November 4, 2008 / 5:24 AM / 9 years ago

Michael Douglas to be honored by movie producers

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Douglas will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Producers Guild of America during the group’s annual bash at the Hollywood Palladium on January 24, it said Monday.

<p>Actor Michael Douglas arrives for the opening night of the Israel Film Festival in New York, October 29, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

The Oscar-winning producer of ”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest“ will be given the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. Previous honorees include Dino De Laurentiis and ”Spider-Man’ producer Laura Ziskin.

Douglas, 64, whose other producing credits include “The China Syndrome” and “Romancing the Stone,” said in a statement that he felt “privileged to be so honored by my producing peers.”

The PGA hailed Douglas for often making “important statements about our life and times.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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