Because he thinks he is. Michael was interviewed by GQ for their Men of the Year issue, in which he admitted that he thinks he’s had a pretty solid career and done a damn good job of everything, only to be underestimated. By whom, I’m not sure – movie studios? Fans? The world?
“I’ve always felt a little underestimated, personally. I’ve got a pretty good batting average over 40 years. Sometimes maybe it looked easy.”
Michael also spoke about how fucked up it was that US studios wouldn’t release Beyond the Candelabra in the US, meaning he couldn’t get nominated for an Oscar for the role (which he obviously feels he deserves):
“I’m actually taking a sort of joy, a revengeful joy, in the fact that all the studios turned it down. To me it was just a reflection of how constipated and conservative the studios have become.”
You know, I suppose I have underestimated Michael Douglas, but that’s probably just because I haven’t really paid any attention to him, at all. That’s not me being flippant – not intentionally so, anyway. I just can’t honestly say I’ve ever followed much of his career.
What do you guys think? Any big MDoug fans in the house?