Michael Douglas has made relatively few major public appearances since recovering from cancer, but now the Wall Street Oscar-winner will be joining Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast as a presenter.
Other presenters already announced include Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz, and Tom Cruise, among others. Last year, Douglas presented an award at the Golden Globes, and joked: “There’s got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation.”
It’s unclear what award Douglas will present at the Oscars. That’s always kept hush-hush until the broadcast. The year his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones won best supporting actress for Chicago, he and his father, Kirk, presented the best picture award to that film.
Though he didn’t appear in it onscreen, Michael previously won a best-picture Oscar himself for 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. His next role will be as Liberace opposite Matt Damon in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra, to be directed by Steven Soderbergh this summer.