Michael Douglas is without a doubt one of the actors who have managed to make history in Hollywood. The star, who is 71 years old now, recently talked about his health and he seemed to be doing quite well. Michael spoke about his cancer diagnosis during the AARP luncheon for the celebration of his career. The star received AARP’s Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer back in 2010. So, there is no wonder that what the actor wanted to share is the fact that it is “good to be alive.” “Once you come out of that end, you have a resurgence, certainly of energy,” Douglas claimed.
The popular actor was accompanied by his famous wife, Catherine Zeta Jones, but also by friends and co-stars Paul Rudd, Glen Close and Zac Posen. Douglas claimed that the most profound work of his career was actually producing the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Douglas also claimed that his success and longevity in the movie business was not given by his ability to pick the best roles, but the one of picking the best film to work on.
“The greatest compliment I could get is that I see your name, and I don’t know what I’m gonna get but it’s going to be good,” Douglas said. Without a doubt, his name has been associated to great movies, so Douglas surely managed to do great.
Michael Douglas also thanked Catherine Zeta Jones for her support. The two have been married for over 14 years. Michael and Catherine separated a couple of years ago, but they found the way to repair their marriage and have been very happy since.
The actor also spoke out against gun violence, in response to the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino. No less than 14 people were killed, while 21 were injured. The actor is actually quite known for his advocacy against gun violence, as he has been talking about this subject for almost 35 year. “It breaks my heart it’s happened in San Bernardino yesterday, in Colorado, and you really wonder where it’s going to end,” Douglas said.