Michael Douglas to receive AARP film award
Michael Douglas will have to make room for another prize in his Bedford home. The Oscar winner, 71, will receive the 2015 Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award from the AARP at the magazine’s 15th annual awards program honoring filmmakers, movie stars and films that resonate with audiences in their 50s. years and older.
“With a career spanning over 50 years, Michael Douglas is one of the most talented and respected actors and producers of our time,” AARP Editor-in-Chief Robert Love said in a press release. “From his producer roles on ‘Flight Over a Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘China Syndrome’, to acting roles in ‘Romancing The Stone’, ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Wall Street’, ‘The US President ‘,’ Basic Instinct, ” Traffic ‘,’ Behind the Candelabra ‘and more recently’ Marvel’s Ant Man ‘, Douglas has entertained and won the hearts of generations of moviegoers, which is a remarkable testament to his incredible versatility and his stamina in Hollywood.
Past AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement winners include former Pound Ridge resident Susan Sarandon and Douglas “Basic Instinct” co-star Sharon Stone. The award will be presented on February 8, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Prizes will also be awarded in categories such as Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.