Michael Douglas was roommates with which one of these stars?
a. Liam Neeson
b. Tom Cruise
c. John Travolta
d. Danny DeVito
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With over thirty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas is one of the most successful actor/producers in Hollywood. Starting as an actor right out of college, Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Since then, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns such as "The China Syndrome", "Wall Street" and "Traffic" as well as being involved with some of the most popular films of the 80's and 90's such as "Romancing the Stone", "Fatal Attraction" and "Basic Instinct".
The son of Kirk and Diana Douglas, Michael spent his summers with his Academy Award winning father on movie sets. After receiving his B.A. degree from the University of California in 1968, Douglas moved to New York City to continue his dramatic training and appeared in small productions until his first big break in the 1969 CBS Playhouse production of "The Experiment" as a free-spirited scientist. Douglas' convincing portrayal won him the leading role in "Hail, Hero!" and then he continued to land roles in "Adam at 6 A.M" and "Napoleon and Samantha".
The TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" was next for Douglas and this is where he learned most about television production and directing. "The Streets of San Francisco" became one of ABC's highest-rated prime-time programs in the mid-1970s and earned Douglas three successive Emmy Award nominations.
From the early '70s to 2000 Michael Douglas sustained an impressive career path and went on to perform in and/or produce such hits such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" which won 5 Academy Awards, "The China Syndrome", "Fatal Attraction", "Wall Street" which earned Douglas his Best Actor Academy Award, "Basic Instinct", "The American President", "Rainmaker", "Face/Off" and many more.
2000 was a milestone year for Douglas. He starred in "Wonder Boys" and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Film award for his performance as well as played the role of Robert Wakefield in the much acclaimed "Traffic" which won 4 Academy Awards that year.
Recently Douglas filmed "The Sentinel", a political thriller, and was seen in the popular summer '06 comedy "You, Me and Dupree". His latest project "The King of California" opens Sept. 14th and has created buzz with its great reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
This morning, in an in-depth exclusive interview, Michael Douglas visits with host Lynn Hoffman to give his insight on his multi-faceted career from growing up with Hollywood royalty to winning the Academy Award to how he chooses his film roles today.