There is next to no humour beyond the scene in which Macbeth and his wife, preparing the murder of King Duncan (David Thewlis), have sex while talking about “screwing” their courage to the sticking point.
After reprising his Romancing the Stone role as Jack Colton in the 1985 sequel The Jewel of the Nile, which he also produced, and along with appearing in the musical A Chorus Line (1985) and the psychological thriller Fatal Attraction (1987), Douglas received widespread acclaim for his portrayal of amoral corporate raider Gordon Gekko in the Oliver Stone-directed drama Wall Street, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.I really love sports--basketball, football, soccer. My uncle told me, 'Don't you go getting all Lindsay Lohan on me.' If there's anyone who would rather stay at home and watch a movie than going to a party, it's me.Douglas first achieved prominence for his performance in the ABC police procedural television series The Streets of San Francisco, for which he received three consecutive Emmy Award nominations.In 1975 Douglas produced One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, having acquired the rights to the Ken Kesey novel from his father. Douglas's career includes a diverse range of films in independent and blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades, both competitive and honorary. De Mille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" and the AFI Life Achievement Award, which "honor[s] an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture".Douglas is the elder son of Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill.Kurzel uses slow motion to give the battle scenes a nightmarish feel.As he lights the film in ever more crepuscular fashion, the director seem to be taking literally the line about night “being almost at odds with morning, which is which”.Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is Shakespearian tragedy as macabre action movie.Michael Fassbender plays Macbeth in scowling and mercurial fashion, muttering his soliloquies in stream-of-consciousness fashion.