AFI Remembers Cinema Legend Kirk Douglas
We join movie-lovers around the world in mourning the loss of a true cinema legend. Kirk Douglas was larger-than-life – with a legacy that includes towering onscreen performances and heroism offscreen during the dark days of the Hollywood blacklist. The American Film Institute was honored to celebrate these contributions at the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1991 – but his enduring legacy will be his creation of an endowed Fellowship at the AFI Conservatory, ensuring that his impact on the art form will live forever.
-Bob Gazzale, President & CEO
Watch Kirk Douglas accept the AFI Life Achievement Award: