A Lust For Life! Kirk Douglas gets a smooch from both Catherine Zeta-Jones and son Michael at 100th birthday bash
- Kirk Douglas celebrated his milestone birthday with a bash at The Beverly Hills Hotel in LA, California
- He was joined at the party by his wife Anne Buydens Douglas, 97, and 150 friends and family
- The Lust for Life star looked over the moon when his son Michael and Catherine each flanked him and planted some big smooches on either side of his head
- 'At the point in his life where he's faced adversity, losing a son, having a helicopter crash, having a stroke, and what he's accomplished in this third act in his life, I find quite extraordinary,' son Michael told the guests
A glass of vodka, cake with his bust and 150 friends and family helped Kirk Douglas celebrate his 100th birthday.
Kirk's son Michael Douglas, 72, and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 47, wanted to ensure that Kirk's was one for the ages when they joined him for a bash at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday evening.
The Lust for Life star looked over the moon when his son Michael and Catherine each flanked him and planted some big smooches on either side of his head.
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Pucker up! It seems Michael Douglas, 72, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 47, wanted to ensure that Kirk's 100th birthday was one for the ages when they joined him for a festive bash at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday evening
All together: Grandchildren Dylan Michael Douglas, 16, and Carys Zeta Douglas, 13, took positions next to their parents for one heartwarming snap
Kirk looked out onto the crowd of 150 family and friends and thanked everyone for coming
Of course, he may have just been excited to try some of the opulent birthday cake, which was situated between himself and wife Anne Buydens Douglas, 97.
Catherine stepped in to help cut the work of art, which was a multi-tiered affair which also featured a gold bust of the famous actor.
Later, different combinations of family members took pictures with the newly-minted centenarian.
Grandchildren Dylan Michael Douglas, 16, and Carys Zeta Douglas, 13, took positions next to their parents for one heartwarming snap.
Smile! Most of the family was on hand for the event, including granddaughter Kelsey Douglas, 24
Time to celebrate! At the beginning of the evening, Kirk Douglas looked out over the crowd of about 150 people, including Don Rickles, Jeffrey Katzenberg, his Rabbi and many of his closest friends and smiled
Father and son: 'One of the things that I find most incredible about dad is the third act of his life,' said Michael
Jeffrey Katzenberg, left, kisses Kirk Douglas after giving a tribute to Douglas at his 100th birthday party
At the beginning of the evening, Kirk looked out over the crowd of about 150 people, including Don Rickles, Jeffrey Katzenberg, his Rabbi and many of his closest friends and smiled.
Not only was he surrounded by friendly faces, he knew, as promised by his doctor years ago, that if he lived to 100, he would get to have a glass of vodka.
But before the vodka was presented in a comically large martini glass, Kirk Douglas got to sit and listen to words from his loved ones as images from his many classic film credits such as Spartacus, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory and others played on a screen behind him.
Michael kicked off the proceedings, saying that it's not just about age, but about the life he's lived and what he's accomplished.
'One of the things that I find most incredible about dad is the third act of his life,' said Michael.
'After all he accomplished in his professional career and what he's given for his country, at the point in his life where he's faced adversity, losing a son, having a helicopter crash, having a stroke, and what he's accomplished in this third act in his life, I find quite extraordinary.'
He's golden: Catherine stepped in to help cut the work of art, which was a multi-tiered affair which also featured a gold bust of the famous actor
'I'm so glad there's not 100!' Catherine exclaimed, before leading the room to sing 'Happy Birthday' with a string quartet accompaniment
Kirk Douglas kept his remarks brief.
'I wonder who he was talking about? He said some nice things about someone I don't know,' Kirk said, joking that Michael Douglas was chosen to organize the proceedings because 'he has the most money.'
Kirk Douglas also thanked everyone for coming and marveled at seeing most of his family in the crowd.
Zeta-Jones then lit the 12 candles on the cake.
'I'm so glad there's not 100!' she exclaimed, before leading the room to sing 'Happy Birthday' with a string quartet accompaniment.
Not only was he surrounded by friendly faces, he knew, as promised by his doctor years ago, that if he lived to 100, he would have a glass of vodka
Is it edible? Kirk's cake featured a bust planted on top of several tiers of cake garnished with gold leaf
Perfect pair: Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones looked to be enjoying themselves
Tear-jerking: Catherine lead the room to sing 'Happy Birthday' with a string quartet accompaniment
Be bold in a blue Bottega Veneta dress like Catherine
Catherine Zeta-Jones celebrated Kirk Douglas's 100th birthday alongside 150 guests.
Kirk's gold leaf birthday cake wasn't the only thing that stood out in extravagance, take a look at Catherine!
The 47-year-old stunned in a gorgeous blue and black strapless polka dot dress that she paired with hoop earrings, peep toe pumps and wavy hair to top it off.
Her dress is by Bottega Veneta and the great news is it's still up for grabs, the even better news is that it's on sale at Neiman Marcus (click right to buy).
Make sure to take a look at our style edit below for our favorite strapless dresses!
Kirk is seen arriving at the party with his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones, second from right, and her daughter Carys
It was only the start of the afternoon, which included remarks from a few of his seven grandchildren, his Rabbi and his doctor. Charley King's Bluebell Events oversaw the afternoon tea where each table was designated not by numbers but by Kirk's films. The birthday boy was seated at the 'Lonely Are the Brave' table, which is his favorite film.
Don Rickles lightened the reverent and respectful mood, quipping to the crowd from his seat that he wanted to go home.
He poked fun at Kirk Douglas's good looks and physique saying that he had to hear the 'I'm Spartacus crap' every day, and how Burt Lancaster used to advise him that Kirk Douglas 'doesn't know what he's talking about.'
Iconic: Kirk played Spartacus in the 1960 film of the same name, seen left, which went on to win four Oscars. He is seen right in the 1956 movie Lust for life
Rickles did get a bit choked up by the end.
'You are an outstanding man because you've been blessed with warmth and love and class, and ... ah, forget it, you're all of that and more,' He said. 'May god give you strength and may you be with us for 100 more. If that's his wish, so be it, if not, I know in heaven you'll be in charge.'
Of course The Lust for Life star looked like his classic, dapper self for the party in a dark brown plaid blazer with wood buttons, pressed slacks and black oxfords.
A dash of color was provided by a pale pink button down, which he kept open at the neck.
Of course it wouldn't be much of a celebration without his famous son Michael, 72, in attendance.
Big day: Kirk cut a dapper image as he headed out with family and friends on Friday to celebrate his 100th birthday
Cool casual: Kirk wore a dash of color in a pale pink button down, which he kept open at the neck and his wife Anne Buydens, 97, looked great as she was helped into a vehicle
The Basic Instinct actor was spotted as he arrived at LAX on Thursday evening, presumably to join the family for the festivities.
Catherine Zeta-Jones' husband also looked well put together in a slate grey blazer, matching trousers and his own black Oxfords.
A woolly scarf with a slight fringe helped ward off the winter chill, while he also donned a grey ball cap for the trip.
Interestingly, the Hollywood superstar seemed to be handling his own luggage as he made his way to his transportation.
Turning 100 hasn't been all fun for Kirk unfortunately, as he recently admitted to feeling 'lonely.'
Speaking to Variety magazine, the 'Spartacus' star said, 'I am now 100 years old. I read about Hollywood, and I don't know the people. Where is Burt [Lancaster]? Where is Laurence Olivier? They're all gone. I miss them. I feel lonely.'
Hollywood's golden age: Kirk Douglas, 100, who is hailed as the last of Hollywood's golden age, says he feels 'lonely' now that all his actor friends are gone
Olivier passed away at the age of 82, and Lancaster at 80.
The actors were Douglas' co-stars for many films, such as The Devil's Disciple.
Lancaster was known for his role in From Here to Eternity and Judgment at Nuremberg, while the English actor Olivier found fame after his role in Spartacus.
They're all gone: Lancaster was known for his role in From Here to Eternity and Judgment at Nuremberg, while the English actor Olivier found fame after his role in Spartacus
Life for the Champion actor - who is often hailed as one of the last remaining survivors of the golden age of film - hasn't been easy though, as he was previously involved in a helicopter crash in 1991, which killed two people and left him with a compressed spine.
Douglas now must use a walker for assistance when walking.
The star also suffered from a stroke in 1996, which resulted in debilitated speech.
Variety reports that Kirk interrupted the interview to apologize for his slow manner of speaking, when he said, 'I hope you understand me, because I used to talk better than this.'
'I feel lonely': Douglas admitted that he feels lonely without old Hollywood friends Burt Lancaster and Sir Laurence Olivier, pictured above along with Janette Scott in 1958 on the set of The Devil's Disciple
Ageless love: Kirk and his 97-year-old wife Anne Buydens will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary next year
In an interview in 2011, the Paths of Glory actor said that he doesn't 'think about death' and instead was focusing his energy on 'writing.'
He said at the time, 'I don't think about death, I think about life. Since my stroke interfered with my speech I find myself writing more.'
And the Lonely Are the Brave star still isn't planning on giving up any time soon, as he says he'll do another milestone interview 'when I'm 200'.
'I didn't realize when I reached 100 years old I would be doing interviews. I thought by now I would relax, and I'm doing more interviews than I used to,' he said with mock annoyance.
'But I think now it's time for me to relax. We're doing this again when I'm 200.'
Icon: Douglas' career in Hollywood spanned seven decades. He's pictured in 1958
History-makers: Thanks to his very lengthy career, Kirk got to work with some of the greatest directors of all time, such as Stanley Kubrick when they collaborated on Paths of Glory in 1957
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