Michael Douglas inspired by father

Michael Douglas admits his priorities have changed since his fight against cancer

Written by PTI | London | Published: May 31, 2013 1:40 pm

Hollywood star Michael Douglas says his father Kirk Douglas is inspiring him in the ‘third act’ of his life. The 68-year-old actor said that his 96-year-old screen icon dad Kirk,who famously appeared in films such as Spartacus,Gunfight at the OK Corral and Champion,has set an example in his later years that he wants to follow,reported Contactmusic.

When asked how his illness had affected his life,he said,”It gives you much more of a sense of counting the years. I’m coming into,I would definitely say,my third act.

I have my father,who I admire so much in how he’s conducted his life and his third act. It makes you much more conscious of the days and years.”

Michael won his cancer battle and has often praised the support and love of his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones,and their two children,Carys,10,and Dylan,12,for helping him pull through.

The Behind the Candelabra star,who also has a 34-year-old son Cameron,who is serving a jail sentence for drug offences,with his first wife Diandra Luker,said that he wants to cherish every moment with his family after his health scare. “I just didn’t think about it (the future). But having a new family – I’ve got children who are 12 and 10,which I never anticipated – your priorities change. I certainly cherish the time with them and appreciate a good marriage,” he said.

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