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Interview with Michael Douglas

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Michael Douglas, age 65, started his career as an actor and producer over 37 years ago. He is now an Emmy Award Golden Globe Award, and two-time Academy Award winner. Michael first came into the spotlight with the production of the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975. Later his performances in Wall Street and Fatal Attraction (1987), The War of the Roses (1989), The American President (1995), Traffic and Wonderboys (2000) led him to achieve the fame that he now has today.

After being married to Diandra Luker for 23 years, with which he had one son, Cameron, Michael re-married welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones in 2000, with which he has two children. Ironically Douglas and Zeta-Jones share the same birthday, September 25th, but he is senior by 25 years. Michael is a notable democrat and an advocate of Nuclear Disarmament.



About 21 years ago, Michael and his previous wife Diandra decided to purchas a house in Mallorca, Spain known as S’Estaca. It is known as one of the island’s most beautiful homes, on the northwest coast close to Valldemossa, the same village where Chopin went to compose each winter. Since Douglas is now divorced to Diandra, he only has right to be at this house the first 6 months of the year. Here is an article of the Magazine, ‘Que!‘ about his home away from home.

casa de michael douglas mallorca

While in Mallorca in the year 2000, Michael started what is now called Costa Nord, a cultural center.  In short, he linked Hollywood and the island. In this video he gives us a brief tour of the project. In Costa Nord, Douglas started “Noches Mediterraneas” a series of concerts organized each year by the center. Only privileged people have the honor to attend as Michael invites his famous friends to perform (including Art Garfunkel) in quite a small venue. Not even the spanish royal family misses out on the event while they are on vacation in Mallorca. In 2004 Mr. Douglas sold the center to the Mallorquin Government, although him and his wife are still guests at their concerts very frequently.



  1. Out of all the beautiful places and beaches in Spain, Why did you pick Mallorca?
  2. Do you feel that you have more paparazzi and media attention in the United States, or in Spain?
  3. How do you feel about the situation with your ex-wife and the fact that you can only be in your beautiful home 6 months a year?
  4. How do you feel about Spanish culture, people, and the way they treat outsiders?
  5. Would you ever consider building a new house on the island so you wouldn’t have to share it?

Written by tony1fcom

October 21, 2009 at 9:47 PM