Michael Douglas loves being at home in Mallorca. | Julian Aguirre


Hollywood legend and Oscar-winner Michael Douglas, who has owned an estate in Valldemossa, Mallorca, for over 30 years and loves the island will tomorrow night receive the Honorary Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to celebrate his career.

The festival will pay tribute to the actor and hand him the award during the Opening Ceremony on 16 May. As part of the tribute, the festival will screen a previously unreleased documentary by Amine Mesta on Douglas titled Michael Douglas, The Prodigal Son.


The doc’s synopsis reads: “This special documentary shows us how Michael, an actor, and producer like his father Kirk, had to embrace their resemblance throughout his remarkable career in order to assert his difference.
The time to learn how to become Michael when your name is Douglas.”

The Fatal Attraction actor’s last appearance in Cannes was in 2013 for the debut of Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, which also starred Matt Damon.

At the end of last year, his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones opened up about her marriage to Michael Douglas who is 25 years her senior and she said that Mallorca, where they celebrated their joint birthdays last year, has played an important part in their lives and relationship.