June 12th, 2009
08:32 AM ET

Michael Douglas Honored

My words are fresh off Thursday’s red carpet event; Michael Douglas being honored by friends and colleagues with an AFI Life Achievement Award. Douglas is the 37th recipient to receive this “highest honor” given for a career in film.  I wish I had more to write about tonight’s event, than list his movies and name the roles he's won Oscars for – “Wall Street,” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Oh wait, I can list the number of “colleagues” who showed up as well, sadly I can’t tell you what they said – they were only on the arrival lines, long enough for a photo-op.

Contrary to how I might sound, I am not bitter and I would be lying if I said no one talked to press. But I do wonder why all these celebrities show up to these red carpet events and don't talk to any of the media outlets. At one point in their careers, these “A-List” talents  were all fresh faces, eager to get a few questions thrown their way and  be a “Chatty Cathy,” but now that they’ve been in a few block bluster films and have a couple of  golden statues on their mantle - does that make them too cool for us?

 Back to the honoree and his celebratory moment, what’s your most memorable Michael Douglas role?


soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Eric

    Michael Douglas produced 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

    June 14, 2009 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lonely Stoner

    I LOVED him as Jack T. Colton in Romancing the Stone

    June 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PD

    Jesse: you're right, Michael Douglas wasn't in Cuckoo's Nest. But did he direct or produce it. Just check intenet database. PD

    June 14, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RavensR

    Basic Instinct and The American President

    June 14, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. We Are Watching

    Falling Down and The American President

    June 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. William Slater

    I think Michael Douglas' best roles were in the Romancing the Stone movies with Kathleen Turner.

    June 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gary

    I thought he was great in Streets of San Francisco and Basic Instinct.

    June 13, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jesse

    Looks like I should check facts before posting as well...looks like he produced the film.

    June 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jesse

    You might want to check some facts before posting...I'm fairly certain that Michael Douglas is not in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

    June 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Linda K

    Michael Douglas' best film – Adam At 6 A.M.

    June 12, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike Allen

    Duh. The press is obnoxious, by and large. They need you on the way up for publicity, but afterwards they need you no longer and are happy to dump you. It's obvious.

    June 12, 2009 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |

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