Won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1987 film Wall Street . He reprised his role in the 2010 sequel Wall Street : Money Never Sleeps. His other notable film credits include The Game, Traffic , Ant-Man , Basic Instinct, Falling Down and Wonder Boys. He is the son of legendary actor Kirk Douglas .
He studied drama at UC Santa Barbara .
His role as flamboyant pianist Liberace in the 2013 HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra earned him an Emmy Award.