Played by Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas, who has more than 40 years of experience in film, television and theater, earned an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for playing Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's 1987 blockbuster Wall Street, and received a Golden Globe nomination for the sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 23 years later. He also received Golden Globe nominations for Wonder Boys, The American President, The War of the Roses, Streets of San Francisco and Hail, Hero! and was presented the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment in 2004. Douglas has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, three for The Streets of San Francisco and one for a guest actor performance on Will & Grace. Douglas was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 1998, and received an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Behind the Candelabra reunites Douglas with Steven Soderbergh, having worked with the director in Traffic and Haywire.
Douglas was also seen with his father, Kirk, in the HBO documentary A Father...A Son...Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Douglas is also an accomplished producer. In 1976, he won an Academy Award for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and in 2009 accepted a Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures Award from the Producers Guild of America.