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