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Douglas battles through throat cancer to revive Gordon Gekko.

MICHAEL DOUGLAS gave no hint of his fight with cancer as he walked the red carpet for the New York premiere of the follow-up to his hit film Wall Street.

The movie, called Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, brings back the character of the ruthless corporate raider Gordon Gekko, who became a symbol for the risk-taking culture in global finance.

Despite his battle with throat cancer, for which he is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, the 65-year-old Hollywood star posed for photos with co-stars including Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan and director Oliver Stone. He did not give any interviews.

The movie's young star LaBeouf called Douglas a "wolf". He said Douglas showed no signs of weakness while making the Wall Street sequel, which opens on Friday.

Stone said that it had been a "struggle" but that the star of the original 1987 Wall Street movie had fought through.

The first film featured Charlie Sheen as a stockbroker hungry for success and won Douglas an Oscar for playing Gekko.

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in New York. Below, with co-stars Carey Mulligan and Susan Sarandon PICTURE: Rex
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Date:Sep 22, 2010
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