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Michael Douglas: My children want to become actors

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Michael Douglas: My children want to become actors

Michael Douglas' children want to follow him into the movie business.

The 71-year-old actor - who has a 15-year-old son called Dylan and a 12-year-old daughter called Carys Zeta with his current wife Catherine Zeta-Jones - has revealed his kids are eager to follow in his footsteps, though he's sounded a note of caution.

He said: "My son and my daughter both want to be in the business.

"They both want to act and I've told them to be ready for rejection.

"That's the one part I always warn everybody starting out in the business. You have to be able to take a hit and keep on going no matter what. It's hard, but you have to deal with it because it's going to happen.

"I experienced lots of rejection in my career and it's never easy. You have to keep on going and someone will say yes."

Meanwhile, Michael also said his career success and longevity has been built on focusing on the work.

He told Variety: "My career has been based on the material and it's always been based on what I think emotionally moves me, what makes me laugh and makes me angry.

"Sticking with the material rather than worrying about your image is the key and the most important thing in an actor's career. That has been the crux that has led me in my career."