Kirk Douglas

ACTOR, PRODUCER, SOUNDTRACK

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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel Danielovitch, were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mahilyow Voblast (now in Belarus). Although growing up in a poor ghetto, Douglas was a fine student and a keen athlete and wrestled competitively during his time at St. Lawrence University. Professional wrestling helped pay for his studies as did working on the side as a waiter and a bellboy. However, he soon identified an acting scholarship as a way out of his meager existence, and was sufficiently talented to gain entry into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his Broadway debut in "Spring Again" before his career was interrupted by World War II. He joining the United States Navy in 1941, and then after the end of hostilities in 1945, returned to the theater and some radio work. On the insistence of ex-classmate Lauren Bacall, movie producer Hal B. Wallis screen-tested Douglas and cast him in the lead role in Martha Ivers furcsa szerelme (1946). His performance received rave reviews and further work quickly followed, including an appearance in the low-key drama Magányos farkas (1947), the first time he worked alongside fellow future screen legend Burt Lancaster. Such was the strong chemistry between the two that they appeared in seven films together, including the dynamic western Újra szól a hatlövetű (1957), the John Frankenheimer political thriller Hét májusi nap (1964) and their final pairing in the gangster comedy Kemény fickók (1986). Douglas once said about his good friend: "I've finally gotten away from Burt Lancaster. My luck has changed for the better. I've got nice-looking girls in my films now.".After appearing in "I Walk Alone", Douglas scored his first Oscar nomination playing the untrustworthy and opportunistic boxer Midge Kelly in the gripping Champion (1949). The quality of his work continued to garner the attention of critics and he was again nominated for Oscars for his role as a film producer in A rossz és a szép (1952) and as tortured painter Vincent van Gogh in A Nap szerelmese (1956), both directed by Vincente Minnelli. In 1955, Douglas launched his own production company, Bryna Productions, the company behind two pivotal film roles in his career. The first was as French army officer Col. Dax in director Stanley Kubrick's brilliant anti-war epic A dicsőség ösvényei (1957). Douglas reunited with Kubrick for yet another epic, the magnificent Spartacus (1960). The film also marked a key turning point in the life of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who had been blacklisted during the McCarthy "Red Scare" hysteria in the 1950s. At Douglas' insistence, Trumbo was given on-screen credit for his contributions, which began the dissolution of the infamous blacklisting policies begun almost a decade previously that had destroyed so many careers and lives.Douglas remained busy throughout the 1960s, starring in many films. He played a rebellious modern-day cowboy in Az utolsó cowboy (1962), acted alongside John Wayne in the World War II story Szemben az árral (1965), again with The Duke in a drama about the Israeli fight for independence, Az óriás árnyéka (1966), and once more with Wayne in the tongue-in-cheek western Rabold el az aranyat! (1967). Additionally in 1963, he starred in an onstage production of Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", but despite his keen interest, no Hollywood studio could be convinced to bring the story to the screen. However, the rights remained with the Douglas clan, and Kirk's talented son Michael Douglas finally filmed the tale in 1975, starring Jack Nicholson. Into the 1970s, Douglas wasn't as busy as previous years; however, he starred in some unusual vehicles, including alongside a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the loopy western comedy Kaktusz Jack (1979), then with Farrah Fawcett in the sci-fi thriller A 3. számú űrbázis (1980) and then he traveled to Australia for the horse opera/drama A vadon törvénye (1982).Unknown to many, Kirk has long been involved in humanitarian causes and has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the US State Department since 1963. His efforts were rewarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1981), and with the Jefferson Award (1983). Furthermore, the French honored him with the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. More recognition followed for his work with the American Cinema Award (1987), the German Golden Kamera Award (1987), The National Board of Reviews Career Achievement Award (1989), an honorary Academy Award (1995), Recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award (1999) and the UCLA Medal of Honor (2002). Despite a helicopter crash and a stroke suffered in the 1990s, he remained active and continued to appear in front of the camera. Until his passing on February 5 2020 at the age of 103, he and Olivia de Havilland were the last surviving major stars from the Golden Years of Hollywood. - IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Kirk Douglas’s flixes, followed by Google Play Movies compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Kirk Douglas on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Kirk Douglas movies released per year from 2002 till 2021.

Top Genres

Kirk Douglas works mostly in Documentary Genre followed by Drama Genre flixes. 27% of Kirk Douglas movies are Documentary Genre movies. See Top Genres that Kirk Douglas worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Kirk Douglas has worked on is 6.3.

6.3 / 10

Kirk Douglas's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ...

7.7/1086 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

Vienna's Cinemas is a journey through Vienna's movie theaters from 1896 to today. Told through the stories of movie theater owners, projectionists and technicians, audience members, an ...

7.4/1097 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen is an unprecedented look at the bond between two of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.Utter opposites... nothing in common. The cowboy and the ...

7.3/10180 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Adventure,Drama,Romance
The Man from Snowy River (1982)

In 1880s Australia, after young Jim Craig's father dies, Jim takes a job at the Harrison cattle ranch, where he is forced to become a man.

7.2/10102 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

Drama,Romance
Illusion (2004)

A famed Hollywood director is nearing death and reevaluating his life. What troubles him most is the son he abandoned. As he is shown a film of his son's painful life, he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to set things right.

7.1/10106 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

6.9/10126 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

A biblical orator opposes a liberal lawyer defending a man for teaching Darwinism in the 1920s South.

6.6/1096 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Sci-Fi
The Final Countdown (1980)

A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

6.6/10103 min

Available in 15 platform(s).