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Kevin Costner


Kevin was born in Lynwood, California, on January 18, 1955, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953. His father's job required him to ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 McFarland, USA
Jim White
 2001 The Road to Graceland (Short)
Thomas J. Murphy (voice)
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1995 The Making of 'Waterworld' (TV Movie)
Mariner
 1991 JFK
Jim Garrison
 1990/I Revenge
Cochran
 1989 The Gunrunner
Ted
 1986 Shadows Run Black
Jimmy Scott
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Captain
- The Mission (1985) ... Captain
 1985 American Flyers
Marcus Sommers
 1985 Silverado
Jake
 1983 Testament
Phil Pitkin
 1983 The Big Chill
Alex (scenes deleted)
 1983 Stacy's Knights
Will Bonner
 1983 Table for Five
Newlywed Husband
 1982 Chasing Dreams
Ed
 1982 Frances
Luther (Man in Alley) (uncredited)
 1982 Night Shift
Frat Boy #1
 1981 Malibu Hot Summer
John Logan
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Played in an Apple Computer, Inc. TV commercial for the Apple Lisa computer. The advertisement directed by Adrian Lyne shows a young Costner in the role of a young, affluent and sophisticated businessman. It features an Apple Lisa II. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 18 Interviews | 37 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 49 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I think you have to look at screenwriting as an art form because it's not all that easy to do. Not all that many people can do it. So you have to go out and find the material, or develop it from scratch, and I'm one of the handful or people who actually spends his own money on developing and producing projects I like. See more »

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For his entire career, he has purposely avoided doing sequels to his films. So far, he is one of the few blockbuster stars to never come back for a sequel. See more »

Trademark:

Westerns

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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