Kirk Douglas

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Vital, active and frequently over the top, Kirk Douglas maintained a hot career by "chewing up the scenery." His intense, clench-jawed delivery was much imitated by popular comics of the day. Kirk Douglas maintained a long, friendly rivalry with fellow macho man Burt Lancaster.

His defining role was as painter Vincent Van Gogh in "Lust for Life." The Kirk Douglas notable pictures include: "Paths of Glory," "The Vikings," "Seven Days in May," "The Bad and the Beautiful," and "Spartacus."

His newest credits include "Diamonds" and "A Few Good Years." More