Michael Douglas: Viagra is a “wonderful enhancement”


I don’t really remember the last time I genuinely liked Michael Douglas. Let’s see… it was probably around 2000, when Wonder Boys and Traffic came out, and I had high hopes that he would have a career resurgence doing fascinating, challenging work. That faded fast (although Wonder Boys is still one of my favorite films of all time, and worth watching every few months). Michael fell into an acting rut, and basically became his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’ “escort” for various events. He got a horrible face lift, said dumb stuff in the press, and generally seemed old and dotty.

Anyway, Michael is trying to get attention again, I guess. He’s filming Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (or as I like to call it, “That movie with Shia LaBeouf walking around in a suit”) and he’s the cover boy for next month’s AARP Magazine (full article online here). It’s a long piece, but People Magazine has some interesting excerpts, including Michael’s revelations that he was a pretty crappy father, and that he needs to slip himself some Viagra to get it up for his wife. Oh, Michael:

With his son, Cameron, in federal prison after his July 28 arrest on felony charges of dealing drugs, Michael Douglas says he was “no angel” as a father.

“I’ll assume whatever responsibilities I have to,” the leading man, 65, tells AARP The Magazine for its March/April cover story. “Would it have been better to have been around more? Absolutely. There were absences, and I was no angel.”

Douglas said his troubled, 31-year-old son – who faces a potential life sentence on charges of dealing crystal meth – also is taking responsibility for his choices.

“Cameron has a lot of life ahead,” said Douglas, who reprises his Oscar-winning role as corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, opening April 23. “He now recognizes his own demons and struggles.”

And though Douglas says his son is a “tough kid,” he still expressed concern for Cameron’s welfare: “He’s in a federal prison, and you’ve got some big, bad boys down there.”

Espouses Viagra
On a lighter note, Douglas shared other intimate details of his life, including his relationship with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, who “God bless her … likes older guys”, and how male enhancement drugs Viagra and Cialis are “wonderful enhancements.”

Douglas also says he is able to give greater attention to his children with Zeta-Jones – daughter Carys, 6, and son Dylan Michael, 9 – than he could to Cameron. “I’m not so concerned about my career,” he said. “I see the confidence my kids have got versus the struggle for confidence that I had or that Cameron might have dealt with.”

Still, he’s admittedly fearful of being a septuagenarian when his daughter hits her Sweet 16, saying: “I’m not going to be able to physically chase the boys away.”

[From People]

Um… is Michael only thinking about how he’s going to be in well into his 70s when his daughter starts dating? Now, I’m not a judgy person. (Chuckles, wipes tears of laughter from eye.) I don’t have a problem with old(er) men having babies with young(er) women. I get it, on some level. I don’t think it’s nasty or gross, unless the age difference is completely out of whack. But what strikes me about Michael, especially over the past decade, is that he seems to have lost track of things. I think he married Catherine, yes because he loved her, but also because he was older and she was younger, and wasn’t that something, and now people will think he’s still got it. Instead, people made fun of their age difference, Michael stopped working so much, he got that horrible facelift and he probably spends most of his time puttering around the house or playing golf. If that’s what he really wants, so be it. But he makes me sad. Oh, and I don’t want to hear about his Viagra, either. He reeks of dirty old man.

Michael at the National Board of Review awards on January 12, 2010 in New York, credit: Flashpoint: WENN.com.


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  1. Leticia says:

    I think Clint Eastwood is sexier and Clint is much older.

  2. lucy2 says:

    TMI, Mr. Douglas, TMI.

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    ditto, leticia.

    Clint is going to 80 this year and he’s sexier than a lot of men half his age.

    I know, I know…he’s old, but I still got love for him.

  4. DrM says:

    I have never been hugely fond of MD, but I don’t’ mind his admission about Viagra at all. I think its an honest thing to say, and realistic as well. So many men regardless of age are made to feel really badly for needing a ‘hand’ (pun intended) with sexual performance and so its never discussed in any open way. So good on him I say…

  5. FrancescaB says:


  6. Fire says:

    Hilarious, lucy2 – I didn’t even read the story, but after reading the headline I thought “OMG! TMI!”

  7. Jo says:

    That is a visual I don’t really need. I agree, TMI.

  8. BitterBetty says:

    Ohh, CZJ… just close your eyes and think of England =/

  9. Pont Neuf says:

    Eeeeeeeewwwwwwww! Just EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!!

    Thank you for the HORRIFYING mental image, Mr Douglas. Is this the reason why your dear wife’s face looks perpetually frozen? Out of the horror of seeing your old, wrinkly, chicken-like self trying to elicit anything other than compassion (or greed) from her?

    I have NEVER understood what is it about Michael Douglas that anyone with two normally functioning eyes would find attractive.

    Well, maybe we should ask Catherine how much she’s being paid to… eeeewww!

    Thinking it over, no. Cathy, darling, keep the information to yourself. Just as your husband should have kept ALL sexual references away from his old turkey-looking self.

  10. Maritza says:

    Michael is looking more and more like his father with each passing day. He better watch for his heart, Viagra is a killer.

  11. Sumodo says:

    If he needs Viagra to get it up, Catherine Zeta must need some VODKA to let it in.

  12. lucy2 says:

    @Sumodo – LOL!!!!!!!!!!! And probably true.

  13. Sumodo says:

    lucy2 — Uh-huh!

  14. emma says:

    when he was talking about his daughter being in her teens when he’s going to be in his 70s made me think of a friend of mine. My friend is 28 this year and his dad is well into his 80s, 86-87, which is older than my grandpa. It’s interesting.

  15. Wee Freckles (Lee) says:

    @Sumodo – hahahaha! And so true. Perhaps there is a cute pool-boy to help get the VODKA taste out of her mouth.

  16. ccoop says:

    Biggest laugh in that interview: “Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40”


  17. Sincerity says:

    Michael Douglas is the son of a Hollywood legend who grew up in the entertainment industry and made a name for himself. Distinguishing himself from his father, Kirk, was not easy and growing up “privileged” would not have made him the easiest person to get along with either. However, if he were to sit down and write a book about his life and insights, it would be a best seller.

    He could have taken the easy way out and became an unproductive trust fund recipient but he decided to do otherwise; which says a lot about his character and priorities.

    Truthfully, WE’RE ALL AGING and our life expectancies are substantially increasing. Why not talk about sex and aging? LET’S GET REAL! Just because we’re aging, does not necessary lessen our desire for intimacy. I’ll be turning 49 next month, and I’m going to be reading everything I can get my hands on about sex and aging!

  18. gg says:

    I say talk to your doctor and read “Woman’s Day” or whatever to get your old guy hardon information.

    I reeally am not into hearing about how viagra really works great. We all know. I have to see the damn tv adverts everytime I turn on the tube and watch old guys winking at their wife. It’s like bragging about how vibrators really work great! well duh, no need to make people go there all the time. Call your friend and tell her, she’ll be more interested in that tidbit.

    They can leave it out of interviews if they have any class. I don’t need or want the visual here. :: shudder ::

  19. Madelyn Rose says:

    I think it’s fine to admit that he uses those drugs. Aging is a fact of life. And if he wants to have kids in his 50’s — big deal! As long as he can afford it and is a loving father, I am all for it. It’s not older Dad’s that I find offensive, it is younger men who keep impregnanting woman after woman, and can’t afford it…then everyone is on welfare….no Dad around…now that is the tragedy in this country. NOT older fathers.

  20. snapdragon says:

    i need to pour bleach on my brain now to erase that image.

  21. Really? says:

    Gross. He has not aged well, looks just like his father at 80. I wonder if having a much younger wife *rolls eyes* like CZJ has anything to do with it.

  22. Claudia says:

    He should carry a Garnet instead of using Viagra. Garnet is the stone that will enhance your passion and physical desire. It is known as the stone that inspires romantic love, sensuality, and sexuality.

  23. buckley says:

    yikes…the face lift made him look more like his father. Not a good thing.

  24. MaiGirl says:

    Your intuition is right on, Kaiser. In a pretty famous interview shortly after CZJ got pregnant with their first child, Barbara Walters interviewed them. The first thing he said after confirming the pregnancy is “I’m not shooting blanks!”

    Yeah, oozes class, that one! 😀

  25. Popcorny says:

    Zeta Jones is at leat 46-7ish.
    I swore those were pictures of Kirk Douglas. If I think that’s creepy, in a platonic way, can’t imagine how Zeta Jones sees it. That’s got to be frightening when she isn’t busy counting the Douglas dollars.
    It’s like that proverbial cliche about mother-in-laws/look at your girl’s mother long and hard first -but in gender reverse.
    Michael looks pretty frail and daft, like he shouldn’t be propping Viagra, he should be out stumping Depends.

  26. DrM says:

    ccoop: I concur! I forgot to add in my earlier comment that saying CZJ is ’40’ is much more offensive than talking about Viagra!! How stupid do they think we all are anyway?

  27. trashaddict says:

    LOL if garnets did for your sexually what Viagra does, men would be draped in them.

  28. ogechi says:

    I thought it causes heart attack.

  29. guest says:

    only zeta cares about this…trust.

  30. LindyLou says:

    Ugh…I don’t know how I will get the image of that wrinkly old man with his chemically enhanced stiffy crawling all over CZJ outta my head!! Ewwwwwwwww!!! Make it go away! *retching noise*

  31. breederina says:

    CZJ is 50 and really when the undead are giving us sex tips it’s time to join her for straight shots.
    @Somodo, thanks for the morning laugh !

  32. Cheyenne says:

    CZJ was born 9/25/69, which would make her 40 years old. I remember when she married Douglas and the tabloids were all over the 25-year age difference.

  33. breederina says:

    Wasn’t she recently outed during a White House security check for some event they’d been invited to?
    She’d shaved the 10 years off as a youngish actress in those pre pre 9/11 days when people took a lady at her word. Surprise.

  34. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Wasn’t she recently outed during a White House security check for some event they’d been invited to?”

    that was a blind item, if I recall correctly, but the majority of commenters thought it was CZ-J.

  35. NicoleAM says:

    He’s 65. I’ll always like Fatal Attraction, maybe all he wants to do as of late is focus on his family instead of movie after movie. Personally, I’ve always liked older guys, but I doubt I’d marry someone that much older. Kinda get the short end of that stick, ya know?
    My father was also 17 yrs older than my mother. A disadvantage for the kids is that (obviously) you don’t have your dad around for as many years as you’d like. Mine died about 4 yrs ago.

  36. coucou says:

    He’s gross. And the fact that he admits he was a lousey father to his poor son does not absolve him.

    I think CZJ is Welsh actually.

    They make a “good” couple because they seem so vapid and insidious – not to mention completely full of themselves.

    It’s amazing how much he looks like his father. Perhaps they had the same surgeon.

    BTW, i thought that movie CZJ did – don’t even remember the name of it – she divorces and hooks up with a very young guy – was an absolute waste of time. The last time i liked her in a film was America’s Sweethearts, with Julia Roberts.

  37. Anj says:

    What an oldie.

  38. Viagra says:

    I agree with Douglas!

  39. Sean says:

    Viagra can help out any relationship…new or old…the comments on this post are pretty funny

  40. Viagra says:

    Everyone knows that Viagra is a wonderful enhancement. I would have appreciated Douglas if he would have said the side effect he is facing.