Kirk Douglas, the man who was Spartacus

Kirk Douglas the man who was Spartacus

One day, when he was at the height of his stardom, Kirk Douglas quietly played golf without knowing that he was being watched by two businessmen. When the actor missed a relatively easy blow, one of them exclaimed aloud: “What a Spartacus!” The anecdote, told by film director Billy Wilder, reflects the public’s tendency to … Read more

Kirk Douglas, the immortal Spartacus of Hollywood, dies

Just four days after celebrating its great party with the Oscars, the cinema had to face a very sad goodbye this Wednesday with the death of 103-year-old Kirk Douglas, one of the most respected and long-lived legends of the big screen and an iconic survivor of the golden age of Hollywood. Undeniable jewels like “Paths … Read more