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Kirk Douglas Dies Aged 103

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One of the greats for me and lived a good and long life with his wife beside him, R.I.P. Kirk, I will always remember you in Spartacus one of the greatest movies around.

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RIP. That's an age to be proud of... 

Great actor, his presence and charisma were very impressive. Love Spartacus and Path of Glory. 

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9 hours ago, nudge said:

Love Spartacus

I have watched that film over and over again, the end bit where the Roman General Crassus after the final battle wanted to know who Spartacus was and when Kirk stood up and said "I am Spartacus" all the rest including Tony Curtis as Antoninus stood up and said one after the other "I am Spartacus", that's when Crassus crucified the lot of them and seeing one of my favourite female actresses in Jean Simmons as Varinia looking at Spartacus on the cross with a tears in her eyes bought a lump to my throat.

 

 

 

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A great actor and Spartacus being the standout film for me.. That's a grand age to bow out on that is.. RIP 

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Legend in the industry and what an innings. RIP Kirk.

Turns out Trump being found not guilty was the final nail for Kirk to exit this world :ph34r:

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Kirk was one of the best actors ever, he had a real presence and he was very engaging to watch. He was an actor who was an icon of his industry and he will be sadly missed.

RIP Kirk Douglas

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How Kirk Douglas helped break the Hollywood blacklist

There was one problem when Kirk Douglas saw the original script for the 1960 film Spartacus.

It wasn't very good.

The actor, who died on Wednesday aged 103, had optioned the rights to Howard Fast's novel - and the film would go on to become Douglas's best-known movie.

The star originally enlisted the author to adapt his own work for the big screen, but Fast was not used to writing screenplays and struggled with the format.

Douglas urgently needed someone to rescue the script before the historical epic went into production.

That sparked a sequence of events which helped end the so-called Hollywood blacklist - the 1950s ban on scriptwriters and film-makers with alleged communist sympathies.

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