Kirk Douglas dies at 103 (1 Viewer)


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Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Spartacus is one of my favorite classic movies.

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RIP Kirk, thanks for all the entertainment.

Favourites: The Vikings, Spartacus, Gunfight at the OK Corrall, Man Without a Star, The Heroes of Telemark, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The War Wagon, Lust For Life, Last Train From Gun Hill, The Way West, Seven Days in May, The Light at the Edge of the World, The Fury, Saturn 3
Things that occurred in Kirk's lifespan. Cars becoming a common mode of transportation, WWI and II, President Woodrow Wilson-Trump as President. The Roaring 20s to the new Roaring 20s. Most crazy is the advancements in technology. His lifetime went from Radio, TV, to computer and cellphone as main sources for entertainment.
I was just reading through an AP article on him and found something interesting

Kirk Douglas tried for years to make a film out of Ken Kesey’s cult novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

In the 1970s, he gave up and let Michael have a try. The younger Douglas produced a classic that starred Jack Nicholson (in the role Kirk Douglas wanted to play) and dominated the Oscars, winning for best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay.

“My father has played up his disappointment with that pretty good,’’ Michael Douglas later told Vanity Fair. “I have to remind him, I shared part of my producing back-end (credit) with him, so he ended up making more money off that movie than he had in any other picture.”

“And I would gladly give back every cent, if I could have played that role,” the elder Douglas said.

I could easily see Kirk in Nicholson's part and likely played it just as good.

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