Before retiring as an actor back in 2003, Kirk Douglas had almost 100 acting credits to his name, including 75 films dating back to 1946. His first notable Oscar-nominated role was in 1949’s Champion as boxer Midge Kelly. He starred in favorites including Ace in the Hole, Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Vikings in the ‘50s, along with nabbing two more nominations for his role as Jonathan Shields in The Bad and the Beautiful and Vincent Van Gogh in Lust For Life., both of which were directed by Vincente Minnelli.
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