Michael Douglas Shares 102-Year-Old Dad Kirk’s Acting Advice At Golden Globes
So sweet! Michael Douglas took to the stage at the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 6 to accept his award for Best TV actor in a musical or comedy for his role in The Kominsky Method, and gave a shout-out to his 102-year-old father, Kirk Douglas, in his speech.
The 74-year-old credited his father for some of his success and shared the acting advice the vet actor gave him. “Stamina and tenacity,” he shared. “He was out of the school where you give your best shot, you give the best thing you can, and then f— it. That was the best advice I got.”
Michael revealed in a previous interview that he was hesitant about becoming an actor because he was afraid he wouldn’t be as good as his father. “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.”
The dad-of-three continued, “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.”
Little did he know he’d be winning Golden Globes, earing a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and loving what he’s doing more than ever at age 74.
“I love what I’m doing,” Michael previously gushed, according to Express. “This is actually probably the most joyful time for me, the realization that you can be doing this for the rest of your life. I’m planning on it. So, this is the time of your life when you really appreciate being an actor.”
And he has no plans to retire. “Who would anticipate any other business that you can be in into your 70s and 80s and still work?” he previously asked. We hope he never slows down!