There is no doubt in the fact that Michael Douglas is the star of Basic Instinct. Actually, Michael Douglas became a worldwide known actor the moment when Basic Instinct was released. The movie brought worldwide recognition to both Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
Michael Kirk Douglas was born in September 1944. The star became famous as an actor, producer, as well as television personality. Throughout his long running career in the movie industry, Michael has starred in a wide range of movies. For his amazing roles the star won four Golden Globes and two Oscars.
Michael Douglas began his acting career in the 1960s. He first starred in movies such as Hail Hero! and Summertime. Michael achieved recognition only in 1972, when he got a role in The Streets of San Francisco. In 1975, Michael produced his first movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson. For this movie, Michael actually won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Michael Douglas’ Hollywood career began in 1984. This is the year when the star was cast in romantic comedy Romancing the Stone, followed by The Jewel of the Nile. In 1987, Michael starred in Fatal Attraction, the same year achieving a spectacular performance in Wall Street. In 1989 the actor released The War of the Roses and Black Rain.
1992 brought Michael Douglas another extremely successful starring role. Naturally, the actor appeared alongside Sharon Stone in the famous movie Basic Instinct. The movie was an amazing success, actually being a big box office hit.
Other popular movies in which Douglas starred during this period of time include Disclosure, Falling Down, The American President, The Ghost and the Darkness, as well as The Game and A Perfect Murder. Some of the most recent movies in which Douglas starred include You, Me and Dupree, King of California, Solitary Man, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Haywire, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Last Vegas.
Michael Douglas has also been approached for a sequel to Basic Instinct. The actor claimed that it was a great honor for him, but he could not take the part. The star declared that there are age concerns and the success of Basic Instinct was just too impressive to make a sequel. The actor refused to take such a project.
Michael Douglas is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. Throughout the years he has starred in numerous movies. Above you could read something about part of them. However, there are many other great movies in which Douglas has starred until now.