Michael Douglas and Glenn Close Reunite, Prove Their Not-So-Fatal Attraction …

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Michael Douglas says cancer survival led to resurgence.

NEW YORK—An emotional Michael Douglas said Thursday that surviving his cancer scare several years ago gave him new vitality as he settles into his senior years. Douglas, 71, spoke about his health at an American Association for Retired Persons’ (AARP) luncheon celebrating the Academy Award-winner’s storied career and said: “It’s good to be alive.” Besides his wife, fellow Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, his Ant-Man co-star Paul Rudd, his Fatal Attraction co-star Glenn Close, Blythe Danner, David Hyde Pierce, Zac Posen and Jann Wenner attended.

Douglas called One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which he produced, his most profound work, and noted that it was turned down at every Hollywood studio before its eventual release. His voice cracked when he thanked his wife for her support; the couple separated a couple of years ago but reconciled, and Douglas noted the pair were celebrating their 15th anniversary this year.

He also got political, railing against super PACs that give large contributions to political candidate, blaming them for viciousness in the presidential campaign climate. He also cited Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, in asking for people of different political beliefs to unite on a common gun control solution, so “we cannot be completely embarrassed” before the rest of the world.

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