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Hollywood icon and legend Kirk Douglas dies aged 103

Douglas died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on February 5, 2020, at age 103 from natural causes.

 

A look at his wikipedia list of awards speaks for itself!  Amazing, a GIANT he was!

I was personally very happy to work with his son Michael who produced Flatliners and joined us and Julia Roberts Joel Schumacher and Keither Sutherland in Deauville to present the film, he few years later that is where he met his wifeCatherine Zeta Jones on Zorro.

 
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
 
Signing his name at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 1, 1962
 
His handprints and footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

AFI Life Achievement Award

  • 1991 Accepted AFI Life Achievement Award[ 

Kennedy Center Honors

  • 1994 Honoree 

Academy Awards

  • 1996 Honorary Award for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community 
  • 1956 Lust for Life nominated for Best Actor 
  • 1952 Bad & the Beautiful nominated for Best Actor 
  • 1949 Champion nominated for Best Actor 

Golden Globes

  • 1986 Amos nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV 
  • 1968 Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement 
  • 1957 Lust for Life won for Best Actor-Drama 
  • 1952 Detective Story nominated for Best Actor-Drama 

Emmy Awards

  • 2002 Touched by an Angel nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 
  • 1992 Tales from the Crypt nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 
  • 1986 Amos nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Specia 

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award 

BAFTA Awards

  • 1963 Lonely Are the Brave nominated for Best Foreign Actor 

Britannia Awards

  • 2009 BAFTA/LA award for Worldwide Contribution To Filmed Entertainment[ 

Berlin International Film Festival

Cesar Awards

  • 1980 Honorary Cesar 

Hollywood Film Festival

  • 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award[ 

National Board of Review

  • 1988 Career Achievement Award 

New York Film Critics Circle Award

  • 1956 Lust for Life won for Best Actor 
  • 1951 Detective Story nominated for Best Actor 

In 1983, Douglas received the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards  In 1996, Douglas received an Honorary Academy Award for "50 years as a moral and creative force in the motion picture community." The award was presented by producer/director Steven Spielberg.[127]

As a result of Douglas's stroke the previous summer, however, in which he lost most of his speaking ability, his close friends and family were concerned about whether he should try to speak, or what he should say. Both his son, Michael, and his long-time friend, Jack Valenti, urged him to only say "Thank you", and leave the stage. Douglas agreed. But when standing in front of the audience, he had second thoughts: "I intended to just say 'thank you,' but I saw 1,000 people, and felt I had to say something more, and I did." Valenti remembered that after Douglas held up the Oscar, addressed his sons, and told his wife how much he loved her, everyone was astonished at his voice's improvement:

 

 

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