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Michael Douglas reportedly snubbed Scott Thorson, the terminally ill for­mer lover of piano legend Liberace – even though he’s starring in a movie based on a book written by the dying man.

Scott Thorson, who was diag­nosed with advanced anal cancer in August 2012, was Liberace’s lover from 1976 to 1982.

His book, Be­hind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace, is the ba­sis of the new HBO film that stars Michael Douglas as the flam­boyant performer.

But even though Michael Douglas is a fellow cancer sufferer, sources say he rebuffed Scott Thor­son’s request to visit him on the set before being jailed in February 2103.

All I wanted do was meet Michael and talk to him about my cancer,” Scott Thor­son, 54, explained to The National Enquirer.

“But I was bluntly told it would be im­possible. That really hurt.”

Scott Thorson’s six-year ro­mance with Liberace be­gan when he was just 18 and the entertainer was 57.

He revealed he was showered with lavish gifts, expensive vacations and promises by Liberace to adopt and care for him.

But the relationship end­ed in 1982, when Scott Thorson says he was dumped for a teenager.

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Da¬mon as Scott Thorson in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Da¬mon as Scott Thorson in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra

Although Behind the Candelabra was published in 1988, a year after Liberace died of AIDS, Scott Thorson says he didn’t find out until 2008 that pro­ducer Jerry Weintraub wanted to make a movie out of the book.

At the time, Scott Thorson was serving time behind bars on a drug-related robbery and desper­ately needed money. He admits he got “a little up-front money and a small percentage” of the film sales.

While Scott Thorson did his time, Jerry Weintraub assembled his team: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Da­mon as Scott Thorson and director Steven Soderbergh.

In August 2010, Michael Douglas was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and the movie was put on hold.

Thankfully, Michael Douglas beat the cancer, and production began in the summer of 2012 in Los Ange­les, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. But Scott Thorson says he was left out in the cold.

“I thought it was very strange that I was never contacted,” he said.

“Then, about three months ago, I got one phone call from Jerry Weintraub when he found out that I had cancer. He said, <<I’m very sorry that you’re going through cancer>>. And that was it.”

Scott Thorson revealed he was immediate­ly cut off when he asked if he could reach out to both Michael Douglas and Matt Da­mon. He said the indication was that Michael Douglas – whose son Cam­eron is also in jail on d**g charges – didn’t want him on the set, even as a consultant.

“It was clear that I wasn’t wel­come,” Scott Thorson said.

“My heart sank. These people were portraying me but I was a persona non grata. I’m angry.”

Scott Thorson has undergone radia­tion and chemotherapy treatments, but the tumor remains.

“Right now, I’m very scared,” Scott Thorson admitted.

“I’ve already run through the money I got for the movie and I’ve got nothing left.

“I don’t know if I’ll make it to the premiere in May…or if I’m even invited.”

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Al Pacino has been transformed into legendary music producer Phil Spector for his latest role in the HBO production.

Al Pacino, 72, stars in the controversial made-for-TV film Phil Spector, who was convicted of murder in 2009.

Pictured with Al Pacino is his co-star Helen Mirren.

Dame Helen Mirren portrays Phil Spector’s defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden.

Though the two are only five-years apart in age, Helen Mirren’s fresh-faced and pale complexion makes Al Pacino’s character look rather weather-beaten.

Al Pacino’s own persona could not be further from the convict he embodies in the upcoming film.

Phil Spector was not only famous for his Wall of Sound production technique, which scored him a slew of hits including The Beatles’ Let It Be, but also for his eccentric hairstyles.

Al Pacino donned a variety of wigs to play the notorious music producer.

But the transformation went deeper than mere head adornments.

Al Pacino recently said he didn’t try to perfectly mimic Phil Spector or meet with him. Instead he “would sit for hours just looking at Phil talking about things”, on videotape.

The actor tried to capture the essence of the man in order to develop a character who was a real human being in his own right – not just a cheap imitation of Phil Spector.

Al Pacino has been transformed into legendary music producer Phil Spector for his latest role in the HBO production

Al Pacino has been transformed into legendary music producer Phil Spector for his latest role in the HBO production

Helen Mirren admitted that working on the film was “like a strange dream you are having”.

She further explained: “The nature of Phil Spector and the life that he lived encouraged that. He seemed to live in a permanent dream.”

Phil Spector movie is closer to a dream than reality as it depicts writer-director David Mamet’s re-imagining of the events, rather than a retelling of the plain facts of the case.

The HBO film comes with a disclaimer explaining that it is a work of fiction, “inspired by actual persons in a trial, but it is neither an attempt to depict the actual persons, nor to comment upon the outcome”.

What is known to be true about the murder trial’s outcome is that Phil Spector will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

Phil Spector’s initial trial in 2007 for the murder of Lana Clarkson, who died from a gunshot wound to the head, ended in a deadlocked jury.

But a second jury in 2009 found him guilty of second degree murder with a sentence of 19 years hard time.

HBO’s Phil Spector is set for release on March 24.

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