Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Stone: Douglas 'fighting hard'

Oliver Stone has praised the way Michael Douglas has dealt with his cancer
Oliver Stone has praised the way Michael Douglas has dealt with his cancer

Michael Douglas is "fighting hard" in his battle against throat cancer, according to Wall Street filmmaker Oliver Stone.

The Hollywood star, who reprises his role as investment shark Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, was diagnosed two months ago, and reportedly has one more chemotherapy treatment left.

"He is fighting hard - it is recoverable, but you never know," the Oscar-winning director told The Sun.

"Michael has got more heart now with the suffering of his son (Cameron) in jail and with his condition. It is not easy for him."

Oliver hailed Michael's attendance at the film's New York premiere last month, saying: "It was courageous, but at the same time, I think it lifted his spirits. I don't think it is easy, he can't go out, people see him. It is also very painful and uncertain - the worst two things."

The director reckons his leading man is key to the success of the first Wall Street film.

"He is Gekko. When he smiles he becomes Gekko in many ways."

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