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FILE PHOTO: Michael Douglas To Play Liberace In Biopic Role

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between pianist Liberace (L) and actor Michael Douglas. Michael Douglas will reportedly play American pianist Liberace in an HBO film biopic entitled 'Behind the Candelabra' directed by Steven Soderbergh. ***LEFT IMAGE*** circa 1980: Flamboyant American pianist Liberace (1919 - 1987) displays his wealth of jewellery as he sweeps into London Airport. The combined value of his rings is 110,000, he wears a gold and diamond watch, worth about 14,000, and a diamond 'L' brooch, nearly all of which were presents to him from admirers. (Photo by David Ashdown/Keystone/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Michael Douglas attends the Michael Kors Spring 2010 fashion show at the tent at Bryant Park on September 16, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for IMG)

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