'''Kirk Douglas''', born '''Issur Danielovitch Demsky'''[[note]]His parents were Jewish immigrants from Chavusy, Mogilev Region, in the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus)[[/note]] on 9 December 1916, is a famous actor and producer who was active from about the late-40's to the 80's. In December 2016 he celebrated his 100th birthday, he is one of the last living legends from the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood classic Hollywood era]] along with the likes of Creator/OliviaDeHavilland and Doris Day. Film/{{Spartacus}} is one of the roles he is most remembered for.

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 UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist going on in the film industry during the '50s and '60s. His career was largely ended by a stroke that permanently affected his speech in 1996.

He is the father of Creator/MichaelDouglas.

!!Partial filmography:
* ''Film/TheStrangeLoveOfMarthaIvers'' (1946) -- His debut film role.
* ''Film/OutOfThePast'' (1947)
* ''Film/ALetterToThreeWives'' (1949)
* ''Film/AceInTheHole'' (1951)
* ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful'' (1952)
* ''Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'' (1954)
* ''Film/LustForLife'' (1956)
* ''Gunfight At The OK Corral'' (1957)
* ''Film/PathsOfGlory'' (1957)
* ''Film/TheVikings'' (1958)
* ''Theatre/TheDevilsDisciple'' (1959)
* ''Last Train From Gun Hill'' (1959)
* ''{{Film/Spartacus}}'' (1960)
* ''Lonely Are The Brave'' (1962)
* ''Literature/SevenDaysInMay'' (1964)
* ''The Heroes Of Telemark'' (1965)
* ''Film/IsParisBurning'' (1966)
* ''Film/{{Holocaust 2000}}'' (1977)
* ''Film/TheVillain'' (1979)
* ''Film/TheFinalCountdown'' (1980)
* ''Film/{{Saturn 3}}'' (1980)
* ''Theatre/{{Oscar}}'' (1991)
* ''Diamonds'' (1999)
* [[invoked]]''It Runs in the Family'' (2003) - Aka "{{Real Life Relative}}s: The Movie".