Kirk Douglas Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th August 2015

Fact: Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will be feted with the Santa Barbara Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film for her achievements in entertainment. The veteran actress will be honoured during a black-tie gala in Santa Barbara, California on 3 October (15). Previous recipients of the acting legend's prize include Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself.


18th June 2014

Fact: Movie veteran Kirk Douglas celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Anne by hosting a party over the weekend (14-15Jun14), with guests including Steven Spielberg and the Hollywood legend's son Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The stars were among 150 people who gathered at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California for the bash, which featured a performance by David Foster and a mini-roast by veteran comedian Don Rickles. Kirk and producer Anne marked their big day on 29 May (14).


23rd November 2012

Quote: "Michael's family always thanks me for bringing in reality, some fresh air. The way he grew up, well, let's just say I didn't grow up like that. I wasn't raised by nannies. My parents, they're very down-to-earth. Michael's family really gets a kick out of it." Catherine Zeta-Jones' in-laws love her simple upbringing. Her actor husband Michael Douglas is the son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.


11th June 2012

Quote: "It was like being in a waxworks museum that had come to life. I sat with them having my picture taken thinking 'I'm from Gloucester! What the hell is this all about?'" British actor Simon Pegg was starstruck as he sat alongside famous faces including Mickey Rooney, Kirk Douglas and Martin Scorsese for Paramount Studios' 'class' photo to celebrate the company's 100th birthday.


12th August 2011

Fact: The Roots drummer Ahmir '?Uestlove' Thompson and guitarist 'Captain' Kirk Douglas gave U.S. TV viewers a laugh on Wednesday (10Aug11) when they performed an a cappella version of LMFAO's chart smash Party Rock, posing as the black Simon & Garfunkel, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.


28th March 2011

Quote: "I made 90 pictures, and now everybody in the restaurants and on the street are like, 'Oh Kirk!'. I think I got paid more attention for those three minutes on the Oscars than anything I have ever done." Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas is overwhelmed by the renewed media interest in his life following his comic appearance as a guest presenter at the 2011 Academy Awards.


10th March 2011

Fact: The wannabe actor who helped Kirk Douglas onstage at the Oscars and raised a laugh as he challenged the old-time star to a battle over his cane was movie veteran Omar Sharif's grandson.


30th April 2009

Fact: Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas will be the first father and son to collect the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award when the Fatal Attraction star collects his accolade this year (09). Kirk won it in 1991.


5th March 2009

Quote: "I never wanted to be a movie actor. My goal in life was to be a star on the stage. Now I know how to do it. Build your own theatre." Kirk Douglas tells the audience of his acting ambitions during his one man show at the venue named in his honour - Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theatre.


20th February 2009

Fact: Hollywood veteran Kirk Douglas is taking to the stage at the age of 92. The actor will perform the one-man-show BEFORE I FORGET for a limited run next month (Mar09) at the venue named in his honour - Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theatre.


8th January 2009

Fact: CHARLIE'S ANGELS director McG is to remake epic action movie 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA for Disney. The most classic version of the JULES VERNE movie starred James Mason and Kirk Douglas.


10th October 2008

Quote: "(I'm) very good. My wife says that for a man who can't talk, I talk a lot." Veteran actor Kirk Douglas, 91, is happy with his health, despite suffering from impaired speech following a stroke in 1996.


13th November 2007

Quote: "When I first had my stroke and could hardly talk at all, what does an actor do who can't talk? He waits for silent pictures to come back." Veteran actor Kirk Douglas wasn't going to let his health get in the way of his career.


6th September 2007

Fact: Veteran actor Kirk Douglas lost his virginity at 15 to his English teacher.


16th July 2007

Quote: "I always fasted on Yom Kippur. I still worked on the movie sets but I fasted. And let me tell you, it's not easy making love to Lana Turner on an empty stomach." Kirk Douglas has always been a committed Jew.


11th May 2007

Quote: "Trouble is, there aren't many scripts for an old man with impaired speech." Kirk Douglas jokes about why he doesn't make many movies at 90.


14th December 2006

Quote: "You may know me. If you don't... Google me. I was a movie star and I'm Michael Douglas' dad, Catherine Zeta-Jones' father-in-law." Kirk Douglas introduces himself to a new generation of movie fans.


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