Skip to comments.Kirk Douglas: America is a 'Cowboy Country with too Many Guns'
Posted on 06/06/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Kirk Douglas looks around America these days and he sees too many guns.
The 96-year-old actor, best known for performances in classic films like Spartacus, Paths of Glory and Lust for Life, took to the cyber pages of The Huffington Post to call for more gun control--and far less guns.
I often played the good cowboy on screen, riding in to save the day. Now, everybody thinks he is a cowboy too. That frightens me. We have become a cowboy country with too many guns....
I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control. They should be the first to welcome a message on making it more difficult to get a gun. Many of them seem to propose more guns being available to everybody. Why? Are they interested in making more money for the gun manufacturers? Are they politicians who just want to oppose the president in anything he endorses? It's incomprehensible to me.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Name change like that probably saved him many years of pain and suffering from Carpal tunnel syndrome...
The dude with the camera looks like the other arrogant liberal comedian George Lopez.
Now wasn’t it Kirk that is rumored to have raped Natalie Wood?
If it was just Matasschanskay, it wouldn’t be that bad, but the additional *asky* on the end will hurt your brain trying to pronounce :)
Yep my mind keeps skipping the track when I get to those final few letters...
It just does not compute...!
AFI’s 100 Years...100 Stars
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Part of the AFI 100 Years... series, AFI’s 100 Years...100 Stars is a list of the top 50 greatest screen legends in American film history, which included 25 male and 25 female stars. The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 15, 1999 CBS special hosted by Shirley Temple, with 50 current actors making the presentations.
As of 2013, of the fifty stars listed, only five are still alive: two men (Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas), and three women (Shirley Temple, Lauren Bacall, and Sophia Loren). At the time the list was unveiled Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando and Gregory Peck were also still living.
List of 50 legends 
1. Humphrey Bogart Katharine Hepburn
2. Cary Grant Bette Davis
3. James Stewart Audrey Hepburn
4. Marlon Brando Ingrid Bergman
5. Fred Astaire Greta Garbo
6. Henry Fonda Marilyn Monroe
7. Clark Gable Elizabeth Taylor
8. James Cagney Judy Garland
9. Spencer Tracy Marlene Dietrich
10. Charlie Chaplin Joan Crawford
11. Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck
12. Gregory Peck Claudette Colbert
13. John Wayne Grace Kelly
14. Laurence Olivier Ginger Rogers
15. Gene Kelly Mae West
16. Orson Welles Vivien Leigh
17. Kirk Douglas Lillian Gish
18. James Dean Shirley Temple
19. Burt Lancaster Rita Hayworth
20. The Marx Brothers Lauren Bacall
21. Buster Keaton Sophia Loren
22. Sidney Poitier Jean Harlow
23. Robert Mitchum Carole Lombard
24. Edward G. Robinson Mary Pickford
25. William Holden Ava Gardner
Eastwood will NEVER make this list.
Rumor was Burt Lancaster, also.
It’s a rumor.
Speaking of names,
Albert Brooks real name is Albert Einstein.
There have been long standing rumours for years that Kirk Douglas allegedly raped Natalie Wood and she was terrified of him. In those days if you were a big box office draw studios covered up things so as not to destroy their stars credibility. The Hollywood insider known as Himmmm delivered three long posts in the comments that were supposedly about the Douglas-Wood story.
It describes how Natalie Wood wanted edgier roles (Rebel Without a Cause comes to mind) and eventually had an affair with a married director to get a desired part. Word got around that she would do the deed with anyone (with her mother’s encouragement) for a movie part and supposedly the Spartacus actor took her up on it.
Wood at this time thought she was powerful in the movie world, accepted the invitation and as soon as she walked into the door the actor made his intentions known. She decline his advances and he threw her down and ripped her clothing off. He allegedly raped her repeatedly and told her as she laid battered and hurt to come and see him the next night and he might give her a part. The actress’s mother accused Wood of making the actor angry and the damage to Natalie was permanent, both mentally and physically.
In 1949 actress Jean Spangler disappeared and Douglas’s name was brought up once again. On October 7, 1949 Spangler kissed her 5-year-old daughter goodbye and the next day an employee at Griffith Park reported finding Jean Spanglers purse near the Fern Dell entrance to the park. Inside the purse, written in Jeans hand, it read: “Kirk Cant wait any longer. Going to see Dr. Scott. It will work out best this way while mother is away.” The 27-year-old B actress was reportedly three months pregnant and going to get an illegal abortion.
According to Palm Springs Life actor Robert Cummings, told police that the last film Jean had been working on she mentioned a recent new romance. Spangler told Cummings it wasn’t serious but she was having the time of her life. Douglas, when asked by police said he didn’t remember her and Spangler’s mother said the only Kirk Spangler talked about was the actor on the set. After exhaustive investigation Dr. Scott was found out to be a medical student who performed abortions for the Hollywood-set and the case is still open. Was it Douglas, her ex -husband, or the mob?
My 93-year-old dad is as hawkish than ever. ;)
He’s still living in The Great Generation.
Creepy “Kirk Douglas” aka Issur Danielovitchold, son of impoverished Russian Jewish emigrants, spits on the people that made this country and allowed this pervert to emigrate and make a load of money as a half pint bad actor! Hope he doesn’t live to see another birthday, Go To Hell Issur and take your worthless sons with you!
Julie Newmar - Julia Neumeyer
“said the guy that made most of his fortune with guns.....”
That’s right! ‘ole Kirk had no problem with guns when he made all those Westerns.
Douglas says, “I cannot understand the people who are against some form of gun control....” Doesn’t he know that we have over 20,000 gun laws on the books? Is law 20,001 going to make a difference? He must be kidding. Sheesh.
EASTWOOD: Yes, I've always supported a certain amount of gun control. I don't -- I think California has always had a mandatory waiting period, so we were never concerned about it like the rest of the country. Some states didn't have any at all. So I've always supported that. I think it's very important that guns don't get in the wrong hands, and, yes, I would support most of that. I don't know too much about trigger locks. I've never really discussed that with anyone. But I do feel that guns -- it's very important to keep them out of the hands of felons or anyone who might be crazy with it.
PRESS: So what do you say -- I don't know whether you're a member of the NRA or not. But what do you say to your friend Charlton Heston, who opposes all three, opposes any gun control measures?
EASTWOOD: Well, I don't agree with him on that, if that's his position. I haven't talk to him about it. When he first became one of the spokesmans for the NRA, I thought it was a good thing. I thought at least, well, if the guy's maybe putting his money where his mouth is, then he's going to go in there and enact some reform. And that would be a good thing, rather than just talk like most people do. But so far, they still seem to be stuck on one position of anti-any reform.
Unfortunately, what happens is they get pressured. They don't want to be pressured. Both sides get their heels dug in the mud because they don't want to be pressured on their stance there. I think that both sides have a point. When you say that there's a lot of laws that aren't even...
EASTWOOD: ... enforced in this country, and then you -- and then the NRA says they want those done prior to gun control, or at least simultaneous with. Whether that will happen or not, I don't know, because both sides are kind of dogmatic.
America is a toilet, filled with too many unflushed turds.
Need more ammo.
Try Bruce Willis.
Bruce Willis: Don’t infringe on Second Amendment
Why doesn’t he retire to his home in Bermuda and get away from all the cowboys he’s so worried about?
I’ve known a few great ones from the Greatest Generation and do miss them.
The article says this was Kirk Douglas’s quote not Michael.
It is probably safe to assume that Michael Douglas feels the same way.
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