • June 20, 2009 @ 11:18 AM

    tributegirl on June 20, 2009 9:36 AM

    I try 😉

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