ACTOR - Michael Douglas


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I'm not a big filmophile. I don't watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they're going to end.

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Cast a Giant Shadow 1966,  G)
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Hail Hero! 1969,  PG)
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Adam at Six A.M. 1970,  PG)
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Summertree 1971,  PG)
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Napoleon and Samantha 1972,  G)
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Coma 1978,  PG)
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The China Syndrome 1979,  PG)
8
It's My Turn 1980,  R)
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The Star Chamber 1983,  R)
10
Romancing the Stone 1984,  PG)
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The Jewel of the Nile 1985,  PG)
12
A Chorus Line 1985,  PG-13)
13
Fatal Attraction 1987,  R)
Fatal Attraction
Looking at Fatal Attraction 25 years after its release it is clear to see the influence it has had. It had aged somewhat but not too badly in the scheme of things. It's a classic 80's thriller, it somehow gets away with so much thanks to the decade it was made in. It's now famous death and bunny scenes are still good today, it obviously had an impact as the term 'bunny boiler' is a common household phrase. It was also nice to see the results of doing something bad, Michael Douglas's character is the bad guy and I agree with the message 'It's wrong to cheat', however I don't agree so much with the message 'Kill the mentally ill' but this is the 80's for you, the bad guy has always got to die.
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Wall Street 1987,  R)
Wall Street
A classic piece on 80?s yuppy bankers who feed off greed. I?m looking forward to the sequel, although with today?s current financial climate, I?m puzzled as to how they?re going to go about it?
15
Black Rain 1989,  R)
Black Rain
A modern classic. It's still sad when Andy Garcia get chopped in half by an angry motor-ninja, and it's still original in that the bad guy isn't killed at the end! Great East meets West cop film and beautifully directed!
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The War of the Roses 1989,  R)
The War of the Roses
Quite a shocking film really. Two hateful people trying to kill each other for two hours. Classic black comedy!
17
Shining Through 1992,  R)
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Basic Instinct 1992,  R)
Basic Instinct
A load of old muff!
19
Falling Down 1993,  R)
Falling Down
This is the last time Joel Schumacher made a good film! It has become a real classic and rightfully so, Michael Douglas is brilliant.
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Disclosure 1994,  R)
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The American President 1995,  PG-13)
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The Ghost and the Darkness 1996,  R)
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The Game 1997,  R)
The Game
A fantastic thriller, Fincher does a great job as do the cast!
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A Perfect Murder 1998,  R)
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Wonder Boys 2000,  R)
Wonder Boys
A really good little indie film, i think its my favorate Douglas film. Tobey Maguire isn't even a little bit annoying, so it can't be bad eh!
26
Traffic 2000,  R)
Traffic
It?s safe to say I?m not exactly Steven Soderbergh?s biggest fan in the world, his films are always visually brilliant but I generally find them to be either poorly acted or to have dire script and storyline. This is one of his few exceptions. The acting, story and structure of this film is brilliant, and as always, it?s filmed beautifully!
27
One Night at McCool's 2001,  R)
One Night at McCool's
A bit of fun but not great.
28
Don't Say a Word 2001,  R)
Don't Say a Word
Don't say a word and don't bother watching this film!
29
It Runs in the Family 2003,  PG-13)
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The In-Laws 2003,  PG-13)
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The Sentinel 2006,  PG-13)
The Sentinel
The Sentinel has more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese. That and the fact that I guessed 'who dunnit' (or who was gonna do it) fairly quickly should have been reason enough not to like it but, as it happens, I didn't find it that bad at all. A fun popcorn thriller that's easy to watch.
32
You, Me and Dupree 2006,  PG-13)
You, Me and Dupree
Not as horrible as I expected but then Owen Wilson seems to make bad films watchable.
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King of California 2007,  PG-13)
King of California
A gem, lurking in the bargain bin of my local supermarket. Michael Douglas plays lawyer/Ruthless Businessman/jealous husband very well etc etc but it's his quirky little performances like this and the one in Wonderboys that I love him for. I liked the story, I liked the pace, acting and premise, it was subtle, sweet and thoroughly entertaining. Without spoiling the storyline for anyone, there is a particularly strong scene here that is brutal but handled with amazing tact, it is real credit to Mike Cahill's direction. 'From the makers of Sideways', you decide whether or not that tag line appeals to you or not and act accordingly, my rating maybe generous but it does reflect how much I enjoyed it.
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The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009,  PG-13)
The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
A dreadful film that will have Charles Dickins spinning in his grave no doubt. How can you even have Ghosts of people who aren't even dead? There is nothing good about this film, it's insulting to even call it a chick flick unless you are a stupid women with very little self respect.
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 2009,  PG-13)
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Solitary Man 2009,  R)
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010,  PG-13)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
I thought the sequel was refreshingly honest, it acknowledged the fact that the first film is seen as a classic by the very people it exposes at least. I don't like Shia LaBeouf or Carey Mulligan much though, their relationship wasn't the best way of exploring the release of Gordon Gekko I didn't think and their performances were only made to look worse thanks to the fact they were surrounded by great actors such as Michael Douglas, Frank Langella, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon and the weird but fantastic Eli Wallach. I think Susan Sarandon's character was probably the most realistic but everything else was a little bit nonsense. I did like the understated Charlie Sheen cameo though but the ending was so nearly brilliant, except it was ruined right at the last minute. Greed is...a bit boring really.
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Haywire 2012,  R)
Haywire
Credit due for originality, most action films aren't as intelligent and certainly don't look as good as Haywire. Soderbergh's visuals are second to none, it's just a shame then that he some how manages to make the exciting look ordinary. The action scenes just seemed a bit dull, like I was watching a film of a film. The detachment doesn't end there either as the impressive cast all seem to have been given different ideas on what kind of a film this is with some of them playing it straight action and some playing it tongue-in-cheek. Something is definitely a miss, I'm always up for seeing something new but I really don't think Soderbergh is bringing anything new or of good quality to the genres.
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Behind the Candelabra 2013,  Unrated)
Behind the Candelabra
Whenever I think of Liberace I always remember that scene from the original Austin Powers film where while looking over the history books to catch up on the 30 or so years he had missed while in cryofreeze he suddenly declares "I can't believe Liberace was gay". Liberace's talent was matched only by is exuberance. This could have have been the most awful biopic of all time had it been handled by the wrong director but Soderbergh, who I really find hit and miss, got every single thing right. It's probably my favourite biopic of all time now. It is both funny and tender but doesn't pull punches when it has to. Matt Damon has never been better in my opinion and Michael Douglas was unrecognisable and also brilliant. The supporting cast is a mixed bag of fantastic too with Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd and Rob Lowe in a not to be missed performance.
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Last Vegas 2013,  PG-13)
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Reykjavik 2013,  Unrated)
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And So It Goes 2014,  PG-13)

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