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Old 12-08-2011, 08:20 AM
Kirk Douglas Turns 95

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Kirk Douglas (born December 9, 1916) is an American stage and film actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), Spartacus (1960), and Lonely Are the Brave (1962). He is No.17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male American screen legends of all time. In 1996, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community."

Douglas was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Lust for Life. He was especially disappointed for not winning for the latter film, "I really thought I had a chance."[16] Douglas did not win any competitive Oscars, but received a Honorary Academy Award in 1996 for "50 years as a moral and creative force in the motion picture community".


He has survived a 1991 helicopter crash in which two people died, and a severe stroke in 1996 ... and now he's 95! Of course, he is the father of the brilliant actor Michael Douglas.

Films

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Out of the Past (1947)
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)
I Walk Alone (1948)
The Walls of Jericho (1948)
My Dear Secretary (1949)
A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Champion (1949)
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
The Glass Menagerie (1950)
Along the Great Divide (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Detective Story (1951)
The Big Trees (1952)
The Big Sky (1952)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
The Story of Three Loves (1953)
The Juggler (1953)
Act of Love (1953)
The Jack Benny Program (television, 1954)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
The Racers (1955)
Ulisse (U.S. title: Ulysses, 1955)
Man Without a Star (1955)
The Indian Fighter (1955)
Lust for Life (1956)
Top Secret Affair (1957)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957)
The Vikings (1958)
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
Town Without Pity (1961)
The Last Sunset (1961)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
The Hook (1963)
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
For Love or Money (1963)
Seven Days in May (1964)
In Harm's Way (1965)
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Is Paris Burning? (1966)
The Way West (1967)
The War Wagon (1967)
Once Upon a Wheel (documentary, 1968)
A Lovely Way to Die (1968)
The Brotherhood (1968)
The Arrangement (1969)
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
To Catch a Spy (1971)
The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
A Gunfight (1971)
A Man to Respect (1972)
The Master Touch (1972)
Scalawag (1973)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973)
Posse (1975) Also director
Once Is Not Enough (1975)
Holocaust 2000 (1977)
The Fury (1978)
The Villain (1979)
Saturn 3 (1980)
Home Movies (1980)
The Final Countdown (1980)
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
Remembrance of Love (1982)
Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
Draw! (1984)
Amos (1985)
Tough Guys (1986)
Queenie (television, 1987)
Inherit the Wind (1988)
Oscar (1991)
Veraz (1991)
The Secret (television, 1992)
A Century of Cinema (documentary, 1994)
Greedy (1994)
Diamonds (1999)
It Runs in the Family (2003)
Illusion (2004)
Meurtres l'Empire State Building (U.S. title: Empire State Building Murders, 2008)
Before I Forget (documentary, 2010)

So happy birthday, Kirk!
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:33 PM
Almost a centenarian, always a legend.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:16 PM
I'm surprised the sonuvabitch is still alive, to be honest.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:20 PM
He's one of the few real screen legends left that's still alive.

The guy is still kicking ass, as he showed at the Oscars earlier this year.

I did a thread a little while ago on actors who are still alive at old age and Kirk was one of them. It's sad that there are only a few of those actors left.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:24 AM
God bless.
Happy B-day, Spartacus.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:44 PM
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I'm surprised the sonuvabitch is still alive, to be honest.
Considering that he's 95, has suffered a severe stroke, and almost died in a helicopter crash ... it is amazing. However, he stopped smoking at an early age (35), and he wasn't a heavy drinker (that I know of), so that helps.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:48 PM
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He's one of the few real screen legends left that's still alive.

The guy is still kicking ass, as he showed at the Oscars earlier this year.

I did a thread a little while ago on actors who are still alive at old age and Kirk was one of them. It's sad that there are only a few of those actors left.
Of the top 25 actors on the American Film Institute's list "The Greatest Male Stars of All Time," only Kirk Douglas and Sidney Poitier are still alive.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:49 PM
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Almost a centenarian, always a legend.
That would be amazing if he lived to be 100 ...
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:59 PM
Kirk Douglas is the man Chuck Norris wishes he could be.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:53 AM
The man's a film legend. No doubt.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:44 PM
It is amazing that some poeple can live so long and reaching tthe age of 96 would have you see all the changes that have come and gone in this world
Kirk has had a incredible career and he must also be proud of his sone micheal who followed in hi footsteps to become a acotr

my grandmother died this morning and she was 96yrs old and she had a eventful and beautiful life RIP
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:36 AM
What a great GREAT resume!
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:02 PM
When men were men. Happy birthday Kirk. Tell your son to man up again.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:30 PM
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Tell your son to man up again.
And tell his grandson to stop being a loser drug addict.


The man is a legend for sure. I havent seen half of his work but it is always a good performance when I do catch one.

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Old 01-26-2012, 04:52 AM
What a badass.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:26 AM
Goddamn. Spartacus will live forever!
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:33 AM
He's one of those few actors (Paul Newman and Burt Lancaster being the only others) whose entire filmography I'd like to see. He's made some interesting looking films. I've only just discovered he did a film with Schwarzenegger.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:49 AM

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What a badass.
Yep. Pretty much
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