plaisir: Long Live Kirk at 101!

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Kirk Douglas, b.December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York
also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky

A Kirk Douglas quote: ‘It isn’t a manly profession. It’s a childish profession. You couldn’t be a complete, grown-up adult and be an actor . . . I mean, if I were a sophisticated adult, how could I say, «Here I am, fighting evil, represented by Yul Brynner»? You have to have a childish part of you! It’s true! You know, I watch as my kids have grown up, I’ve watched, them, you know. Children are natural actors; they pretend they’re cops and robbers, and I think all actors retain a certain amount of that within themselves. They have to, or they can’t function as actors. And that’s why they become self-deprecating. They think, well, it’s not

His huge filmography here >

Photo: Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956)

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