Michael Douglas wishes his dad Kirk a 'Happy 99th Birthday'

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There aren't many sons who have the privilege of watching their father turn 99 years old, so Michael Douglas was understandably delighted when his dad Kirk Douglas reached he impressive age, sending his best wishes and affection over Facebook.

The Wall Street actor paid tribute to his father in a sweet photo showing the pair embracing. He wrote: "Happy 99th Birthday Dad! I love you, Michael."

Happy 99th Birthday Dad! I love you, Michael

Posted by Michael Douglas on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kirk Douglas turned 99 years old on Wednesday

Born in 1916, Kirk rose to fame in the Forties and has since become a Hollywood veteran, starring in an impressive list of blockbusters, including Spartacus and The Bad And The Beautiful. Michael, 71, starred in It Runs In The Family with his dad and son Cameron in 2003.

The 99-year-old star married Diana Douglas in 1943. The couple had two sons together, Michael and his brother Joel, before divorcing in 1951. The actress, who was Kirk's first wife, sadly passed away at the age of 92 in July after a battle with cancer.

#ThrowbackThursday Can you believe my dad is going to be 99 next week? #tbt

Posted by Michael Douglas on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Kirk starred in Spartacus in 1960

Michael, who celebrated 15 years of marriage with Catherine Zeta-Jones in November, has been getting ready for his dad's special birthday for a few days. The Basic Instinct star shared a fun throwback photo of his dad acting in Spartacus. He wrote: "#ThrowbackThursday Can you believe my dad is going to be 99 next week? #tbt"

The father and son are a close pair and became even tighter when Michael overcame cancer in 2014.

"I admire the way Michael has handled this personal crisis. He was open and honest with his family, the media and the public," the screen icon told People. "He was gracious throughout, trying to live a normal life despite the constant press scrutiny and daily treatment."

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