In his career, the legendary Kirk Douglas earned three Oscar nominations, received an honorary Oscar, survived a stroke, did a one-man stage show at 92 and helped break the blacklist. Douglas and his famously cleft chin are still going strong at 95.
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is honoring him Sept. 19 through 23 with the retrospective "Paths of Glory: An In-Person Tribute to Kirk Douglas."
The Times' Geoff Boucher will be interviewing the actor-producer Sept. 19 at the 50th-anniversary screening of Douglas' favorite film, the haunting modern-day western "Lonely are the Brave," penned by Dalton Trumbo and directed by David Miller.
Billy Wilder's dark 1951 drama "Ace in the Hole," which casts Douglas as an unscrupulous reporter, screens Sept. 20, with Stanley Kubrick's uncompromising 1957 anti-war film,"Paths of Glory."