Thursday, February 6, 2020

R.I.P. Kirk Douglas



Aged 103, at home in Beverly Hills. Literally the ragman's son, and a legendary Hollywood presence. Anything more said would be too little to remember such an actor and man.

12 comments:

jim rock said...

My favorite....
There Was A Crooked Man.

Matt Bracken said...

Lonely Are The Brave.

Need to see it again.

Matt Bracken said...

Kirk Douglas: A Requiem
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE A TRIBUTE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGhoOsm8IWQ

James said...

My favorite as a kid and adult,Kirk with James Mason in Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Lord of the Fleas said...

I believe he once said his own personal favourite was Paths of Glory. Great film. Great actor.

Angantyr said...

Hail Ragnar's Beard!!!

Pat H. said...

Yeah, thing is that Kirk was a life long communist that merely portrayed them hidden in his movies. While "Spartacus" was obvious is you examine it thoroughly, his worst anti-white, anti-Christian movie has to be "Young Man with a Horn". It's not particularly well known, but it's still available.

Douglas only discovered his "Jewishness", according to him, when he was almost killed in an airplane crash. I'll go no further than that, after all, (((they're))) the group that must remain unnamed.

So, no kudos from me.

Aesop said...

Then it must have happened prior to 1966. It'd be pretty hard to make a case for him making Cast A Giant Shadow any other way.

Wait, Jews in Hollywood? Who knew?

Anonymous said...

While "Paths of Glory" was a great film, my own Douglas favorite (also with the Duke) was "In Harm's Way", especially the scene where he slaps Patrick O'Neal's character around in the head.
Yeah lifelong lefty, but not so overtly anti-American as the mob these days.
Boat Guy

JL said...

I AM SPARTACUS!

But then...I remember when I was a kid, I wore out my VHS copy of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, just watching that battle with the Nautilus and the giant squid and watching Kirk Douglas as Ned Land whoop its ass. Over, and over and again.

Wayne said...

Spartacus has left the building.

Red Forman said...

Communists in Hollywood? Say it ain't so. Anyhoo, best movies were Lonely Are the Brave and The List of Adrian Messenger. Classics both.