More Kris Kristofferson Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Kris Kristofferson reunites with John Sayles, for whom he starred as the corrupt Sheriff Wade in Lone Star. Most recently, he was seen in Blade with Wesley Snipes and A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries.
The Country Music Hall Of Fame member has written the hit songs Me And Bobby McGee, Why Me (Lord), Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Help Me Make It Through The Night, For The Good Times, Silver Tongued Devil, Jody And The Kid, Loving Her Was Easier, Once More With Feeling, I'd Rather Be Sorry and Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends. He ranks as one of contemporary music's most performed songwriters.
In 1970, he won Song Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year awards from the Country Music Association. His recognition includes eight Grammy nominations and the Best Song Grammy Award for Help Me Make It Through The Night.
His motion picture acting debut came in 1970 with Cisco Pike, for which he also wrote and recorded music. He then starred in Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia, Blume In Love, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Vigilante Force and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea.
Barbra Streisand's remake of A Star Is Born marked Kristofferson's emergence as a major screen presence, winning him the 1976 Golden Globe for Best Actor. This performance was followed by Semi-Tough, Convoy, Heaven's Gate, Songwriter, Trouble In Mind and Rollover. He acted with Mel Gibson in Payback, Brenda Blethyn and Julie Walters in Girls' Night and Vanessa Williams in Dance With Me. He also starred with Peter O'Toole in Father Damien and Detox with Sylvester Stallone.
Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures (01-Jan-2000)