Michael Douglas kicks-off Deauville film festival
DEAUVILLE, France / Calvados (AFP) - Michael Douglas was the big name star on the red carpet as the 39th Deauville film festival opened on Friday night with a screening of the actor's latest movie, My Life With Liberace.
Douglas, who was accompanied by the film's director Steven Soderbergh, said: "Liberace was bigger than Elvis. Lady Gaga and Elton John learnt from him."
It was the fourth time Douglas had attended the festival, which celebrates American movies, and it is where he first met his wife Catherine Zeta Jones.
"This is the greatest gift France can give after the Statue of Liberty," he said.