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Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

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Famous as :

Actor, director

Birth Name :

Kevin Michael Costner

Birth Date :

January 18, 1955

Birth Place :

Lynwood, California, USA

Spouse :

Cindy Silva (actress, 5-Mar-78 - 12-Dec-94), Christine Baumgartner (model - handbag designer, since 25-Sep-04)

Claim to fame :

As Jake in "Silverado" (1985)

Biography


Capable of delivering stunning performance and making fine film features, Kevin Michael Costner is surely one of few rare figures that manage to well maintain double profession as actor and director amid the competitive nature of Hollywood. Born as the third son of Bill and Sharon Costner on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, he spent most of his early life just like any other kids of his peers in Orange County, California, going to Villa Park High School in Villa Park and being actively involved in sports. His interest in portraying characters began to grow when he took acting lessons five nights a week during his college years at California State University in Fullerton. From this point, the charming guy then came to a desire of becoming an actor, but he instead chose to work in a California marketing firm after obtained a degree in business administration and marketing.

Nevertheless, his mind changed when he met Richard Burton on a flight from Mexico and thus was convinced by the actor to pursue a career in acting. Subsequently headed for Los Angeles to find better opportunity, Kevin first only earned brief roles before finally landed a bigger part in "Stacy's Knights" (1983). His hope rose when Lawrence Kasdan included him in "The Big Chill" (1983) alongside high-profile stars, like Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum and William Hurt, but it instantly vanished as Kasdan suddenly concluded to delete his scene from the picture. Fortunately, the director later gave him a second opportunity to join his next film, "Silverado" (1985), which resulted very well and consequently brought his name to the surface.

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'McFarland USA' Dodges 'Hunger Games, Mockingjay, Part 1' Date

August 23, 2014 02:48:35 GMT

's sports drama "" has been pushed back by three months from November 21 to February 20, 2015. Disney's decision to move the date could be driven by the fact that "" is released on the same November weekend.
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Kevin Costner in Talks for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Criminal'

June 18, 2014 07:31:11 GMT

will channel his inner conman in a new sci-fi thriller "". The Wrap learns that the 59-year-old actor is in negotiations to play the lead role in the upcoming movie which has Ariel Vromen ("") sitting behind the lens.
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Kevin Costner Back on 'Field of Dreams' Set to Celebrate Pic's 25th Anniversary

June 16, 2014 01:56:20 GMT

"Field of Dreams" was alive again this past weekend at the Iowa Festival where the classic celebrated its 25th Anniversary. went back to the baseball movie's set which has become a tourist destination since 1989.
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Kevin Costner Reveals His Desire to Direct Western Trilogy Back-to-Back

March 29, 2014 05:54:36 GMT

is hoping to return to directing seat, more than a decade after helming 2003's "". In an interview with Collider during press tour of his next film "", the 59-year-old actor reveals his idea to make a western movie series and film it back-to-back.
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Kevin Costner Channels His Inner Sports Manager in 'Draft Day' Trailer

December 24, 2013 08:16:06 GMT

Sports dramedy "" has got a first trailer. It sees playing Sonny Weaver, the general manager of a major football team, who is desperately attempting to acquire the number one draft pick for his club.
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Kevin Costner Might Star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Midnight Delivery'

July 16, 2013 07:41:28 GMT

Kevin Costner returns to the negotiation table for another potential starring vehicle. After closing all deals with Disney to portray a track coach in "McFarland", the 58-year-old Oscar winner enters talks with Universal to star in "", the upcoming thriller which is produced and written by "" helmer Guillermo del Toro.
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Kevin Costner to Be a Track Coach for Disney's 'McFarland'

July 04, 2013 07:06:13 GMT

has secured a role in another sport-themed movie. After starring in "Field of Dreams", "Tin Cup" and "For the Love of the Game", the two-time Oscar winner is now on board Disney's "McFarland". The feature will be helmed by Niki Caro, who directed Keisha Castle-Hughes in "Whale Rider" and in "".
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Golden Globes 2013: Kevin Costner and Claire Danes Win TV Acting Prizes

January 14, 2013 02:48:19 GMT

Following ' win for the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama, his co-star had her own victorious moment at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Before that, , and took the stage of the Sunday, January 13 event to receive an acting prize each.
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Kevin Costner Sued by Neighbor for Blocking Beach View

June 20, 2012 07:20:10 GMT

Breathing a sigh of relief after escaping from a potential multi-million dollar legal battle, is now hit with another lawsuit. This time around, the "" lead actor is sued by Rick Grimm, his neighbor in Carpinteria, CA, for blocking the man's beach view.
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Kevin Costner Wins Against Stephen Baldwin in Court Battle Over BP Deal

June 15, 2012 02:54:58 GMT

Jury has delivered the verdict in a courtroom clash between and . After deliberating for less than two hours, the panel rejected the claim made by Baldwin. The actor and his friend Spyridon Contogouris claimed Costner and his business partner were to blame for their missing out on a lucrative contract with British Petroleum.
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Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin Attend Trial in Court Battle Over BP Deal

June 05, 2012 01:59:48 GMT

and sat at opposite ends of a New Orleans courtroom on Monday, June 4. The two actors appeared in court as jury selection began for a potential multi-million dollar legal battle over a business deal stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Artist of the Week: Kirko Bangz

May 28, 2012 05:51:50 GMT

Kirk "" Randle hasn't released a full-length studio album, but he already took music scene by storm. Through a street song called "Drank in My Cup", he sat at No. 1 on Billboard Rap Songs and Heatseekers, busted top 5 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and climbed up to No. 28 on Hot 100.
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Kim Kardashian Upset at British Airways for 'Taking' Valuable Items From Her Luggage

May 28, 2012 04:52:05 GMT

was not impressed by British Airways at how they handled her luggage. The reality TV star claimed she lost some of her valuable items and accused the employees at the company of taking them from her bag.
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Kevin Costner Says His Love for America's Past Drove Him to 'Hatfields and McCoys'

May 28, 2012 04:51:34 GMT

has opened up about what drove him to star on small screen miniseries "". Though the three-part series took years to be developed, the Oscar winner admitted that his love for America's history had kept him bonded with the project.
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Whitney Houston's Funeral: Kevin Costner Gives Eulogy, Alicia Keys Sings

February 18, 2012 18:48:33 GMT

, 's co-star in the hit drama "The Bodyguard", was one of the people in the list to talk about Whitney at her Saturday, February 18 funeral. "This feels right," Kevin began, adding how he was so honored for the opportunity to share a word about the late singer.
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Kevin Costner Exits 'Django Unchained' Due to Scheduling Issue

September 16, 2011 08:01:58 GMT

will not star in 's drama "" at last. Variety's Justin Kroll has broken the news via Twitter, writing that the 56-year-old movie veteran has quit the project due to scheduling conflict.
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Kevin Costner in Talks for Sadistic Role in 'Django Unchained'

July 19, 2011 16:12:56 GMT

There's a word out there that is touted to join 's "" in surprisingly evil role. The actor is commonly attached to protagonist characters, but in this one, he is in talks to play Ace Woody, a sadistic trainer of male fighting slaves and of female prostitutes.
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Kevin Costner to Play Superman's Father in 'The Man of Steel'

March 19, 2011 01:48:38 GMT

Director Zack Snyder has confirmed reports has signed up to star in a reboot of the "Superman" franchise. The "Bodyguard" actor was rumored to be taking on the role of Clark Kent's father opposite new "The Man of Steel", .
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Kevin Costner May Lose a $4 Million Bronze Statue

February 25, 2011 09:02:29 GMT

faces losing a $4 million bronze sculpture which has been housed at his own museum, after its creator called for the actor to liquidate the model. The "Bodyguard" star commissioned the bison structure in the 1990s for a failed resort venture in South Dakota.
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Kevin Costner to Play Clark Kent's Father in New 'Superman' Movie

February 22, 2011 02:39:54 GMT

If the latest rumor from new "Superman" movie is true, Clark Kent could find his father in . Deadline Hollywood broke the news that the Oscar winner is wanted for a key role in Zack Snyder's film but they did not know the character.
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Kevin Costner Demands Stephen Baldwin's Lawsuit Dismissed

February 16, 2011 02:10:02 GMT

has asked a federal judge to dismiss a multi-million dollar lawsuit accusing him of duping Stephen Bladwin into giving up his shares in a pioneering oil-cleaning technology. Baldwin sued the "Dances With Wolves" star in December, claiming he should have benefited from Costner's success after he introduced an oil-filtration device to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.
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Stephen Baldwin Files Lawsuit Against Kevin Costner Over BP Deal

December 24, 2010 04:45:08 GMT

is suing for allegedly duping him into selling his shares in a pioneering oil separating process. The "Dances With Wolves" star and his inventor brother were among the saviors of the BP oil spill disaster earlier this year, thanks to their oil-filtration system. The Costners sold 32 devices to BP bosses through their company Costner Industries Nevada Corporation.
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Kevin Costner Working on a Cartoon TV Series

December 02, 2010 08:06:54 GMT

Movie star is drawing up plans to launch his own animated TV series. "The Bodyguard" actor has developed a cartoon with a group of pals and is currently trying to find a backer to finance the project.
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Kevin Costner Testifies Before Congress at Oil Spill Hearings

September 23, 2010 06:16:01 GMT

has returned to Washington, D.C. to urge top U.S. politicians to ensure there will never be another oil disaster like the one that destroyed wildlife and shorelines in the Gulf of Mexico. The BP spill, which has now been capped, lasted for over 100 days earlier this year as gallons upon gallons of oil leaked into the sea, and Costner was a big part of the clean-up attempts.
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Kevin Costner's Lawsuit Against Music Promoter Dismissed

July 23, 2010 04:45:43 GMT

Actor-turned-singer has dropped a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a music promoter he accused of reneging on a deal to book shows for his band. The "Bodyguard" star fronts the Kevin Costner Band in between making movies and signed an agreement with bosses at Mahee Worldwide Ventures Inc. to secure five concerts a year for the group and keep their website updated.
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Kevin Costner Would Rather Be Remembered for His Oil Clean-Up Effort

June 24, 2010 03:11:52 GMT

hopes he eventually becomes best-known for his part in the oil spill clean-up in the Gulf of Mexico - because he would rather be recognized for his environmental work than his movie career. The Hollywood actor has sold an oil-filtration system to bosses at BP in a bid to minimize the damage caused by the massive slick, which has been drifting ashore on America's Gulf Coast since a rig ruptured in April.
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Kevin Costner to Pitch Idea of Cleaning Gulf of Mexico to U.S. Congress

June 10, 2010 04:33:39 GMT

U.S. government officials are taking 's oil vacuum invention seriously - the actor has been selected as part of an expert panel on cleanup technology and will pitch his idea to Congress on Wednesday, June 9. The "Waterworld" star and his scientist brother Dan Costner run Costner Industries Nevada Corporation (CINC), and have previously promoted a filtration system, designed by Dan, to recycle oil.
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Kevin Costner Welcomes His Seventh Baby

June 03, 2010 06:21:05 GMT

is officially a dad again. On Wednesday, June 2 in Los Angeles, the "Waterworld" star welcomed his third child with wife Christine Baumgartner. The baby daughter is named Grace Avery Costner.
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Kevin Costner to Welcome Seventh Child in June

March 18, 2010 04:26:04 GMT

Hollywood actor is preparing to welcome his seventh child - his second wife is pregnant again. The "Bodyguard" star married German model Christine Baumgartner in 2004 and they are parents to two sons, 2-year-old Cayden and Hayes, who born in last February.
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Missing J-Kwon Is OK

March 05, 2010 08:15:59 GMT

Rapper J-Kwon has ended a month-long mystery about his whereabouts by reaching out to his record company bosses on Thursday, March 4 - a day after they announced he was missing. Music executives at Gracie Productions issued a public plea for help on Wednesday, March 3 after revealing the "Tipsy" hitmaker, real name Jarrell Jones, had not been seen by his loved ones in St. Louis, Missouri since the beginning of February 2009.
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