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Kevin Costner


Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 51 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves Lieutenant Dunbar
(1990)
The Untouchables
The Untouchables Eliot Ness
(1987)
Waterworld
Waterworld Mariner
(1995)

Filmography

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  Yellowstone (TV Movie) (pre-production)
John Dutton
 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 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Bartender
 1990/I Revenge
Cochran
 1989 The Gunrunner
Ted
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Captain
- The Mission (1985) ... Captain
 1985 Silverado
Jake
 1984 Shadows Run Black
Jimmy Scott
 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 »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 19 Interviews | 37 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 51 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I've always known what a good movie is. I've not often known what a hit is. I think The War (1994) is a good movie, but it's not a hit. I think A Perfect World (1993) is a good movie, but it's not a hit. And so what should I have done? Should I have turned my back on those movies? I can't do that, I just can't. If I can be in a good movie, then I can feel okay about it. I can feel okay about The ... See more »

Trivia:

The President of the United States role in the mega-blockbuster Air Force One (1997) was written specifically for Kevin Costner. In fact, Kevin Costner helped develop the action film with Beacon Communications and writer Andrew W. Marlowe in 1996. But Kevin had to eventually pass on the film because of work delays with his futuristic The Postman (1997). Costner called up Harrison Ford personally ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently appears in sports themed films, in particular baseball See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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