e Academy’s 70mm series of showings this summer, with the film’s now 95-year-old star, Kirk Douglas
. Former Academy President Tom Sherak
whipped up the crowd before Douglas was brought out. When he arrived, they bathed the show-business legend in a sustained standing ovation, a wonderful and lovely gesture.
Pete talks about some of the great behind-the-scenes trivia of the making of “Spartacus,” the jousting between the producer-star and director Stanley Kubrick
, the Oscar
stiffing the film received (at least in the big categories) and why said stiffing may have happened, and so much more.
We just love when Pete gets a chance like this to dig into some choice Hollywood history. Read the story here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/319088/