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Michael Douglas' son looks the spitting image of his dad as he steps out at event in NYC

The Fatal Attraction actor shares two children with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones


Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1990
Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
April 25, 2023
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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for Michael Douglas and his son, Dylan, 22. The pair made a rare public appearance together at the star-studded opening night of the Broadway show Good Night, Oscar in New York on Monday.

Heads were turned by their appearance as Dylan looks so much like his famous father when he was younger. They both looked dapper in suits with a couple of buttons undone on their shirts.

Michael and Dylan beamed for the cameras and he looked right at home by his father's side. Michael and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones are also parents to daughter, Carys, 20

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They have encouraged their children to carve out their own path in the world - and they're behind them all the way.

At one point, Catherine revealed both her son and daughter wanted to follow in her and Michael's footsteps and enter the entertainment industry. 

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But now, it seems they're both looking at an alternative career path. Speaking to Parade in December 2022, the Welsh actress said: "They’d love to join the [acting] business! My son has done theater production since high school. They’ve both been to drama camp."

Michael and Dylan together on rare red carpet event
Michael and Dylan are very close

She then elaborated and revealed: "But they also love learning and are history buffs With acting being just one of their passions, what else are Carys and Dylan interested in? 

"My son graduated from Brown University this year and he studied political science," Catherine added. "He’s doing internships and working on political PACs."

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And as for her youngest? "My daughter is currently studying foreign relations and diplomacy at school. They got their brains from me, though my husband likes to differ," she quipped. 

Catherine and Michael's son Dylan turned 22 last year © GEtty Images
Catherine and Michael's son Dylan turned 22 last year

Their steer away from "the business" may come as a surprise to Catherine, who previously said "it's in the cards" for her children to make their mark in the acting world. 

At the time she also said both she and Michael were excited for them to be actors. "Michael and I would be the first parents to say, 'You know, maybe you should think of another career,'" she said on an interview on Today. "But we've seen how passionate they are about the craft."

"They know what celebritydom is. They know the good, the bad, warts and all of that."

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She added: "My kids went off to summer camp every year, to theater camp with all the Broadway kids, and held their own very, very well, I have to say.

"I just presume that it's in the cards and I'm very excited to see whatever journey they happen to go on."

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