A legendary actor with 50 celebrated years of film, television, theatre and producing experience, Michael Douglas, has shown an uncanny knack for projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns that leave an enduring cultural impact. He has been involved in controversial and politically influential motion pictures like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The China Syndrome, Wall Street, and Traffic, as well as such popular films as Romancing the Stone, Fatal Attraction, and The American President. He has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, AFI Life Achievement Award and, most recently, the Palme d’or d’honneur at the 76th Annual Festival de Cannes.
In addition to his career accomplishments, Douglas has remained a steadfast public servant dedicated to peace and human welfare. For over four decades, he has worked continuously in the areas of nuclear non-proliferation and the control of small arms. In 1998, Douglas was named a United Nation’s Messenger of Peace by the late Kofi Annan. Douglas cares deeply about ensuring the health of our democracy and political system, and he is very engaged in efforts to restore bipartisan collaboration and trust in our democratic institutions.