It's The Chin. Chiseled From Granite.Wait, the air of confidence and that surly, once-a-movie, don't-give-a-hoot glance.
Michael Douglas is 67, 10 years older than my dad, but all he's gotta do is rattle the cage and I'm a coming.
No, he's not he greatest actor in the world. Not close. But, shoot, I've got to lower my eyes when he stares out at the audience.
Saw him in two movies over the past several days. Just switched to Comcast Cable with every movie channel known to man free for a year. i stopped dead in my channel-surfing tracks when "American President" started up on Encore. Haven't seen? Do so! Dignified, understated-gorgeous lobbyist Annette Bening plays the new girlfriend to Douglas, the widower president. Richard Dreyfuss is a hoot as the unctuous, right-wing, evil seeing and seeking election-year counterpart to the sweet-tongued Douglas, still "cute" at 51 for this role.
Damn, sex in the White House? The bed looked mighty cushy.
Fast forward to "King of Calififornia," and M.D. at 63. Still hunky. Bit of an offbeat flick that caught my eye as I zipped through Showtime movies. Gotcha. Douglas is a wildman, newly released from another trip to the looney bin, who convinces his feckless and lovable friend and his ever-loving daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) that El Dorado can be found in a forgotten stream where early Spanish explorers buried gold meant for the motherland. Massively funny scene as the trio break into a retail warehouse and the zany Douglas pounds through the concrete floor into a sewage canal then dons scuba gear in search of treasure.
A few more wrinkles, hair long and gray, but that confidence and swagger . . . that rugged profile.
"And for my "trusted-assistant Intern position, I name . . . ".
(Hmmm, if I put my hair up . . . .)