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Michael Douglas: Obviously The Best Liberace

So, Michael Douglas. He was kinda funny in “Romancing the Stone,” we guess. And he had to have had a sense of humor to agree to “The In-Laws” and “Me, You & Dupree” (we can’t even remember what he did in that movie, having successfully erased it from our damaged brains). But there’s really not anything in the man’s filmography to suggest that he’s the perfect man to play the most fabulous piano player of all time, Liberace. Close your eyes and picture Gordon Gekko getting out of a mirrored Rolls. If that’s difficult, we can’t even get to the 200-pound “King Neptune” costume and rhinestone-encrusted Baldwin grand (Liberace Museum, R.I.P.).

But maybe this is all proof of the genius of Steven Soderbergh, who has also cast Matt Damon(!) as the showman’s live-in lover for the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, according to Deadline. (Surprising casting aside, maybe VH1 deserves some royalties for that name.) We shall see. In the meantime, watch Liberace deliver the best sign off music of all time.

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Michael Douglas To Play Liberace In Upcoming Biopic

In the 80’s, greed was good. Today, gay is good. Steven Soderbergh says he’s lined up Michael Douglas, who starred in his Oscar-winner Traffic, to star in a movie about the legedarily flamboyant pianist. Matt Damon is in talks to play Scott Thorson, the guy who sued Liberace for $113 million dollars in palimony. With Sean Penn‘s Milk looking like a winner, no gay icon will be left behind by Hollywood’s male elite. [Variety]