- Michael Kirk Douglas
- New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
- September 25, 1944
Michael Douglas is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. Although he made his film debut in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966), his breakthrough role was on the TV series The Streets of San Francisco (1972) opposite screen veteran Karl Malden. In the 1980s Michael tried his hand at comedies, the most successful being Lov na zeleni dijamant (1984), its sequel The Jewel of the Nile (1985), and The War of the Roses (1989). He starred in Basic Instinct (1992), a thriller, heavy on sex and violence, that was a worldwide hit. Having played a similar role in Fatal Attraction (1987), it did indeed appear that he was being typecast in "man against woman" type roles, and pictures like Disclosure (1994) did nothing to dissuade that opinion. He finally tried to break away from this image with The American President (1995) and The Ghost and the Darkness (1996).