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14 Rare Photos That Prove Michael Douglas Has Always Been Meant for the Big Screen

See the handsome actor in his early years in Hollywood!


Out of all the Hollywood power couples (and we know there are plenty to choose from), few are as widely beloved and cherished as Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The talented pair has been married for nearly 20 years, and they’ve given birth to two beautiful children who are poised to follow in their parents’ footsteps to stardom. Of course, we’d have to admit that we’ve been fans of Michael Douglas long before he crossed paths with his gorgeous wife. The amazingly versatile actor has been in the business practically since he was a child — which makes sense when you consider that his father is none other than film legend Kirk Douglas, who sadly passed away in 2020.

Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas, 1950
Kirk Douglas and Michael Douglas, 1950

From TV roles to the big screen, Michael Douglas has been part of some of the best entertainment of the last half century, and not always in front of the camera. Besides starring in modern classics such as Wall Street, Romancing the Stone and Basic Instinct, Michael has produced scores of well-received projects, with his biggest accomplishment being One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Continuing the legacy

Though Michael had a major role in 2018’s superhero blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp, he’s said that he’d like to step away from his busy career to focus more on his family. “My career was the most important thing in my life, followed by marriage and children,” he said in an interview with AARP magazine. “And it’s completely reversed now. I never anticipated starting a family and the joy of raising kids at my age.”

Carys Zeta Douglas, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 2023
Carys Zeta Douglas, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 2023

While we’re happy to know the famous actor is spending more time with his kids, we do feel somewhat nostalgic for the days when Michael Douglas was lighting up our screens. If you’re as big a fan of Michael Douglas as we are, scroll down and take a trip down memory lane to the time when this silver-haired son of Hollywood royalty was rising up the ranks as one of the world’s most popular dreamboats. (See 17 more of our favorite silver fox men here!)

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