Michael Douglas has all the time been best-known for thriller films, particularly neo-noirs and erotic thrillers corresponding to Deadly Attraction, Fundamental Intuition, Disclosure, and A Good Homicide. 4 of his greatest films of all time had been additionally thrillers – The China Syndrome, Falling Down, The Recreation, and Visitors. Michael Douglas is just not significantly related to comedy films, however in the course of the Eighties, he made three with the identical two co-stars that are all now thought of classics.
In 1984, Douglas starred alongside Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito in Romancing the Stone, a romantic and comedic twist on the journey film. They reunited in 1985 for its sequel The Jewel of the Nile and in addition starred within the music video for Billy Ocean’s When the Going Will get Powerful.
In 1989, Danny DeVito recruited Douglas and Turner for a film that he was directing – The Conflict of the Roses. Douglas and Turner play a pair embroiled in a bitter divorce, and it’s a black comedy that actually doesn’t have a conventional rom-com ending.
In 1992, Michael Douglas mirrored on a few of his greatest roles to Leisure Weekly. Of The Conflict of the Roses, he mentioned; “An awesome screenplay, superbly accomplished, the sickest, absurdest film on the planet. Kathleen and I knew every others’ rhythms. And it labored, it was an enormous hit, no one would have thought it. It’s method on the market — waaay on the market.”
The Conflict of the Roses got here just below When Harry Met Sally within the highest-grossing films of 1989, making $86 million. Romancing the Stone had made $115 million and The Jewel of the Nile made $96 million. These would all be thought of very respectable figures for romantic comedies right now – 30-40 years later.
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