Michael Douglas: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

Mel Marcelo via flickr.com
Mel Marcelo via flickr.com

Michael Douglas has been in the limelight for decades now and has been part of a multitude of honorable films including Wall Street and The Rainmaker. There’s loads to learn about this actor that many people don’t know, and here are some of those things. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: He’s Got a New Knee

One of the surgeries that Michael Douglas has had to get is knee replacement surgery, which he did so he could stay vital. Get got the surgery about eight years ago.

Number Fourteen: Michael Douglas Is a United Nations Messenger of Peace

Something which is quite cool about this actor is the fact that he cares about the world. His focus as a UN Messenger of Peace is to bring more attention to nuclear disarmament and human rights.

Number Thirteen: He Was DeVito’s Roommate

When Michael Douglas was first beginning his acting career, he roomed with Danny Devito in order to save on cash. Seeing how both of their career’s turned out, this was a pretty good idea.

Number Twelve: He Shares a Birthday With his Wife

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been married to Michael Douglas for more than 10 years. Funnily enough, the two of them share the same birthday: September 25th.

Number Eleven: He Was in a Really Bad Accident

Still relatively early on in his career, Michael Douglas got into a really bad accident from when he went skiing. The time it took for him to heal made sure that he wouldn’t be working on any set for three years. That must have been tough.

Number Ten: He’s Anti-Guns

Everyone was upset at John Lennon’s death, including Michael Douglas. As a result, the man has been active in handgun control to ensure that less of these tragedies happen.

Number Nine: He Has Homes in Two Different Places

Michael Douglas has been successful in his lifetime. With the income he’s earned over the years, he manages to have two properties in which he lives: one in Bermuda and the other in New York City. There’s a lot more to this successful actor than many people know. Stay tuned for the next part of the article, which is coming soon!