Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas turns 95 on December 9, 2011. Douglas, who has been nominated for several Academy Awards in his career and starred in many famous films Lust for Life (1956), Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (1957) and Spartacus (1960), was awarded an AFI Life Achievement Award in 1991. In this gallery, we look back at his life and career in pictures.
1946: Kirk Douglas in his first film ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’ alongside Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin
1952: Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas in ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’, directed by Vincente Minelli. Douglas was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.
1950s: Kirk Douglas with his wife Anne
1954: ’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ‘
Circa 1956: Kirk Douglas looks at a globe with two of his sons, Joel (centre) and Michael Douglas
As Vincent Van Gogh in ‘Lust for Life’ in 1956. He was nominated for an Oscar and won the Golden Globe for Best Actor.
1957: Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, John Ireland and DeForest Kelley in ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral’
1960: Kirk Douglas in ‘Spartacus’, directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film also starred Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov (who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as slave trader Lentulus Batiatus), Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton and Tony Curtis.
Circa 1965: Kirk Douglas and wife Anne relax at home with their children, Michael, Eric, Peter and Joel, and their pet dogs
‘The Heroes of Telemark’ with Richard Harris, in 1965
1966: Kirk Douglas in ‘Cast A Giant Shadow’
1971: Johnny Cash and Kirk Douglas in ‘A Gunfight’
1979: Kirk Douglas in Cactus Jack, which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ann Margret
1980: ‘Saturn 3′ with Farrah Fawcett
1985: Kirk Douglas poses next to his wife Anne and his son Michael Douglas after being awarded Chevalier of the French Legion d’Honneur
1986: ‘Tough Guys’ with Burt Lancaster
‘Diamonds’ with Lauren Bacall in 1999
April 2002: US President George W Bush and his wife Laura congratulate actor Kirk Douglas in Washington, as Douglas was awarded the National Medal of Arts
2003: ‘It Runs in the Family’, with his son Michael Douglas. The film starred three generations of the Douglas family, plus Kirk’s first wife, Diana.
May 2003: Kirk Douglas and his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive at the premiere of “The In-Laws” at the Cinerama Dome in LA
March 2010: Kirk Douglas arrives at the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter in West Hollywood
November 2011: Kirk Douglas feeds his wife Anne some turkey as celebrities turn out to feed the homeless for Thanksgiving at the Los Angeles Mission. The couple have been married for 57 years.
Published on December 22, 2011 | Filed Under Movies
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