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    RIP Kirk Douglas

    Dead today at the age of 103. A long and distinguished career as a Hollywood icon.
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    Rest in peace, Kirk Douglas. The man was already an established actor when I was born.
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    Guess he just couldn’t face another four years.

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    There was a crooked man...now he's gone.
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    RIP. I'm jealous of his son Michael, seven years older than I, who had his father's company almost 40 years longer than I had mine. I'm sure he and his family know how blessed they were.

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    Anyone who lives to be 100+ must be doing something right. That's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    Anyone who lives to be 100+ must be doing something right. That's amazing.
    My grandmother on my mother's side was born in Liverpool, England in 1899 and died in Toronto in 2002. She had 13 children (3 of which she outlived), and never smoked or drank. But she was a proper 'tea granny', and also washed her dishes in the most mind-bendingly scalding water imaginable. I couldn't even dip my pinky finger into it.
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    RIP Kirk Douglas

    From Rolling Stone.com:

    Kirk Douglas, the epitome of old-school Hollywood star power whose intense performances conveyed his characters’ fiery and sometimes conflicted core, died Wednesday at the age of 103.

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    AN AMERICAN ICON, ONE OF THE LAST HOLLYWOOD LEGENDARY ACTORS.
    Rest in peace Spartacus!

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    I just watched "Ulysses" the other day. Awesome!!

    Rest In Peace, Mr. Douglas
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    I was awaiting this, to be frank.

    Just saw 'Heroes of Telemark' with my 10-y.o. the other weekend, having seen other dramatizations of the heavy water sabotage-operations lately (my grand uncle participated in real-life), and kept thinking that hey, ol' Kirk is already as old as I am - back in '65 when doing this film!

    An incredibly lllustrious career if anything, and some marvellous cinematic gems.
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    The last of the Hollywood Giants of Hollywood's Golden Age. Truly a multifaceted powerhouse. Dynamic leading man , ran his own production company responsible for , amoung others , Spartacus. In which , BTW , blacklisted screenwriter Trumbo was credited by name helping end McCarthy era practice. As far as I know , Douglas was the last remaining superstar of the Golden Era. The only still living man of such stature left that I can think of is Clint Eastwood , though I think he came up to late to be included in the Golden Age category. Knew this was coming , but still a sad day , the passing of an Era. RIP.

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    RIP. 103. Wow.

    One of the greats of a bygone era. RIP.

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    RIP.

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    Great actor. One of the best. Spartacus and Detective Story are two of my all-time favorites.
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    Sad to hear of this. But wow, what an accomplishment! 103 is an impressive number to reach.

    The first thing I remember seeing him in when I was a child was the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie. I still have fond memories of that one, and really liked his portrayal in that movie. Quite a career too. One of the greats.

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    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    Quite enjoyed him in The Final Countdown and loved his dual role in The Man From Snowy River.

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    They brought him out in a wheelchair on the Oscars a couple of years ago, and he was aware, but really couldn't communicate. It's sad what time does to us, and I hope I never see 103.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Great actor. One of the best. Spartacus and Detective Story are two of my all-time favorites.
    Detective Story is one of his best. Raw, emotional. Keep riding Mr. Lomax. RIP.
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    Come on, I know somebody else here likes this movie.


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    Nope. Not even Farrah Fawcett saves that flick.

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    A great person and actor. RIP Kirk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Nope. Not even Farrah Fawcett saves that flick.
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