Lust for Life Poster

Release Date: August 28th, 1990

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2006

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
This lauded drama depicts the life of revered Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas). An intense and imaginative artist, Van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo (James Donald), the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn) and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Everett Sloane, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Niall MacGinnis, Noel Purcell, Henry Daniell

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Fall, Quest, Emotional, France, Brother, Creative, Intense


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Adapted)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Actor
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama