Kirk Douglas Net Worth

Kirk Douglas Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch) net worth is
$60 Million

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch) Wiki Biography

Born in 1916, in New York as Issur Danielovitch, but known by his stage name of Kirk Douglas, the author, actor and film producer is perhaps most famous for acting in such movies as “Champion”, “The Bad and the Beautiful”, “The Vikings”, “Saturn 3”, “Lonely Are the Brave” and others. Kirk is considered to have been one of the greatest actors in the so-called ‘golden age’ of movie industry in the 1950s and ’60s. During his career, Douglas was nominated for and has won many awards, including an Academy Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award and many others. Kirk was undoubtedly a role model for contemporary actors, who admire his work and talent. He passed away in 2020.

Kirk Douglas Net Worth $60 Million

So how rich is Kirk Douglas? It is estimated that Kirk’s net worth was over $60 million at the time of his passing. Of course, the main source of this sum of money was his acting career. His son, Michael Douglas is also a famous film star.

Kirk grew-up in a working-class family, so he had to work various jobs. When at high school, Kirk appeared in school plays and in this way became interested in acting, and realized that he wanted to take-up acting for a living. After serving in the US Navy as an anti-submarine officer – discharged in 1944 after being injured by an accidental depth charge explosion, in 1946 Kirk got is first role in the movie called “The Strange Love of Marta Ivers”. There he had an opportunity to work with Lizabeth Scott, Van Heflin and Barbara Stanwyck. From that time Kirk Douglas’ net worth began growing. Soon Kirk appeared in more movies, and quickly became popular because of his rugged good looks and the tough-guy image he often portrayed. Some of these movies included “Lonely Are the Brave”, “Out of the Past”, “Along the Great Divide” among an eventual total of almost 100 in which he appeared, all of which contributed to Douglas’ net worth. In 1950 Kirk got the role in “Young Man with a Horn”, in which he worked with such actors as Doris Day, Lauren Bacall and Hoagy Carmichael.

In addition to his many movie and television appearances, Kirk also wrote several books, including “Dance With the Devil”, “My Stroke of Luck”, “Wisdom of the Elders”, and “Let’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving, and Learning”. These books also contributed Kirk Douglas’ wealth.

Talking about Kirk Douglas’ personal life, he was married twice, firstly to Diana Dill in 1943, but they divorced in 1951 having had two children – Michael who became a noted actor and producer, and Joel, also a film producer. In 1954 Douglas married Anne Buydens, and they remained together until his passing, and had two more sons, one of whom Eric, died in 2004 from a drug overdose.

All in all, Kirk Douglas was a legendary actor, who contributed a lot of experience and knowledge to the entertainment industry, acknowledged as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. There is no doubt that contemporary actors have learned a lot from him.

Kirk Douglas passed away on 5 February 2020 at his home in Beverly Hills, California,at the age of 103.

Full NameKirk Douglas
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1916
Place Of BirthAmsterdam, New York, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Author, Film director, Businessperson, Soldier
EducationSt. Lawrence University, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
SpouseAnne Buydens (m. 1954), Diana Dill (m. 1943–1951)
ChildrenMichael Douglas, Eric Douglas, Joel Douglas, Peter Douglas
ParentsHerschel Danielovitch, Bryna Sanglel
NicknamesIssur Danielovitch Demsky , Issur Danielovitch , Izzy Demsky , Mr Kirk Douglas
AwardsAcademy Honorary Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors (1994), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (1999), Writers Guild of America Award - The Robert Meltzer Award (1991), Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (1968)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Golden Globe Award (1986), BAFTA Awards
Movies“The Strange Love of Marta Ivers” (1946), “Spartacus” (1960), “Champion”, “The Bad and the Beautiful”, “The Vikings”, “Saturn 3”, “Lonely Are the Brave”, “Lonely Are the Brave”, “Out of the Past”, “Along the Great Divide”
TV ShowsQueenie
1Frequently played manipulative, angry and often cruel leading characters that bordered on unsympathetic but were always compelling
2Dimpled chin
3Gravelly voice
In Harm's Way (1965)$400,000
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)$325,000 against ten percent of the gross
Paths of Glory (1957)$350,000
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)$175,000
Champion (1949)$15,000 + % of gross
Out of the Past (1947)$25,000
1I often played the good cowboy on screen, riding in to save the day. Now, everybody thinks he is a cowboy too. That frightens me. We have become a cowboy country with too many guns. I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control. They should be the first to welcome a message on making it more difficult to get a gun. Many of them seem to propose more guns being available to everybody. Why? Are they interested in making more money for the gun manufacturers? Are they politicians who just want to oppose the president in anything he endorses? It's incomprehensible to me. (2013)
2[The Mike Wallace Interview, 1957] Well then you don't understand what acting really is. And of course, that would be quite a long conversation to go into. I mean acting is an interpretive art. I mean you may hear Heifetz play the violin. He didn't write the piece, but oh, how he plays it. That's what's wonderful. That's what an actor tries to do. He may not have written the piece, but what he wants to do is interpret it. (In answer to MIke Wallace's statement; "but you're reading somebody else's words. Somebody else is telling you what to do, where to go, how to stand, what to say.")
3We are the strongest country in the world. We are the richest. We must take self-inventory. We must look less into the stars and planets in the heavens and more into ourselves. What can we do to make our country better? To earn back the respect we used to have?
4Let's face it - the world is a mess and he young people will inherit this mess. We should do all we can to help deal with it. That's why I wrote the book "Let's Face It" and dedicated to the young people. I try, with humor, to help them navigate through what lies ahead. But the reality is, he problems they face are not very funny.
5I've never tried to win popularity contests. I've always been blunt - never hesitated about expressing myself.
6I'm too old to change. Like Popeye, "I yam what I yam." Love me or hate me, just don't be indifferent.
7Why is it that often the people you do the most for resent you the most? Maybe you remind them of their weaknesses. The hell with them!
8[In his autobiography] I think that... I am unfairly given credit for Michael's talents, as if he had only my genes. Diana is a talented actress, and Michael has inherited from both of us. My wife and I see Diana and her husband, Bill Darrid, often... and have a pleasant relationship with them
9I can't tell you how many times someone has said, "I've heard you're such an S.O.B.I'll say, 'Who said that?' Ninety percent of the time, it;s someone with whom I've never worked.
10[to ABILITY Magazine] You see, when a person becomes disabled, often their family starts thinking, "Oh dear, don't move, let me get that for you". Once I told my wife that I thought I wanted breakfast in bed the next morning, she said the old joke, "If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen."
11[2011, on Anne Hathaway] She's gorgeous! Wow! Where were you when I was making pictures?
12[asked who his favorite director was] I would NEVER do that. I've enjoyed working with Wilder, Wyler, Mankiewicz. Hawks, Kazan. I did three films with Minelli and got nominated for two of them - but I could never name just one director.
13[on Paths of Glory (1957)] A truly great film with a truly great theme: the insanity and brutality of war. As I predicted, it made no money.
14When you become a star, you don't change. Everyone else does.
15You have to leave your country to get a perspective, to see what makes America great. Now I can say that nowhere in the world is there a match for what we have in Hollywood.
16[on the death of Tony Curtis]: Tony Curtis was one of the best-looking guys in Hollywood. He was often described as beautiful, but he was also a fine actor. I worked with Tony in The Vikings (1958) and in Spartacus (1960), and we were friends for a long time. What I will miss most about him is his sense of humor. It was always fun to be with him.
17Senator McCarthy was an awful man who was finding Communists all over the country. He blacklisted the writers who wouldn't obey his edict. The heads of the studios were hypocrites who went along with it. My company produced Spartacus, written by Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted writer, under the name Sam Jackson. Too many people were using false names back then. I was embarrassed. I was young enough to be impulsive, so even though I was warned against it, I used his real name on the screen.
18It isn't a manly profession. It's a childish profession. You couldn't be a complete, grown-up adult and be an actor . . . I mean, if I were a sophisticated adult, how could I say, "Here I am, fighting evil, represented by Yul Brynner"? You have to have a childish part of you! It's true! You know, I watch as my kids have grown up, I've watched, them, you know. Children are natural actors; they pretend they're cops and robbers, and I think all actors retain a certain amount of that within themselves. They have to, or they can't function as actors. And that's why they become self-deprecating. They think, well, it's not
19I've always believed virtue is not photogenic, and I think I've always been attracted to a part, uh, I'd rather play the *evil* character, most of the time, than the nice fella. And I think it really *bothered* my mother, because she would tell people, "You know, my son's not like that, he's really a nice boy!"
20[on Doris Day] That face she shows the world -- smiling, only talking good, happy, tuned into God -- as far as I'm concerned, that's just a mask. I haven't a clue as to what's underneath. Doris is just about the remotest person I know.
21[on Linda Darnell] Linda Darnell is the most unspoilt star on the screen -- and also the most beautiful.
22[on John Wayne] John Wayne was a star because he always played John Wayne. Frankly, he wasn't an excellent actor, but good heavens, what a star! It wasn't John Wayne who served the roles; the roles served John Wayne.
23[on Michael Moore's interview with Charlton Heston in Bowling for Columbine (2002)] I cannot forgive the way he treated Charlton Heston. Even if I don't agree with much of Heston's politics, Chuck is a gentleman. He agreed to have an interview with Moore, and Moore took advantage of the situation and made Chuck look foolish. He had been invited to Heston's home and he was treated with courtesy. I winced when I saw the expression on Chuck's face change as he realized that he had been duped. And yet he remained a gentleman and dismissed the interloper with grace.
24I did four movies with [John Wayne]. We were a strange combination. He was a Republican and I was a Democrat. We argued all the time.
25[December 9, 2006] My name is Kirk Douglas. You may know me. If you don't . . . Google me. I was a movie star and I'm Michael Douglas' dad, Catherine Zeta-Jones' father-in-law, and the grandparents of their two children. Today I celebrate my 90th birthday. I have a message to convey to America's young people. A 90th birthday is special. In my case, this birthday is not only special but miraculous. I survived World War II, a helicopter crash, a stroke, and two new knees. It's a tradition that when a "birthday boy" stands over his cake he makes a silent wish for his life and then blows out the candles. I have followed that tradition for 89 years but on my 90th birthday, I have decided to rebel. Instead of making a silent wish for myself, I want to make a loud wish for The World. Let's face it: The World is in a mess and you are inheriting it. Generation Y, you are on the cusp. You are the group facing many problems: abject poverty, global warming, genocide, AIDS and suicide bombers, to name a few. These problems exist and the world is silent. We have done very little to solve these problems. Now we leave it to you. You have to fix it because the situation is intolerable. You need to rebel, to speak up, write, vote, and care about people and the world you live in. We live in the best country in the world. I know. My parents were Russian immigrants. America is a country where EVERYONE, regardless of race, creed, or age has a chance. I had that chance. You are the generation that is most impacted and the generation that can make a difference. I love this country because I came from a life of poverty. I was able to work my way through college and go into acting, the field that I love. There is no guarantee in this country that you will be successful. But you always have a chance. Nothing should interfere with it. You have to make sure that nothing stands in the way. When I blow out my candles - 90! . . . it will take a long time . . . but I'll be thinking of you.
26If the good guy gets the girl, it's rated PG; If the bad guy gets the girl, it's rated R; and if everybody gets the girl, it's rated X.
27I want my sons to surpass me, because that's a form of immortality.
28My kids never had the advantage I had. I was born poor.
29If you want to know about a man you can find out an awful lot by looking at who he married.
30Life is like a B-picture script! It is that corny. If I had my life story offered to me to film, I'd turn it down.
31I think half the success in life comes from first trying to find out what you really want to do. And then going ahead and doing it.
32I have always told my sons that they didn't have my advantages of being born into abject poverty.
33People are always talking about the old days. They say that the old movies were better, that the old actors were so great. But I don't think so. All I can say about the old days is that they have passed.
34Making movies is a form of narcissism.
35I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.
36In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.
37I've made a career of playing sons of bitches.
38Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody.
39I've finally gotten away from Burt Lancaster. My luck has changed for the better. I've got nice-looking girls in my films now.
1He released this statement for the release of Trumbo (2015): "As actors it is easy for us to play the hero. We get to fight the bad guys and stand up for justice. In real life, the choices are not always so clear. The Hollywood Blacklist, recreated powerfully on screen in Trumbo, was a time I remember well. The choices were hard. The consequences were painful and very real. During the blacklist, I had friends who went into exile when no one would hire them; actors who committed suicide in despair. My young co-star in Detective Story (1951), Lee Grant, was unable to work for twelve years after she refused to testify against her husband before the House Un-American Activities Committee. I was threatened that using a Blacklisted writer for Spartacus (1960) - my friend Dalton Trumbo - would mark me as a "Commie-lover" and end my career. There are times when one has to stand up for principle. I am so proud of my fellow actors who use their public influence to speak out against injustice. At 98 years old, I have learned one lesson from history: It very often repeats itself. I hope that Trumbo, a fine film, will remind all of us that the Blacklist was a terrible time in our country, but that we must learn from it so that it will never happen again.".
2Douglas claimed to be 5'11" at his peak. However he was well known for wearing lifts and many sources say his peak height was 5'8".
3His claim to have broken the blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo to write the screenplay for Spartacus (1960) was publicly disputed by Trumbo's son and daughter, as well as the film's producer Edward Lewis and Howard Fast's children.
4Publicly called for more gun control in the United States in June 2013.
5Is portrayed by Dean O'Gorman in Trumbo (2015).
6Cowboy Stan Polson, owner of the Apple Valley Stables, taught Kirk Douglas how to ride a horse for Douglas's role in his first western, "Along the Great Divide".
7Although he played Ernest Borgnine's son in The Vikings (1958), he was six weeks his senior in real life.
8Douglas claims that painter Marc Chagall asked the actor to play him in a filmography, but the actor turned him down after the rigors of playing painter Vincent Van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956).
9After winning a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he found work as a waiter at Schraft's on 86th Treet and Broadway. Among the other aspiring actors working there was John Forsythe.
10When he was contacted by MGM to replace Ricardo Montalban in The Story of Three Loves (1953) because of his box-office power, he refused until he discussed it with Montalban, who was in training for the role. Although Montalban felt appreciative of Douglas' concern for him, he understood Metro's position and surrendered the role.
11Broadway play "Raincheck for Joe" closed during rehearsals. [1945]
12Broadway play. "The Wind Is Ninety" as the Unkown Soldier of World War I. Directed by Ralph Nelson. (6/21/1945). [1945]
13He got out of his contract with Warner Bros. by offering to star in any picture they chose for no salary. The picture was The Big Trees (1952).
14Was signed to play Gabey in On the Town (1949) but had to be replaced because he suffered from a case of psychosomatic laryngitis.
15Douglas wrote his autobiography without the help of a ghostwriter - very unusual for a Hollywood bio.
16Hal B. Wallis tested him for a role in what would be his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) after a recommendation by friend Lauren Bacall.
17Hedda Hopper told him after he became a star with Champion (1949), "Now that you're a big hit, you've become a real S.O.B." Douglas replied," You're wrong. I was always an S.O.B. You just never noticed before.".
18Broadway play. Succeeded Richard Widmark in "Trio.". [1945]
19Douglas' father changed the family name from Danielovich to Demsky.
20According to Burt Lancaster in 1987 at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts tribute to Douglas: "Kirk would be the first person to tell you he's a very difficult man." After a pause he added, " And I would be the second.".
21He rejected a key role in The Great Sinner (1949) to star in Champion (1949). He was replaced by Melvyn Douglas.
22Lonely Are the Brave (1962) is his personal favourite film.
23Release of his book, "Dance with the Devil," published in 1990. [1990]
24Release of his book, "My Stroke of Luck," published in 2002. [2002]
25Release of his book, "Last Tango in Brooklyn," published in 1984. [1994]
26Release of his book, "The Ragman's Son: An Autobiography" published in 1988, and which was also a tribute to his father, who had died in 1950. The book spent many weeks on the New York Times bestseller's list, including several weeks at number one. [1988]
27Release of his book, "Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning", in 1997, at the age of 81. [1997]
28Release of his book, "The Gift" in 1992. [1992]
29Release of his book, "Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning" in 2007, at the age of 91. [2007]
30His acting mentor was Gary Cooper.
31Co-hosted (with Cass Elliot) the release party for folk-rocker Donovan's 1969 "Barabajagal" album, posing for photos with Donovan and Elliot. He described Donovan as "not just a gentleman, but a gentle man".
32Speaks French.
33He was not close friends with Burt Lancaster as was often perceived. The closeness of their friendship was largely fabricated by the publicity-wise Douglas, while, in reality, they were very competitive with each other and sometimes privately expressed a mutual personal disdain despite a mutual respect for their acting talents.
34Made his stage debut in 1942.
35Best of friends with Karl Malden (who was also very close with his son Michael Douglas, with whom he co-starred on The Streets of San Francisco (1972)). After Malden died in 2009, Douglas remarked that their acquaintance was the longest he had with anyone in his life, lasting 70 years.
36Is an avid user of the Internet and is registered with MySpace.
37His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 6263 Hollywood Blvd.
38He was originally cast in John Wayne's role in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), but pulled out in order to make Champion (1949).
39He was a close friend of Jack Valenti.
40In his last book, "Let's Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning", he expressed regret at turning down William Holden's Oscar-winning role in Stalag 17 (1953), Stephen Boyd's role in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), and Lee Marvin's Oscar-winning role in Cat Ballou (1965).
41Admitted he made The Big Trees (1952) for nothing just to get out of his contract with Warner Bros. He later said, "It was a terrible movie.".
42While filming The War Wagon (1967) in September 1966, Douglas enraged his co-star John Wayne by recording a television advertisement for Edmund G. Brown, the Democratic Governor of California, after Wayne had recorded an advertisement for Republican challenger Ronald Reagan.
43Confirmed his retirement from acting after making Illusion (2004), although he did act in one more film, Empire State Building Murders (2008), and has had numerous appearances (as himself) on entertainment and gossip programs, and in documentaries.
44His idol was President Harry S. Truman.
45Fell out with his close friend, former President Jimmy Carter, over Carter's 2006 book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid".
46Attended the premiere of Basic Instinct (1992), which starred his son, Michael Douglas.
47Helped break the Hollywood blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo, a member of the "Hollywood Ten", to write the screenplay for Spartacus (1960). Despite widespread criticism from many in the industry, including John Wayne and Hedda Hopper, Douglas refused to back down and Trumbo received screen credit under his own name. When presenting Douglas with an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement at The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996), Steven Spielberg publicly thanked Douglas for his courage. However, Otto Preminger had already broken the blacklist by hiring Trumbo for Exodus (1960). Trumbo's family publicly said that Douglas greatly exaggerated his role in breaking the blacklist.
48Attended the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan, with Charlton Heston, Tom Selleck and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, on June 11, 2004.
49He and his wife Anne Douglas renewed their wedding vows in California around the 50th anniversary of their 1954 marriage. They reaffirmed their vows before 300 friends and family members at the famous Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills. Guests included Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Nancy Reagan and Tony Curtis. Douglas walked into the traditional Jewish ceremony to the tune of "I'm In The Mood For Love" and later sang a tune he'd written for the occasion, "Please Stay In Love With Me".
50In 1955 he was among the first actors to set up a personal production company, Bryna Productions, after the first name of his mother.
51Gave up his two- to three-pack-a-day cigarette habit in 1950. His father later died from lung cancer in 1955, at the age of 72.
52He lived in Palm Springs, CA, for more than 40 years. In October 2005 the city honored him by naming a lushly-landscaped drive "Kirk Douglas Way". It winds around part of Palm Springs International Airport. A lavish ceremony and party was given by the Palm Springs International Film Society and International Film Festival and was attended by the actor, his wife Anne Douglas and their three surviving sons. His son Joel, also a Palm Springs resident, was responsible for the campaign.
53He was awarded the American National Medal of Arts in 2001 from the National Endowment of the Arts.
54Met his German wife-to-be, Anne Douglas, when she applied for a job as his assistant on the French location shoot for the movie Act of Love (1953).
55If he had not heeded wife Anne Douglas's advice, he would have been on producer Michael Todd's private plane in 1958 when it crashed and killed all on-board. Todd's wife Elizabeth Taylor was also scheduled to be on the plane but canceled due to a bad cold.
56Appeared in a stage production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and later bought the film rights. He didn't make a movie of it and eventually turned the rights over to his son Michael Douglas, who was able to secure financing and produce the film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
57Former father-in-law of Diandra Douglas.
58Grandfather of 7 children: Cameron Douglas (b. 13 December 1978), Dylan Michael Douglas (b. 8 August 2000), Carys Zeta Douglas (b. 20 April 2003) (children of his son Michael Douglas), Kelsey (b. 1992), Tyler (b. 1996), Ryan (b. 2000) and Jason (b. 2003) (children of his son Peter Douglas)
59After his son Michael Douglas was fired from the stage production of the play "Summer Tree", Kirk bought the stage and film rights to the story and gave it to Michael to star in.
60He had both knees replaced in 2005, against the advice of his doctors. The operation was a success.
61He and Burt Lancaster acted together in 7 movies: Victory at Entebbe (1976), Tough Guys (1986), Seven Days in May (1964), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), I Walk Alone (1948), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and The Devil's Disciple (1959).
62Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1970.
63President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.
64Had a pacemaker fitted after collapsing in a restaurant in August 1986.
65Was named #17 greatest actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends list by the American Film Institute.
66Douglas had a fully Jewish upbringing, but did not practice extensively as an adult. This changed when, on his 83rd birthday, he had a second Bar Mitzvah, reaffirming his faith and causing him to practice again.
67He wore lifts in many of his films, which made him appear about 5' 11" or 6 feet on screen. Once, as a prank, Burt Lancaster found Douglas's lifts on a film set and hid them from him, which allegedly infuriated the shorter actor.
68He was voted the 36th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
69Was originally cast to play Col. Sam Trautman in First Blood (1982), but walked out on the project. Douglas wanted substantial changes made to the script, specifically that John Rambo die at the hands of Trautman, like the character did in the novel. The writers held their ground and refused. Richard Crenna was eventually cast in the role.
70Father-in-law of Catherine Zeta-Jones.
71Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1984.
72Granddaughter Carys Zeta Douglas born April 21, 2003.
73Received a UCLA Medal of honor 14 June 2002 from the University of California, Los Angeles, during school's graduation ceremony for theater, film and television students. Previous recipients include former US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, and actors Laurence Olivier and Carol Burnett.
74President Class Of 1939, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. Graduated with a degree in English.
75Kirk has celebrated his Bar Mitzvah twice. Firstly, the typical 13 years of age, and secondly when he was 83 years old.
76He survived a helicopter crash on February 23, 1991, in which two fellow occupants were killed. He was left with a debilitating back injury.
77Speaks German (fluently, but not accent-free) and also French.
78Earned $50,000 for saying the only English word at the end of a 1980s Japanese TV commercial: "Coffee".
79Father of 4 sons: Michael Douglas, Eric Douglas, Joel Douglas and Peter Douglas.
80Turned down two Oscar-winning roles: Lee Marvin's in Cat Ballou (1965) and William Holden's in Stalag 17 (1953).
81Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter on 17th January 1981. This is the highest US honor a civilian can receive.
82Suffered a stroke in January 1996 that made it very difficult for him to talk. Speech therapy over the years greatly alleviated the problem.
83Born Issur Danielovitch (also reported as Issur Danielovitch Demsky) to father Jacob Danielovitch, and mother Bryna, from Russia, who came to America in 1912.
84Ranked #53 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list, October 1997.


Empire State Building Murders2008TV MovieJim Kovalski
Illusion2004Donald Baines
It Runs in the Family2003Mitchell Gromberg
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesRoss Burger
Diamonds1999Harry Agensky
The Simpsons1996TV SeriesChester J. Lampwick
Don Henley: The Garden of Allah1995Video shortThe Devil
Take Me Home Again1994TV MovieEd Reece
Greedy1994Uncle Joe
The Secret1992TV MovieGrandpa Mike Dunmore
Tales from the Crypt1991TV SeriesGeneral Kalthrob
Oscar1991Eduardo Provolone (uncredited)
Inherit the Wind1988TV MovieMatthew Harrison Brady
Queenie1987TV SeriesDavid Konig
Tough Guys1986Archie Long
Amos1985TV MovieAmos Lasher
Draw!1984TV MovieHarry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland
Eddie Macon's Run1983Carl 'Buster' Marzack
Remembrance of Love1982TV MovieJoe Rabin
The Man from Snowy River1982Harrison Spur
The Final Countdown1980Capt. Matthew Yelland
Saturn 31980Adam
Home Movies1979Dr. Tuttle 'The Maestro'
The Villain1979Cactus Jack
The Fury1978Peter Sandza
Holocaust 20001977Robert Caine
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers1976TV Mini-SeriesAlex Vandervoort
Victory at Entebbe1976TV MovieHershel Vilnofsky
Once Is Not Enough1975Mike Wayne
Posse1975Howard Nightingale
Mousey1974TV MovieGeorge Anderson
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1973TV MovieDr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde
The Master Touch1972Steve Wallace
The Special London Bridge Special1972TV MovieThe Indian Fighter
Catch Me a Spy1971Andrej
A Gunfight1971Will Tenneray
The Light at the Edge of the World1971Denton
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Paris Pitman, Jr.
The Arrangement1969Eddie Anderson
The Brotherhood1968Frank Ginetta
A Lovely Way to Die1968Jim Schuyler
The War Wagon1967Lomax
The Way West1967Senator William J. Tadlock
Paris brûle-t-il?1966Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
Cast a Giant Shadow1966Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus
The Heroes of Telemark1965Rolf
In Harm's Way1965Eddington
Seven Days in May1964Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey
For Love or Money1963Deke Gentry
The List of Adrian Messenger1963George Brougham Vicar Atlee Mr. Pythian ...
The Hook1963Sgt. P.J. Briscoe
Two Weeks in Another Town1962Jack Andrus
Lonely Are the Brave1962John W. "Jack" Burns
The Last Sunset1961Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley
Town Without Pity1961Maj. Steve Garrett
Strangers When We Meet1960Larry Coe
The Devil's Disciple1959Richard Dudgeon
Last Train from Gun Hill1959Marshal Matt Morgan
The Vikings1958Einar
Paths of Glory1957Col. Dax
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral1957Doc Holliday
Top Secret Affair1957Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin
Lust for Life1956Vincent Van Gogh
The Indian Fighter1955Johnny Hawks
Man Without a Star1955Dempsey Rae
The Racers1955Gino Borgesa
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1954Ned Land
The Jack Benny Program1954TV SeriesKirk
Act of Love1953Robert Teller
The Juggler1953Hans Muller
The Story of Three Loves1953Pierre Narval (segment "Equilibrium")
The Bad and the Beautiful1952Jonathan Shields
The Big Sky1952Jim Deakins
The Big Trees1952Jim Fallon
Detective Story1951Det. James McLeod
Ace in the Hole1951Chuck Tatum
Along the Great Divide1951Marshal Len Merrick
The Glass Menagerie1950Jim O'Connor
Young Man with a Horn1950Rick Martin
A Letter to Three Wives1949George Phipps
My Dear Secretary1948Owen Waterbury
The Walls of Jericho1948Tucker Wedge
I Walk Alone1947Noll Turner
Out of the Past1947Whit
Mourning Becomes Electra1947Peter Niles
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946Walter O'Neil


Montezumaexecutive producer announced
Tough Guys1986associate producer - uncredited
Amos1985TV Movie executive producer - uncredited
Something Wicked This Way Comes1983executive producer - uncredited
The Final Countdown1980executive producer - uncredited
Catch Me a Spy1971executive producer - uncredited
A Gunfight1971executive producer - uncredited
The Light at the Edge of the World1971producer
The Brotherhood1968producer
Grand Prix1966executive producer - uncredited
Seconds1966co-executive producer - uncredited
Cast a Giant Shadow1966co-executive producer - uncredited
Seven Days in May1964co-executive producer - uncredited
The List of Adrian Messenger1963executive producer - uncredited
Lonely Are the Brave1962executive producer - uncredited
The Last Sunset1961executive producer - uncredited
Spartacus1960co-executive producer
Strangers When We Meet1960executive producer - uncredited
Tales of the Vikings1959-1960TV Series producer - 39 episodes
The Devil's Disciple1959co-executive producer - uncredited
Last Train from Gun Hill1959executive producer - uncredited
The Vikings1958executive producer - uncredited
Paths of Glory1957producer - uncredited
Ride Out for Revenge1957executive producer - uncredited
The Careless Years1957executive producer - uncredited
Lizzie1957executive producer - uncredited
Spring Reunion1957executive producer - uncredited
The Indian Fighter1955executive producer - uncredited


The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentary performer: "A Whale of a Tale" - uncredited
The Simpsons1996TV Series 1 episode
Living Seas1986TV Movie performer: "A Whale of a Tale"
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentary performer: "Give My Regards to Broadway" - uncredited
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1973TV Movie performer: "Bicycle Song", "Rules"
The Special London Bridge Special1972TV Movie performer: "Style"
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
The List of Adrian Messenger1963performer: "Nocturne In E-Flat Op. 9 No. 2"
Two Weeks in Another Town1962performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
The Last Sunset1961performer: "Pretty Little Girl In The Yellow Dress"
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV Special performer: "It's Great Not To Be Nominated"
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1954performer: "A Whale of a Tale"
The Jack Benny Program1954TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ace in the Hole1951performer: "The Hut-Sut Song" - uncredited
The Glass Menagerie1950performer: "When the Foeman Bears His Steel", "Let the Rest of the World Go By" - uncredited
Young Man with a Horn1950performer: "Shadow Waltz", "Baby Face", "Lovin' Sam The Sheik of Alabam", "Silent Night, Holy Night", "Ain't She Sweet", "The Blue Room", "Can't We Be Friends?", "Tea for Two", "The Man I Love", "'S Wonderful", "Someone to Watch Over Me" - uncredited




Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget2009Documentary


Tough Guys1986production consultant - as Issur Danielovitch


Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll2010very special thanks - as Mr Kirk Douglas
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea'2003Video documentary special thanks
Drawing First Blood2002Video documentary short special thanks
The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas2000Video documentary short special thanks


Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years1980TV SpecialHimself
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself - Host / Spartacus / Col. Lloyd D. Westman / ...
The 16th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner of National Conference of Christians and Jews1979TV SpecialHimself
Homage for The Duke1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson1979TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Guest
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Documentary Feature and Documentary Short
The 15th Annual Publicists Guild Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle1978TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself
Today1954-1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Backstage in Hollywood1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman1975TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paramount Presents1974TV MovieHimself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentaryHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973-1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinah's Place1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1971-1973TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Peg from film SCALAWAG
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
V.I.P.-Schaukel1972TV Series documentaryHimself
This Is Your Life1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969-1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
Once Upon a Wheel1971DocumentaryHimself
Where Do I Sit?1971TV SeriesHimself
Light at the Edge of the World: Promotion1971Documentary shortHimself
Apropos Film1970TV Series documentaryHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Rowan & Martin at the Movies1968Documentary shortHimself
The Legend of Silent Night1968TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Don Rickles Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself
French Lunch1968Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The 21st Annual Tony Awards1967TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Reflets de Cannes1966TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954-1966TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
The Lucy Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Kirk Douglas (Welcome Kirk)1966Documentary shortHimself
Cinépanorama1958-1965TV Series documentaryHimself
Here's Hollywood1960-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960-1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Milton Berle Spectacular1962TV MovieHimself
Person to Person1957-1960TV Series documentaryHimself
What's My Line?1953-1960TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest / Himself
Premier Khrushchev in the USA1959DocumentaryHimself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'It's Alright With Us'
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957-1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Recipient
This Is Your Life1958TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'It's Great Not to Be Nominated'
The Seven Lively Arts1957TV SeriesHimself
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show1957TV MovieHimself - Host / Narrator
The Mike Wallace Interview1957TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 29th Annual Academy Awards1957TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Film Editing
Van Gogh: Darkness Into Light1956Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954-1956TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1952-1955TV SeriesHimself - Awards Presenter / Himself - Actor
The George Gobel Show1955TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Name That Tune1954TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Academy Awards1954TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Writing Awards
The Name's the Same1953TV SeriesHimself
The Ken Murray Show1952TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Floor Show1949TV SeriesHimself
Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel1949TV SeriesHimself
If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast2017DocumentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, Life Could Be Verse
Anatomy of a Film2014DocumentaryHimself - Commentator
Brisant2012-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen2013DocumentaryHimself
Stanley Kubrick in Focus2012ShortHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff2010DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget2009DocumentaryKirk
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas2009TV MovieHimself
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 Britannia Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices2008Video documentaryHimself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres2008TV MovieHimself
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary2007TV MovieHimself - Speaker
Trumbo2007DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino2007TV MovieHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2002-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea'2003Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1997-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Spartacus
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture / Past Winner
Hollywood Greats1984-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
48 Hours2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents2002DocumentaryHimself
Biography1997-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
FBI contre Hollywood2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Parkinson2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Scene by Scene2000TV SeriesHimself
The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas2000Video documentary shortHimself
Clive Anderson All Talk1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Comme au cinéma1998TV Series documentaryHimself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th1998TV SpecialHimself
Completely Cuckoo1997Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Richard and Judy Exclusive1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Award recipient
Gran premio internazionale della TV1995TV SeriesHimself - Winner
Verstehen Sie Spaß?1995TV SeriesHimself
Joyeux anniversaire Monsieur Trenet1995TV MovieHimself
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1994TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Coach1994TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd1993TV MovieHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier1992TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Larry King TNT Extra 31992TV MovieHimself
The 46th Annual Tony Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Musical
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Guest of Honor
The 43th Annual Writers Guild Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 8th Annual American Cinema Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
7 sur 71990TV SeriesHimself
Clive James' Postcard from...1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La nuit des Césars1980-1990TV Series documentaryHimself - Le président des Césars / Himself / Himself - Honorary César (César d'honneur)
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Más estrellas que en el cielo1989TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Good Morning Britain1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
The Racing Experience1988Video documentaryHimself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Favourite Actor in Motion Picture
America's Tribute to Bob Hope1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moving Image Salutes James Stewart1988TV MovieHimself
Circus of the Stars #121987TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Annual Tribute: A Salute to Kirk Douglas1987TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 3th Annual American Cinema Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary1986TV SpecialHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1985TV SpecialHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Screenplay & Best Adapted Screenplay
Aspel & Company1985TV SeriesHimself
Salute to Lady Liberty1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape1984TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Actress in Motion Picture
Welcome to Los Angeles: A Party for Julio Iglesias1983TV MovieHimself
Thanksgiving in Peshawar with Kirk Douglas1982Documentary shortHimself - Host - Narrator
CBS Early Morning News1982TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed1980TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Author, Life Could Be Verse
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Dr. Kubrick, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Eyes Wide Shut2014Documentary shortHimself
One Rogue Reporter2014DocumentaryChuck Tatum (uncredited)
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2006-2012TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (segment "The Entertainers")
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s2012DocumentaryHimself
10 Things You Don't Know About2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Room 2372012/IDocumentarySpartacus (uncredited)
Imprescindibles2011TV SeriesHimself
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Stars of the Silver Screen2011TV SeriesHimself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood2010TV Mini-Series documentarySpartacus
Memòries de la tele2009TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 20092009TV Special
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics2008TV Movie documentaryNed Land
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryCol. Dax (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesDr. John 'Doc' Holliday
Spisok korabley2008Documentary
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
100 Years of John Wayne2007TV Short documentary
Ein Leben wie im Flug2007TV MovieHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
La Marató 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Private Screenings2005TV SeriesHimself
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryEinar (in 'The Vikings')
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us2005TV Movie documentaryJonathan Shields (uncredited)
Les 40 ans de la 22004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Anthony Quinn and Kirk Douglas2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kirk Douglas and Vincente Minnelli2002TV Short documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-19612002Video documentaryHimself
Pulp Cinema2001Video documentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Xena: Warrior Princess1996TV SeriesSpartacus
The Universal Story1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryGeorge Phipps
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryNoll 'Dink' Turner, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited)
Barbra: The Concert1995TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Kirk Douglas: Video Scrapbook1994Video documentaryHimself
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
Sci-Fi Buzz1993TV SeriesHimself - 'Ned Land'
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion1993TV MovieHimself
Two-Fisted Tales1992TV MovieSr. Calthrob (segment "Yellow")
How to Become a Hollywood Stuntman1991Video documentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea1990Video shortNed Land
Cinema Paradiso1988Ulysses (uncredited)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid1982Thug Boss
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen1981TV Movie documentaryHimself
Clapper Board1980TV Series
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976TV SeriesNed Land
Skidoo1968Commander Paul Eddington (clip from "In Harm's Way") (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Das Künstlerporträt1957TV Series documentaryHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesUlysses

Won Awards

2016William Holden Lifetime Achievement AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
2014OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
2013Lifetime Achievement AwardPublicists Guild of America
2009Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsContributions to Worldwide Entertainment
2007Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in FilmSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalArts & humanities.
2001Honorary Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film Festival
2001Milestone AwardPGA Awards
2000Lifetime Achievement AwardWine Country Film Festival
1999Lucien Barrière Literary AwardDeauville Film FestivalFor the book "Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning (En gravissant la montagne)".
1999Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1999Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardHollywood Film Awards
1996Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USAFor 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.
1996Carl Foreman PrizeAmerican Cinema Foundation, USA
1994Lifetime Achievement AwardShoWest Convention, USA
1991Meltzer AwardWriters Guild of America, USA

In recognition of his action in 1960 to ensure that Dalton Trumbo

1991Life Achievement AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
1988Golden Camera for Lifetime AchievementGolden Camera, GermanyInternational
1988Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
1980Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
1968Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6263 Hollywood Blvd.
1958Zulueta PrizeSan Sebastián International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Vikings (1958)
1957Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - DramaLust for Life (1956)
1957Special AwardSant Jordi AwardsThe Juggler (1953)
1956NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorLust for Life (1956)
1949Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMost Cooperative Actor

Nominated Awards

2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement (Performer)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesTouched by an Angel (1994)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)
1992CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAmos (1985)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialAmos (1985)
1981Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Final Countdown (1980)
1981Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorSaturn 3 (1980)
1980Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleSaturn 3 (1980)
1975Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalPosse (1975)
1971Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)The Arrangement (1969)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star15th place.
1963BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorLonely Are the Brave (1962)
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star5th place.
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Action PerformanceThe Last Sunset (1961)
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star7th place.
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star11th place.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Action StarGunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
1957OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleLust for Life (1956)
1953OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
1952Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor - DramaDetective Story (1951)
1950OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleChampion (1949)

3rd Place Awards

1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Action PerformanceLonely Are the Brave (1962)
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Dramatic PerformanceSpartacus (1960)

Known for movies

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