Michael Douglas has been tapped to present at this year’s Academy Awards telecast. This will be one of the first major public appearances the Oscar winning actor has made since recovering from cancer.
Since the awards are kept secret until the broadcast, it’s unclear what award Douglas will present at the Oscars. The year Douglas’ wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, won best supporting actress for Chicago, he and his father, Kirk Douglas, presented the best picture award to that film.
Playing the role as producer, Douglas won a best-picture Oscar himself for 1975′s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He also took home an Oscar statue for his 1987 performance in Wall Street. The Basic Instinct star will next appear as Liberace opposite Matt Damon in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra, which is to be directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Michael Douglas joins other Oscar presenters such as: Ben Stiller, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.
The Academy Awards telecast will be broadcast live coast-to-coast on February 26 from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and shown on the ABC network.