Some of Michael Douglas' top movies as an actor are "Basic Instinct," "Fatal Attraction" and "Traffic," based on worldwide box office totals, as reported by Box Office Mojo in February 2015. Other top movies include "Romancing the Stone," "Disclosure" and "The American President." The movies in Douglas' top 25 do vary, however, based on how the movies are ranked.
Acting roles for which Douglas received critical acclaim include the character of Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street," and the portrayal of Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra." The former earned him the Best Actor Academy Award in 1987, and he received a Lead Actor Emmy Award in 2013 for the latter. Additional performances of his that received awards or nominations include his work in "Traffic," "Wonder Boys" and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Douglas has also produced films such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which won the Best Picture Academy Award in 1975, along with BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2009.