WHAT BECOMES A LEGEND MOST? GETTING TO ACT WITH HIS ALSO-LEGENDARY (AND SIMPLED) SON IN A FEW GOOD YEARS
BIRTHDAY, MR. DOUGLASNOT ONLY ARE YOU CELEBRATING YOUR
86TH YEAR THIS MONTH, YOURE ALSO RELEASING YOUR 72ND FILM, A FEW
GOOD YEARS, COSTARRING YOUR SON MICHAEL. JEEZ, NO WONDER ITS BEEN
SAID THAT YOURE THE MALE JOAN CRAWFORD
.NEVER TOO OLD FOR
ONE LAST COMEBACK.
SO HOWD THIS MOVIE HAPPEN?
in spite of the fact that after the first thing he did in college, I went backstage and he asked, How was I? and I said, You were awful! I thought, That will cure him and hell go be a lawyer. But two months later he said, Im in another play. I said, Oh, my God, and I went to see him, and this time, when he said, How was I? I had to say [resignedly], You were very good. And hes been very good ever since.
BUT RIGHT BEFORE FILMING A FEW GOOD YEARSWHICH
MICHAEL PRODUCEDYOU VOWED IN THE PRESS TO BE A TEMPERAMENTAL
ACTOR JUST FOR KICKS. SO
YOU ARE SPARTACUS. DO YOU THINK THATS THE FILM YOULL MOST BE REMEMBERED
THE QUINTESSENTIAL HOLLYWOOD LIBERAL, YOUVE SAID YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT
WAS BREAKING THE McCARTHY-ERA BLACKLIST BY GIVING DALTON TRUMBO CREDIT FOR
THE SPARTACUS SCREENPLAY.
KNOW, YOUR FAMOUS CLEFT CHIN IS LIKE ITS OWN SPECIAL EFFECT IN SO MANY OF
YOUR FILMS. SO I WAS WONDERING: DID YOU EVER WAKE UP AND FIND LINT IN IT?
OF CATHERINE AND MICHAEL, YOUVE SAID THAT IN TWO YEARS, FOR YOUR 50TH
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH YOUR WIFE, ANNE, YOU PLAN TO HAVE AN EVEN BIGGER
WEDDING THAN THEIRS.
COUNT ON IT. OKAY, LISTEN: YOUVE BEEN MAKING FILMS FOR 56 YEARS AND,
DESPITE A HELICOPTER CRASH [IN 1991] AND YOUR STROKE, YOUVE NOT ONLY
CREATED A HUGE BODY OF WORKAND WRITTEN EIGHT BOOKS, TOOYOUVE
ALSO OUTLIVED ALL YOUR PEERS. THAT LEAVES YOU AS THE VERY LAST OF THE PROTOTYPICAL
HOLLYWOOD TOUGH GUYS. DO YOU MISS YOUR OLD FRIENDS?
HANGING AROUND TO WIN AN OSCAR TO GO WITH YOUR HONORARY ONE?
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