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Michael is second Douglas to receive DeMille Award

Jan 25, 2004

WHAT: "61st Annual Golden Globe Awards" AT: 8 tonight on NBC-Channel 12

NEW YORK Michael Douglas 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.

Michael, 59, will receive the career achievement award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the Golden Globe ceremony tonight in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kirk, 87, took home the same honor in 1968, making them the first father-son recipients.

"We've got good genes - longevity and endurance," Michael Douglas told The Associated Press by phone last week from Bermuda, where he lives part time with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their two children: son Dylan, 3, and daughter Carys, 7½ 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 longtime favorite at the Golden Globe ceremonies, famous for their party atmosphere compared with the more traditional Oscars. He won Golden Globes for best actor in a drama for 1987's "Wall Street" 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 "Wonder Boys," 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 'American President,' he wrote 'American President.' My friends from 'Will & Grace' - I did a guest episode on that. Marty Sheen was in 'American President' with me, too. Karl Malden, and Saul Zaentz, who I produced 'Cuckoo's Nest' with."

Previous Cecil B. DeMille recipients include Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Sean Connery and Sophia Loren.

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