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'''Kirk Douglas''', real name '''Issur Danielovitch Demsky''' (born December 9, 1916), is a famous actor and producer from about the late-40's to the 80's. Currently aged 99, he is one of the last living legends from the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood era]]. ''Spartacus'' is arguably his most famous role.

Known for depicting tough, square-jawed men and once quoted as saying he "made a career out of playing sons of bitches"; actually [[MeanCharacterNiceActor quite nice in real life]] (depending on who you ask). Had something of a LargeHam reputation, though he proved that he could tone it down and still act pretty well. Often tag teamed with Creator/BurtLancaster, though some sources claimed the two men strongly disliked each other. He also played a very important role in ending the black list going on in the film industry during the '50s and '60s. He is the father of Creator/MichaelDouglas.

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!!Partial filmography:
* ''Film/OutOfThePast'' (1947)
* ''Film/ALetterToThreeWives'' (1949)
* ''Film/AceInTheHole'' (1951)
* ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' (1952)
* ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' (1954)
* ''Film/LustForLife'' (1956)
* ''Film/GunfightAtTheOKCorral'' (1957)
* ''Film/PathsOfGlory'' (1957)
* ''Film/TheVikings'' (1958)
* ''Theatre/TheDevilsDisciple'' (1959)
* ''Film/LastTrainFromGunHill'' (1959)
* ''{{Film/Spartacus}}'' (1960)
* ''Film/LonelyAreTheBrave'' (1962)
* ''Literature/SevenDaysInMay'' (1964)
* ''Film/TheHeroesOfTelemark'' (1965)
* ''Film/{{Holocaust 2000}}'' (1977)
* ''Film/TheVillain'' (1979)
* ''Film/TheFinalCountdown'' (1980)
* ''Film/{{Saturn 3}}'' (1980)
* ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}'' (1991)
* ''Film/{{Diamonds}}'' (1999)
* ''Film/{{It Runs in the Family|2003}}'' (2003), which can be considered "{{Real Life Relative}}s: The Movie".
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