Douglas made a name for himself, despite the intimidating legacy of SPARTACUS star KIRK - but Zeta-Jones is grateful she entered the industry with no expectations.
She says, "Acting has been great to me. Michael might have a different swipe on it because he had to live up to being the son of Kirk Douglas, but it was a different dynamic for me.
"Nobody knew me, nobody cared. That was what I wanted to do."