An Academy Award winner and prominent producer, Michael Douglas is one of the most successful and respected actors of our time. A powerhouse talent, he has consistently chosen socially relevant films that reflect the most pressing issues of the day. Beginning with the legendary classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and throughout his blockbuster hits, The China Syndrome, Fatal Attraction, Traffic, Wall Street, and its 2010 sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, his work has always been complex, thrilling, and contemporary.
Douglas is most passionate about his role as humanitarian and activist, serving as a vocal advocate for social and environmental causes. Honored with the title of UN Peace Messenger, he focuses worldwide attention on nuclear abolition and the vital role the UN plays in preventing small arms proliferation.
A vocal and inspiring proponent of universal human rights, Douglas has used his high profile and profound talent to draw attention to the plight of the less fortunate, appearing in the riveting “Child Soldiers” segment of the Showtime series, What’s Going On?, which explored the harrowing life of child soldiers during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. In his quest to affect global change, Douglas speaks frankly and with great compassion in a distinctive voice that is known to millions worldwide.
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