Today’s Guest: Kirk Douglas, actor, Spartacus, Hollywood legend, author, The Ragman’s Son, Let’s Face It
Legendary Hollywood movie star Kirk Douglas will be 92 in December (2008).
I’m roughly half his age and from everything I’ve heard about him of late, he’s got twice the energy and drive that I do.
Every generation of the last 60 years can easily point to a favorite Kirk Douglas movie, whether it’s Champion, Paths of Glory, Lust for Life, Spartacus, or Tough Guys. As for me, I’ve always had a fondness for the cartoon silliness of The Villain.
His latest autobiographical book, Let’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning was just released in paperback. It joins an already crowded bookshelf of memories, including The Ragman’s Son, Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning, and My Stroke of Luck.
In this interview, you’ll hear classic Douglas attitude slowed only slightly by stroke. But there’s no doubt why this man deserves the title “Legend.”