'I'm so proud to be your son': Michael Douglas tears up as dad Kirk supports him at Walk of Fame ceremony
Michael Douglas attends his Hollywood Walk of fame cermony with family and receives the coveted star after over 50 years in the industry
Michael Douglas, one of Hollywood's most prolific actors, was honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday after almost 50 years in the industry.
The occasion was made all the more memorable with Kirk Douglas, 101, Michael's father who was also present at the ceremony. A report by ET online stated that Michael's star was only a few feet away from that of his legendary father. Also in attendance at the event were Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and his son Cameron.
With his father present at the ceremony, Michael was bound to get a little emotional. Giving a heartfelt speech, the star spoke about his father saying, "It means so much to me, Dad, that you're here today." Almost in tears, he continued, "I'll say it simply and with all my heart: I'm so proud to be your son."
The Douglas family has multiple reasons to celebrate. Kirk Douglas turns 102 next month, which Michael referenced in his speech saying "In a month, Kirk turns 102 years old. So those of you who took the under on him taking 80, you lost a long time ago." The new inductee into the Hollywood Walk of Fame also welcomed his first grandchild last year when his son Cameron along with girlfriend Viviene Thibes welcomed their daughter Lua Izzy into the world.
Both his wife and son were active on Instagram putting up posts on the day of the event. Cameron shared a video on his story with the caption "Congrats, Dad", while Catherine Zeta-Jones shared a video of Kirk smiling wide as he arrived at the ceremony with Michael close to his side, reported Yahoo Entertainment.
Jane Fonda, Michael's costar in 'China Syndrome', also spoke at the event addressing Michael's illustrious career in Hollywood. She said "When I first heard Michael was getting his star, I thought, 'What took so long?' especially because he's been so ahead of his time."
Fonda also spoke of her relationship with Douglas that goes beyond just acting, "Michael Douglas and I share something far more specific and unique than acting together... We both come from families referred to by the press as Hollywood royalty." She also added, "Michael has not only carved out his identity as a great, great actor with tremendous range but as a great producer as well. He has rightfully been bestowed with all of the awards Hollywood has to offer... and now finally, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."
Michael Douglas' has had a successful career with a variety of roles. He won the Oscar for his role in the drama 'Wall Street'. He was last seen in 'Antman and the Wasp', the summer blockbuster. His future projects include a starring role in the Netflix show 'The Kominsky Method'.