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    eBook: Michael Douglas

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    EAN / ISBN
    9780307952387

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    Biographies

    Publisher
    Crown Publishing Group

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    Michael Douglas (eBook)

    A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood´s most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry´s most formidable players. Overcoming the curse of failure that haunts the sons and daughters of Hollywood celebrities, Michael became a sensation when he successfully brought One Flew Over the Cuckoo´s Nest, starring his friend Jack Nicholson, to the screen after numerous setbacks, including his father´s own failed attempts to make it happen. This 1975 box-office phenomenon won Michael his first Oscar (the film won five total, including Best Picture), an award Kirk hadn´t won at the time, and solidified the turbulent, competitive father-son relationship that would shape Michael´s career and personal life. In the decades that followed, Michael established a reputation for taking chanc

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