People.com Entertainment TV Golden Globe Winner Michael Douglas Shares Best Advice From Dad Kirk, 102: 'Stamina and Tenacity' The actor revealed the best advice he's ever received from his 102-year-old father after winning Best Actor in a Comedy Series By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for nearly five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 6, 2019 10:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Michael Douglas is a winner — and crediting some of his success to his father Kirk Douglas. On Sunday, the actor, 74, took home the statue for best television actor in a musical or comedy for his role in Netflix’s The Kominsky Method at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. After winning big, Douglas spoke to a room of press members and revealed that his 102-year-old father imparted some wisdom on him, which stuck as one of the greatest lessons he had ever learned. “Stamina and tenacity,” he shared. “He was out of the school where you give your best shot, you give the best thing you can, and then f— it. That was the best advice I got.” Can’t get enough of the Globes? Check out our full Golden Globes coverage for the latest news, fashion and more. Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock Michael Douglas Tears Up Over Dad Kirk, 101, at Walk of Fame Ceremony: ‘So Proud to Be Your Son’ Douglas beat fellow nominees Jim Carrey (Kidding), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Bill Hader (Barry) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?) for Sunday night’s award. A nine-time nominee, it was Douglas’ third Golden Globe win. He won best actor in a motion picture, drama, in 1988 for Wall Street and again in 2014 for best actor in a limited series for Behind the Candelabra. In The Kominsky Method, Douglas plays Sandy Kominsky, an aging actor who had a brief stint with fame and is now earning a living as a reputable acting coach. The critically acclaimed Netflix show also stars Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker and Nancy Travis. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Douglas, whose career in Hollywood spans over 30 years, previously revealed he has no plans to retire anytime soon. “Who would anticipate any other business that you can be in into your 70s and 80s and still work?” he said during a featurette from The Kominsky Method. “I hope we get good laughs and we get a little heart,” Douglas added of the show.