Kirk and Michael Douglas  

redmustang91 57M  
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8/17/2005 1:30 pm

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Kirk and Michael Douglas

Watched an interesting documentary about Kirk and Michael Douglas. I knew Kirk Douglas was Jewish and changed his name to a very Scottish sounding Kirk Douglas. His father was a junkman and his first book was an autobiography, the Junkman's son. I loved Spartacus and the Vikings. I did not know Kirk produced Spartacus as an independent film and insisted the blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo get screenwriting credit breaking the blacklist. A courageous act at the time.

I also did not know Michael Douglas had produced One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with Jack Nicholson which got an academy award for best pic! Michael also had some great pics including China Syndrome, Wall Street, Fatal Attraction and Romancing the Stone.

I got a kick out of this dynamic duo and the courageous job Kirk has done coming back from a stroke.

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