My Favorite Michael Douglas Performances

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"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."



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D-Fens, Falling Down



Douglas was robbed of an Oscar nomination for his bone-chilling performance in this psychological drama about an unemployed defense worker whose dissatisfaction with the state of society and his inability to get to his daughter's birthday party send him on a violent rampage. Douglas has never lost himself in a role the way he loses himself in this one and he completely invests in this sympathetic yet very dangerous character who at times has you turning from the screen and at other times cheering him on.




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I'm not a big fan of MD, but I love this movie! I thought it was great when I saw it on vhs and watched it fairly recently (as well as many times in between) and was surprised at how much I still enjoyed it. I've got something in my head telling me that it's Kirk Douglas' opinion that it's Michael's best work? I think the military style haircut was MD's idea too.
Props to Robert Duvall too.