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So many great movies from Kirk Douglas. Spartacus, Paths of Glory, etc. Even some of his lesser known (relatively speaking) films are great. Two of my personal faves are Champion and Young Man with a Horn.

Also loved him in Tough Guys with Eli Wallach and the late, great Burt Lancaster.

1 posted on 12/08/2011 12:35:42 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Happy Birthday, Kirk! You were a great actor and a brilliant producer. My husband just showed “Paths of Glory” to his film students. My favorite of yours was “Lonely are the Brave.”

(But, please, don’t go on the Oscars again...)


2 posted on 12/08/2011 12:38:05 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: DemforBush

I had no idea he was still alive. I particularly liked his character in the Disney version of “20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea”.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 12:39:01 PM PST by yarddog
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To: DemforBush

Douglas is a great actor. I especially like some of the film noir films he did in the late 40s.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 12:40:18 PM PST by Signalman
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To: DemforBush
I Am Spartacus!

5 posted on 12/08/2011 12:41:17 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: DemforBush

Best Burt Lancaster impersonation EVER!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEtDidm0pRE


6 posted on 12/08/2011 12:44:08 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: DemforBush

One of our last living American movie greats.


8 posted on 12/08/2011 12:50:46 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DemforBush

I am Spartacus!


9 posted on 12/08/2011 12:53:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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Its sad seeing the old Commie at events and interviews. I prefer to remember him gorgeous and dangerous in "The Bad and the Beautiful" and "Out of the Past" over the propaganda pieces of crap he produced with is leftist partner, that were designed to undermine our military.

Its hard to forgive him for championing Dalton Trumbo.

12 posted on 12/08/2011 1:06:36 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: DemforBush

Kirk Douglas is also a great philanthropist in the Old Hollywood style. He financed the Motion Picture Home facility for Alzheimer’s patients, named for his father, Harry’s Haven. Unfortunately, they’re not making stars like Kirk anymore.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 1:08:06 PM PST by Argus
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To: DemforBush
Ace in the Hole. Douglas plays the perfect media creep. Talk about noir -- this movie explores a soul so black it's well beyond the heart of darkness.
14 posted on 12/08/2011 1:09:23 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: DemforBush; mrreaganaut

Very nice man in person as well. I met him one day when I in my 20’s and was walking my bosses dog downtown Palm Springs (where he lived) and ‘my’ dog attacked his dog. I apologized, offered to pay for any vet bills and gave him my card. A few hours later, I got called into my bosses office to be told that Kirk Douglas called to tell her how nice and polite I was and that the dog was fine.

For some reason, all of my ‘celebrity’ stories are embarrassing. LOL.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 1:13:50 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: DemforBush

I saw Kirk Douglas a few years ago at the Glendale Galleria. He was signing one of his books.


22 posted on 12/08/2011 2:15:42 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: DemforBush
Definitely one of the great actor producers, at home in westerns, film noir, dramas, whatever. I always like his Van Gogh in Lust for Life:


23 posted on 12/08/2011 2:15:42 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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“Last Train From Gun Hill”.... with Tony Quinn. One of the best westerns ever.


28 posted on 12/08/2011 3:37:32 PM PST by driftless2
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To: DemforBush

Happy birthday to Mr. Douglas.


36 posted on 12/08/2011 6:05:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: DemforBush

One of my favorite was his starring with John Wayne in “The War Wagon.”

Two “toughs” are delivering a message from the head bad guy (played by Bruce Cabot) hiring Lomax (Douglas) to kill Tau Jackson (Wayne) and as they’re walking away they decide that they can kill Tau. They turn and draw their guns just to be shot down by Tau and Lomax.

Lomax says, “Mine hit the ground first.”

Tau Jackson replies, “Mine was taller.”


37 posted on 12/09/2011 4:04:38 AM PST by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: DemforBush

Here is Kirk’s greatest hit (about 6 minutes):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkWthM8pf-M


39 posted on 12/10/2011 1:54:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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