Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas

Highest Rated: 100% Grand Prix (1966)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Villain (1979)

Birthday: Dec 09, 1916

Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, USA

The archetypal Hollywood movie star of the postwar era, Kirk Douglas built a career with he-man roles as soldiers, cowboys and assorted tough guys in over 80 films. His restless, raging creations earned him three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and one Golden Globe win for his portrayal of Vincent van Gogh in "Lust for Life" (1956). But besides his lasting mark as a seething strong man, Douglas was a Tinseltown innovator and rebel. As one of the first A-listers to gain further control of their career by founding an independent production company, Douglas also effectively ended the 1950s practice of blacklisting Hollywood talent suspected of communist ties when he insisted on crediting famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo for his script adaptation of "Spartacus" (1960). Douglas maintained his position as a perennial favorite - often opposite fellow tough guy Burt Lancaster - in Westerns and World War II films until the early 1970s. He began a second career as a writer and focused on the philanthropic efforts of The Douglas Foundation, occasionally surfacing throughout the 1980s and 1990s to portray irrepressible old firecrackers in made-for-TV movies and the occasional feature. His death on February 5, 2020 at the age of 103 marked a true end of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Highest rated movies

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff
Paths of Glory
Out of the Past
A Letter to Three Wives
Lonely Are the Brave
Spartacus
Champion

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
97% 91% Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff Unknown (Character) $20K 2010
36% 87% Illusion Donald Baines (Character) $9.3K 2004
29% 28% It Runs in the Family Mitchell Gromberg (Character) $7.4M 2003
26% 26% Diamonds Harry (Character) $81.9K 1999
32% 47% Greedy Uncle Joe (Character) $12.4M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take Me Home Again Ed Reece (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two-Fisted Tales Sr. Calthrob (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Grandpa Mike Dunmore (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 73% Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queenie David Konig (Character) - 1987
57% 55% Tough Guys Archie Long (Character) $20.5M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amos Amos Lasher (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 20% Draw! Harry H. Holland (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 21% Eddie Macon's Run Carl "Buster" Marzack (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remembrance of Love Joe Rabin (Character) - 1982
85% 89% The Man From Snowy River Harrison/Spur (Character) - 1982
25% 30% Saturn 3 Adam (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 39% Home Movies Dr. Tuttle `'The Maestro'` (Character) - 1980
53% 61% The Final Countdown Capt. Matthew Yelland (Character) - 1980
0% 38% The Villain Cactus Jack (Character) - 1979
76% 49% The Fury Peter Sandza (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 29% Holocaust 2000 Robert Caine (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moneychangers Alex Vandervoort (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 56% Victory at Entebbe Hershel Vilnofsky (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 6% Once Is Not Enough Mike Wayne (Character) - 1975
67% 52% Posse Howard Nightingale (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mousey George Anderson (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 29% Scalawag Peg (Character),
Director
- 1973
No Score Yet 29% The Master Touch Steve Wallace (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 43% A Gunfight Will Tenneray (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 64% The Light at the Edge of the World Will Denton (Character) - 1971
33% No Score Yet Catch Me a Spy Andrej (Character) - 1971
82% 74% There Was a Crooked Man Paris Pitman, Jr. (Character) - 1970
8% 64% The Arrangement Eddie Anderson (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of Silent Night Narrator - 1968
67% 25% The Brotherhood Frank Ginetta (Character),
Producer
- 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lovely Way to Die Jim Schuyler (Character) - 1968
90% 78% The War Wagon Lomax (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 39% The Way West Sen. William J. Tadlock (Character) - 1967
100% 88% Grand Prix Executive Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 49% Cast a Giant Shadow Col. David `'Mickey'` Marcus (Character) - 1966
71% 71% Is Paris Burning? Gen. George S. Patton Jr. (Character) - 1966
36% 81% In Harm's Way Cmdr. Paul Eddington Jr. (Character) - 1965
67% 56% The Heroes of Telemark Rolf (Character) - 1965
91% 89% Seven Days in May Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey (Character) - 1964
67% 68% The List of Adrian Messenger George Brougham/Vicar Atlee/Mr. Pythian/Arthur Henderson (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money Donald Kenneth `'Deke'` Gentry (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 43% The Hook Sgt. P.J. Briscoe (Character) - 1963
89% 63% Two Weeks in Another Town Jack Andrus (Character) - 1962
93% 85% Lonely Are the Brave Jack Burns/John W. Burns (Character) - 1962
60% 74% Town Without Pity Maj. Steve Garrett (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 58% The Last Sunset Brendan "Bren" O'Malley (Character) - 1961
60% 55% Strangers When We Meet Larry Coe (Character) - 1960
93% 87% Spartacus Spartacus (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.7M 1960
91% 81% Last Train From Gun Hill Marshal Matt Morgan (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1959
No Score Yet 60% The Devil's Disciple Richard Dudgeon (Character) - 1959
76% 73% The Vikings Einar (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% Top Secret Affair Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin (Character) - 1957
85% 69% Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Dr. John "Doc" Holliday (Character) - 1957
95% 95% Paths of Glory Col. Dax (Character),
Producer
- 1957
92% 81% Lust for Life Vincent Van Gogh (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 60% Ulysses Ulysses (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Racers Gino Borgesa (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 63% Man Without a Star Dempsey Rae (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 37% The Indian Fighter Johnny Hawks (Character) - 1955
89% 74% 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned Land (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 53% The Story of Three Loves Pierre Narval (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 43% The Juggler Hans Muller (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of Love Robert Teller (Character) - 1953
89% 65% The Big Sky Jim Deakins (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% The Big Trees Jim Fallon (Character) - 1952
79% 86% The Bad and the Beautiful Jonathan Shields (Character) - 1952
75% 72% Detective Story Det. Jim McLeod (Character) - 1951
92% 92% Ace in the Hole Charles "Chuck" Tatum (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% Along the Great Divide Marshal Len Merrick (Character) - 1951
80% 72% Young Man With a Horn Rick Martin (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 53% The Glass Menagerie Jim O'Connor (Character) - 1950
93% 74% Champion Michael 'Midge' Kelly (Character) - 1949
94% 86% A Letter to Three Wives George Phipps (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 41% My Dear Secretary Owen Waterbury (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Tucker Wedge (Character) - 1948
67% 45% Mourning Becomes Electra Peter Niles (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 66% I Walk Alone Noll 'Dink' Turner (Character) - 1947
95% 92% Out of the Past Whit (Character) - 1947
100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Walter O'Neil (Character) - 1946

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
85% 76% The Simpsons Chester J. Lampwick (Guest Voice) 1996
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arthur Hailey's The Moneychangers Alex Vandervoort (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1960 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Unknown (Character) 1954

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