In 103 years on this Earth, Kirk Douglas
, in short, lived a hell of a life. Growing up as a child in a broken and impoverished household, Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch) worked many odd jobs and got himself into acting school by the time he was older. Douglas then joined the Us Navy in WWII and served on a submarine. After that, he'd go on to become one of Hollywood's biggest Golden Age stars. He was in Stanley Kubrick
films before Kubrick was a massive name, he actively fought against Hollywood blacklisting (the Trumbo story), and would be the father of another big Hollywood name, Michael Douglas.
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And just for kicks, he survived a helicopter crash, won a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was the world's oldest celebrity blogger. With his unfortunate passing earlier this month, here are 10 critical movies