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Matt Damon on Portraying Liberace’s Lover in ‘Behind the Candelabra’

When director Steven Soderbergh begin working on the long-in-development biopic about flamboyant entertainer Liberace, he didn’t have to look far for an actor who would play Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson. Soderbergh turned to frequent collaborator Matt Damon to star as Thorson in Behind the Candelabra, based on the titular book by Thorson, opposite Michael Douglas as the world-famous entertainer.

Michael Douglas on Playing Liberace in HBO’s ‘Behind the Candelabra’

A biopic has been in the works on flamboyant entertainer Liberace has been in the works for some time, with Michael Douglas attached to play the lead. The biopic, titled Behind the Candelabra and based on the book by Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson, is finally set to air on HBO in the spring.

Biography: Michael Douglas

MICHAEL DOUGLAS is an award-winning actor and producer with a career spanning more than 40 years that encompasses theater, film and television. He was already a successful actor when he branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award®-winning drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.