Michael Douglas' first movie appearance comes with a touch of irony. Douglas' father, Kirk, was a Hollywood legend who did indeed cast a giant shadow. But Michael wasn't one to cower away in Oedipal fear, and instead he piggy-backed in the starry jaunt.
Kirk is celebrated military man 'Mickey' Marcus who becomes involved with the Israeli army during the 1948 conflict. John Wayne, Yul Brynner and Frank Sinatra fill out the cast, and Mike gets his first Hollywood cap as 'Jeep Driver'. Well, it's a start.
Smug Doug? Not much for Junior to be smug about here.