One of Michael Douglas' most famous film roles was as Gordon Gekko, the lead character of "Wall Street." Douglas' other well-known roles include Dan Gallagher in "Fatal Attraction" and Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra."
For his role as Gordon Gekko, a corporate raider in "Wall Street," Douglas received an Academy Award for Best Actor. His character's line, "Greed is good," became a popular quote. He also played the role of Gekko in the 2010 sequel, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
In 1988, Glenn Close stalked Douglas' character in "Fatal Attraction." Douglas played a married man who had an affair with Close's character.
Douglas has starred in other films, including "The China Syndrome," "Romancing the Stone" and "Basic Instinct." He also had roles in "Disclosure," "The American President," "Traffic" and "Wonder Boys." He got his start as an actor in television and starred in the television show, "The Streets of San Francisco," from 1972 to 1976.
In the 2000s, Douglas returned to television. He played the role of Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra." For this role, Douglas won Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards. In addition to his film roles, Douglas was the announcer for the "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" from 2007 to 2015.