Actor Kirk Douglas: Reelect Obama

One of the few remaining actors from the Golden Age, Kirk Douglas said he thinks the president is ready for another term and can “do much more.”

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the 95 year-old actor said many politicians seem to want to return to the days of the Hollywood blacklist, but he doesn’t believe Obama is one of them. Douglas said Obama has had to a lot on his plate.

“I am always optimistic,” Douglas said. “I will be more optimistic if Obama is reelected. I think he has done a good job under adverse conditions, and I think he’s ready to do much more.”

Douglas has been out and about talking about his new book “I Am Spartacus! Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist” which comes out on June 12. The book discusses the making of the 1960 film “Spartacus.” Also in the book, Douglas discusses his decision to a screen credit to the blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The legendary actor said he hopes readers get a perspective from the production of the film, as well as an important perspective on politics.

“If you’re a Democrat, or if you’re a Republican, always do what’s good for your country,” Douglas said. “I, the product of immigrants, realize what this country has done for me.”


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