Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas offered ET an encouraging health update about his Oscar-winning son, Michael Douglas, who's battling throat cancer.

Michael's appetite is back and he's starting to feel feisty again, Kirk told us at a black-tie dinner gala paying tribute to Harrison Ford on Friday.

At the event Harrison's longtime love, Calista Flockhart, watched on as Kirk presented Harrison with a special honor: the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's fifth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

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