Kris Kristofferson (I)

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Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in California. From there, he earned a Rhodes ... See full bio »

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Blade II Whistler
Payback Bronson
A Star Is Born John Norman Howard


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 2018 Born on the Rez (Music Video short)
Kris Kristofferson
 2018 Blaze
Edwin Fuller
 2018 Lawless Range
Boss Flood
 2017 The Star
Old Donkey (voice)
 2017 Hickok
George Knox
 2016 The Red Maple Leaf
President John Francis Marshall
 2016 Traded
 2016 Best Friend from Heaven
As Gabriel (voice)
 2015 Texas Rising (TV Mini Series)
Andrew Jackson
- The Rise of the Republic (2015) ... Andrew Jackson
- Vengeance Is Mine (2015) ... Andrew Jackson (credit only)
- Blood for Blood (2015) ... Andrew Jackson
- Fate and Fury (2015) ... Andrew Jackson
- From the Ashes (2015) ... Andrew Jackson (credit only)
 2015 Down Dog (TV Movie)
Jimmy Wood
 2014/II 7 Minutes
Mr. B
 2014 Dolphin Tale 2
Reed Haskett
 2013 Midnight Stallion
Jack Shephard
 2012 The Motel Life
Earl Hurley
 2012 Brandi Carlile: That Wasn't Me (Music Video)
 2012 Deadfall
Chet Mills
 2012 Angels Sing
The Colonel
 2012 Joyful Noise
Bernard Sparrow
 2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown
Dusty Brown
 2011 Dolphin Tale
Reed Haskett
 2010 Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game)
Chief Hanlon (voice)
 2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Shepherd Graves
 2010 The Child Wanderers
Old Yohan
 2010 Bloodworth
E. F. Bloodworth
 2009 For Sale by Owner
Ferlin Smith
 2009 Handy Manny (TV Series)
- Motorcycle Adventure (2009) ... Pops (voice)
 2009 Powder Blue
 2009 John Rich: Shuttin' Detroit Down (Music Video)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You
Ken Murphy
 2008 Lords of the Street
 2008 Snow Buddies (Video)
Talon (voice)
 2007 I'm Not There
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Crossing the Heart (Short)
 2006 Payback: Straight Up (Video)
 2006 Room 10 (Short)
Howard Davis
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Rudy Martin
 2006 Disappearances
Quebec Bill Bonhomme
 2005 Gun (Video Game)
Ned White (voice)
 2005 Dreamer
Pop Crane
 2005 14 Hours (TV Movie)
Chuck Whortle
 2005 The Wendell Baker Story
L.R. Nasher
 2005 The Jacket
Dr. Thomas Becker
 2004 Blade: Trinity
 2004 Forever Is a Long, Long Time (Video short)
Hank Williams
 2004 Lives of the Saints (TV Movie)
Matthew Bok
 2004 Silver City
Wes Benteen
 2003 The Break (TV Movie)
Izzy Patterson
 2003 Where the Red Fern Grows
Older Billy Coleman
 2002 Blade II
 2002 Eye See You
 2001 Wooly Boys
 2001 Planet of the Apes
 2001 Chelsea Walls
 2000 Comanche (Short)
Sergeant Sam Winchester
 1999 The Joyriders
 1999/I Limbo
Smilin' Jack
 1997-1999 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
- A Just Reward (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Phrenologist (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bad Boys (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Vine (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Good Chef (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999 Molokai
Rudolph Meyer
 1999/I Payback
 1999 NetForce (TV Movie)
Steve Day
 1999 The Long Kill (TV Movie)
Jesse Ray Torrance
 1998 Dance with Me
John Burnett
 1998 Blade
 1998 Girls' Night
 1998 Two for Texas (TV Movie)
Hugh Allison
 1997 Fire Down Below
Orin, Sr.
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Movie)
 1996 Blue Rodeo (TV Movie)
Owen Whister
 1996 Lone Star
Charlie Wade
 1995 Inflammable (TV Movie)
Capt. Jack Guthrie
 1995 Brothers' Destiny (TV Movie)
 1995 Pharaoh's Army
 1995 Tad (TV Movie)
Abraham Lincoln
 1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (TV Movie)
Kris Kristofferson
 1994 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Kris Kristofferson
- Arthur's Crises (1994) ... Kris Kristofferson
 1994 Sodbusters (TV Movie)
 1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (TV Movie)
Stan Mather
 1993 Paper Hearts
 1993 Knights
 1992 No Place to Hide
Joe Garvey
 1992 Christmas in Connecticut (TV Movie)
Jefferson Jones
 1991 Miracle in the Wilderness (TV Movie)
Jericho Adams
 1991 Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (TV Movie)
Rip Metcalf
 1990 Sandino
Tom Holte
 1990 The Highwaymen: Silver Stallion (Music Video)
Kris Kristofferson
 1990 Original Intent (Video)
Jack Saunders
 1990 Night of the Cyclone
 1990 Pair of Aces (TV Movie)
Rip Metcalf
 1989 Welcome Home
 1989 Millennium
Bill Smith
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee
Mace Montana
 1988 Dead or Alive (TV Movie)
Noble Adams
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini Series)
Devin Milford
- Part VII (1987) ... Devin Milford
- Part VI (1987)
- Part V (1987) ... Devin Milford
- Part IV (1987) ... Devin Milford
- Part III (1987) ... Devin Milford
 1986 The Highwaymen: Highwayman (Video short)
Kris Kristofferson
 1986 The Highwaymen: Highwayman (Video short)
 1986 Stagecoach (TV Movie)
Ringo / Ringo Kid / Bill Williams
 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
Capt. Curtis 'Curt' Maddox
 1986 The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James (TV Movie)
Jesse James
 1985 Trouble in Mind
 1984 Songwriter
Blackie Buck
 1984 Barbra Streisand: Left in the Dark (Music Video)
Bartender / Stud
 1984 Flashpoint
Bobby Logan
 1984 The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (TV Movie)
Ben Cole
 1982 The Last Horror Film
Kris Kristofferson (uncredited)
 1981 Rollover
Hubbell Smith
 1980 Heaven's Gate
James Averill
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
Abner Lait
 1978 Convoy
Rubber Duck
 1977 Semi-Tough
Marvin 'Shake' Tiller
 1976 A Star Is Born
John Norman Howard
 1976 Vigilante Force
Aaron Arnold
 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
Billy The Kid
 1973 Blume in Love
 1971 Cisco Pike
Cisco Pike
 1971 The Last Movie
Minstrel Wrangler
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Ashbrook, Mary Ann | Kristofferson, Lars Henry

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(on the current state of America and the world) I remember getting this creepy feeling back when I was doing "Heaven's Gate" which was about the Cattleman's Association getting government backup to go in with mercenaries and kill a bunch of civilians. I remember thinking at the time that maybe there's always been a dark part of this American dream where money was more important than people. ... See more »


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