2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas and his father, actor Kirk Douglas

Michael Douglas and his father, Kirk Douglas.

Michael Douglas is a two-time Academy Award winning actor whose career in Hollywood has spanned nearly five decades. He is one of only two people to win Oscars for both Best Picture and Best Actor and his films have grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide.

He has received additional awards including four Golden Globes, a Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement (2010), the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (2004) and an Honorary Cesar (1998), France’s national film award.