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Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. His parents, Bryna (Sanglel) and Herschel ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spartacus
Spartacus Spartacus
(1960)
Lonely Are the Brave
Lonely Are the Brave John W. "Jack" Burns
(1962)
Lust for Life
Lust for Life Vincent Van Gogh
(1956)
Detective Story
Detective Story Det. James McLeod
(1951)

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 2004 Illusion
Donald Baines
 2003 It Runs in the Family
Mitchell Gromberg
 1999 Diamonds
Harry Agensky
 1994 Greedy
Uncle Joe
 1991 Veraz
Quentin
 1991 Oscar
Eduardo Provolone
 1986 Tough Guys
Archie Long
 1983 Eddie Macon's Run
Carl 'Buster' Marzack
 1982 The Man from Snowy River
Harrison / Spur
 1980 The Final Countdown
Capt. Matthew Yelland
 1980 Saturn 3
Adam
 1979 Home Movies
Dr. Tuttle 'The Maestro'
 1979 The Villain
Cactus Jack
 1978 The Fury
Peter Sandza
 1977 Holocaust 2000
Robert Caine
 1975 Once Is Not Enough
Mike Wayne
 1975 Posse
Howard Nightingale
 1973 Scalawag
Peg
 1972 The Master Touch
Steve Wallace
 1971 Catch Me a Spy
Andrej
 1971 A Gunfight
Will Tenneray
 1970 There Was a Crooked Man...
Paris Pitman, Jr.
 1969 The Arrangement
Eddie Anderson
 1968 The Brotherhood
Frank Ginetta
 1968 A Lovely Way to Die
Jim Schuyler
 1967 The War Wagon
Lomax
 1967 The Way West
Senator William J. Tadlock
 1966 Paris brûle-t-il?
Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus
 1965 In Harm's Way
Eddington
 1964 Seven Days in May
Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey
 1963 For Love or Money
Deke Gentry
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
George Brougham / Vicar Atlee / Mr. Pythian / ...
 1963 The Hook
Sgt. P.J. Briscoe
 1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Jack Andrus
 1962 Lonely Are the Brave
John W. "Jack" Burns
 1961 The Last Sunset
Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
 1961 Town Without Pity
Maj. Steve Garrett
 1960 Spartacus
Spartacus
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Larry Coe
 1959 The Devil's Disciple
Richard Dudgeon
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill
Marshal Matt Morgan
 1958 The Vikings
Einar
 1957 Paths of Glory
Col. Dax
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Doc Holliday
 1957 Top Secret Affair
Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin
 1956 Lust for Life
Vincent Van Gogh
 1955 The Indian Fighter
Johnny Hawks
 1955 Man Without a Star
Dempsey Rae
 1955 The Racers
Gino Borgesa
 1954 Ulysses
Ulysses
 1953 Act of Love
Robert Teller
 1953 The Juggler
Hans Muller
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Pierre Narval (segment "Equilibrium")
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Jonathan
 1952 The Big Sky
Jim Deakins
 1952 The Big Trees
Jim Fallon
 1951 Detective Story
Det. James McLeod
 1951 Ace in the Hole
Chuck Tatum
 1951 Along the Great Divide
Marshal Len Merrick
 1950 The Glass Menagerie
Jim O'Connor
 1950 Young Man with a Horn
Rick Martin
 1949 Champion
Midge
 1949 A Letter to Three Wives
George Phipps
 1948 My Dear Secretary
Owen Waterbury
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Tucker Wedge
 1947 I Walk Alone
Noll Turner
 1947 Out of the Past
Whit
 1947 Mourning Becomes Electra
Peter Niles
 1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
Walter O'Neil
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Other Works:

(March 6, 8, 13 & 15, 2009) He performed in his play, "Before I Forget" in a world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Kanew was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 21 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Issur Danielovitch | Mr Kirk Douglas

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2011, on Anne Hathaway] She's gorgeous! Wow! Where were you when I was making pictures? See more »

Trivia:

Douglas claimed to be 5' 11" at his peak. However, he was well known for wearing lifts and many sources say his peak height was 5' 8". See more »

Trademark:

Showy, flamboyant acting style. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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