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Celebrating 31 years, the Palm Springs International Film Festival plays host to a fabulous array of movies and movie stars. The Festival features a stellar line-up of more than 175 films from 60 countries, special events and gala receptions. 

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Michael Douglas will receive Icon award tonight at Palm Springs Film Festival

by Marla Lewin

Michael Douglas will receive the icon award tonight at the Palm Springs Film Festival.  Then on Sunday he will attend the Golden Globes, where he is nominated for his role as Gordon Grekko, in Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps.  Oliver Stone was here on Saturday night to give an award to Carey Mulligan at the Awards Gala, she played Michaels' daughter in the film.  Palm Springs is the festival that keeps on giving.  Santa Barbara Film Festival gave a Michael a special award some years ago and his father Kirk was in the audience.  I remember meeting Kirk when he spoke for a Palm Springs Writers benefit and then signed copies of his latest book.  Kirk and Ann were very involved with the Desert Museum and many other organizations in the desert.

 

I am sure the family is all thrilled that Michael can also announce his remission of throat cancer and that after the Golden Globes, he'll begin work on his next film, a Jerry Weintraub-Steven Spielberg picture in which he'll play another Palm Springs icon, the late pianist Liberace.  

That after all, is what icons' do they keep working, and creating.  

MICHAEL DOUGLAS' SCREEN HIGHLIGHTS

"The China Syndrome" (1979)
"Romancing the Stone" (1984)
"Fatal Attraction" (1987)
"Wall Street" (1987) - Academy Award winner, Best Actor
"Basic Instinct" (1992)
"Falling Down" (1993)
"Disclosure" (1994)
"The American President" (1995) - Golden Globe nomination, Best Actor 
"The Game" (1997)
"Wonder Boys" (2000) - Golden Globe nomination, Best Actor 
"Traffic" (2000)
"King of California" (2007)
"Solitary Man" (2010)
"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010) - Golden Globe nomination, Best Supporting Actor

 Didn't we all love Michael in these films? Here is what Oliver Stone had to say at Santa Barbara last year's edition.

Marla Lewin

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