Marvel Studios has congratulated Ant-Man and the Wasp actor Michael Douglas on his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Douglas began his journey with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015, when he starred as Dr. Hank Pym in Ant-Man. Pym is of course the original Ant-Man and the creator of the Pym Particle, a particle that allows its user to drastically alter their size. Much like Pym's life in the pages of comic books, Douglas' life has been very eventful.
Douglas began his acting career at age 22 in the film Cast a Giant Shadow. He's been involved with a large number of projects during his career, and has even won two Academy Awards. His first Oscar was shared with the filmmakers and actors behind the drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which was directed by Milos Forman and starred Jack Nicholson. His second award came 12 years later when he won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the 1987 film Wall Street. Now, with Douglas being added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one of his most recent employers has congratulated him on the accomplishment.
Posting on their Twitter, Marvel Studios was quick to congratulate Douglas after he was awarded his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier today. Douglas might not have a huge role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe like other A-Listers, but he's become an integral part of the Ant-Man films. Marvel's Tweet can be seen below.
While Douglas is one of the more veteran Marvel actors to get the award, he certainly isn't the first. In recent years Chris Pratt has gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, and Scarlett Johansson. Outside of the MCU, actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Mark Hamill, and Jack Black have also recently been awarded a star. There has also been some controversy surrounding the Hollywood Walk of Fame lately, as the Hollywood City Council voted to remove Donald Trump's star, but kept Bill Cosby's star in place.
Given his long history in the film industry and his recognition from the Academy, it seems that giving Douglas a star on the Walk of Fame is long overdue. Getting a spot on the Walk of Fame is often a high point in an actor's career, as Hollywood recognizes their contributions to the film industry much like the Academy Awards. With hundreds of celebrities earning a spot on the Walk of Fame, it only seems fair that Douglas should be among them.
Source: Marvel Studios
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