ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Michael Douglas moved to tears at Cannes
 

Michael Douglas moved to tears at Cannes

Michael Douglas fights back tears at Cannes
By IANS/EFE
Wed, May 22, 2013 10:47:18 GMT
 

Michael Douglas moved to tears at Cannes
Cancer survivor Michael Douglas was moved to tears while recalling how the team of the film Behind The Candelabra waited for him to recover.

Michael Douglas wept here Tuesday as he recounted how director Steven Soderbergh waited for the Oscar-winning actor to recover from throat cancer so he could star as flamboyant pianist Liberace in Behind The Candelabra.

"For me this ... it was right after my cancer. This beautiful gift was handed to me. I'm eternally grateful to Steven, Matt and Jerry," a tearful Douglas said, referring to Soderbergh, co-star Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub.

The crowd of reporters covering the presentation applauded.

Made for US cable network HBO, "Behind the Candelabra" screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival and is set for limited theatrical release in Europe.

Michael Douglas, 68, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2010.

Soderbergh first broached the idea of a film about Liberace 13 years ago, during the filming of "Traffic", which featured Douglas in the role of the top US anti-drug official.

"I thought he was messing with me," Douglas recalled Tuesday. "I was playing a drug czar in this movie and I saw this pensive look on Steven's face and he said, 'Have you ever thought about Liberace?'"

Douglas said the project began to take shape after Soderbergh read a book by the late pianist's former lover, Scott Thorson, who is portrayed in the film by Damon.

(Photo: Michael Douglas at Cannes premiere of 'Behind the Candelabra' - IANS/Xinhua/Zhou Lei)
More on Cannes Film Festival 2013

If SRK, Salman, Aamir can cast new actresses, why can’t I cast a new actor: Preity Zinta
 
Aamir Khan prodded Kiran Rao to present 'Ship Of Theseus'
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Golden Globes: 'American Hustle', DiCaprio, McConaughey, Blanchett win
Golden Globes: 'American Hustle', DiCaprio, McConaughey, Blanchett win
BAFTA nominations: 'Gravity' and 'American Hustle' lead the pack
BAFTA nominations: 'Gravity' and 'American Hustle' lead the pack
Movie Review: 'Last Vegas' a funny, heartwarming buddy film
Movie Review: 'Last Vegas' a funny, heartwarming buddy film
Clips: Oscar winners party hard in ‘Last Vegas’
Clips: Oscar winners party hard in ‘Last Vegas’
Tags :
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover promote ‘Alone’ in Bangalore

Aamir, Sachin Abhishek, John, Ranbir at ISL final

Hot: Huma Qureshi sets the ramp ablaze in a sari!

Aditi Govitrikar, Aanchal Kumar walk the ramp at Pune Fashion Week 2014

Sushmita Sen announces Jabong fashion week in Delhi

Watch ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ song: Sonam Kapoor rocks the dance floor in ‘Phatte Tak Nachna’

Watch 'Roy' song: Ranbir, Jacqueline, Arjun live it up in ‘Sooraj Dooba Hain’

Emraan Hashmi, Sussanne Khan, Sonu Sood at Building Bricks India event
Wallpapers 

Sapna Pabbi Wallpapers

Alone Wallpapers

Aditi Rao Hydari Wallpapers

Varun Dhawan Wallpapers

Sulemani Keeda Wallpapers

Zed Plus Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Anushka Sharma

Esha Gupta

Sonakshi Sinha
New Movies 

P.k.

Lingaa

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor