Made mistakes in marriage, took Zeta-Jones for granted: Michael Douglas

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  • Updated: Jun 17, 2014 13:46 IST

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.  Reuters Photo

Hollywood star Michael Douglas has admitted that he took his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones for granted.

In a recent interview, the 69-year-old Wall Street star said that he learnt from his past mistakes after temporarily splitting from his wife last year, reported Digital Spy.

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"When you are younger you care what other people think. And you take the person closest to you for granted. You waste a lot of energy on strangers to make a good impression," he said.

"When you're older you focus that energy on the people closest to you, on your family. And you're courteous."  Douglas also explained that he thinks mistakes are only bad if people fail to learn from them.

"First you have to admit that you made a mistake, then dealing with it is easy. Of course it's important to make mistakes, as long as you grow from them," he said.

Douglas is due to appear in Ant-Man as Dr Hank Pym and recently said that it is "very disappointing" that Edgar Wright has departed from the project.

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