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Michael Douglas Front Row at Michael Kors

Michael Douglas, who can next be seen reprising his role as the greedy Gecko in “Wall Street 2,” is currently preparing to play Liberace.

From Gordon Gecko to Liberace. Michael Douglas, who can next be seen reprising his role as the greedy Gecko in “Wall Street 2,” is currently preparing to play the flamboyant entertainer in a biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh. “It’s a nice, fun stretch,” the actor said, shortly after arriving at the Michael Kors show Wednesday morning. “A little period picture.” Douglas, who will appear opposite Matt Damon starring as Liberace’s lover, has been preparing for the part, he said. “I’m just, you know, looking at a lot of the old stuff and looking at some of the things he’s done.”

Douglas was at the show with friend and Kors co-owner Lawrence Stroll. Being Canadian, Stroll was doing his best to keep up with the Olympics in Vancouver, but doesn’t have plans to witness the Games first hand. “The kids have a break so we’re going to sunny Mustique,” he said. “For me it’s just as good to watch [the Olympics] on TV.”

Perched in the second row, Richard Thomas - aka John-Boy Walton, who’s currently on Broadway in David Mamet's "Race" - took in the show with his 13-year old son Montana, who is aspiring to be a fashion designer. "I love how you can take an item of clothing, and can make someone feel really good about themselves," Montana Thomas said, adding that, while some people may consider fashion a superficial sport, "It is an art."


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