Tripp) is an Oscar-winning actor and producer with a gift for choosing
projects that reflect current trends and public concerns. Among his earliest
successes was his role as Karl Malden's sidekick in the police series
"The Streets of San Francisco," which became one of the highest-rated
primetime programs in the mid-1970s. Douglas earned three successive Emmy Award
nominations for his performance and directed two episodes of the series.
interested in making a film version of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest," Douglas purchased the movie rights from his father,
Kirk Douglas, and formed a partnership with Saul Zaentz to produce the film. The
1975 release won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best
Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress, and went on to gross more than $180
million at the box office. Douglas' next producing project, "The China
Syndrome" (1979), was a controversial thriller that was nominated for three
resumed his acting career in the late 1970s, starring in "Coma,"
"Running," "It's My Turn," "The Star Chamber"
and "A Chorus Line." He once again became an actor/producer with the
1984 hit "Romancing the Stone" and was named Producer of the Year in
1984 by the National Association of Theater Owners. The following year, he
re-teamed with his "Romancing the Stone" co-stars Kathleen Turner and
Danny DeVito for "The Jewel of the Nile."
executive produced by Douglas, was the sleeper hit of the 1984 Christmas season
and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for Jeff Bridges. Douglas would
later create a television series based on the film. The following year, Douglas
starred opposite Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction" and as corporate
raider Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street." The latter earned him an Academy
Award for Best Actor.
next starred in "Black Rain" and then teamed up again with Kathleen
Turner and Danny DeVito in "The War of the Roses." In 1988 he formed
Stonebridge Entertainment, Inc., which produced "Flatliners."
Instinct," in which he starred with Sharon Stone, became one of the
top-grossing films of 1992, and a year later Douglas gave one of his most
powerful performances in the controversial drama "Falling Down." That
year he also produced the hit comedy "Made in America." 1994 saw
Douglas starring with Demi Moore in "Disclosure," based on the best
seller by Michael Crichton. The following year, he portrayed the title role in
romantic drama "The American President." Most recently he starred in
the psychological thrillers "The Game" and "A Perfect
Douglas formed Douglas/Reuther Productions with fellow producer Steven Reuther.
Their first fully financed production was "The Ghost and the
Darkness," starring Douglas and Val Kilmer, followed by the hits
"Face/Off" and "The Rainmaker." He recently formed a new
production company Further Films, which will release "One Night At
McCool's" later this year through USA Films.
who has worked to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the proliferation of small
arms, was named a Messenger of Peace for the United Nations by
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