By Julius Young
Published December 09, 2019
Happy Birthday, Kirk Douglas!
Michael Douglas, his 75-year-old son, shared a sweet snap of himself kissing his father’s forehead.
"Happy birthday Dad!" he captioned the Instagram post. "You are a living legend and your entire family sends you all the love in their hearts!"
Catherine Zeta-Jones – who’s married to Michael Douglas – also shared her own touching tribute to her father-in-law in an undated throwback image of Kirk sitting on her lap.
"This guy on my knee, is 103!!!!!," the “Chicago” actress, 50, wrote. "Happy Birthday Pappy!!! I love you with all my heart. 😘❤️."
"So, he was 100, big birthday, big birthday. The trouble is, when you're 100, you don't really want a big birthday," Michael explained. "I threw a big party for him, it was great."
"101. You know, 'OK, let's have a nice party.' 'Again? I don't...' 'Dad, it's 101 years old. You have to have a birthday.' 102..." he continued. "He's begging me, he's got tears down his eyes. 'Let's just have dinner, the family together. Bring the kids.'"
Monday also spelled congratulations for the Douglas family as Michael also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy, for "The Kominsky Method." He'd won the award at the last Golden Globes back in January.
Zeta-Jones congratulated the "Wall Street" star with a picture of the two on her Instagram Story in their red-carpet best, writing, "Congrats darling! Golden Globe nominee!"
Sharing an image of himself with his father, Michael issued his own "thank you" for his nomination.
"12.9.2019 what a great day!" Michael added. "Thank you to the [Hollywood Foreign Press Association] for the @GoldenGlobes nomination, and for making my Dad proud on his 103rd birthday! #TheKominskyMethod."