Michael Douglas Worried About Sequel

Subscribe to Michael Douglas alerts

Michael Douglas hopes his acting has improved "like an old car" over 20 years.

The US actor - who returned to the iconic character of Gordon Gecko for sequel 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' this year - admits he found the prospect of doing a second movie "nerve wracking" because the character had lost many of his trademark characteristics.

He said: "When director Oliver Stone, offered me the part in the first film I don't think I was necessarily the first choice. Maybe the third. It was a crucial time in my acting career, 23 years ago, and played a very important part. Also the part was very colourful. The decision to strip Gecko of all his accoutrements and the armour, all the stuff that made him so colourful, was little nerve-wracking.

"I think we were all a little insecure whether that was actually going to fly or not, whether we could take away everything from him. Hopefully I've improved in 20 years - just like an old car."

Despite worrying about his performance, Michael - who is currently undergoing treatment for throat cancer - has been praised by his 'Wall Street' co-star Shia LaBeouf, who believes he is an "American institution" after working with him.

He said: "He has a face they're going to paint on walls. They're going to remember him forever. You can't say that about a lot of people. He's an American institution. It's intimidating and incredible and exhilarating and rewarding." 


Tags: Michael Douglas - Oliver Stone - Shia LaBeouf - Wall Street

Subscribe to Michael Douglas alerts

More Michael Douglas

Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks about Michael Douglas' battle with cancer

Catherine Zeta-Jones has spoken of how she struggled to cope in the aftermath of Michael Douglas’s cancer diagnosis.Catherine Zeta-Jones told a conference about how Michael...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming movie release dates stretching into 2019 without actually announcing what movies they would...

Rob Reiner's 'And So It Goes' Is A Safe Bet At The Cinema This Weekend

Fresh from the critical and box office success of Behind The Candelabra, for which he made off with a haul of awards for his portrayal...

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life of his friend, the almost too-likeable music manager Shep Gordon....


Michael Douglas' Car Swamped By Fans Outside 'Letterman'

Michael Douglas gives a warm greeting to the waiting paparazzi and fans as he leaves 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in New York. He...

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

Shep Gordon may not be as famous as some of the biggest celebrities in the world, but you can bet they count him among their...

Is 'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay In Talks To Direct Marvel's 'Ant Man'?

It's another is he-isn't he situations which will never truly be resolved unless Adam McKay chooses to take the position as Ant Man director, or...

And So It Goes Trailer

Oren Little is a wealthy realtor well-known for his abhorrent personality and generally poisonous attitude towards anyone who disagrees with or annoys him. Having spent...



Michael Douglas Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Douglas

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All