Michael Douglas is 'Very Proud' of His Teen Son's Interest in Charity Work
Michael Douglas opened up about his teen son's passion for charity work
Michael Douglas is one proud papa.
The actor, 71, discussed his son Dylan’s passion for charity work, saying he couldn’t be happier that a desire to give back runs in the family.
“I think it’s just being in the same household, he looks at how I spend my time and what I’m doing,” Douglas, 71, told PEOPLE on Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. “He’s a good son. I am very proud.”
Dylan, 15, recently spoke in front of a crowded ballroom at his school’s annual benefit.
Douglas, who has opened up about Dylan’s learning disabilities in the past, shared a photo of his youngest son with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones on Facebook writing, “So proud of Dylan! Speaking at a Windward School fundraiser last night.”
At the film festival, Douglas was helping bring awareness to an important issue at the premiere of The Bomb, a 360-degree installation about the nuclear weapon crisis.
“I’m a 40-year no nukes guy,” he told PEOPLE of his desire to be involved in this project. “It’s just an issue that’s been important to me.”
The actor hopes the 55-minute film will help bring about change.
“With The Bomb closing the festival, maybe someone else is realizing this is an important issue. Hopefully this film will inspire a new generation. It’s a stunning film, it doesn’t feel like an educational lesson, it hits you in your heart and your gut.”