Kirk Douglas, longtime influential movie star, dies at 103




Critic David Thomson dubbed Douglas “the manic-depressive among Hollywood movie movie stars, 1 minute bearing down on plot, discussion and actresses with all the gleeful appetite of a person simply free of Siberia, at in other cases writhing not merely in agony but mutilation and a convincingly horrible death. ”

Douglas’ personal favorite ended up being the 1962 Western “Lonely would be the Brave, ” which included a type of discussion from the Trumbo script he called the absolute most individual he ever talked on display screen: “I’m a loner clear down deep to my really guts. ”

Probably the most famous terms in a Douglas film had been spoken about him, not by him.

In “Spartacus, ” Roman officials tell a gathering of slaves their life is supposed to be spared when they identify their frontrunner, Spartacus.

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