The actor -- best known for his performance in Stanley Kubrick's 1960 classic about a defiant slave who led an uprising against the Romans -- will release his 10th book, "I Am Spartacus! Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist," on June 12.
Douglas sits down during a break on the set of Spartacus.The 1960 film, with its timely message of freedom, brought in $30 million, making it one of the year's top-grossing movies.
Douglas gives Tony Curtis' then-wife, Janet Leigh, a tour of the set.
The cameras rolled as Douglas' Spartacus fought Woody Strode's Ethopian gladiator Draba. Stanley Kubrick can be glimpsed sitting with his legs crossed, at right.
Having a Laugh
From left: Actor John Gavin, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis and Laurence Olivier shared a laugh with the producer-star.
Douglas enjoys a moment with Jean Simmons and Tony Curtis.
Photo by: Joe Pugliese
On June 26, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video will release a DVD boxed set of three of Douglas' finest films: 1950's Young Man With a Horn, 1952's The Bad and the Beautiful and 1956's Lust for Life. A portion of proceeds will go to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Home, which he and Anne Douglas, his wife of 58 years, have long supported.
Photo by: Joe Pugliese
Guest of Honor
On May 31, 2012, Kirk Douglas, best known for his performance in the 1960 film Spartacus as the defiant slave who led an uprising against the Romans, is scheduled to be the guest of honor at a ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, where he and Steven S. DeKnight and Liam McIntyre -- the creator-producer and star, respectively, of Starz's Spartacus series -- will discuss the character's enduring appeal.
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