Today’s Kirk Fact

Kirk is 17th on the AFI’s list of 50 greatest screen legends, just behind Orson Welles, and in front of James Dean, and his female counterpart is Lillian Gish. He is the highest ranking living person on the list. Tom Cruise is not on the list.

Here is Kirk with Johnny Cash, listed on Rolling Stones’ list of great country artists of all time at number three.

Akira and Toshiro

While writing my previous post, I thought maybe Takeshi Kitano should go onto the MBMS Page of Fame, but decided against it until I have seen a few more of his films.

But, it made me realise I have not added two giants of Japanese cinema, Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune. They made sixteen films together, many of them are in my “best of all time” list. So they are there now.

Balance has been restored to the galaxy.