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LOS AN­GE­LES— Os­car-win­ning ac­tor Michael Dou­glas got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tues­day in honor of his 50 years in show busi­ness.

The megas­tar was joined at the cer­e­mony by his 101- yearold fa­ther and Hollywood le­gend Kirk Dou­glas as well as Jane Fonda, who starred with him in the 1979 drama “The China Syn­drome,” about an ac­ci­dent in a nu­clear power plant.

Also at­tend­ing was Dou­glas’ wife, ac­tress Cather­ine Ze­taJones, and other fam­ily mem­bers.

“This is a great honor and I’m not get­ting any younger. I want to en­joy it with (my fam­ily),” the 74-year-old ac­tor said as the star was un­veiled.

Dou­glas got emo­tional and teary-eyed as he ad­dressed his fa­ther, telling him that his pres­ence at the event meant a lot.

“I’ll say it sim­ply and with all my heart, ‘ I’m so proud to be your son,’” he said, chok­ing up.

Speak­ing at the cer­e­mony, Fonda won­dered why it took so long for the younger Dou­glas to fi­nally get his star.

“Michael Dou­glas and I share some­thing far more spe­cific and unique than act­ing to­gether,” she said. “We both come from fam­i­lies re­ferred to by the press as Hollywood roy­alty.

“Both of our fa­thers were movie leg­ends, and thank­fully, Kirk Dou­glas is still with us,” she added, re­fer­ring to her late fa- ther Henry.

“Stepping into a fam­ily busi­ness, any fam­ily busi­ness, is al­ways chal­leng­ing. Look at the Trumps or the Cor­leones.”

The younger Dou­glas was just 29 when he earned his place among Hollywood’s elite as the pro­ducer be­hind “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” then the first movie in 40 years to sweep the “big five” Os­cars for best pic­ture, di­rec­tor, ac­tor, ac­tress and screen­play.

He went on to win an­other Os­car—this time for best ac­tor in “Wall Street” (1987)—and be­came one of the most bank­able stars in the world through a se­ries of roles in cine

matic hits in­clud­ing “Ro­manc­ing the Stone,” “Fa­tal At­trac­tion” and “Ba­sic In­stinct.” His new com­edy se­ries, “The Komin­sky Method,” about a dis­grun­tled ag­ing ac­tor who gives act­ing lessons, be­gins stream­ing on Net­flix on Nov. 16.


Ac­tor Michael Dou­glas


From left: Michael’s son Cameron, the ac­tor, his wife Cather­ine Zeta-Jones and fa­ther Kirk Dou­glas

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