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Douglas returns as Gecko as battle with cancer continues

Michael Douglas has channelled the confidence of ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko while walking the red carpet at the New York City premiere of his latest film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

The Academy Award-winning actor recently announced he's being treated for throat cancer.

He posed for photos Monday night with co-stars including Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan and director Oliver Stone, but he didn't give any interviews.

LaBeouf calls the 65-year-old Douglas a "wolf."


He notes Douglas showed no signs of weakness while making the Wall Street sequel, which opens here on Wednesday of next week.

Stone says "it's a struggle" and "it's tough," but Douglas is "fighting."

Stone also directed the original Wall Street in 1987. The movie featured Charlie Sheen as a stockbroker hungry for success.

Douglas won an Oscar for playing Gekko.