Michael Douglas Reveals Danny DeVito’s Not-So-Dirty Little Secret

You’d never know it from his slovenly appearance, but Danny DeVito is a real Felix Unger.

So says his pal of 42 years, Michael Douglas.

Michael: May have some ‘splainin' to do to Danny.

Michael: May have some ‘splainin' to do to Danny.

Interviewed on Milling About, the Solitary Man star—whose role opposite Danny in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps marks their fourth big-screen outing together—recounts living with the man who’d make his name playing the unctuous, disheveled Louie De Palma on the hit sitcom Taxi.

“I first got out of college and came to New York as a young actor in ‘69,” Michael tells host Robin Milling.

“And I had met Danny in summer theater before that, and we were roommates together in New York.

“He was neat. That’s not very good for his image! But he was neat, and he was in love with [future wife] Rhea [Perlman].

“So actually, he was a great roommate because I didn’t see him a whole lot—because he was with Rhea the whole time. He was so neat.”

Michael also chats about working with Danny in Solitary Man.

“In the movie, [Danny’s] my oldest buddy,” he says.

“It’s comfortable. It’s nice. I know why actors work with each other over and over again.

Got Shorty! The superstar with his roomie.

Got Shorty! The star with his old roomie.

“You don’t have to go through all the introductions and feeling each other out. You just do it.”

To hear Michael’s interview today at 1 p.m. ET, click here.

To check out the trailer for Solitary Man, which opens Friday, May 21, and co-stars Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fischer and Mary-Louise Parker, click here.

In 2008, Michael’s dad, Kirk Douglas, also appeared on BlogTalkRadio, to discuss his book Let’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning.

To hear that interview, click here.

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