Michael Douglas draws Chaplin Award

Film Society of Lincoln Center to honor 'Wall Street' actor

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will honor Michael Douglas at the 37th annual Chaplin Award Gala on May 24. Previous honorees have included Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Meryl Streep, and, most recently, Tom Hanks.

Douglas’s more than three-decade long film career has included two Oscar wins, one for producing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with Saul Zaentz in 1976 and one for the role of Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street,” which reprises for the sequel “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” due out in April. He’s starred in films from “Romancing the Stone” to “Wonder Boys” and played Inspector Steve Keller in 98 episodes of ABC crime drama “The Streets of San Francisco” from 1972-76 He was appointed a U.N. Messenger of Peace in 1998.

Douglas is the son of thesp Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill and is married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, who currently stars in “A Little Night Music” on Broadway.

“The Board is very excited to have Michael Douglas as this year’s recipient of The Chaplin Award,” said Film Society board chair Ann Tenenbaum. “Throughout his career, Michael has entertained audiences both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, and it will be an honor to showcase his diverse body of work.”

Gala will be held at Alice Tully Hall and will include tributes to Douglas from his peers along with film and TV clips of the actor at work.

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