Hollywood Blacklisted A “Roman Holiday” Screenwriter, But He Was Saved By A Famous Actor
Dalton Trumbo was one of the best screenwriters of his generation. He was famous for his astonishing works and political views that led him to 11 months in prison and struggles in finding a job under his own name. He was saved by Kirk Douglas, an actor, who broke the blacklist.
Spartacus is a 1960 American historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier are the stars of the film and, consequently, the biggest stars at that time. The film was one of the greatest hits in Universal Studio’s history. It’s cultural and historical significance was admitted by the Library of Congress, which selected the film for preservation in the American National Film Registry.