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RIP Kirk “i am spartacus” Douglas (1916 – 2020)

I’m Spartacus!

Kirk Douglas was an American actor best-known for playing Spartacus in the film Spartacus (1960).

In modern times, Spartacus became an icon for communists and socialists. Karl Marx listed Spartacus as one of his heroes and described him as “the most splendid fellow in the whole of ancient history” and a “great general, noble character, real representative of the ancient proletariat“.