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Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll

Michael Douglas [6]


Born:September 25, 1944 (77)
Filmography Rating:7.62 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.41 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.35 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81.86%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Romancing the Stone [1984](40) => Jack Colton
The Jewel of the Nile [1985](41) => Jack
The Game [1997](53) => Nicholas Van Orton
Ant-Man [2015](71) => Dr. Hank Pym
Ant-Man and the Wasp [2018](74) => Dr. Hank Pym
Avengers: Endgame [2019](75) => Hank Pym

Trivia that mentions this person:
Runaway Bride [1999]
  • In development for 10 years. Actors attached at various times: Geena Davis, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Téa Leoni. Director Michael Hoffman was attached. Writers [?] Elaine May and [?] Leslie Dixon did unused rewrites.
    Ant-Man [2015]
  • In an interview at Comic-Con, Peyton Reed said that Marvel originally wanted Steve Buscemi for the role of Hank Pym, but due to a scheduling conflict, they had to go with Michael Douglas, their second choice. Buscemi would later be rumoured to be in the running for the role of Uncle Ben.
  • For the 1980s flashback scenes, de-aging VFX were used on the 70-year old Michael Douglas and the 57-year-old Martin Donovan to make them appear younger, and aging VFX were combined with the wig and make-up 33-year old Hayley Atwell wore to make her appear older. Michael Douglas joked about his being made younger through CGI, saying he felt like doing a prequel to one of his younger films: "Seeing myself CGI-ed at the beginning of the movie 30 years younger was incredible! I had these little dots all over my face, and I'm looking at it and half way through the scene the picture it just appeared and there I was 30 years ago. Romancing the Stone. I'm thinking I'm all for a prequel!"
  • According to Michael Douglas, the costume for Paul Rudd had to be altered because of his muscles. Rudd had gone on an extensive training and workout regimen in order to build the proper muscle size for a superhero, but Rudd had become so muscular, they had to soften his costume up.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • According to James Gunn, Kurt Russell was de-aged for the film's opening flashback (set in the 1980s) by visual effects company Lola VFX, in what was a "long, painstaking process that took many, many months to accomplish." He continued, "I know Lola did Michael Douglas, and I think they did Tony Stark and Steve Rogers as well. They're the best at what they do, and keep getting better."
    Mr. Mom [1983]
  • Chevy Chase, Michael Douglas, Steve Martin, and John Travolta were considered for Jack Butler.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp [2018]
  • First movie collaboration for Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas, who, despite both having careers that span more than three decades, have never worked directly together. The same is true for either Douglas or Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.
    Romancing the Stone [1984]
  • This was Michael Douglas' first action film.
  • Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Reeve turned down the role of Jack T. Colton, before Michael Douglas accepted the part.
  • Michael Douglas was intrigued by the script despite some initial hesitation, but was ultimately won over by the opportunity to exhibit the rock climbing skills he'd honed as a teenager. When he was around 16 years old, Michael would enjoy rock climbing with his father during breaks in the filming of Spartacus (1960), which was shot largely in Death Valley, California.
  • According to Kathleen Turner's memoir, Michael Douglas originally offered the role of Joan to [?] Debra Winger. They met at a Mexican restaurant to discuss it but, according to Douglas, she ended up biting him. She didn't get the part.
  • According to the RTS DVD extra Rekindling the Romance: A Look Back at 'Romancing the Stone' (2006) mini documentary, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito were roommates during their time in NYC when 'starting out' in show business. Additionally, DeVito notes that Douglas got his break first with the TV series The Streets of San Francisco (1972) but continued to pay his share of the rent even after leaving their apartment in NYC for Hollywood. He would later, as producer and reluctant lead character, Jack T. Colton, offer the part of 'Ralph' to DeVito which DeVito admits was good exposure and helpful to his career.
  • In the famous dance scene, Michael Douglas was not aware that he was being filmed. He was dancing with Kathleen Turner and some extras, and was surprised to find Robert Zemeckis had been filming the entire time.
  • This was the only produced screenplay for writer Diane Thomas. She had been working as a waitress in Malibu when producer/star Michael Douglas optioned her script for $250,000, allowing her to quit her job. Sadly, Thomas died in a car accident, while working on a new movie project with Steven Spielberg the following year, about seven weeks before the opening of this film's sequel, The Jewel of the Nile (1985). She was a passenger while her boyfriend was driving a Porsche that Douglas had bought for her as a thank you gift. The Jewel of the Nile (1985) was dedicated "In Memory of" Thomas.
    The Jewel of the Nile [1985]
  • Romancing the Stone (1984), the predecessor of this film, was the only produced screenplay for writer Diane Thomas. She had been working as a waitress in Malibu when producer/star Michael Douglas optioned her script for $250,000, allowing her to quit her job. Sadly, Thomas died in a car accident, while working on a new movie project with Steven Spielberg the following year, about seven weeks before the opening of this film. She was a passenger while her boyfriend was driving a Porsche that Douglas had bought for her as a thank you gift. This film is dedicated "In Memory of" Thomas.