When some liked him hot

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 26, 2008 - 7:54 AM

Hollywood legend Tony Curtis, a spotlight performer on TCM, talks about the sweet smell of success -- and why it wafted away all too soon.

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bradtheissenlaAug. 26, 08 1:48 PM

That could carry a 90 minute film with pure acting? Travolta - dancing in a fat suit? Not. Cruise - without stand-ins and escapes? Not! Jamie Fox, Vince Vaughn, even Marky Mark with his pants on? Nor! Is it the actor's fault, or Hollywood's that they don't make films with actors, just stunt doubles?

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mjodonnellAug. 26, 08 3:26 PM

But "Spartacus" wasn't one of them. The Star Tribune needs either a film critic who knows film or a copy editor who will do some fact checking. Perhaps Mr. Justin confused "Spartacus" with "The Vikings." Both starred Kirk Douglas and both involved swordplay in short tunics, but Curtis was in only one of them.

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Highway61Aug. 26, 08 4:03 PM

Only says he could pass for a gladiator in the movie.

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randysalasAug. 26, 08 4:45 PM

mjodonnell: Tony Curtis played Antoninus, a former teacher who becomes a gladiator who must fight Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), in the 1960 film Spartacus: www.imdb.com/title/tt0054331/fullcredits#cast en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartacus_(film)

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