40 Best Kirk Douglas Quotes About Acting & Dealing With Adversity

Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 103.

It’s a sad day when you lose such an important person in the film industry. We as inpiduals can’t help but look up to actors, directors, writers and singers in the entertainment industry. We see a bit of ourselves in the people we see on screen and we want to achieve some of their success, so it cuts deep when those people we look up to pass away.

Timeless actor and Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas, born on December 9, 1916, died on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the age of 103.

An icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Douglas starred in movies such as Champion, Spartacus and The Bad and the Beautiful.

Kirk Douglas had an immensely successful career as an actor, director and author, but he also was a father to another famous actor, Michael Douglas — which meant not only did he have a successful life, but also a fulfilling one. One of four of Kirk Douglas’ kids, Michael Douglas wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to commemorate his father’s passing, explaining that his father, “To the world, 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.”

Michael Douglas went on to say that to him and his brothers, though, Kirk Douglas was “simply Dad … to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”

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Kirk Douglas was an amazing actor, possibly one of the best male stars ever. He was nominated for best actor three times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1996 Kirk Douglas received an honorary Oscar in 1996.

He may have retired in 2004, but Kirk Douglas acted in over 70 films before he did.

He took the world by storm and won’t soon be forgotten, so we gathered 40 of the best Kirk Douglas quotes about life, love and his passion for acting to help us remember the impact he made.

1. Kirk Douglas knew a thing or two about life.

“The learning process continues until the day you …

51 Best Ellen DeGeneres Quotes About Life & Funny Ellen Memes That Teach Us About Compassion

Not only is she funny, but she teaches us every day to be compassionate to the people around us.

Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian, actress, writer, and television host. When it comes to stand-up comedy, Ellen started performing in small clubs. However, in 1981 she became the emcee at Clyde’s Comedy Club. Around that time, she began to go on tours all over the nation, and in 1984, Showtime declared her The Funniest Person In America.

In 1986, Ellen appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. After she performed that set, Carson motioned for her to join him for an on-air interview, which was the first time a female comedian was invited to partake in that. Even though Ellen stopped performing stand-up in 2003, she made her comeback after 15 years by releasing a special to Netflix called Relatable.

Ellen DeGeneres also has a very successful television career. She had her first regular TV role in 1989 on a sitcom called Open House. She also had parts in shows like One Night Stand and Laurie Hill.

In 1994, Ellen DeGeneres starred in the show These Friends of Mine but after a season they changed the name of the show to Ellen. In 1997, “came out” as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show and thus, her character on Ellen also came out as gay in the sitcom. Ellen then became the first show on prime-time to include an openly gay leading character, however, the show was canceled shortly after in 1998, so DeGeneres began her own talk show called The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show was incredibly successful, receiving over 20 Daytime Emmy Awards in the first five seasons. The show continues to air daily on NBC.

In 2008, Ellen DeGeneres married actress Portia de Rossi, and in 2009, was a judge on American Idol — but DeGeneres decided to leave the show after just one season because she didn’t enjoy judging the contestants.

She then explored interior design with her show Ellen’s Design Challenge in 2015. In 2017, she hosted Ellen’s Game of Games which featured weird competitions among her audience members.

Along with her television work, Ellen DeGeneres is famous for voice acting the role of Dory in the animated film Finding Nemo in 2003. She then reprised her role in 2016 in the film Finding Dory. …

40 Best Kirk Douglas Quotes About Life, Acting, And Dealing With Adversity

Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday at the age of 103.

It’s a sad day when you lose such an important person in the film industry. We as individuals can’t help but look up to actors, directors, writers and singers in the entertainment industry. We see a bit of ourselves in the people we see on screen and we want to achieve some of their success, so it cuts deep when those people we look up to pass away.

Timeless actor and Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas, died yesterday at the old age of 103. Icon of the Hollywood Golden Age, Douglas starred in movies such as Champion, Spartacus and The Bad and the Beautiful.

Kirk Douglas had an immensely successful career as an actor, director and author, but he also was a father to another famous actor, Michael Douglas — which meant not only did he have a successful life, but also a fulfilling one. One of four of Kirk Douglas’ kids, Michael Douglas wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to commemorate his father’s passing, explaining that his father, “To the world, 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.”

Michael Douglas went on to say that to him and his brothers, though, Kirk Douglas was “simply Dad … to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”

Kirk Douglas was an amazing actor, possibly one of the best male stars ever. He was nominated for best actor three times by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1996 Kirk Douglas received an honorary Oscar in 1996.

He may have retired in 2004, but Kirk Douglas acted in over 70 films before he did. He took the world by storm and won’t soon be forgotten, so we’ve gathered some of the best Kirk Douglas quotes about life, love and his passion for acting to help us remember the impact he made.

1. Kirk Douglas knew a thing or two about life.

“The learning process continues until the day you die.” — Kirk Douglas

2. He believed that a spouse says a lot about a person.

“If you want to know about a man, you can find out an awful …

51 Funny Ellen DeGeneres Quotes About Life That Teach Us How To Love Each Other Better

Not only is she funny, but she teaches us every day to be compassionate to the people around us.

Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian, actress, writer, and television host. When it comes to stand-up comedy, Ellen started performing in small clubs. However, in 1981 she became the emcee at Clyde’s Comedy Club. Around that time, she began to go on tours all over the nation, and in 1984, Showtime declared her The Funniest Person In America.

In 1986, Ellen appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. After she performed that set, Carson motioned for her to join him for an on-air interview, which was the first time a female comedian was invited to partake in that. Even though Ellen stopped performing stand-up in 2003, she made her comeback after 15 years by releasing a special to Netflix called Relatable.

Ellen DeGeneres also has a very successful television career. She had her first regular TV role in 1989 on a sitcom called Open House. She also had parts in shows like One Night Stand and Laurie Hill.

In 1994, Ellen DeGeneres starred in the show These Friends of Mine but after a season they changed the name of the show to Ellen. In 1997, “came out” as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show and thus, her character on Ellen also came out as gay in the sitcom. Ellen then became the first show on prime-time to include an openly gay leading character, however, the show was canceled shortly after in 1998, so DeGeneres began her own talk show called The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show was incredibly successful, receiving over 20 Daytime Emmy Awards in the first five seasons. The show continues to air daily on NBC.

In 2008, Ellen DeGeneres married actress Portia de Rossi, and in 2009, was a judge on American Idol — but DeGeneres decided to leave the show after just one season because she didn’t enjoy judging the contestants.

She then explored interior design with her show Ellen’s Design Challenge in 2015. In 2017, she hosted Ellen’s Game of Games which featured weird competitions among her audience members.

Along with her television work, Ellen DeGeneres is famous for voice acting the role of Dory in the animated film Finding Nemo in 2003. She then reprised her role in 2016 in the film Finding Dory. …

50 Inspirational Kobe Bryant Quotes On Hard Work & Letting Go Of The Fears That Hold You Back From Success

Kobe Bryant believed in overcoming his fears to become the greatest person he could be.

Kobe Bryant was a legendary basketball player, completing 20 seasons in the NBA and winning five NBA world championships with the Los Angeles Lakers before his retirement in 2016. Known to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he often went by his self-given nickname “Black Mamba” on the court, which, to him, reminded him of who he wanted to be when he stepped into each game. In a 2015 interview with Ahmad Rashad, Bryant explained, “When I step on that court, I become [Black Mamba]. I am that killer snake. I’m stone cold, man.”

Sadly, on the morning of January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant — along with his 13-year old daughter Gianna (Gigi) and seven other victims — lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Kobe Bryant was born with a love and passion for sports — especially basketball. His father, Joe Bryant, had his own success in the NBA until 1983, and continued to coach professional basketball ever since, so Kobe Bryant started learning the sport when he was just three years old. After playing soccer for most of his childhood in Italy, he fully embraced the game of basketball when he moved back to the United States during his high school years — he soon earned national recognition, becoming the second youngest NBA player in history as he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

Often compared to the likes of Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant got the chance to prove his talents through his 20-season career with the Lakers, earning the title of Most Valuable Player in the NBA in 2008, becoming an 18-time NBA All-Star and a member of the All-NBA Team 15 times.

Not only was Kobe Bryant an unstoppable basketball player, but he also made a name for himself excelling in business and becoming a successful venture capitalist. He lent his name to sports industry brands and invested millions of dollars in the technology and media industries, including a sizable investment in BodyArmor that paid off well after Coca-Cola purchased a minority investment in 2014.

Kobe Bryant raised four daughters with his wife, Vanessa — 17-year-old Natalia Diamante, 13-year-old Gianna Maria-Onore, 3-year-old Bianka Bella and Capri Kobe Bryant, who was born just last June.

According to an Instagram post dedicated to his …

25 Thought Provoking Quotes & Empowering Ideas From Taraji P. Henson

Sometimes you need to make a change.

Taraji P Henson is well known for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire. I grew up watching Taraji on TV, so it’s safe to safe I’m a big fan of hers. I’ve always admired how she always portrays strong women who overcome great obstacles. It’s so inspiring to see women portrayed as girl bosses and intelligent beings

Even her real-life story of graduating from college as a single mother and moving to LA with her son to be an actress is unbelievable. The amount of bravery and self-confidence it took for her to make such a change, goes to show that just like her any woman can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

Out of all the titles Taraji has earned the most influential is an activist. She saw a need within the black community and instead of standing by she found a way to meet that need. She founded a nonprofit organization called the Boris Laurence Henson Foundation, named after her father who suffered from PTSD. The foundation is an outlet for black people to be able to talk about their mental health issues.

Being a black woman myself, I can truthfully say that mental health is something that is dismissed in black culture. No one takes these issues seriously. Telling your parents or older relatives that you are stressed or enduring emotional hardships, is almost seemed as if you’re being dramatic instead of a cry for help. Often they’ll advise you to pray.

Prayer is great but sometimes you need therapy too.

The thought of therapy within itself can be really scary because no one wants to tell a stranger their business, especially one who does not look like them or have to face their struggles. Overall, black people don’t have positive outlets to express their emotions, so we are forced to bottle them up. Bottling up our emotions leads to our past traumas being unaddressed, so they continue to hinder our lives. In an attempt to destigmatize mental health in the black community, Taraji’s foundation is bringing the issue to light and providing resources to help those in need.

Mental health is important for all people of every race.

We all deserve to live a life free of depression, anxiety, and unforgiveness. I hope these quotes will inspire a change in you.

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26 All Time Best Betty White Quotes & Funny Memes In Honor Of Her (98th!) Birthday

Happy 98th birthday, Betty White!

There are people who are placed in the limelight with fame that comes and goes; and then there are people like Betty White — legendary actress from movies and sitcoms including The Golden Girls, That 70s Show and Hot In Cleveland — who still (on her 98th birthday!) has a personality that will last a lifetime as evidenced by her best quotes and memes throughout the years.

And on January 17, her charisma and charm have been given to the world for 98 years.

Betty White was born in Oak Park Illinois on January 17, 1922. Having a career that began at the young age of 17, she immersed herself to different areas of the movie business, such acting, hosting and producing.

She is widely known for her role in the seven-season show The Golden Girls, where she played Rose Nylund — a funny and quick-witted character, who was able to form a relationship with everyone she meets.

Over the course of eight years, this fictional character mirrored Betty White’s actual personality, making the world fall in love with her episode by episode. While her role in The Golden Girls played a large role in the development of her fame, she is also remembered for her work beyond that.

Her personal accomplishments run the gamut. She won the Regional (LA) Emmy award in 1952 as an outstanding female personality and is a three-time award winner for the American Comedy Awards. She was the first woman to win a Daytime Emmy Award under the category of Outstanding Game Show Host.

As an advocate for living your best life and spreading positivity, Betty White’s legacy reaches further than just the films and shows she has starred in, and the awards she has won.

As an avid animal lover, Betty White has done charitable work for years. She has devoted her life to the welfare of animals, never seeing it as something she should do, but had to do.

For more than half of her life, Betty has unfailingly made an impact on not only the entertainment industry, but also the way we view life, and the importance of living an optimistic life.

To help celebrate her 98th birthday, here’s a collection of the best Betty White quotes and funny memes that remind us of all the ways she has charmed us all through the years. …

28 Best Bo Burnham Jokes & Funny Quotes From His Best Comedy Shows

Goodbye sadness, hello jokes.

Bo Burnham is a man of many talents — he’s a comedian, musician, actor, director, and poet. He got his start on YouTube in 2006. However, he was posting funny songs on YouTube before it became a platform that really created celebrities and careers. He was simply posting silly songs he recorded in his high school bedroom to share with his friends and family.

Bo Burnham’s YouTube videos became a hit and now they have over 200 million views.

In 2008, he signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records. He also released his EP, Bo fo Sho, that year. In 2009, he recorded a half-hour Comedy Central special and became the youngest comedian, at the age of 18, to release a special on the network. His full-length album titled Bo Burnham also came out that same year.

Burnham was born and raised in Massachusetts where he graduated from an all-boys catholic school called St. John’s Preparatory School. He was involved in the theatre program and worked diligently to be on the honor roll throughout his high school years. When he graduated in 2008, he got into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to study experimental theatre. However, he decided to not attend and instead focus on his comedy pursuits.

In 2010, Bo Burnham released his second album called Words Words Words and recorded his first live special, of the same name, and it aired on Comedy Central. That year he was nominated for “Best Comedy Show” at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his Words Words Words performance.

That year he also wrote, produced, and starred in an MTV reality show satire called Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. Each episode focused on Zach rebranding himself in hopes to become famous and it was an intelligent subversion of the reality television genre. However, placing the show on a network among the reality shows he is poking fun of caused some viewers to not understand that it was satirical, thus it was not picked up for a second season.

Bo Burnham’s third comedy special and album, What., came out in 2013 on Netflix, as well as his YouTube channel. That same year he also released his first poetry book, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone.

His third stand-up special, Make Happy, was released on Netflix in 2016.

20 Best Reese Witherspoon Quotes About Ambition, Friendship & Powerful, Strong Women

Hollywood’s southern sweetheart is turning it up a notch.

Reese Witherspoon is an actress, producer, entrepreneur, mother, and activist who went from leading lady to inspiring women. Everyone is obsessing over her recent hit show Big Little Lies, and it’s time for the world to obsess over Reese too!

Reese Witherspoon is currently the third highest paid actress in the world, but her journey to getting there was a long one.

When Witherspoon was 14, she booked her first lead role in a feature film on accident. She went to an open casting call to play a small role in The Man in the Moon, but was cast as the lead instead.

But her real breakthrough came in 1999 when she was in Cruel Intentions opposite Ryan Phillippe, who she was dating at the time and married three months after the movie came out. While doing press for the film, Witherspoon was also pregnant with their daughter, Ava (who looks exactly like her). Surprisingly though, Witherspoon almost didn’t accept the role in the Cruel Intentions because her character didn’t have enough depth —​ so she worked with the director to rewrite her lines to create a multifaceted character who she would want to play.

Soon after, Reese Witherspoon played the role of Tracy Flick, an ambitious high school student running for school president, in the film Election. Although her performance was widely praised and helped her earn her first Golden Globe nomination, Witherspoon claimed that it was difficult for her to book roles after. Since Tracy Flick is such an extreme character and she played her so well, people believed that Witherspoon must be similar to Flick and were hesitant to work with her.

Reese Witherspoon reached a turning point in her career when she landed the role of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who tries to win her ex-boyfriend back by becoming a law student and following him to Harvard Law School in the hit movie, Legally Blonde. This performance led to her receiving her second Golden Globe Best Actress nomination and her first MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.

Then, in 2005, Reese Witherspoon portrayed June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s second wife, in Walk the Line and won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. About a year later, she went through a divorce from Ryan Phillippe, and in turn took a break from working …

25 Timothée Chalamet Quotes About Life And Heartbreak That Will Make You Fall In Love With Him (Even More)

His words will make you swoon.

Who doesn’t have a crush on Timothée Chalamet? He’s definitely one of the biggest heartthrobs to bless our screens in the recent years.

Timothée Chalamet is an actor that came on the scene in the television show Homeland in 2012. Two years later, he booked his first film role in the movie Men, Women & Children. That same year, he was in the popular science-fiction movie Interstellar playing Matthew McConaughey’s son.

Chalamet had small roles in these projects but finally got his big break in 2017 where he played the lead in the romantic film Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino. His performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, making him the third-youngest nominee for that award. Also in 2017, he played the bad boy love interest to Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s film Lady Bird.

In 2018, Chalamet took on the role of a meth-addicted teen in the film Beautiful Boy. The film is based on a true story taken from two memoirs, one written by the father, David Sheff, and another written by the son himself, Nic Sheff. In the film, Steve Carell plays the role of Nic’s father, David. To look the part, Chalamet admitted to losing 18 pounds to portray the drug addicted teenager. He also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance.

In 2019, Timothée took on the meaty role of King Henry V in the film The King. Most recently, he has appeared in Greta Gerwig’s newest film, Little Women, playing the role of Laurie. Little Women also stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep.

Timothée Chalamet has gained a lot of popularity and admiration for these roles and he is sure to have a great career ahead of him. However, most people don’t know that he has also done some stage acting before his career took off.

I, being a fan of theater, distinctly remember going to see a play called Prodigal Son way back in 2016, starring John Patrick Shanley and a 21 year old Timothée Chalamet. It was an off-Broadway play in a small theater and when I saw it, and I was so blown away by Chalamet’s performance that I left the play thinking “this kid is going places.” I even followed …