Matthew McConaughey plays a Connor, successful fashion photographer and cheerful womanizer who meets an old girlfriend (Jennifer Garner) by chance. His uncle's ghost (Michael Douglas) then visits him to walk him back through his romantic history, which makes Connor realize that Jennifer Garner was actually The One. The problem is, now she's engaged to someone else. Directed by Mark Waters. With Breckin Meyer, Noureen DeWulf, Lacey Chabert, Emma Stone and Daniel Sunjata. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2009.
Michael Douglas in The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Michael Douglas gives a haunting performance as a mentally ill father whose daughter cares for him with almost fanatical devotion. Evan Rachel Wood plays the daughter, who doesn't want to see her father hospitalized but who has a hard time coping with his instability. The two find common ground and achieve a measure of peace when they use their imagination together. Directed by Mike Cahill. With Willis Burks II. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
Michael Douglas in King of California
A documentary about the life, times and work of the Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who wrote Spartacus, Roman Holiday and many other classics. He was blacklisted during the late Forties because he had been involved with the Communist Party, then went on to win an Oscar for a movie script, The Brave One, he wrote under a pseudonym. In interviews and archival footage, Trumbo and his friends and family recall his struggles and triumphs. Contemporary actors including Joan Allen, Michael Douglas, Brian Dennehy and Dustin Hoffman perform scenes from his work. Directed by Peter Askin. With Josh Lucas, Christopher Trumbo, Donald Sutherland and Peter Hanson. Categories: Documentary, Biography. Year: 2007.
Michael Douglas in Trumbo
Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is a highly respected White House Secret Service agent and personally protects the president and first lady (Kim Basinger). But he is having an affair with the president's wife. When it looks as if the affair is about to be revealed, he turns to his old friend, David (Kiefer Sutherland) and explains that he has been implicated by blackmailers in a plot to kill the president. Eva Longoria plays a woman who helps him flee. Directed by Clark Johnson. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Michael Douglas in The Sentinel
After their wedding, Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly Peterson (Kate Hudson) are looking forward to settling down into their new life together. But, when Carl learns that life-long friend Randy Dupree (Owen Wilson) was fired and lost his apartment after attending the pair's wedding, he welcomes his best bud into their home. What starts out as an act of good will turns into a major annoyance when Dupree overstays his welcome and oversteps his bounds. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. With Michael Douglas and Seth Rogen. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2006.
Michael Douglas in You, Me and Dupree
In this remake of the 1979 film of the same name, Albert Brooks plays a mild-mannered podiatrist whose daughter gets engaged to a young man (Ryan Reynolds) whose father is an international smuggler and CIA operative (Michael Douglas). The devil-may-care spy takes the nerdy doctor on an adventure he will never forget. And the fun continues even during the wedding ceremony. Candice Bergen plays the spy's ex-wife. Directed by Andrew Fleming. With Lindsay Sloane. Categories: Action, Comedy, Thriller. Year: 2003.
Michael Douglas in The In-Laws (2003)
The Grombergs are a prominent, dysfunctional New York family. The patriarch, Mitchell Gromberg (Kirk Douglas), tries to reconcile with his son, Alex (Michael Douglas, Kirk's real-life son) and grandson, Asher (Cameron Douglas, Michael's real-life son). But Alex is desperate to not turn out like his father, and Asher's a typical fifth-year college senior. Diana Douglas, Kirk's ex and Michael's mother, appears as the mother who tries to keep the peace. Directed by Fred Schepisi. With Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin and Michelle Monaghan. Categories: Drama. Year: 2003.
Michael Douglas in It Runs in the Family
Randy (Matt Dillon) is a bartender at McCool's, a popular bar with a strange crowd. When the beautiful and mysterious Jewel (Liv Tyler) walks through the door, he has no idea what a terror she will become. Sexy, twisted and demanding, Jewel has Randy's cousin Carl (Paul Reiser) and a detective (John Goodman) wrapped around her finger, even as she is investigated for murder. Directed by Harald Zwart. With Mary Jo Smith, Michael Douglas, Reba McEntire, Helen Hunt. Categories: Comedy, Crime. Year: 2001.
Michael Douglas in One Night at McCool's
Working to intercept drug shipments along the border, Mexican policeman Javier Rodriguez (Benicio Del Toro) and his partner are caught between their jobs and the temptation of power and money. Back in the US, Judge Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas) is named as the new drug czar. As he prepares to supervise the country's task forces and partner with Mexico, he must deal with his increasingly drug-addicted teenage daughter Caroline (Erika Christensen). Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán and Topher Grace. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2000.
Michael Douglas in Traffic
Michael Douglas stars as Tripp Grady, a celebrated novelist who teaches at a college. One weekend, he has to deal with several crises all at once, involving his wife, who leaves him suddenly; his girlfriend (Frances McDormand), who is married to his boss; his editor (Robert Downey Jr.), who wants to read his new manuscript; a troubled student (Tobey Maguire); and another student (Katie Holmes) with a crush on him. Based on the novel by Michael Chabon. Directed by Curtis Hanson. Categories: Drama, Comedy. Year: 2000.
Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys
When Wall Street millionaire Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) discovers that his wife Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow) is having an affair with penniless artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen), he reacts by setting up the perfect murder. After blackmailing Shaw into killing Emily, he goes out for the evening to secure his alibi. But, when he returns home expecting to find Emily dead, he instead finds that Emily has killed an intruder who is not Shaw. When Shaw phones him demanding money, Steven realizes that his plan is beginning to unravel and sets out to cover all of his tracks. Directed by Andrew Davis. Categories: Romance, Thriller. Year: 1998.
Michael Douglas in A Perfect Murder
On his 48th birthday, bored billionaire Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) receives an unusual gift from his brother, Conrad (Sean Penn): an invitation to a high-stakes game with mysterious, unknown rules. Once signed up, Nicholas enters a personally-tailored, all-encompassing experience, and is soon unable to distinguish between what is real and what is an illusion. Directed by David Fincher. With Deborah Kara Unger and James Rebhorn. Categories: Thriller, Action, Adventure, Mystery. Year: 1997.
Michael Douglas in The Game