Did Michael Douglas win any awards for playing Liberace?

Did Michael Douglas win any awards for playing Liberace?

Michael Douglas last night won the Emmy, US television’s highest honour, for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his turn as flamboyant singer Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra.

Did Michael Douglas play piano in Liberace movie?

Michael Douglas plays the legendary Las Vegas entertainer in Steven Soderbergh’s film, which shows the actor (as Liberace) tickling the ivories as only a skilled piano player could. It probably won’t come as a surprise that Douglas wasn’t actually playing. But how did the movie make it look so real?

Did Michael Douglas win an Emmy?

In 2013, for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie….

Michael Douglas
Occupation Actor film producer
Years active 1966–present
Political party Democratic

How much did Behind the Candelabra gross?

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office n/a
International Box Office $2,568,300 Details
Worldwide Box Office $2,568,300
Home Market Performance

What movies did Michael Douglas win awards for?


Award Year For
Academy Awards 1976 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1988 Wall Street
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards 2010 Solitary Man
2013 Last Vegas

Who got Liberace’s money?

When Liberace died in 1987, it is reported that he was worth $115million (£89million). He bequeathed most of his estate to his scholarship foundation. His Las Vegas mansion was sold to a British businessman and fan in 2013 for $500,000.

Did Michael Douglas learn the piano for Behind the Candelabra?

Michael Douglas has revealed he didn’t learn how to play the piano for his Liberace role. The Oscar-winning actor, who portrays the outgoing entertainer and musician in Steven Soderbergh’s feature-length biopic Behind The Candelabra, attempted to learn the piano but decided against it.

Can Liberace not close his eyes?

And though Liberace was initially pleased with his surgery results — which Thorson wrote made the performer appear 20 years younger — Liberace’s eyes had changed “in appearance and function,” Thorson wrote in his book. “He couldn’t close his lids completely.

What movies did Michael Douglas win an Oscar for?

Douglas is also an accomplished producer. In 1976, he won an Academy Award® for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and in 2009 accepted a Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures Award from the Producers Guild of America.

Is Behind the Candelabra true?

Behind the Candelabra premieres this weekend on HBO. It is based on the hard to believe but true story of one of the most popular and flamboyant stars of the 1950’s and 60’s, who went by just one name: Liberace.

What age is Catherine Zeta Jones?

52 years (September 25, 1969)
Catherine Zeta-Jones/Age


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