Michael Douglas Lived With Danny DeVito in Acting School, Makes His Own Wine: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

25 Things You Don't Know About Michael Douglas
25 Things You Don't Know About Michael Douglas Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Oscar-winner and film icon Michael Douglas, whose newest film, Ant-Man, is in theaters now, shared 25 surprising—and star-studded—facts about himself with Us Weekly

1. I am an avid Formula One fan. My team is McLaren. 

2. I have my pilot’s license.

3. I always had terrible stage fright in my early years, and needed to keep a bucket right off the stage. 

4. I have a hot rod: It’s a ’33 Ford with a 327 Chevy engine. 

5. I played football in high school. 

6. I starred in a movie with Jodie Foster [called Napoleon and Samantha] when she was 9 years old. 

7. I love coleslaw. 

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8. I went to acting school with Blythe Danner, had a production company with her late husband, Bruce, and starred in a film with her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow

9. I am a news and sports junkie when it comes to watching TV. 

10. I worked in a gas station and was Mobil Man of the Month when I was 20 years old. 

11. I am building a family-style hotel, Ariel Sands, in Bermuda. 

12. Ant-Man is the first special-effects movie I have made in my career. 

13. My NYC acting school roommate was Danny DeVito

14. People associate me with big cities because of my movies, but I prefer to live in the country. 

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15. I am an early-to-bed, early-to-rise person. 

16. I am a golf whore. 

17. One of my favorite movies of all time is Lili, starring Leslie Caron

18. I make my own wine in Majorca, Spain. 

19. I went away to boarding school when I was 14 — and actually enjoyed it. 

20. I didn’t have a college major until junior year. 

21. I can make great pancakes. 

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22. I read at least two newspapers every day. 

23. I was asked twice to be the head of two major Hollywood studios. 

24. I am a big jazz fan. 

25. The first time I ever met Catherine Zeta-Jones, I told her I was going to be the father of her children. 

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