Michael Douglas says he is getting crankier with age, but believes he has finally figured out what is really important with age.
He said: There is nothing I like about getting older, absolutely nothing. I guess the one thing is that when you’re younger you care what other people think. You waste a lot of energy trying to make a good impression on strangers. When you’re older, you focus all that energy on the people closest to you, your family.
I’lI have more time today than I had when I was a dad the first time around. Back then, my career always came first. Today thatís different. And I have a lot more patience.
Michael insists he has no regrets, adding: it’s important to make mistakes as long as you grow from them.
The actor says beating tongue cancer has given him a new lease on life.
He said: I’m very pragmatic about this stuff. I just wanted to deal with the problem at hand.