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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 05 February 2020 at 6:44pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Dammit. :(


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Wow. 104. What a great run.
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Shaun Barry
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That rare acting giant who could genuinely be called a legend.  Loved his look, loved his voice, and to anyone who ever insisted he was nothing but a ham, they need to rent PATHS OF GLORY pronto.

RIP





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Truly saddened by this news.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 05 February 2020 at 11:21pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Wow. 104. What a great run.

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103. His birthday was in December.

One of my absolute favorite acting legends. PATHS OF GLORY, ACE IN THE HOLE, THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER, DETECTIVE STORY and of course SPARTACUS, are some of my favorite classic movies. THE VILLAIN probably wouldn't have been nearly as good if they had cast anyone else in the title role.



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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 1:38am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

One of my favorite actors, when i was a kid he was one of my three favorites, with John Wayne  and Jean Marais. It may still be the case.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 5:05am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This one hurts quite a bit. SPARTACUS was a big part of my childhood and definitely contributed to my sense of right and wrong. My brother and I must have seen that movie 2-3 times a year for over a decade. I highly recommend the movie TRUMBO for some background on the movie SPARTACUS. Kirk Douglas is the last of old Hollywood royalty and by all accounts was an extremely good man. He will be sorely missed, but fondly remembered.


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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 5:28am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Oh, damn!

Kirk and Michael Douglas were the first time I understood that film had history. I was a kid, watching Romancing the Stone and my mother asked me: have you seen Spartacus? And I said: yeah. And she said: this guy is the son of the actor who played Spartacus. And I was shocked because clearly Spartacus wasn't old enough to have a son that old, unless, of course...
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Michael Penn
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Issur Danielovitch's work from the late 40s to the early
60s was just tremendous. OUT OF THE PAST, CHAMPION,
DETECTIVE STORY, ACE IN THE HOLE, THE BAD AND THE
BEAUTIFUL, LUST FOR LIFE, PATHS OF GLORY, SPARTACUS, LONELY
ARE THE BRAVE, et cetera...!

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Bill Mimbu
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The one, and only Ned Land to me.

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I remember mentioning most wanting to see Trumbo (in theaters at the time) in some movie forum where people seemed genuinely worked up about whatever new Marvel film was simply rumored as coming soon and got bullied for simply mentioning it as nobody wanted to see that, it was a loser, yatta-yatta. I learned something about Kirk Douglas from it though... I'm sure he was called various things when he stood up against the black-listers and fear-mongers of that day. John Wayne also features in that Trumbo movie, and I'll tell you, they were very kind to him compared to how he really was.

Kirk Douglas... 'a real man', a hero even, not the pretend kind. Which isn't to say Captain America hasn't made some memorable speeches... all the us vs. them goes on and on... you might find yourself doing it. Think about Kirk Douglas for awhile, it could do us all some real good.

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Craig Earl
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Posted: 06 February 2020 at 1:04pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

A true legend. The climax of Spartacus (as well as the famous 'I am Spartacus' scene) always brings a tear to my eye. 

And who forget his turn as Ragnar in The Vikings? 

Sad, sad day...
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