The Truth About Danny DeVito And Michael Douglas’ Time As Roommates


The year was 1967 when Michael Douglas first made Danny DeVito’s acquaintance. “I was on the beach, looking out at the Long Island Sound and this guy walks up to me, with this long head of hair, if you can imagine. He says ‘You get high?'” Douglas told Cigar Aficionado. “We were both 1967 potheads, so we smoked a joint and that was the beginning of a long, long friendship.”

From there, the two became fast friends — and roommates, moving in together on west 89th street. “Michael did the laundry,” DeVito shared with the Daily News, to which Douglas chimed in, “Did he tell you I was a slob? Danny was sloppy. No, really, he was a great roommate. It was a magical time. We were getting paid to act.”

DeVito, at the time, was already dating future wife Rhea Pearlman, but Douglas did have his fair share of women to entertain. “Well, it was a magical time,” he said. “You put a sock on the door.”

If it sounds like the two pals would do anything for each other, it’s because they would. DeVito once revealed that when Douglas was bitten by a snake on the set of “Romancing of the Stone,” it was DeVito himself who sucked the poison out of Douglas’s arm (via People).

Based on their friendship, it sounds like we could all use a Danny DeVito or a Michael Douglas in our lives!

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