Kirk Douglas

Actor · Executive Producer · Producer
IVA Star Rating : 77
Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist, and writer. 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. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. read more

Kirk Douglas was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist, and writer. 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. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 films. Douglas was known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town Without Pity (1961).

Birth Name

Issur Herschelevitch Danielovitch

Born

Saturday, 09 December 1916

Died

Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

Mike Wallace Is Here Self (archive footage) 2019
75th Golden Globe Awards Himself - Presenter 2018
If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself 2017
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping The Roots 2016
The Jim Gaffigan Show The Roots 2015
ONE ROGUE REPORTER Chuck Tatum 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Cooper And Hemingway: The True Gen Himself 2013
Stanley Kubrick in Focus Himself 2012
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s Himself 2012
10 Things You Don't Know About Himself (archive footage) 2012
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Himself - Interviewee 2010
Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget Himself 2009
Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices Himself 2008
Empire State Building Murders Jim Kovalski 2008
Trumbo Himself / Interviewee 2007
Ein Leben wie im Flug Himself (archive footage) 2007
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Himself 2005
Illusion Donald Baines 2004
It Runs In The Family Mitchell Gromberg 2003
Real Time with Bill Maher Self - Guest 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Guest 2003
Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents Himself 2002
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-1961 Himself (archive footage) 2002
Pulp Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2001
Lana Turner... a Daughter's Memoir Himself 2001
Diamonds Harry Agensky 2000
The Directors Himself 1999
Classified X Himself (archive footage) 1998
Xena: Warrior Princess Spartacus 1995
Take Me Home Again Ed Reese 1994
Touched by an Angel Ross Burger 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage), Self 1994
Greedy Uncle Joe 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself - Guest 1993
Rock Hudson's Home Movies Himself (archive footage) 1992
The Secret Grandpa Mike Dunmore 1992
Two-Fisted Tales General Calthrop 1992
Oscar Eduardo Provolone 1991
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea Ned Land (archive footage) 1990
The Simpsons Chester J. Lampwick 1989
Tales from the Crypt General Kalthrob 1989
Coach Himself 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Guest 1989
Cinema Paradiso Ulysses 1988
Inside Edition Himself 1988
Inherit the Wind Matthew Harrison Brady 1988
48 Hours Self 1988
Queenie David Konig 1987
Tough Guys Archie Long 1986
American Masters Himself (archive footage) 1986
Amos Amos Lasher 1985
Draw! Harry H. Holland aka Handsome Harry Holland 1984
Eddie Macon's Run Carl 'Buster' Marzack 1983
Remembrance Of Love Joe Rabin 1982
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Thug Boss (archive footage) 1982
The Man From Snowy River Harrison / Spur 1982
Entertainment Tonight Himself, Himself (archive footage) 1981
Home Movies Dr. Tuttle 1980
Saturn 3 Adam 1980
The Final Countdown Capt. Matthew Yelland 1980
The Villain Cactus Jack 1979
Backstage in Hollywood Himself 1979
The Fury Peter 1978
The Chosen Robert Caine 1977
Victory at Entebbe Hershel Vilnofsky 1976
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers Alex Vandervoort 1976
Saturday Night Live Spartacus / Col. Lloyd D. Westman / Harry Lieberman / Various / Self - Host 1975
Once Is Not Enough Mike Wayne 1975
Posse Howard Nightingale 1975
Dinah! Himself - Guest 1974
Mousey George Anderson 1974
Peg Leg, Musket & Sabre Peg 1973
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde 1973
The Master Touch Steve Wallace 1972
The Special London Bridge Special The Indian Fighter 1972
Catch Me a Spy Andrej 1971
A Gunfight Will Tenneray 1971
The Light At The Edge Of The World Will Denton 1971
Once Upon a Wheel Himself 1971
There Was a Crooked Man... Paris Pitman, Jr. 1970
The Arrangement Eddie Anderson 1969
The David Frost Show Himself - Guest 1969
The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Singer 1969
The Brotherhood Frank Ginetta 1968
The Don Rickles Show Himself - Guest 1968
A Lovely Way to Die Jim Schuyler 1968
Rowan & Martin At the Movies Himself 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer, Himself 1967
The War Wagon Lomax 1967
The Way West Senator William J. Tadlock 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself - Guest 1967
Is Paris Burning? Gen. George S. Patton Jr. 1966
Cast a Giant Shadow Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus 1966
The Heroes of Telemark Rolf 1965
The Dean Martin Show Himself - Guest 1965
In Harm's Way Eddington 1965
Seven Days In May Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey 1964
For Love or Money Deke Gentry 1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up Himself (archive footage) 1963
The List of Adrian Messenger Arthur Henderson 1963
The Hook Sgt. P.J. Briscoe 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Lucy Show Himself 1962
Two Weeks in Another Town Jack Andrus 1962
Lonely Are the Brave John W. "Jack" Burns 1962
The Tonight Show Himself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
The Last Sunset Brendan 'Bren' O'Malley 1961
Town Without Pity Maj. Steve Garrett 1961
Spartacus Spartacus 1960
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
Strangers When We Meet Larry Coe 1960
Premier Khrushchev in the USA Himself 1959
The Devil's Disciple Richard Dudgeon 1959
Last Train From Gun Hill Marshal Matt Morgan 1959
The Vikings Einar 1958
Paths of Glory Col. Dax 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself - Guest 1957
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral Doc Holliday 1957
The Mike Wallace Interview Himself - Guest 1957
Top Secret Affair Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin 1957
Lust For Life Vincent Van Gogh 1956
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Himself - Guest, Himself - Recipient 1956
The Indian Fighter Johnny Hawks 1955
Man Without a Star Dempsey Rae 1955
The Racers Gino Borgesa 1955
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Ned Land 1954
The Magical World of Disney Himself, Ned Land 1954
Ulysses Ulysses 1954
The George Gobel Show Himself - Guest 1954
Act of Love Robert Teller 1953
Person to Person Himself 1953
The Juggler Hans Muller 1953
The Story of Three Loves Pierre Narval 1953
The Bad And The Beautiful Jonathan 1952
The Big Sky Jim Deakins 1952
The Big Trees Jim Fallon 1952
The Name's the Same Himself 1951
Detective Story Det. James McLeod 1951
Ace In The Hole Chuck Tatum 1951
Along The Great Divide Marshal Len Merrick 1951
The Jack Benny Program Kirk 1950
The Glass Menagerie Jim O'Connor 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Himself - Actor, Himself - Awards Presenter, Ulysses (archive footage) 1950
Young Man With A Horn Rick Martin 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Ken Murray Show Himself - Guest, Himself 1950
Champion Midge 1949
A Letter To Three Wives George Phipps 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
The Walls of Jericho Tucker Wedge 1948
My Dear Secretary Owen Waterbury 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Guest, Himself - Guest Host, Himself 1948
We, the People Himself - Actor 1948
I Walk Alone Noll Turner 1948
Out of the Past Whit 1947
Mourning Becomes Electra Peter Niles 1947
The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers Walter O'Neil 1946

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2000 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1992 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1957 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1957 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1953 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1952 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1950 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
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