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Best Michael Douglas film ?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    :laugh: (whether you meant it or not).
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  2. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    no... I did not mean it...I meant it as said...I didn't realize that those words meant anything else but as said...no pun intended...really. It's just a saying I like to use when I am impressed with an outcome.
  3. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Coma was his first big film....Cost $4 million and made $50 million
    And if its not that, then it is the China Syndrome
  4. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Forum Resident

    North West England
    I identify with him in the scene at the beginning of Jewel in the Nile.
    He's lounging on his yacht in the marina. Kathleen Turner says to him (something like).

    "Don't forget we're going to that reception tonight."

    "That's not 'til next Thursday!"

    "This is next Thursday!"
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  5. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    The Game.
    Fincher at the top of his game. MD unravels.
  6. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Forum Resident

    Fountain Inn, SC
    Definitely The China Syndrome!
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    my second would be the Game...
  8. IndyTodd

    IndyTodd Forum Resident

    Fishers, Indiana
    Clint Eastwood and Michael Douglas are by far two of my favorite actors. I've heard a lot of people over the years say something along the lines of that Eastwood may not be the greatest actor but he's their favorite. He may often being playing some aspect of himself rather than a character he has no connection to. I think a lot of the same is true for Michael Douglas. I'm not sure I'd put either guy up as the best actor of his generation but they would both be in contention for my favorite from their respective age group. I can enjoy watching almost anything with either one of them in it. Too bad they didn't appear in something together over the years...
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  9. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    the game, really is great .... i actually didnt like it much when i first saw it ..... but then lived a few more years of LIFE .... which helped change my opinion lmao.
  10. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident

    Elkhart, IN, USA
    I really like Michael Douglas' work, I think he's a great actor. He just does a great job of usually playing a business exec caught in the middle of something.

    Falling Down, Disclosure, Wall Street, Basic Instinct, The Game...

    I don't think I've ever seen a Michael Douglas film I haven't liked.
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  11. Rocker

    Rocker Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    Just re-watched this one today!
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  12. joethomas1

    joethomas1 Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire, UK
    Traffic (2000)
  13. GregM

    GregM No static at all

    Daddyland, CA
    I'd probably have to go with Traffic or his Pym role in Avengers. Not his biggest fan.
  14. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

    SF Bay Area
    • Romancing the Stone
    • Falling Down
    • Traffic
    • The Wonder Boys
    Forced to pick one, I'd go with the latter.
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  15. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

    Going with Falling down on this one- a disturbing film of a man having a mental breakdown.:(

    Played his character well.
  16. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    New York City
    The Game.
  17. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    I enjoy Michael's films, I realized I have not seen Falling Down I must correct that omission.:)
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  18. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    The American President is a favorite. Michael Douglas is in top matinee-idol form, surrounded by a terrific cast all working with a smart pre-West Wing Aaron Sorkin script. In a body of work packed with cop movies and dark thrillers, The American President stands out as one of Douglas' best.
  19. peteham

    peteham Forum Resident

    Simcoe County
    The Game, Falling Down, Fatal Attraction - 3 way tie.
  20. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Wonder Boys (my favourite of the bunch)
    Falling Down
    The Game
    China Syndrome
    Wall Street
    The American President
    Behind the Candelabra
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  21. twicks

    twicks Forum Resident

    Wall Street. I quote it daily: "Lunch is for wimps" (usually as I'm getting up to go to lunch).
  22. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

    Wall Street but I like slot of his movies

    I went to a store once and bought like 4 of em and was thinking man the cashier is gonna think I have an obsession
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  23. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Senior Member

    My choice.
  24. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    I'd say "The Game" closely followed by "A Perfect Murder".

    Falling Down is too stupid for me to enjoy.
  25. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    Hard to choose, he made a number of films that I like.

    The American President
    The War Of The Roses
    Romancing The Stone
    Jewel Of The Nile
    Basic Instinct

    To name a few.

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