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Michael Douglas too 'lazy' to be a director

12 September 2014, 11:10

Los Angeles - Michael Douglas says he's too "lazy" to become a director.

The 69-year-old actor has appeared in and produced a large number of films but insists he has no plans to get behind the camera because he doesn't think he could handle the huge amount of work that goes into making a movie.

Quizzed on why, after he directed an episode of The Streets of San Francisco, he didn't choose to direct films, he told Collider: "Because I'm lazy. You know, directing is such a lonely job and it encompasses such a long period of time in terms of your development, your pre-production and then all of your post [production].

(Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta Jones. Getty Images)

Douglas added, I've been fortunate enough as a producer, a producer who's had final cut on films with almost every director, to be able to share my final cut with a director. So I never felt frustrated as a producer and I usually get my voice heard, so that's my cover up for why I have not directed but the real reason is because I'm lazy."

However, the Basic Instinct star is not yet too lazy to quit acting as he's currently starring in 'The Reach' and is filming for his part as scientist Hank Pym in Ant-Man, the Marvel Comics movie in which Paul Rudd takes on the lead role.

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