Michael Douglas is one of the most talented actors of all time and that's why he was honored at the Paley Center for American Media this Thursday. During the event the Oscar winner spoke about his acting career which started in the late 1960's: "If you’re not careful, you don’t really cherish that moment or that time and next thing you wake up and its 50 years later and you go, 'Whoah what happened?'" said the actor before adding: "I wish I’d kept a diary a little more as a sense of a reminder. But I think you just rush along and when you reach an age where your life slows down it’s too late."

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones met 20 years ago

Michael Douglas also talked about his marriage with the beautiful Catherine Zeta-Jones, who joined him at the talk and luncheon. He spoke about his wish to be remembered as a good husband, and recalled the night he first met Catherine at the Deauville Film Festival 20years ago: "I looked at her, and I said, 'Catherine, I’m going to be the father of your children,'" Douglas said.

The actor, better known for his roles in Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinctalso spoke about his career as a director and about the relationship with his father; he mentioned that even though he followed in his father's footsteps, their work is very different: "My dad had a very similar arc. His first eight or nine pictures, he played the sensitive man. It wasn’t until 1950 he did a movie called The Champion — and he was nominated for an Oscar — that he played a bad guy," Douglas said. "For me, it was Wall Street that changed my arc."