Kirk Douglas' Awesomeness
Kirk Douglas is awesome.
Sure, I don’t know much about him except that he is Michael Douglas’ father. However, if you act like a grumpy old, senile man, prolong the spiel for the Best Supporting Actress awarding, and upstage the eventual Best Supporting Actress... AND GET AWAY WITH IT...
It means that Kirk Douglas is awesome in my book!
It was in 1949 when he was first nominated for an Oscar. He was nominated thrice as Best Actor for Champion (1949), Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956) but he never won the award. He did receive an Honorary Oscar in 1995 and he is listed as Number 17 in the American Film Institute’s All-Time Best Actors’ list. I remember him in Spartacus as well as 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.
At 94, he was tasked to present the Best Supporting Actress award and while his speech is somewhat garbled, his antics endeared him with the audience.
Well, after Kirk was escorted out of the stage, eventual winner Melissa Leo managed to get the attention to her.
She got that through cursing.
It was so unforeseen.
Fact is though... if you’re an A-Lister or an Academy Award winner... you can do no wrong.
By the way, check out this link for the rest of the Oscar winners.