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Michael delivers a towering efficiency at this time because the brash Jack T Colton in 1984’s Romancing the Stone, which airs at this time from 3.45pm on Channel 5. It follows American hen hunter Colton, who helps a romantic-adventure author in her makes an attempt to save her sister within the Colombian jungle. Their exploits are additional examined when it turns into clear that the sister can be killed if a treasure just isn’t delivered to her captors.

Alongside Michael within the Eighties flick, which turned an enormous field office success, are fellow Hollywood heavyweights Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

Michael, a two-time Oscar winner, and his household have an illustrious historical past with Hollywood.

His spouse, Catherine Zeta-Jones, is a megastar, incomes rave evaluations in flicks reminiscent of Traffic, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her position in Chicago.

The iconic American’s father was additionally an enormous Hollywood presence, with Kirk receiving Academy Award nominations for his appearing exploits in Champion, The Bad and the Beautiful and Lust for Life.

Michael Douglas and his father Kirk

Michael Douglas and his father Kirk (Image: GETTY)

Kirk Douglas was nominated for three Oscars

Kirk Douglas was nominated for 3 Oscars (Image: GETTY)

His father died two years in the past on the age of 103 and, in a tribute to Kirk following his dying, Michael recalled an emotional encounter between the 2.

He stated: “Kirk’s life was well-lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet.

“Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad – I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.”

In a social media publish, Michael, 77, added: “To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.

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Michael Douglas with his parents and wife

Michael Douglas with his parents and wife (Image: GETTY)

“But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchild, their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”

Upon the announcement of Kirk’s dying, Hollywood mourned considered one of its favorite sons, with stars flooding social media to pay tribute.

Among these was US actor Sylvester Stallone, who shared a poster from Kirk’s 1949 movie Champion, through which he performed a boxer.

The Rocky franchise star wrote on Instagram: “KIRK DOUGLAS!!! The last great giant of my cinema heroes has passed on to Infinite glory.

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Michael Douglas has won two Oscars

Michael Douglas has won two Oscars (Image: GETTY)

“Amazing artist! The likes of which we will never ever see again!”

He was adopted by Mr DeVito, who took to Twitter to share his unhappiness on the information.

He wrote: “Kirk Douglas. The inspirational Scalawag. 103 years on this earth.

“That’s got a nice ring to it! Great hanging with you man.”

Other Hollywood megastars to pay tribute included movie producer Steven Spielberg, who had given Kirk his honorary Oscar on the 1996 Academy Awards.

Filming in the UK

Filming within the UK (Image: EXPRESS)

In an announcement, Mr Spielberg stated: “Kirk retained his movie star charisma right to the end of his wonderful life and I’m honoured to have been a small part of his last 45 years.”

He continued: “I will miss his handwritten notes, letters and fatherly advice, and his wisdom and courage – even beyond such a breathtaking body of work – are enough to inspire me for the rest of mine.”

Star Trek’s George Takei additionally hailed Kirk’s affect.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Legendary actor Kirk Douglas has passed on today at the age of 103.

“An Academy Award winning actor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Douglas was a champion for many just causes and lived a long and storied life.

“He was adored and beloved, and he shall be missed.”

Romancing the Stone airs at this time on Channel 5 from 3.45pm.

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