Michael Douglas spoke candidly for the first time about his late mother, actress Diana Douglas Webster, who died July 3 from cancer at the age of 92 in Woodland Hills, Calif.Rather than teaching him how to hone his acting skills, "She taught me more about giving it your best shot and maintaining decorum," Douglas, 70, told Variety Monday evening at the Cinema Society screening of his latest film, "Ant-Man," in New York. "She was English-Bermudian, so they kind of have...
An Oscar-winning producer for “Gladiator,” his films (including the recent international blockbuster trilogy “Divergent”) have grossed over $2 billion. Wick is co-head of Red Wagon Entertainment with wife and partner Lucy Fisher, and got his start as a production assistant to Alan Pakula.
He earned his first credit as associate producer on 1979’s “Starting Over,” and joined the A-list with his first solo producing effort, 1988’s “Working Girl,” directed by Mike Nichols, which garnered Wick a Best Picture Oscar nom and a Golden Globe win. He went on to produce such diverse films as “Wolf,” directed by Nichols, starring Jack Nicholson and Michelle Pfeiffer; the family CG hit “Stuart Little;” and “Girl Interrupted,” which marked Angelina Jolie’s breakthrough performance and won her an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
In 2001, Wick expanded Red Wagon and appointed Fisher, former vice chairman of Sony’s Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group, as co-head. Their first picture in their new partnership was “Stuart Little 2,” and they’ve since produced a wide range of movies together, including “Jarhead,” “Peter Pan,” “Lawless,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” (which was nominated for six Oscars and won three), “The Great Gatsby” (two Oscars), and the $765 million-grossing “Divergent” series.