Michael Douglas had mixed feelings about hanging out with George Harrison and Bob Dylan after his Golden Globes win in 1988 because the folk-rocker’s dog ate all his caviar.
The Traveling Wilburys bandmates invited themselves up to the actor’s hotel suite after his win for Wall Street, and Douglas decided such a special occasion called for fine snacks.
“It’s after midnight and I’m in my room and I get a phone call: ‘Hello Michael, this is George – George Harrison… Me and my mate thought we’d just come by and say hello.’ I said, ‘Sure, sure, sure, come on by…’
“I opened the door and there is George Harrison with Bob Dylan. And Bob Dylan has got the biggest dog you have ever seen in your life; it’s like a small pony… They come on in, I got some borscht and caviar. George is talking. Bob doesn’t say much. And the dog is pacing back and forth. I’m trying to talk over the dog.
“All of a sudden the dog stops and he smells around and the next thing you know he goes to the caviar and he starts (eating) what must be $150 a spoonful… I’m waiting for Bob Dylan to say something and then finally Bob Dylan looks at the dog and he goes, ‘Far out, he loves caviar.'”
– Cover Media