Michael Douglas - Michael Douglas' druggy university days
Michael Douglas ''did a lot of drugs'' when he went to university and insists he ''wasn't studying anything'' while he was there.
Michael Douglas ''did a lot of drugs'' when he went to university.
The 'Wall Street 2' actor became ''a hippy'' when he enrolled in the University of California, Santa Barbara, and spent his time taking psychedelic drugs and hanging out with beautiful girls rather than taking his studies seriously.
He told GQ magazine: ''I wasn't studying anything. Nothing. We did a lot of drugs, it was a magical time. I lived in a sort of commune. We rented a little A-frame house, three of us. We all swam naked, smoked a lot of weed, got high. We had wine stops and festivals. It was a crazy, beautiful time.''
In his third year, Michael majored in studying theatre, and even though he eventually went on to become one of Hollywood's top stars, his first performance were terrible, which pleased his father, actor Kirk Douglas.
He added: ''Even then I had no burning desire to be an actor. I was a terrible actor. I used to get terrible stage fright. My father came to see me in my first ever production on stage, 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Afterward he said, 'Son you were terrible!' And in his heart I knew he was relieved because he didn't have to worry about me becoming an actor.''