co-starred with Kirk Douglas for the first time last year in
It Runs in the Family
. Soon, he'll have something else to share with his father: the
Cecil B DeMille Award.
actor will receive the career achievement award from the Hollywood
Foreign Press Association during the January 25 Golden Globes
ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
87, took home the same honour in 1968, making them the first
"We've got good
genes - longevity and endurance," Michael Douglas told The
Associated Press by phone from Bermuda, where he lives part-time
with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their two children: son
Dylan, 3, and daughter Carys, seven-and-a-half months.
"It's sort of
weird - looking in the mirror I feel like I haven't finished the
race yet, that I'm in the third lap and someone's giving lovely,
nice kudos," he said. "Do they know something I don't know?"
Douglas is a
long-time favourite at the Golden Globes, famous for their party
atmosphere compared with the more traditional Oscars. He won for
best actor in a drama for 1987's
and for co-producing 1975's
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
, which won best drama.
He's also been
nominated for the films
Hail, Hero! The War of the Roses, The American President
, and the TV series
The Streets of San Francisco
This time, he
said, he's looking forward to seeing old friends. Among them:
"Aaron Sorkin from
The West Wing
- when I did
, he wrote
. My friends from
Will and Grace
, I did a guest episode on that. Marty Sheen was in
with me, too. Karl Malden, and Saul Zaentz, who I produced
(One Flew Over the) Cuckoo's Nest
"Plus, you can
drink," he added with a laugh.
Cecil B DeMille recipients include Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Al
Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Sean
Connery and Sophia Loren.