Kirk Douglas

Anti-hero as icon

Print edition : March 13, 2020

Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van Gogh in “Lust for Life”. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

February 26, 2012: Kirk Douglas with his son Michael Douglas, left, at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California. Photo: AP

Kirk Douglas as a boxer in "Champion". Photo: GETTY IMAGES

In “Spartacus”. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Kirk Douglas (1916-2020), one of the unlikeliest superstars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, opened up new creative possibilities for lead actors with his choice of roles and his craft.
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