Michael Douglas Bags Honorary Palme d Or At Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival organizers announced on Wednesday that actor Michael Douglas will be awarded an honorary Palme d’Or during the festival later this month.
The 78-year-old actor will be honored during the inaugural ceremony on May 16 for his “brilliant career and engagement with cinema” as a result of receiving the prize.
One of the most famous actors of the 1980s and 1990s, Douglas starred in a number of sexy thrillers, including “Fatal Attraction” and “Basic Instinct.”
He received an Academy Award for his legendary performance as banker Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film “Wall Street,” and he is still a prominent screen presence in Marvel’s most recent “Antman” movies and his Emmy-winning comic performance in the TV program “The Kominsky Method.”
Kirk Douglas Jr., the renowned Hollywood actor, began his career as a producer of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest” in 1975, which additionally earned him an Oscar.
In “Behind the Candelabra,” in which he played the flamboyant pianist Liberace, he was last seen in Cannes.
Forest Whitaker, Agnes Varda, and Jodie Foster are recent honorees who have received the Palme d’Or.
The latest Indiana Jones and Martin Scorsese films have their world premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 16 to 27. Johnny Depp’s comeback movie, “Jeanne du Barry,” starts the festival.