michael-douglasRegarding his son, Dylan:

Michael Douglas: “…His  auditory skills are staggering, like a lot of people who are dyslexic..Well, I think these issues make you tougher. Sticks and stones and smart… comments don’t bother you as much as you’re plowing ahead.”
Quinn Bradley: What you most proud about out of Dylan’s accomplishments in life?

Michael Douglas: I can’t believe what a good actor he is, and I say this as someone who had no interest in acting at his age..and there’s something for him about being on stage in which he has no fear. So for me, his confidence is just great to see.

Michael Douglas’ brother Joel is also dyslexic. Joel is a successful Hollywood producer and director in such movies as The Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Michael’s famous actor father Kirk Douglas was also motivated to star in the TV movie The Secret because of his family’s first-hand experience with dyslexia.

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