Happy Birthday Kirk Douglas!

The inimitable Kirk Douglas turns 98 years old today! That’s pretty impressive. Here he is with Timothy in Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957). Tim is reportedly standing in a hole, so that he would not tower over the film’s star and uncredited co-producer.

Paths of Glory

“Let me tell you an interesting story about Paths of Glory,” Tim said in the Psychotronic interview. “In the execution scene there was no dialogue but I started to speak, so Kubrick said, ‘Bring in the sound!’ I kept saying, ‘I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die’, so Kubrick comes up to me and says, ‘Tim, you better make this good, Kirk Douglas doesn’t like it’, but of course they used it.” We hope that Douglas has forgiven Tim by now for stealing the film from him. We’re pretty sure he has; he recently named Paths as one of the films he is most proudest of. Happy birthday, Mr. Douglas!

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