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Michael Douglas has won the UNICEF Peace Award for his work on a nuclear disarmament campaign –not the usual Hollywood philanthropy of choice.
"I did a movie many, many years ago called The China Syndrome about a nuclear power plant having a meltdown, which gave me some sense of what was going on,” said Douglas before accepting the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award.
"I also went to visit, my father comes from Belarus, which is downwind from Chernobyl, and that's some of the earlier ways I became involved. I got involved with the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace."
The Peace Award marks Douglas’s second win of the year, counting his Golden Globe for his portrayal of Liberace in Behind the Candelabra
. The award was presented by Douglas’s costar, Matt Damon.
Douglas won an Oscar in 1998 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street