Michael Douglas

1944 - Today

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Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and the AFI Life Achievement Award.The eldest son of Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill, Douglas received his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His early acting roles included film, stage, and television productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Douglas has received more than 22,865,940 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Michael Douglas is the 40th most popular actor (up from 44th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from United States (up from 103rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Actor.

Michael Douglas is most famous for his role as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film Wall Street.

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Among actors, Michael Douglas ranks 40 out of 10,030Before him are James Dean, Debbie Reynolds, Meryl Streep, Claudia Cardinale, Anthony Quinn, and Charles Bronson. After him are Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Roger Moore, Ian McKellen, and Chuck Norris.

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Among people born in 1944, Michael Douglas ranks 2Before him is Danny DeVito. After him are Ban Ki-moon, Gerhard Schröder, George Lucas, Jeff Beck, Barry White, Joe Cocker, Miloš Zeman, Jimmy Page, Rutger Hauer, and Alexander Van der Bellen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Douglas ranks 95 out of 15,968Before him are Rosa Parks (1913), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Meryl Streep (1949), Bill Clinton (1946), Stan Lee (1922), and Charles Bronson (1921). After him are Edwin Hubble (1889), Samuel Morse (1791), Jesse Owens (1913), Jackson Pollock (1912), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Michael Douglas ranks 20Before him are Dustin Hoffman (1937), Patrick Swayze (1952), James Dean (1931), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Meryl Streep (1949), and Charles Bronson (1921). After him are Chuck Norris (1940), Harrison Ford (1942), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Sharon Tate (1943), Steven Seagal (1952), and Steve McQueen (1930).

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