was the big screen outing that catapulted Catherine into the movie world.But it wasn't just film pundits who were impressed with her role as the ravishing Elena in the 1998 adventure.
His early acting roles included film, stage, and television productions.
Douglas first achieved prominence for his performance in the ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco, for which he received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations.
After reprising his Romancing the Stone role as Jack Colton in the 1985 sequel The Jewel of the Nile, which he also produced, and along with appearing in the musical A Chorus Line (1985) and the psychological thriller Fatal Attraction (1987), Douglas received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of amoral corporate raider Gordon Gekko in the Oliver Stone-directed drama Wall Street, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He reprised the role in the sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).
In 1975 Douglas produced One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, having acquired the rights to the Ken Kesey novel from his father.
The film received critical and popular acclaim, and won the Academy Award for Best Picture, earning Douglas his first Oscar as one of the film's producers.(Pictured) The couple at NYC Dance Alliance Foundation's 'Bright Lights Shining Stars' gala in New York City, New York, U. Zeta-Jones was previously engaged to Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen; however, the engagement was called off after 15 months in 1996.(Pictured) Zeat-Jones and Macfadyen at the premiere of “Braveheart” in Hollywood on May 19, 1995. 18, 2000, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, once Douglas’s divorce came through in June that year.The pair met for the first time that autumn at the Deauville Film Festival. "The first time I saw him was in the hotel lobby," says Catherine. She says he told her: "I want to father your children". But with work keeping them apart, "we never even kissed until nine months later." They went public with their romance at the Edinburgh premiere of her thriller A year into their relationship the couple celebrated their joint birthday – her 30th and his 55th – with a big party at a trendy New York night club."He walked right past me, carrying his golf clubs." The two were seated next to each other at dinner that evening, and immediately bonded when they discovered they shared the same birthday. At one point in the evening, says a close friend: "Michael gave a toast and said how he'd known Catherine for a year and how much she meant to his life." But there were still no wedding bells.A-list Hollywood couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have defied all the odds and been married for 16 years, despite their 25-year age gap.