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The Kirk Douglas Group

Kirk Douglas is one of the greatest actors of all time. His acting waspowerful and natural.

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Comment by Al Pearce on May 16, 2012 at 1:53pm

our man Douglas in his signature role, looking every bit the sort of man who'd lead an entire revolt of slaves against a decadent empire...........

Comment by diane on March 17, 2011 at 4:39pm

I think Kirk Douglas was a super actor. He happened to

be given some great, diverse parts in his early years.

For years the only film I could remember seeing him

in was "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" - I think it

was his first role and he played one of the three

childhood friends, who because of the secret that

they all share, becomes a hopeless drunk, completely

under Martha's thumb.

Last month we saw "Detective Story" and his performance

was electrifying. He plays a very hardened policeman, who

can only see things in black and white and when his wife

becomes involved in one of his cases it pushes him over

the edge. His performance was so gripping - it was just


Comment by nehal on February 7, 2010 at 5:00pm
kirk is one of the greatest actors of all time can't forget his brilliant performance in spartacus i was very impressed by his personality , his tough character and his gravelly voice definitely his one of my favorite actors.
also i love the vikings but i didn't see any of his western movies i don' like this kind of movies but i noticed that many people talk about this movies and how kirk's performance is so greaet so i'll try to watch this movies.

Comment by Michael Joseph Pieper on December 26, 2009 at 2:46pm
Yes, both Great Movies. Especially Out of The Past. Truth is Kirk was really fortunate to find so many worthwhile Projects come His way. Bogart commented that He had made more Bad Movies than any other actor in Hollywood. But Bogart had enough Talent To Rise above most of those bad films. Well so does Kirk. Whenever He did find Himself in a Stinker. And there have been a few. He either made the film better by being in it. Or He managed to come through it Smelling like Roses. Honestly, I have never heard of anyone giving Kirk a Bad review even if They Buried the Film he had made. Has anyone here come across a Bad review for Kirk? Even Laurence Olivier got Bad Reviews, Even for Possibly, His Greatest Film performance in Richard The III. Few Actors have enjoyed such an abundance of Good Projects offered them nor The Talent to be Great in His projects Good or Bad.
Comment by EARLSWORLD on December 26, 2009 at 7:36am
Two great movies that I like by Kirk Douglas is the western Lonely Are The Brave. I saw that one around six months ago on T.M.C. The other movie he co starred with Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in Out Of The Past. Great Movie !!!
Comment by Michael Joseph Pieper on December 14, 2009 at 6:10pm
Oh one Other Big Favorite, How could I forget! The Vikings.
Comment by Michael Joseph Pieper on December 14, 2009 at 6:09pm
Gunfight at The Ok Corral was probably his Best Western. In spite of The fact that there was modest enough reality in the film. Kirk gave a commanding and moving performance as Doc Holiday. I love everything Kirk does because no matter how Weak or Strong the Material He is Given He often Transcends it. And Invariably brings the Unexpected into His Performances. My favorite Kirk Douglas films There are so Many. Paths of Glory, Ulysses, Lust for Life, Sparticus, In Harms Way, Gunfight at Ok Corral, oh just too many to sound Critically Discerning.
Comment by Roger L. Schoolcraft on December 14, 2009 at 4:10pm
As I've said, I am mainly familiar with his westerns and particularly liked him with John Wayne in The War Wagon and I also liked him in Man Without A Star. One of his later films I liked a lot was Tough Guys in which he costarred with Burt Lancaster. I'm going to keep a lookout for more of his films and watch as many as I can whenever they air since I do get TCM. I wonder what the last film he made was before he had his stroke?

He's also written at least 3 books, my favorite being his first autobiography, The Ragman's Son. If you like good movie star biographies, I would definitely recommend that.
Comment by Redrose139 on December 14, 2009 at 3:13pm
I don't know much about Kirk. I only saw Spartacus and Greedy for him.
he was so great in Spartacus I like this kind of films, and I also liked him in Greedy he was funny and smart old man. so I don't know much to start a conversation here but I was hoping to know him better from you guys. because I really liked him in this 2 films and think he is great and great to honor him here on GAOH through the group.
Oh' and of course I know he is Michael Douglas father.

Comment by Roger L. Schoolcraft on December 13, 2009 at 11:43pm
Well, no one else posted anything after my previous comments so I left. Then I saw a few more joined so I've decided to come back but only if some conversation starts. So come on guys and say something. As I said before I'm mostly interested in Kirk's westerns but I still don't have them all.

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