Michael Douglas will need to make room for another award at his Bedford home. The Oscar winner, 71, will receive AARP’s 2015 Movies For Grownups Career Achievement Award at the magazine’s 15th annual awards program honoring filmmakers, movie stars and films that resonate with the 50-and-older audience.
“With a career spanning more than 50 years, Michael Douglas is one of the most talented and respected actors and producers of our time,” AARP’s Editor in Chief Robert Love said in a press release. “From his producing roles on ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘China Syndrome,’ to starring acting roles in ‘Romancing The Stone,’ ‘Fatal Attraction,’ ‘Wall Street,’ ‘The American President,’ ‘Basic Instinct,’ ‘Traffic,’ ‘Behind the Candelabra’ and most recently ‘Marvel’s Ant Man,’ Douglas has entertained and endeared himself to generations of moviegoers, which is a remarkable testament to his incredible versatility and staying power in Hollywood.”
Past AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement honorees include former Pound Ridge resident Susan Sarandon and Douglas’ “Basic Instinct” costar Sharon Stone. The award will be presented on February 8, 2016 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Awards will also be handed out in categories such as best actor, best actress and best director.