Kirk Douglas

Barcelona’s Filmoteca celebrates the centenary of Kirk Douglas

Until 15 January, cinemagoers can see some of Douglas’ most memorable films

Born Issur Danilòvitx Demski but better known to the world by his stage name Kirk Douglas, this iconic actor is to be the subject of a tribute by Barcelona’s Filmoteca in the year that he would have turned 100. From 1 December to 15 January, cinemagoers will be able to see some of his most memorable films, including Spartacus, in which he worked under the orders of Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan’s The Arrangement, and Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Whole.

Douglas was a self-taught actor who, in true Hollywood style, went from rags to riches. With his image of a free and independent individual, he lent his strong character to the many roles he performed on the silver screen. His roles as a virile, vehement man who stops at nothing to get his way were his hallmarks.

Douglas even founded his own production company with which he launched a number of successful films, many of which contained some degree of social comment, a genre that was only beginning at that time. Father of another remarkable actor, Douglas will go down in the books of film history thanks to many of the films we will have the opportunity to see over the coming weeks at the Filmoteca de Catalunya.

Kirk Douglas Centenary
When: 1 December to 15 January
Where: Filmoteca de Catalunya
Price: €3 – €4
Additional information is available at the Filmoteca website

 

 

Publication date: Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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