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Michael Douglas Says Social Media Is Taking Jobs Away From American Actors?


Calm down, old man.

In a statement that makes him seem like he’s 4,000 years old, Michael Douglas says American actors are losing roles to foreign actors because of…selfies. YEP, sefies.

In an article published on Wednesday, the 70-year-old actor spoke with London’s Independent about the current state of the entertainment industry and how young American actors aren’t getting the best parts!

The Ant-Man star exclaimed:

“There’s something going on with young American actors—both men and women—because the Brits and Australians are taking many of the best American roles from them.”

Specifically, he targets the younger generation’s obsession with social media, and how a thespian’s looks are taking priority over their craft!

“Clearly, it breaks down on two fronts. In Britain they take their training seriously while in the States we’re going through a sort of social media image conscious thing rather than formal training. Many actors are getting caught up in this image thing which is going on to affect their range.”

He also criticizes the US’s lack of manliness:

“With the Aussies, particularly with the males it’s the masculinity. In the US we have this relatively asexual or unisex area with sensitive young men and we don’t have many Channing Tatums or Chris Pratts, while the Aussies do. It’s a phenomena.”

Overall, actors are simply not acting!

“There’s a crisis in young American actors right now. Everyone’s much more image conscious than they are about actually playing the part.”

(via Perezhilton)

This sounds like a can’t win situation from an actor who is frankly, out of touch.  So what- if you’re off social media you’re “manly and desireable,” and if you are on it and trying to promote yourself you’re “image conscious?” Hmmmm.

Do you agree with Douglas?

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Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 1:13pm
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Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones Marriage: Stronger Than Ever!

The AFI Life Achievement Award: A tribute to Jane Fonda in LA

Good on these two!

In the year since their brief separation in 2013,  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones‘s bond has only gotten stronger. But, it hasn’t been easy getting back together and making things work post-break; both actors had a lot of work to do on themselves.  People reports:

“It can’t be a one-way street,” the actor, 70, says in an appearance Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “But I’m crazy about her. And yeah, I think every couple has their difficult times. The only problem is, as you well know, we’re all in the public eye, and it tends to get a little more exposed than most.”

True, especially after what these two had to endure. They had a couple difficult years that included Douglas’s 2010 cancer battle and Zeta-Jones’s struggles with bipolar II disorder, but it seems like they’re on the right track, now. In a world of short-lived Hollywood marriages, these two are truly inspiring!

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Posted Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Are Back Together!!!

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Split!! **FILE PHOTOS**

This news makes me happy.  According to Michael Douglas’ mother, he and his estranged wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones are reconciling.  While the two decided to take  a break back in August, Hello! reports that they  have been vacationing and spending a great deal of time together over the past couple months.

The couple, married for 13 years, share two children together, Dylan, 13 and Carys, 10.  Outside of their marital bumps, the famous couple has faced some health challenges as well.  Zeta-Jones has been very open about her bipolar disorder, and pro-actively sought treatment for it early last year.  Douglas has battled his own health issues as well, being diagnosed with tongue cancer back in 2010.

Michael Douglas won multiple awards for his performance of Liberace in Behind the Candelabra, and will be seen in the romantic comedy, And So It Goes, this summer, also starring Diane Keaton.  Zeta-Jones, who won an Oscar for her supporting role in Chicago in 2002, was last seen in Red 2 last year.

Reconciliations are always wonderful news, especially when children are involved.  These two have also faced enough challenges, it’s nice that they can lean on each other.

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Split!! **FILE PHOTOS**

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Posted Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 11:11am
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Michael Douglas admits he lied about his throat cancer.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood

Michael Douglas has a confession to make. In an interview with Samuel L. Jackson on the UK talk show “This Morning,” the 69-year-old actor admitted in 2010 he overcame tongue cancer – not throat cancer. “This was right before I had to go on a big tour for ‘Wall Street,’ so we kind of said, ‘There’s no way we can cancel the tour and say we don’t feel well,'” he explained. “So you know, I said, ‘You’ve just got to come out and just tell them I’ve got cancer and that’s that.'”

Michael first revealed he had cancer in August 2010, but decided to keep his specific diagnosis a secret after his doctor advised him that surgery may impact the way he looks. The doctor found a walnut-sized tumor at the base of his tongue.

“The surgeon said, ‘Let’s just say it’s throat cancer,'” Douglas said, explaining that the doctor told him that if they had to do surgery for tongue cancer “it’s not going to be pretty” and that he faced losing part of his jaw and tongue. So Douglas kept his secret, just in case he had to go under the knife.

The actor, who’s currently separated from his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, underwent aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment and was declared tumor-free in January 2011.

I have sympathy for him. Can you imagine sharing personal information with the whole world? It’s his cancer, he should be able to share or not share whatever he wants.

Luckily he made a full recovery! How great!


Posted Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 7:07am
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