Forget the accolades, thhe biggest moment of Michael Douglas' stellar acting career was meeting his wife, Catherine Zeta Jones.
The 71-year-old is a double Academy Award winner with a string of iconic roles in classic movies including Wall Street and Fatal Attraction under his belt, but nothing can top the moment he met his spouse.
"Right now, it would probably be the Deauville Film Festival in 1999 when I met Catherine," he replied when asked by Entertainment Tonight for his career highlight. "That was the best memory I got."
The star married the Welsh actress a year later in November, 2000 and they quickly became parents to son Dylan, 15, and Carys, 12.
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Douglas was given a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards on Monday.
Coming just a day after some onlookers spotted Douglas, 71, at the Super Bowl in Santa Clara looking somewhat frail, Douglas and Zeta-Jones attended the 15th annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards. He said that his marriage was going strong once more, after he and his wife briefly separated back in 2013.
“I think it's just moment to moment,” the Hollywood heavyweight told reporters. “Catherine reminds me, I like to say sometimes, we all make more efforts to strangers than we do to the people closest to us.”
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Michael Douglas - AARP's 15th Annual Movies for GrownUps Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016
The 46-year-old credits exercise for keeping her looking so youthful.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has denied ever having plastic surgery, despite constant rumours of her going under the knife. Speaking to Good Housekeeping magazine, Zeta-Jones admitted that she wouldn't rule out plastic surgery in the future and doesn't judge those who have made the decision.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has denied ever having plastic surgery.
When asked if there was pressure in Hollywood to stay looking young, Zeta-Jones said: “You don't have to be a beauty queen to be an actress, the roles that are coming my way are different and more interesting.”
Catherine Zeta-jones Is Urging Unhappy Married Couples To Spend Time Working Through Their Problems Instead Of Rushing Into Divorce.
The Welsh actress split from her movie star husband Michael Douglas, the father of her two children, in 2013, but they stayed close during the separation and they were eventually able to reconcile and move forward with their marriage.
They celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary in November (15), and Catherine is convinced other couples should learn from their example.
"You've got to keep the home fires burning. It's a long road and I think people today are so quick to throw in the towel," she tells Britain's Good Housekeeping magazine. "You have to give it your best shot and not give up when the first problem arises."
Continue reading: Catherine Zeta-jones: 'Couples Are Too Quick To Divorce'
Catherine Zeta-jones Makes Michael Douglas "Drop His Pants" When He "Ducks A Shot" Playing Golf Together.
The 46-year-old actress has been married to Michael for just over 15 years and, following a brief split in 2013, the pair are happier than ever. Opening up about their relationship, Catherine admits it's in fact her who wears the trousers in their romance - particularly on the golf course.
"I’m pretty good, better than him and we have a bet that if he ducks a shot he has to drop his pants," Catherine laughed on an episode of The Graham Norton Show, which will be aired on Friday night (29Jan16).
"It’s not just my husband, it’s any man I play. There has been an issue with paparazzi so I make him go into the bushes. A deal is a deal."
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A Representative For Michael Douglas Has Assured Fans The Hollywood Veteran Is Healthy After A Report Suggested The Actor's Cancer Has Returned And He Has Only Three Months To Live.
Editors at U.S. magazine National Enquirer ran a piece suggesting the Wall Street star's illness had come back, five years after he was given the all-clear following treatment for tongue cancer.
However, the report, headlined '3 Months to Live!', was incorrect, according to Douglas' rep Allen Burry, and the star was simply seen attending a famous cancer treatment centre in New York City for a six-month check-up.
Burry tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He has five years clear. That means it's not going to come back in the head and neck world."
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Movie Star Father And Son Kirk And Michael Douglas' Dances With Death In Recent Years Have Made Both Stars Better Men, According To The Basic Instinct Star.
Michael battled cancer in 2010 and his dad suffered a stroke, and now both guys are cherishing the time they have left with renewed purpose.
Douglas junior admits his throat cancer scare really made him take a long, hard look at life and the way he was living it.
"It’s been five years, and I feel really good, but you have a new appreciation," he told AARP The Magazine. "I'm more motivated, more responsible. My younger kids could be my grandchildren. I want to be here a while."
Michael Douglas Is To Be Honoured In France With A Prize At The Country's Version Of The Oscars.
The acting veteran will receive an honorary Cesar award at the 2016 ceremony in Paris, France next month (Feb16) to toast his achievements in Hollywood over the years.
"He manages to embody an impressive variety of characters," declares Alain Terzian, president of the movie body behind the Cesar Awards. "His unique background in American cinema makes him an absolute star, and he has become a legend in his lifetime."
Douglas follows in the footsteps of previous recipients including Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Costner, Harrison Ford, and Dustin Hoffman.
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Michael Douglas , Catherine Zeta-‐Jones - Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Atrium and Ertegun Hall of Fame grand reopening - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 17th December 2015
Michael Douglas Was Supported By Celebrity Friends Including His Fatal Attraction Co-star Glenn Close At A Luncheon Celebrating His Latest Lifetime Achievement Prize.
The Hollywood veteran is set to receive the Career Achievement Award at the 15th annual AARP Magazine Movies For Grownups Gala in Los Angeles on 8 February (16).
Michael's prize was toasted during a luncheon held by officials at the AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons,
at New York restaurant Le Bernardin on Thursday (03Dec15).
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They've had their hurdles, but there's nothing these guys can't overcome.
One of Hollywood's most well-known couples, Catherine Zeta-Jones marriage to Michael Douglas has certainly withstood the test of time, and it's today that the couple can say that they're celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss - though it hasn't exactly been without its pitfalls.
Catherine Zeta-Jones And Michael Douglas celebrate 15 years of marriage
46-year-old Jones married Douglas, who is exactly 25 years her senior since they share a birthday, this very day (November 18th) in 2000 in a ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. It came as soon as Douglas' divorce from Diandra Luker was finalised and since then, the couple have been virtually inseparable - that was until news broke in 2013 that they had separated for a few months.
Michael Douglas , Catherine Zeta-Jones - 2015 US Open Tennis - Women's Final against Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Billy Jean King National Tennis Center - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas , Dylan Douglas - Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas with their son Dylan at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th August 2015
Date of birth
25th September, 1944