Douglas wins the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of “Greed is good” corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987). Douglas:
A large part of this award belongs to Oliver Stone. And not only as the director, but having the courage to cast me in a part that not many people thought I could play. So I’ll always be eternally grateful to him for that. And as a writer, Oliver, with Stanley Weiser, wrote a part that was the best part that I’ve ever had in my career.