The centenarian actor's grandson put up a picture of him chilling in the tent wearing sunglasses. This is a true inspiration!
As the adage goes, "age is just a number" and Kirk Douglas certainly embodies it. The 102-year-old actor is 'livin' da life' as he enjoys the outdoors in grandson Cameron's new Instagram photo. The Spartacus star was chilling inside a tent on an air mattress. According to Daily Mail, The 40-year-old Cameron captioned the photo saying, "This amazing man, my Pappy, is such inspiration in so many ways! Going camping at 102! #Spartacus#thrunthru 📸@Lisa."
The photo shows the centenarian in a huge, green and blue tent in a backyard, lying on an air mattress under a blanket and wearing sunglasses. The tent looked warm and inviting and was filled with pillows. Additionally, it was pitched next to a blue pool. However, for some reason, the photo has now been taken down or hidden from Instagram.
Among the many films to his credit, the veteran actor is best known for his roles in the Stanley Kubrick-directed movies namely Paths of Glory (1957) and Spartacus (1960). However, the megastar came from humble beginnings. He was the son of Jewish immigrants and was born in Amsterdam, New York. According to Daily Mail, he did a series of odd jobs as a child to support his family including selling snacks and working as a paperboy.
His love for acting started at an early age. He was also offered a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Douglas made his Broadway debut in Spring Again, playing a telegraph boy. His feature film debut was in 1946, in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, opposite Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin. Post this, he soon became a leading box-office star and was known throughout the 1950s for serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. His first big hit, Champion (1949) is what put him on the map and earned him his first Oscar nomination. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 movies.
Even though the veteran actor turned 102 in December 2018, he seems to have no plans of slowing down. In November 2018, on Live with Kelly and Ryan his son Michael Douglas, 74, spoke about how his father had just found a new fascination with FaceTime, "He's amazing. He’s discovered FaceTime. He just loves it."
In another interview with Lorraine Kelly, the actor had said that Kirk still focused a lot about fitness despite his age. "He still has a trainer. He works out with a trainer at 101. I remember when Dad was 90 and he had a guy that he worked out with for more than 30 years, 40 years, Mike Abrams. I went to see Dad one day, he was 90 and wasn’t feeling so good. I said, 'Dad, what's wrong? You don't look good.' He said, ' Ah, Mike died.' I said, 'Ah Dad I'm so sorry, Mike died? How old was Mike, Dad?' '94'."