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Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

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Saw this movie a couple of times bacause book by the same name written by Howard Fast was my favorite.I didn't know this actor is father of Machael Douglas.Happy 100th birthday!!

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It's simply amazing that he's reached the age of 100. My hat's off to him!

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What's his secret?

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Congratulations to an all-time great! Your longevity and health are enviable.

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Congratulations Kirk!

The movies are flying out now: Paths of Glory-#1, Last Train From Gun Hill, Spartacus, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-#2,The Big Tress, The Vikings, The Man From Snowy River, Ulysses, The Heroes of Telemark, In Harm's Way, Ace in the Hole, to name a few.

Another one, not with Kirk but about him is Trumbo (2015) about the blacklisted Hollywood writer (Roman Holiday) Dalton Trumbo and his fight for justice. Apparently the Spartacus script was bad and Kirk secretly hired Trumbo to re-write it. Kirk also had to fight against the gossip columnists and.......That's enough. Don't want to be a spoiler.

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I'm Spartacus!!!

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Kirk Douglas was one of the first American celebrities to appear in a television commercial on Japanese television. Kirk appeared in a series of Maxim commercials. When the movie "The China Syndrome" with Michael Douglas came out in 1979, Japanese television commentators said, "Michael Douglas is the guy whose father appears in the coffee commercials." The very first American celebrity to appear in a series of Japanese television commercials was Steve McQueen (for Honda motorcycles). He was followed by Sammy Davis Jr (for Suntory whisky) and Charles Bronson (for Mandom male cosmetics).

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I liked him in "Lonely are the Brave," with Walther Matthau, on which the original movie "Rambo" was loosely based. I used to hike the trail which Douglas used to escape from the police in the movie.

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We watched "Lonely Are The Brave" in film study class back in 1968. One of his best roles. Wonderful career. Now, if only they could make a sequel to Spartacus - "Memoirs of a Gladiator" ? - based on the premise that Spartacus somehow escaped crucifixion on the Appian Way ...

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Happy Birthday and best wishes!

Bill Murphy, that would be great!!

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He was a decent actor in a time when that was hard to do and was perfect for the roles he played. I will never forget 20,000 Leagues, and it was really in that movie that something struck me.

You know when someone uses the term "barrel-chested?" Yeah. That is Kirk Douglas. It is bizarre, and once you see it, you cannot unsee it. I don't know who made his shirts, but he just had this rib cage that is like a perfect circle, and it is not really his musculature... anyway, have a look. It made him great for playing longshoremen, gladiators, and people who basically walked around with their shirts off in the era of Popeye the Mighty. In other roles, I would see him in a suit, and it was like WOW... how did they get him in there? I think he is also bow-legged, or perhaps it is a knee problem.

My point? Well, you know, we all have our strong and weak points, and sometimes there are features about you that make you truly unique for various roles or activities. Kirk Douglas had that. And he has done a great job with what he has. I am glad he is still around.

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Watch him run the oars in The Vikings. Whoa. Ok. When you're fifty, ask your doctor if you should start taking blood thinners. Major odds changer for strokes due to platelets in the blood,, snd of course heart attacks. You're writing this down, aren't you? you get heart attacks when you throw a clot. The mere presence of cholesterol over a period of time stuck on the inside of an artery...finally it irritates the wall enough...especially those "hardening" arteries, and they throw off a clot. You really want to palsy those odds? Ask Kirk. And o now you know why he's still around. Because after his stroke they put him on Plavex and aspirin. See how simple it all becomes? All that milk, butter, cream cheese, any old cheese...decades of it, with salt and smoke thickening up the arteries. So. Ask. Live. Like me. Like Kirk, without the issues.

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I read his Auto-Biography years ago , The Rag Man's Son & it was Fun as well as insightful! A man with a true Lust for Life, no pun intended.

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Last night The Vikings was on TV.I really enjoyed it.

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100 and still very magnetic.

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