Why Famous: The eldest of actor Kirk Douglas' four sons. Has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and two Academy Awards, including Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street".
- 2000-11-18 Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City
- 1987-12-11 "Wall Street" film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen is released
- 1988-01-23 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win
- 1988-03-13 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)
- 1988-04-11 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win