Was a gofer on the set of "Spartacus," starring his father Kirk Douglas
Worked as assistant film editor on "Lonely Are the Brave," starring his father
Roomed with Danny De Vito when first starting out as an actor in NYC
Made TV acting debut on "The Experiment" ("CBS Playhouse")
Landed first significant film role as the well-scrubbed hippie lead in "Hail, Hero!"
Played young music student clashing with his parents over the Vietnam War in "Summertree"
Co-starred with Karl Malden on the ABC series "The Streets of San Francisco"; also directed some episodes; earned three Emmy nominations for his role
Produced first feature film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; earned Oscar for Best Picture; DeVito had small role in film
Produced the award-winning film "The China Syndrome"; also acted in the film, but was overshadowed by Jack Lemmon and Jane Fonda, who both received Oscar nominations
Acted opposite Jill Clayburgh in "It's My Turn"
Injured in a skiing accident and spent three years off screen
Executive produced John Carpenter's "Starman," starring Jeff Bridges
Produced and starred in "Romancing the Stone" with Kathleen Turner and Danny De Vito
Reunited with Turner and De Vito for the "Romancing" sequel "The Jewel of the Nile"; again produced
Created and executive produced "Starman" (ABC), based on the 1984 feature
Starred opposite Glenn Close in Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction"
Earned Best Actor Oscar for his ruthless portrayal of Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street"
Formed Stonebridge Entertainment
Made third film with Turner and DeVito, "The War of the Roses"; film directed by DeVito
Starred as a street-worn NYC cop in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain"
Produced Joel Schumacher's "Flatliners"
Was again fatally attracted, this time to Sharon Stone, in Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct"
Executive produced Richard Donner's "Radio Flyers"
Reteamed with Schumacher as star of "Falling Down"
Co-produced the off-Broadway production "The Best of Friends"
Dissolved Stonebridge Entertainment and formed Douglas/Reuther Productions (formerly Constellation Films), a production company with producing partner Steve Reuther
Signed a deal with Paramount to produce 12-14 features over four years
Played a man sexually harassed by Demi Moore's character in Barry Levinson's "Disclosure"
Played U.S. President Andrew Shepherd in "The American President"
Executive produced "John Grisham's The Rainmaker," directed by Francis Ford Coppola and featuring De Vito
Starred as the bored billionaire in the David Fincher thriller "The Game"
Co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow in the thriller "A Perfect Murder," loosely based on the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film "Dial M for Murder"
Played a writer-professor in Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys"
Played a drug Czar in Steven Soderbergh's ensemble crime drama "Traffic"
Featured in the ensemble black comedy "One Night at McCool's"; also produced
Made rare TV guest appearance on an episode of "Will & Grace" (NBC) as a gay cop attracted to Will Truman (Eric McCormack); earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor
Starred alongside father Kirk and son Cameron in "It Runs in the Family"
Appeared opposite Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson in the comedy "You, Me and Dupree"
Played Evan Rachel Wood's manic depressive father in "The King of California"
Co-starred opposite Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
Starred in the drama "Solitary Man," which also featured Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, and Mary-Louise Parker
Reprised role of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's long-awaited sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps")
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Co-starred in the action thriller "Haywire," directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starred as Liberace in the HBO TV movie "Behind the Candelabra"