One of Hollywood's most versatile actors, Michael Douglas, takes center stage at the Deauville Film Festival opening Friday that also brings George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to the French beach resort. The 33rd annual festival of American cinema will pay tribute to Douglas whose latest film "King of California" by director Mike Cahill will open the 10-day event. More than 120 films will be screened during the festival, half of which are part of a new "American Nights" programme of classics that will be shown around the clock, including westerns, comedies, gangster moves and erotic films. Dominique Aubin reports.