Michael Douglas – a shining actor, producer and sexually addicted man
„Nothing can be compared to one marriage crises, especially if it reaches to a divorce. Then it comes the moment in which a man needs to entirely rethink your life, says the famous actor whose cheats are more than the number of the fingers of your two hands. Young and irresponsible, exactly the sexual flirts of Michael Douglas are the reason why his 23-years long marriage with Diandra Luker did not have a happy end at all, but rather with a divorce. Several years later the American actor goes out of this crises and is very determined to continue his happy life, re-marries, as this time he puts the ring on the hand of the Wales actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. Due to the signed pre-marriage contract, according to which Douglas is obliged in the case of cheat to pay his dear wife 2,8 million dollars for every year, spent together, the media pronounced the beautiful brunette to be a queen of the pre-marital agreements.
The cinema is a congenital factor
„Don Juan” or not, Michael Douglas grows up in the family in which the cinema is a karma. The British actress Diana Dill, who is born in the Bermuda islands, gives birth to Michael in 25 September 1944 in New Bruiunsuik, New Jersey State. The father of the cinema icon is Cork Douglas. The two of them live together for 6 years, but after that they part and the young Douglas grows up in Connecticut with his mother and his second father, but the holidays he spent in the company of his own father. Michael Douglas graduates Drama in the University of California and in front of the young actor are revealed lots of opportunities /thanks to his famous father/ which for other talented Hollywood young actors stay “locked”.
Initially he starts his career as an assistant – producer of some of the movies of his father in the 60s, but he gains popularity after his participation in the TV Series “The streets of San Francisco”. Except as an actor Michael Douglas produces also 2 episodes of the series. Despite his excellent actor plan, the actor-producer enters a period of lack of activities after the series and his career continues with several cinema-appearances which do not become very famous. In 1984 Douglas contacts Cathleen Turner in order to take photos of a romantic-adventures movie in the style of The Indian Jones – “Romancing the Stone” – („Романс за камъка”). They are partnered by the friend of Douglas – Danny de Vito. The movie becomes a real hit and it brings back to life the actor career of Michael. The successful presentation of Turner, De Vito and Douglas leads to a continuation – “The Jewel of the Nile” in 1989 – a black comedy for one unpleasant divorce. The trio again plays in the movie “The War of the Roses” („Войната на семейство Роуз”) in 1985. A year earlier Douglas establishes the producing company that directs many big movies such as “Made in America”, („Направено в Америка), The Ghost and the Darkness („Призракът и мракът”), “A Perfect Murderer” („Перфектният убиец”) etc.
In 1987 Michael Douglas makes two movies that are a reflection to his dark side. In “Fatal Attraction” („Фатално превличане”) plays the role of a man, who is punished for his love flirts in the past by paying too high price in the present – he is been chased by his mentally unstable ex lover /Glen Close/.
In his second movie – Walls Street, Michael plays the role of Gordon Greco – a freaky employee in a corporation whose motto is “Greediness is a virtue”. Greco brings him also the first Oscar for best actor.
„the sex is a wave that engulfs me”
Except his numerous awards, Michael is famous also for his bad temper, as well as with his sexual addiction. It is a public secret that his numerous cheats, passionate adventures and flirts and one-night stands often go with absolutely unknown women. Due to this whole sexual “freedom” the worse position has his ex wife – Diandra. Michael Douglas marries Diandra Lucker in 20 M arch 1977 and a year later she gives a birth to their son Cameron. In September 1992 Michael enters a Clinic for alcohol addicts and this is how life serves him the next new big drama. Through all these of marriage the actor denies absolutely normally all the rumors for his many lovers. But actually he has affairs almost with all of his movie partners – Glen Close, Sharon Stone, Cathleen Turner and others famous and not so famous women. Every new flirt of Michael means many countless tears and sleepless nights for Diandra. She often threatens him with divorce, but she definitely got enough when she finds out about his affair with one of her best friends. Michael Douglas loves and respects his wife, he wants to be faithful to her, but he cannot resist the temptation. The decision is to go to clinic again – this time for sexual maniacs. “His addiction to sex is determined as a disease, just like his addiction to alcohol”, claim psychologists. His stay in the clinic costs 30 000 $, as he has been in constant contact with the best psychotherapists. So he goes back home convinced that there is not even a track from his previous sin. But only several days after that it turns out that it is not exactly as he thinks. Diandra accepts the failure to prove that his different with absolutely not affection, feelings or tears and grief and she is determined to put an end to her marriage once and for all. His son Cameron also has problems, he is in a tough age, he cannot the right tone for communication with his parents, and he starts trying more and more often alcohol and drugs. Michael suffers a lot due to the problems in his family and often in interviews he admits that it is entirely his fault. After all, after 23 years marriage Michael Douglas and Diandra Lucker get divorced and the actor is pronounced to be a Don Juan. He gets the label from his ex wife.
Till the endless suit for the divorce Michael is captivated by the beauty of one Wales actress – Catherine-Zeta Jones. He tries to set up a date with her via his personal assistant, but she always turns down the offers saying that she is too busy. Actually the American actor knows that the rumors spread faster than light and there is no chance that she missed to hear about all of his sins – addicted to alcohol, passionate smoker, as well as for his sexual addiction too.
At the cinema festival in the French city Devil Michael is invited to an official diner to which Catherine is also invited and presents. The persistent actor managed to get a table close to the one of Miss Jones and this is how their love fairy tale begins.
For the first time been in love and one and only woman – his own
The two of them like spending their free time in a small restaurant in L.A., where in one lovely evening Michael Douglas offers Catherine to marry him, as the proposal is also followed by diamond ring at the price of 130 000 $. Catherin ZetA-Jones does not need long time to think about it and soon she becomes a wife to Dougals /as through the years she gives him also two wonderful children/. Before putting her signature and marrying him, however, Catharine prepares and signs her famous marital contract. In this way he promises millions of dollars to his wife in case he is guilty of a proven love affair. This is why the case Catherine Zeta-Jones – Michael Douglas case is often used as an example by many financial experts to demonstrate their customers how a pre-marital contract should be made. “The marriage becomes fashionable again, however do not allow to be fooled around and left with wrong expectations”, they advise.