Michael Douglas' father never wanted him to be an actor

Los Angeles, Sep 8 (PTI) Actor Michael Douglas says his father and Oscar-winner Kirk never wanted him to go into acting after watching his first show.

The 71-year-old star said despite the negative review from his father he never gave up on his dream, reported People magazine.

"I remember the first show I did, he came back and he said, 'Michael you were absolutely terrible. 'And he was so relieved because he thought, 'I don't have to worry about my son becoming an actor, he was so bad.'

"I kind of stayed with it and kept working with it and a few shows later he came back and said, 'Not bad'," Douglas said.

Elaborating on his relationship with his father, who will turn 100 this year in December, Douglas added, "As the years go on for me, I get more and more of an appreciation for what he has accomplished and for some of the roles he has done."