The “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” star was actually the guest of honor at the Biltmore Four Seasons shindig, though his wife stole the show with her beautiful purple and gold dress.
And during the awards presentation, Michael’s 94-year-old father Kirk Douglas was as proud as could be, with the father-son duo sharing a warm embrace while the audience applauded.
Kirk told the crowd, “The first time I saw Michael Douglas act was in a play at UC Santa Barbara, so it is fitting that a career that started here should be honored here. To tell the truth, I wanted Michael to be a lawyer. I secretly hoped he would be bad so I could tell him to forget it. He wasn’t.”
“But as proud as I am of his achievements on screen, I am even prouder of the humanitarian work he has done for the United Nations and other organizations. I am very happy to give this award to my favorite actor/producer who also happens to be my firstborn son.”
Douglas, 67, joins the ranks of other big name celebrities like Quentin Tarantino and Harrison Ford who are past recipients.