Details about MICHAEL DOUGLAS: Hand-signed 'Wall Street' 10 x 8 photo. Todd Mueller COA.See original listing
“10 X 8 hand-signed colour photograph in excellent condition.”
11 May, 2014 19:53:58 BST
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|Seller notes:||“10 X 8 hand-signed colour photograph in excellent condition.”|
|Type:||Film||Certification:||Certified: Public Signings|
|Object:||Signed Photos||Surname Initial:||D|
MICHAEL DOUGLAS: 'Wall Street' 10 x 8 photo genuinely, personally, Hand-signed in black felt tip ink, colour satin finish. Todd Mueller COA.
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Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, and an Emmy Award in 2013 for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra. Other performances include The Game, Wonder Boys, Traffic and Falling Down. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009. He is the eldest of actor Kirk Douglas' four sons.
In 'Wall Street', Douglas plays Gordon Gekko who grew up on Long Island and went to City College of New York. His birthday is May 6, though his year of birth is unstated. His father was a salesman of electrical supplies who died of a heart attack at 49. He married Kate and had a son, Rudy, and a daughter, Winnie. Rudy committed suicide while in college because of Gordon's illegal activities. His on-again-off-again mistress is Darien Taylor, with whom he maintains a friendship. During the mid-1980s he had a rivalry with fellow corporate raider Sir Lawrence "Larry" Wildman, though the conversation between the two men clearly indicates that Larry is the wealthier of the two.
Gekko becomes rich in the 1970s through the buying and speculation of real estate, and soon turns his attention to corporate raiding. It turns out, however, that much of his wealth comes from a heavy reliance on insider trading. His tactics finally catch up with him in 1985 when his latest protégé, Bud Fox, is arrested for his role in their illegal trades and agrees to turn state's evidence against Gekko in return for a lighter sentence. On the strength of Fox's testimony, Gekko is convicted of multiple securities violations. He is sent to prison in 1990 for his crimes and is released in 2001, finding himself the only released ex-convict without anyone greeting him. He later reconciled with his daughter and son-in-law.
Following his release from prison in 2001, Gekko became an author and lecturer, and was one of the few voices to predict a burstingcredit bubble. As that financial crisis unfolded, Gekko sank his estranged daughter's trust fund into a new London-based hedge fund, and his personal net worth surged skyward. Now reportedly focused on shorting municipal bonds, eyeing companies that mine rare-earth elements.