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Born: September 25, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1960:
Was a gofer on the set of "Spartacus," starring his father Kirk Douglas
1962:
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
1969:
Made TV acting debut on "The Experiment" ("CBS Playhouse")
1969:
Landed first significant film role as the well-scrubbed hippie lead in "Hail, Hero!"
1971:
Played young music student clashing with his parents over the Vietnam War in "Summertree"
1972:
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
1975:
Produced first feature film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; earned Oscar for Best Picture; DeVito had small role in film
1979:
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
1980:
Acted opposite Jill Clayburgh in "It's My Turn"
1980:
Injured in a skiing accident and spent three years off screen
1984:
Executive produced John Carpenter's "Starman," starring Jeff Bridges
1984:
Produced and starred in "Romancing the Stone" with Kathleen Turner and Danny De Vito
1985:
Reunited with Turner and De Vito for the "Romancing" sequel "The Jewel of the Nile"; again produced
1986:
Created and executive produced "Starman" (ABC), based on the 1984 feature
1987:
Starred opposite Glenn Close in Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction"
1987:
Earned Best Actor Oscar for his ruthless portrayal of Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street"
1988:
Formed Stonebridge Entertainment
1989:
Made third film with Turner and DeVito, "The War of the Roses"; film directed by DeVito
1989:
Starred as a street-worn NYC cop in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain"
1990:
Produced Joel Schumacher's "Flatliners"
1992:
Was again fatally attracted, this time to Sharon Stone, in Paul Verhoeven's "Basic Instinct"
1992:
Executive produced Richard Donner's "Radio Flyers"
1993:
Reteamed with Schumacher as star of "Falling Down"
1993:
Co-produced the off-Broadway production "The Best of Friends"
1994:
Dissolved Stonebridge Entertainment and formed Douglas/Reuther Productions (formerly Constellation Films), a production company with producing partner Steve Reuther
1994:
Signed a deal with Paramount to produce 12-14 features over four years
1994:
Played a man sexually harassed by Demi Moore's character in Barry Levinson's "Disclosure"
1995:
Played U.S. President Andrew Shepherd in "The American President"
1997:
Executive produced "John Grisham's The Rainmaker," directed by Francis Ford Coppola and featuring De Vito
1997:
Starred as the bored billionaire in the David Fincher thriller "The Game"
1998:
Co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow in the thriller "A Perfect Murder," loosely based on the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film "Dial M for Murder"
2000:
Played a writer-professor in Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys"
2000:
Played a drug Czar in Steven Soderbergh's ensemble crime drama "Traffic"
2001:
Featured in the ensemble black comedy "One Night at McCool's"; also produced
2002:
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
2003:
Starred alongside father Kirk and son Cameron in "It Runs in the Family"
2006:
Appeared opposite Matt Dillon and Kate Hudson in the comedy "You, Me and Dupree"
2007:
Played Evan Rachel Wood's manic depressive father in "The King of California"
2009:
Co-starred opposite Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
2009:
Starred in the drama "Solitary Man," which also featured Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, and Mary-Louise Parker
2010:
Reprised role of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's long-awaited sequel "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
2011:
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")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
2012:
Co-starred in the action thriller "Haywire," directed by Steven Soderbergh
2013:
Starred as Liberace in the HBO TV movie "Behind the Candelabra"

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