Michael Douglas has beennamed recipient of the 2003 Cecil B DeMille Award from The Hollywood ForeignPress Association, to be presented at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards ceremony onJan 25 next year.

Announced at a pressconference yesterday morning by actress Brittany Murphy, the honour was givento Douglas for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."

Douglas has won two GoldenGlobes, for best actor (drama) in Wall Street in 1987 and one as producer of One Flew Over TheCuckoo's Nest in 1975. He won Oscarsfor the same films.

He has four other Globenominations as best actor - for Wonder Boys, The American President and The War Of The Roses and one for TV actor in The Streets Of SanFrancisco.

His father Kirk Douglas wonthe same award in 1968.

Douglas has been one of themost successful Hollywood stars in the last 30 years with blockbusting creditsincluding Fatal Attraction, Romancing The Stone, Black Rain, Basic Instinct,Falling Down, Disclosure, The Game, A Perfect Murder, Traffic and Wonder Boys.