awards & nominations

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Michael Douglas as "Liberace"

World-famous pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) takes much-younger Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) as a lover, but the relationship deteriorates when Liberace takes other bedmates and Thorson becomes addicted to drugs.

Emmy (Primetime) (2013)WonOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2013)WonBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)WonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Michael Douglas as "Gordon Gekko"

Following a long prison term for insider trading, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Ostensibly hoping to repair his broken relationship with his daughter, Gekko forges an alliance with her fiance, Jake (Shia LaBeouf). Although Jake comes to view Gordon as a father figure, he learns the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

Golden Globe (2010)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Traffic (2000)

Michael Douglas as "Robert Wakefield"

A contemporary thriller set in the world of drug trafficking. Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Wonder Boys (2000)

Michael Douglas as "Grady Tripp"

Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2000)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The American President (1995)

Michael Douglas as "President Andrew Shepherd"

With the end of his first term in sight, widowed U.S. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) knows that overwhelming public support will guarantee his re-election. But when he falls in love with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), Shepherd's supporters question the relationship, and his approval ratings drop. As a rival presidential candidate goes on the attack, Shepherd must choose between his political career and his love for Sydney.

Golden Globe (1995)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The War of the Roses (1989)

Michael Douglas as "Oliver Rose"

After 17 years of marriage, Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas) want out. The trouble is, neither one wants to part with their opulent home. So begins a long war between husband and wife, reaching farcical heights that leave much of the house -- not to mention their lives -- in shambles. The couple's children (Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield) watch in horror while lawyer Gavin D'Amato (Danny DeVito) tries his best to stem the bloodshed.

Golden Globe (1989)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Michael Douglas as "Dan Gallagher"

For Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), life is good. He is on the rise at his New York law firm, is happily married to his wife, Beth (Anne Archer), and has a loving daughter. But, after a casual fling with a sultry book editor named Alex (Glenn Close), everything changes. Jilted by Dan, Alex becomes unstable, her behavior escalating from aggressive pursuit to obsessive stalking. Dan realizes that his main problem is not hiding his affair, but rather saving himself and his family.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)NominatedActor in a Leading Role

Wall Street (1987)

Michael Douglas as "Gordon Gekko"

On the Wall Street of the 1980s, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a stockbroker full of ambition, doing whatever he can to make his way to the top. Admiring the power of the unsparing corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), Fox entices Gekko into mentoring him by providing insider trading. As Fox becomes embroiled in greed and underhanded schemes, his decisions eventually threaten the livelihood of his scrupulous father (Martin Sheen). Faced with this dilemma, Fox questions his loyalties.

Academy Award (1987)WonActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1987)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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