Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, written by Dalton Trumbo, and based on the 1951 novel of the same title by Howard Fast.It is inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War.It stars Kirk Douglas in the title role, Laurence Olivier as Roman general and politician …
Kirk Douglas, Actor: Spartacus. Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being “the ragman’s son” (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York.
Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 103.
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916) is an American retired actor, producer, director and author.A centenarian, he is one of the last surviving stars of the film industry’s Golden Age. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck.
Kirk Douglas wisely opts for a straightforward interpretation of a hero in the title role of Spartacus. He’s a BC everyman, born into a world which hadn’t heard anything about human rights, he knows and feels he’s not just cattle. Catch the alternating scenes of Douglas and Sir Laurence Olivier addressing the slave army and the Roman Army.