What Are Some Biographical Facts About Michael Douglas?


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Some biographical facts about Michael Douglas are that he appeared in two films with his father and has been diagnosed with tongue cancer. Some other facts include that he has won two Academy Awards and one Primetime Emmy Award. Douglas has also produced some films, including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Face/Off.”

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“Cast a Giant Shadow” and “It Runs in the Family” are the two movies where he appeared with his father, Kirk Douglas. “It Runs in the Family” also stars his mother, Diana, and a son named Cameron.

In 2010, Douglas became diagnosed with throat cancer and began eight weeks of chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor. Douglas told reporters he was feeling very optimistic about his prognosis, and doctors expected him to make a full recovery. The following year, Douglas announced on the “Today Show” that he no longer had the cancerous tumor. In 2013, Douglas revealed in an interview with Samuel L. Jackson that he had actually been diagnosed with tongue cancer, not throat cancer, in 2010.

Michael Douglas is an American actor commonly known for his roles in “Wonder Boys” and “Streets of San Francisco.” As of 2015 Douglas, is active in promoting human rights by working as a United Nations messenger of peace.

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