Kirk Douglas

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Movies about movies – ranked!
Odes to cinema from Sam Mendes, Steven Spielberg and Damien Chazelle will jostle for Oscar glory next year – until then, here are 20 of the best films about film-making well worth dimming the lights for

Anne Billson

15, Sep, 2022 @12:05 PM

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Stanley Kubrick and Kirk Douglas wanted Doctor Zhivago movie rights
Director wrote to Boris Pasternak in late 1950s, previously unpublished material reveals

Dalya Alberge

09, Nov, 2020 @2:53 PM

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The top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies – ranked!
Inspiring, addictive and occasionally gasp-worthy – to mark the publication of Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing, we arrange the best Tinseltown memoirs in order of excellence

Peter Bradshaw

02, Apr, 2020 @2:03 PM

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When I met Kirk Douglas, did I ask if he’d assaulted Natalie Wood? No, and here’s why | Hadley Freeman
Chucking allegations around is easy, but unsubstantiated rumours aren’t proof of anything

Hadley Freeman

15, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Kirk Douglas remembered at Oscars ceremony
Star of Spartacus and Paths of Glory is included in the Academy’s In Memoriam section

Guardian film

10, Feb, 2020 @3:59 AM

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Kirk Douglas – not the last of the greats | Brief letters
Brief letters: Mushrooms | Kirk Douglas | Marmalade | Terry Jones | Donald Trump


09, Feb, 2020 @6:51 PM

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Republican lawmaker is about to regret messing with drag queens | Arwa Mahdawi
A Missouri representative has filed a bill that takes aim at Drag Queen Story Hour, establishes censorship and punishes librarians

Arwa Mahdawi

08, Feb, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Kirk Douglas: why his finest role was as a cynical newspaper hack
The actor, who died last week, will go down in history as Spartacus, but his powerful performance in Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole should not be overlooked

Vanessa Thorpe

08, Feb, 2020 @1:05 PM

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How Izzy Demsky became Kirk Douglas: the ultimate Hollywood makeover
The scrawny son of Jewish immigrants transformed himself into an icon of US manhood – a narrative the nation is forgetting in the Trump era. Yet a darker side lurked too

Andrew Pulver

06, Feb, 2020 @4:22 PM

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Kirk Douglas obituary
One of the greatest Hollywood film stars, loved for his roles in Spartacus, The Vikings and Lust for Life

David Thomson

06, Feb, 2020 @1:52 PM

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Kirk Douglas: a career in clips
After a career as one of Hollywood’s most distinguished performers, the actor Kirk Douglas has died. Here we look back at some of his finest moments, from Paths of Glory to Ace in the Hole

Andrew Pulver

06, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Kirk Douglas, Hollywood legend and star of Spartacus, dies aged 103
Square-jawed star of Paths of Glory and Lust For Life leaves legacy ‘that will endure for generations’, says son Michael Douglas

Xan Brooks and Stephanie Convery

06, Feb, 2020 @1:18 AM

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