Congratulations are in order! Michael Douglas received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in LA on Tuesday, Nov. 6 alongside his family. The 74-year-old actor has had a Hollywood career spanning five decades.
The movie legend was joined by his father, Kirk Douglas, son, Cameron Douglas, and wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at the special event. On the way to the ceremony, the actress shared a clip to Instagram with the caption: “On our way to the Hollywood walk of fame ceremony. My hubby is getting his star to go along with his hands and feet! Hooray for Hollywood.”
However, it was having his 101-year-old father present that made Michael the most emotional. “My dad is here,” Michael began during his acceptance speech. “In a month, Kirk turns 102 years old. So those of you who took the under on him taking 80, you lost a long time ago.” Kirk previously received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He added, “It means so much to me, Dad, that you’re here today. I’ll say it simply and with all my heart: I’m so proud to be your son.”
Michael has previously revealed that he was hesitant to become an actor because he was afraid he could never be as good as his father (little did he know he’d be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame someday). “I thought I could never be the actor Dad was, so I avoided it for a while,” he shared. “Not a lot of actors’ kids make it. Hollywood is awash with failures.”
“For a long time, I can’t say I really enjoyed acting. I was always censoring it, editing it or analyzing it, rather than just going with it,” Michael continued.
That said, the dad-of-three the valuable lesson from his father. “He taught me to never give up,” he once exclusively told Closer Weekly. Well, Michael did just that — and we’re so proud of him for this huge accomplishment!