Michael Douglas Height

Of course it's important to make mistakes, as long as you grow from them.

~ Michael Douglas

Great actor, Michael Douglas has given us many memorable performances in movies such as "Black Rain", "The War of the Roses", "Basic Instinct", 'Falling Down", "The American President", "The Game", "Ant-Man" -- among many others really.

Michael Douglas seemed to have a good height in his movies. He never looked tall but not short either. Michael Douglas' height listed by Google and IMDb is 5'10" -- which seems more or less correct if you look at him carefully in his movies.

Michael did look close to 2 inches taller than a 5 ft 8 in, tall Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct".

But now close to his eighties, Mr. Douglas is nowhere near 5'10". Height loss happens due to aging -- mainly due to the curvature and compression of the spine. We suppose Michael Douglas is as tall as Sharon Stone these days.

The height of Michael Douglas in his prime was

5'9½" or 176 cm

Current height is

5'8" or 173 cm

Michael Douglas with Tom Cruise and Sharon Stone
Michael Douglas with Tom Cruise (nearly 5'8"), and Sharon Stone (5'8")

Michael Douglas has some unique things to say:

Michael Douglas on family first.

Sometimes we spend more effort with people that are strangers in terms of making an impression than the person that's closest to us. And you just got to remember not to take for granted that person that's closest to you.

Michael Douglas on shady deals.

If a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Michael Douglas doesn't like to smile in photos.

I don't smile a lot in my pictures. I'm always so... grim.

Michael Douglas on Chicago.

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, and Chicago is work.

Michael Douglas

I don't wish ill will on anybody.

Michael Douglas on being an introvert.

I do think of myself as a bit of a loner, a bit of an independent. I'm one of those people who, when they're sick like to curl up and remove myself. I don't like a lot of people around. There is nothing you can do to help.

Michael Douglas on his kids.

Do you know what absolute happiness is? For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning - these little pieces of innocence - to wake them and find they're so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it.

Michael Douglas predicted Brad Pitt's marriage to Angelina Jolie.

I don't know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last?

Michael Douglas on patience.

Learning patience was not an easy lesson.

Michael Douglas on his younger wife.

Of course, I feel blessed that I have a wife that is 25 years younger.

Michael Douglas on marriage.

Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that's nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it's ignored, it withers.

Michael Douglas on nuclear weapons.

The message from national security experts and citizens around the world is clear: The only way to eliminate the global nuclear danger is to eliminate all nuclear weapons.

Michael Douglas likes being disliked.

Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.

Michael Douglas on provocative things.

I enjoy provocative things that are questionable.

Michael Douglas on art and real life.

Sometimes art imitates life.

Michael Douglas on a celebrity's secrets.

When you are a celebrity, nothing remains secret for very long.

Michael Douglas on a subtype of women.

I guess there are some women who like older men, but it's a smaller group.

Michael Douglas on being a risk-taker.

I'm a risk-taker. Most of my career has not been a joyful experience, but it has been challenging. I like the dangers.

Michael Douglas on forced religion.

Religion has certainly been shoved down my throat.

Michael Douglas on marriage and family.

My marriage and my families come certainly before my career.

Michael Douglas on his career.

During my first marriage, my career was the most important thing in my life.

Michael Douglas on sacrificing family for career.

I've taken the blame for being a bad father - if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career at one time.

Michael Douglas on capitalism.

Capitalism is part of our system, but it's not for the faint of heart.

Michael Douglas on exciting work.

If your work isn't exciting and doesn't stir emotions, where's the challenge? Where's the progress if you always play it safe?

Michael Douglas on going with passion.

I've never been one to carefully calculate my career decisions, to sit on the outside looking in. I go with my passion and what moves me.

Michael Douglas on being single.

Being single is pretty good. It's a nice sense of irresponsibility.

Michael Douglas on making money.

Never knew how poor I was until I started making money.

Michael Douglas on empires.

Every empire eventually falls.

Michael Douglas on impactful and entertaining movies.

You have to make entertaining movies. But like a good meal, it's nice to have a little food for thought after you walk out of the theater rather than just wiling away a couple of hours.

Michael Douglas on money.

Money itself isn’t lost or made.  It’s simply transferred from one perception to another.

 Michael Douglas on saving money.

It's important to save your money. We need it for the long haul but too many Americans don't save and don't invest.  It used to be that people would be proud of the fact that they were middle class. You'd have your church and buy a house and you had a car and everything else.  Now, it's really, really tough.  Everybody has financial issues except for the one percent.

Michael Douglas on sex scenes.

The hardest thing about sex scenes is that everybody is a judge. I don't know the last time you murdered somebody or blew anyone's brains out, but everyone has had sex, and probably this morning, which means everyone has an opinion on how it should be done.

Michael Douglas on Human Rights.

Human Rights for everyone is the necessary foundation upon which all of us may build a world where everybody may live in peace and serenity and plenty.