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Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner began his career starring in independent films, gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the coming of age comedy, Fandango. Throughout his career, Costner has varied his choices with comedy, action and dramatic roles. He has appeared in such popular box-office hits as No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard and Wyatt Earp.

Costner's exceptional filmmaking abilities were showcased in Dances with Wolves, which he produced, directed and starred in, and which won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director.

In addition to appearing in memorable roles in JFK, The Untouchables and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, he re-teamed with his Bull Durham director Ron Shelton for the hit feature Tin Cup. Costner also starred in Thirteen Days, successfully collaborating again with his No Way Out director Roger Donaldson. His other film credits include: For Love of the Game, The War, 3,000 Miles to Graceland, Dragonfly and The Postman, his second directing effort.

Kevin Costner last directed the box office hit and critically acclaimed film Open Range, which he also co-starred in alongside Robert Duvall and Annette Bening. He was most recently seen co-starring with Joan Allen in the dramatic film Upside of Anger, opposite Jennifer Aniston in Rumor Has It directed by Rob Reiner for Warner Brothers, and The Guardian, an action drama for Touchstone Pictures in which he portrayed a Coast Guard rescue swimmer.


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Kevin Costner Facts

Birth NameKevin Michael Costner
OccupationActor, Director, Producer
BirthdayJanuary 18, 1955 (62)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceLynnwood, California, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Kevin Costner compared to you?
Awards1991 Academy Awards: Best Director (for Dances with Wolves)
1991 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Dances with Wolves)

Selected Filmography

Hidden Figures
Untouchables
Mr. Brooks
Waterworld
Man of Steel
Field of Dreams
Draft Day
McFarland, USA
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