Guest of Honor and Advisor
A Hollywood legend, Michael Douglas has worked in the film industry for more than five decades, becoming one of the world’s most famous and celebrated stars. The son of screen legend Kirk Douglas and the husband of fellow Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Douglas has more than 60 screen credits to his name, and at 77, he continues to be a force in the industry, starring in blockbuster franchises like Marvel’s “Ant-Man” films and streaming hits like Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method.”
Participating in the Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival for the first time, Douglas is familiar withbeing a young filmmaker. At age 29, he won his first Academy Award for producing 1975’s Best Picture winner “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Douglas would go on to work on many more films and collect many more accolades. He earned his second Oscar for his iconic portrayal of Gordon Gekko in 1987’s classic drama “Wall Street,” and he has produced and/or starred in numerous hits, including “The China Syndrome,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Basic Instinct,” “The American President,” “Traffic” and many more.
For his various contributions to the film industry, Douglas has been honored with Emmy, Golden Globe, Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild awards, as well as the Cecil B. DeMille and American Film Institute awards for lifetime achievement.