Picks and Pans Review: Gekko Flashback!

updated 10/04/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/04/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

How Michael Douglas became the '80s icon

THE HAIRDO

The slicked-back hair was an early thought [during the making of 1987's Wall Street]," Douglas says, "but I feared it might be over-the-top for a character named Gekko. Then I happened to go to dinner with my old friend [NBA coach] Pat Riley, and the rest was history."

THE PINKIE RING

"It was better than worry beads and was great to look at during phone conversations."

THE NEW GEKKO

"Gordon was too old to hit the weight room in prison. He did a lot of thinking."

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