Kirk Douglas always wanted to be an actor. Financed their studies with the help of a grant from boxing, because his ambition has always done fight. And exactly that is the only thing that has never ceased to do. In more than a century. is The last legend of Hollywood meets 103 years old.
During the years subsequent to those studies, Douglas has been presented at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where she had her first role on Broadway. Shortly after, thanks to his friend and colleague Lauren Bacall got a role for his friend Douglas in ‘The strange love of Martha Ivers’, from Lewis Milestone, 1946.
Douglas, quarrelsome, became the detail in his first great disappointment at not achieving a protagonist. However, having had personal experience with alcohol problems in the family, played Walter O’neil with brilliance and intensity. It was not a bad start for a career legendary.
Ambitious and idealistic, refused to Dostoyevsky and Siodmak to workThe idol of clay‘. The role of the professional boxer without scruples, became a key moment of his career. The following would be simply spectacular: ‘the bad and the beautiful‘, Vincente Minnelli, ‘The big carnival’, of Billy Wilder or ‘Duel of the titans‘, John Sturges, grew to Douglas to become one of the greatest of all time. To them are added, among many other titles, ‘20,000 leagues under the sea submarine tour‘, one of those immortal classic Disney that is not more able to walk from time to time.
Between 1957 and 1960 wheel, attention, the above-mentioned western Sturges, ‘Paths of glory‘ (Kubrick), ‘The vikings‘ (Fleischer) and ‘Spartacus‘, again at the orders of one of the best directors of all time. As a producer of this last caused a scandal in Hollywood to the contract as screenwriter to Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter, and american film director haunted by the macarthismo.
During the 80s, Douglas began to walk away slowly from the world of cinema and began to write books. In addition to his memoirs, he has also written novels and autobiographical books with good sales. is His legacy will remain forever, starting with his own son, Michael Douglas, another of the great Hollywood lately has been coming up with their shares in Marvel or its success to Netflix ‘method Kominsky’. Congratulations, maestro. It seems incredible that the only Oscar that you have to be honorary.
The news Kirk Douglas, more than 100 years traveling the trails of the glory of Hollywood (and no Oscar) was originally published in Espinof by Kiko Vega .
December 9, 2019
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