Kevin Costner

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Kevin Costner

Born

1/18/1955, Lynwood, California, USA

Birth Name

Kevin Michael Costner

Gender

Male
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
58 votes

Biography

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Kevin Costner was born in Lynwood, California on January 18, 1955. His father, Bill, was a ditch digger and an electric line service crew member. He's actually the third child of Bill and Sharon, but because their second child died shortly after he was born, Kevin grew up…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2012, Kevin won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for playing William Hatfield on Hatfields & McCoys.

    • In 1991, Kevin won 2 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture in his work on Dances with Wolves.

    • In October 2008, Kevin's rep confirmed to People Magazine that he and his wife, Christine were expecting their second child together.

    • Kevin is a part of the band Modern West, who recently put out their debut album, Untold Truths. He met the band's guitarist, John Coinman and the bassist, Blair Forward twenty years ago through an acting class. The band was originally called Roving Boy.

    • Kevin is of Cherokee, Irish, and German origin.

    • In February 2007, it was revealed that Kevin and his wife, Christine, were expecting their first child together. The child is due in May 2007.

    • In 2006, a prostitute, using only the name of Olivia, released a tell-all book, claiming Kevin once enjoyed a romp with a hooker in a five-star hotel.

    • Kevin Costner played the corpse of Alex in the 1983 movie The Big Chill. All of his scenes in flashbacks were cut from the final edit, leaving him merely a stiff.

    • On September 6th 2006 Kevin got immortalized at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where he left his hand and foot prints into cement.

    • Since 1996, Kevin has played in the Celebrity Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach, California every year.

    • Kevin owns a 165 acre ranch outside of Aspen, Colorado.

    • Kevin is the co-owner of the Midnight Star casino in Deadwood, South Dakota which displays some of his movie memorabilia.

    • Kevin announced his engagement to Christine Baumgartner on June 26, 2003. They were married on September 25, 2004.

    • Kevin worked as a skipper on the ride, the Jungle Cruise, at Disneyland in Anaheim, California before pursuing an acting career.

    • The Sioux nation gave Kevin a tract of land after making Dances with Wolves in 1990 and he built a golf course on it.

    • Kevin is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity.

    • In 1999, Kevin announced the players who had been selected to the Major League Baseball All Century Team at the All Star game at Fenway Park in Boston.

    • Kevin made a combined 30 million USD for Dragonfly and Thirteen Days. He made 7 million USD for JFK.

    • Kevin's character in Dragonfly (2002) was written with the intention of Harrison Ford taking the film role. Ford turned down the role to take a year off from making films.

    • Kevin's frontal nude scene in Love of the Game (1999) was reportedly deleted after being met with laughter at test screenings.

    • Kevin was considered for the lead in the 1997 film, Air Force One but Harrison Ford was chosen for the part instead.

    • Kevin is a supporter of a British soccer team Arsenal.

    • Kevin turned down the leading role in WarGames (1983), which was played by Matthew Broderick, to play Alex in The Big Chill (1983). His part was later cut.

    • In October, 1997, Kevin was ranked number 27 on Empire magazine's The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list.

    • Kevin is the son of Bill Costner and Sharon Costner.

    • Kevin has 3 children. They are, Joe who was born in 1988, Annie who was born in 1984, and Lily who was born in 1987.

    • Kevin graduated from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California.

    • Kevin was voted most erotic male by the readers of the German magazine entitled Amica in October, 1998.

    • In 1995, Kevin was chosen as number 87 by Empire magazine for their 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History list.

    • Kevin was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1991.

    • Kevin's wife, Cindy Silva, played Snow White at Disneyland.

    • Kevin is 6' 1" tall.

    • Kevin was married to Cindy Silva from 1978 to 1994 and they have 3 children.

  • Quotes

    • Kevin: I remember looking out into the crowd, thinking, 'This just feels right.'
      (on one of Modern West's earlier performances)

    • Kevin Costner: I registered as a Republican when I was twenty-one. My parents were Republicans. But as I've gotten older I've questioned my whole conservative background ... I think you should be fair about how you treat people.

    • Kevin: I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life. People seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a reality.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Kevin Costner is proof that good actors and amazing films still exist amid swirls of bubblegum stars like Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.

    10
    Dances with Wolves, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, Message in a Bottle, The Guardian, The Bodyguard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Open Range, Wyatt Earp, Silverado, Dragonfly, and Waterworld; these are just some of the films Costner has accompanied over the years. Good or bad, you know you've heard of them and in all honesty, they are hard work that deserve to be heard about. Costner is changing the way we, as people, view our world one film at a time. He successfully morphs his characters into people just like you and me. He makes them normal, relatable, and understandable people that you learn to love, one way or another. His films make you think about what's going on in your life and others, what the world is coming to. Whether you realize it or not, you are forming your view of life while watching his films. Do you sympathize with a rough and tough guy like Wyatt Earp? Yeah, he was a sweetheart that turned into someone who believed in "getting rid of the problem", but Costner makes you feel compassion and empathy for this guy. What about the Coast Guards? I guarantee that if you see this film, it will open your eyes to how much the Coast Guard sacrifices for us. And that's what he does, that's what he succeeds in doing each time he wraps his heart in the script of a movie. He makes you think, makes you understand and feel empathy for these characters. It's more than just movies with Costner, it's reaching out.moreless
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    10
    I love Kevin Costner's acting. He really suits most of the characters he has played and makes the characters interesting. I love his character the most in Message In A Bottle because he made the novel of Nicholas Sparks come alive. I also enjoyed his character in Rumor Has It.
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