|Great War Ace ||09 Dec 2016 8:02 a.m. PST|
Congratulations to Kirk Douglas. He's 100 today. A centenarian. Who would have imagined it, back when he had his massive stroke? He despaired, and almost shot himself, banged the handgun on a tooth, and it hurt, and he took stock at the irony of waiting to blow his brains out because of a hurting tooth, and reconsidered … and now he's a hundred years old……………..
|Xintao||09 Dec 2016 9:10 a.m. PST|
I'm gonna have a little film fest here at work today. Spartacus and then The Vikings.
| Andrew Walters ||09 Dec 2016 10:53 a.m. PST|
Important guy. Gave us a great example of manliness back when that wasn't a bad thing. Defined Ned Land for all time.
|Streitax ||09 Dec 2016 1:03 p.m. PST|
|Mithmee ||09 Dec 2016 1:23 p.m. PST|
Yup, I would expect TCM to have a Kirk day.
Quite a few great movies.
|Gunfreak ||09 Dec 2016 4:08 p.m. PST|
Yes! Finally one that reached a 100! All the other actors on my 100 watch list didn't make it… congratulations mr Douglas
|Trajanus||09 Dec 2016 4:25 p.m. PST|
Nice to celebrate someone being alive in 2016 rather than adding a post on the Obituary Board !
|charared ||09 Dec 2016 4:26 p.m. PST|
Happy Birthday Mr. Douglas! From "Ragpicker's Son" to living screen legend!
|Who asked this joker||10 Dec 2016 3:52 p.m. PST|
|Gunfreak ||12 Dec 2016 3:53 p.m. PST|
I just had a scary thought. When if Kirk Douglas is necromancer? The reason for all the celebrity deaths this year is because he draws power from their deaths to keep him self alive?
|Great War Ace ||12 Dec 2016 7:16 p.m. PST|
If so, his magic isn't very good. He looks like hell……………
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||25 Dec 2016 7:51 p.m. PST|
We better all hope we look so good by then.
Ironic,in a way,that in his first film,he played a wimp:
Of course, he played other tortured or damaged characters during a long career. I remember an interview where he talked about a conversation with John Wayne,who asked him why he took such roles. He was a bit nonplussed,and said something like "Uh,because I'm an actor?"
He wondered about that exchange,until it hit him: "He thought he was really John Wayne!"