Michael Douglas is in France and perhaps feeling a little nostalgic.
The 68-year-old "Basic Instinct" star was spotted earlier this week having dinner with friends at La Petite Maison in Nice, and on Friday he was seen — still wearing his wedding ring — at the Deauville Film Festival, the event where he met his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 15 years earlier.
wanted to father her children. And he did. They married two years later at the Plaza Hotel in New York and went on to have two children: Dylan, 13, and Carys, 10.The couple was first introduced at the 1998 incarnation of the festival, where Douglas was in attendance for a screening of his thriller, "A Perfect Murder." Zeta-Jones, who went to the fest for the film that helped shoot her to stardom, "The Mask of Zorro," certainly made an impression on her future husband: Upon first laying eyes on the Welsh beauty, he reportedly told her that he
Douglas is attending this year's Deauville Film Festival in support of the opening-night film, Steven Soderbergh's "Beyond the Candelabra," the HBO production featuring the star's acclaimed turn as Liberace. Before the screening, Douglas thanked his director and his co-star Matt Damon for putting the project on hold while he battled throat cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Douglas' return to the festival is certainly rather bittersweet upon recent news that he and Zeta-Jones have separated. However, perhaps in reference to the separation and his health troubles, Douglas also had some optimistic words. "People have been kindly asking how I'm doing," he said. "Well I put on a suit tonight — one that I can't come close to buttoning — so everything must be OK."
Catherine Zeta-Jones was seen earlier this year in "Red 2" and Soderbergh's "Side Effects." Michael Douglas will next be seen in what many are referring to as the senior citizens version of "The Hangover," "Last Vegas," which co-stars Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline and opens November 1.
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