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Kevin Costner, whose career is showing new signs of life, will receive the “2014 Cinema Icon Award” at CinemaCon this month. The annual show-and-tell finds studios hawking their upcoming slates to theater owners and unfolds in Las Vegas. Costner won an Oscar for directing “Dances with Wolves” and was one of the biggest stars in the world thanks to such hits as “The Untouchables” and “Bull Durham.” Also read: Andy Serkis to Receive Vanguard Award at CinemaCon His career went into decline following box office disappointments such as “Waterworld” and “The Postman.” However, he recently scored a small screen hit and won. »
- Brent Lang
Kevin Costner is the "All-American Man" and the world loves him for it.
From "Dances with Wolves" to "The Untouchables" to "JFK," one simply needs to watch Costner's filmography to capture the essence of America and understand its past. Let's face it, the man stars in Westerns and baseball-related movies like he's contractually obligated.
It all started over 30 years ago, when Costner got his first break in Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill" and, while his part was eventually cut, the director didn't forget him. After getting cast in Kasdan's next project, "Silverado" -- a Western, of course -- the actor's career took off and helped make him the international talent he is today.
Even if you're familiar with Costner's work, there's still some mystery about the well-established actor. From his surreal encounter with Richard Burton to his musical endeavors, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Kevin Costner. »
- Jonny Black
Title: Young Ones Director: Jake Paltrow Starring: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee Some films can be multiple things at the same time. There are some genres that lend themselves well to being paired together, and two of those are westerns and dystopian dramas. This has been tried in the past to varied effect, the most negatively notable of which was Kevin Costner’s universally-lampooned The Postman, which featured a man trying to bring back humanity be delivering mail. Jake Paltrow’s new film The Young Ones does extremely positive things for both genres, and it’s a forceful combination of many different cinematic techniques to make one coherent and enticing [ Read More ]
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Best Supporting Actor Oscar Predictions 2014 (photo: Jared Leto in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’) As explained in our previous Oscar 2014 predictions post, this year’s Academy Award nominations in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories initially looked impossible to predict. For Best Supporting Actor, Jared Leto was the front-runner for his performance as a transsexual with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club, and Michael Fassbender was another strong possibility for his evil planter in 12 Years a Slave — but who else? (See also: "Oscar Predictions 2014 Best Actress: Meryl Streep Possibly to Break Another Record," "Oscar Predictions 2014 Best Actor: Robert Redford Possible Near-Record," "Best Supporting Actress 2014 Oscar Predictions: Jennifer Lawrence and/or Scarlett Johansson to Make Oscar History?" and "Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Picture, Best Director.") A couple of weeks ago, the SAG Award nominations helped to clarify things some, but, just as in the Best Supporting Actress category, there remains quite »
- Steve Montgomery
Kevin Costner is one of Hollywood’s great leading men, anchoring films like The Untouchables and Field of Dreams with his easy-going everyman charm. As an actor he has thrilled audiences in a variety of big movies such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Waterworld, while also starring in political films such as JFK and Thirteen Days. As a director he has also brought the epics Dances With Wolves, Open Range and The Postman to the screen during the course of his 30-year career.
Over the last few years Costner has shied away from acting to work to focus on his family, but now he’s back in a big way. Last summer saw ...
- Niall Browne
5 items from 2014