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Kurt Russell Trivia
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- Famous as : Actor
- Birth Name : Kurt Vogel Russell
- Birth Date : March 17, 1951
- Birth Place : Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
- Spouse : Season Hubley (actress, 1979-1984)
- Claim to Fame : As Snake Plissken in "Escape from New York" (1981)
- Established Cosmic Entertainment in 2003 with Goldie Hawn also her two children, Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson.
- Moved to a mansion in Shaughnessy, Vancouver along with Goldie Hawn in 2003 in order to get close to their son, Wyatt, who at that time played junior hockey in 2003.
- Took time to visit the set of TV series "Stargate SG-1" during the shooting process of "3000 Miles to Graceland" (2001).
- Provided Elvis Presley's voice in "Forrest Gump" (1994).
- Worked with the Chicago Fire Dept.'s Squad 5 to prepare for his role in "Backdraft" (1991).
- His role of Crash Davis in "Bull Durham" (1988) was written specifically for him by Ron Shelton.
- Got inspired to talk in a raspy voice similar to Clint Eastwood's from the Man With No Name trilogy after noticing the presence of Lee Van Cleef on the set of "Escape from New York" (1981).
- Joined the audition for the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars" (1977) and for the title role in "Flash Gordon" (1980).
- Was a pro baseball player for California Angels before he experienced an injury on his shoulder which forced him to retire in 1973.
- Was voted the Best Looking by his schoolmates at his high school graduation in 1969.
- Is a member of the United States Libertarian Party and one of the card-carrying members of National Rifle Association.
- Once joined minor league baseball as a second baseman for the Rainbows of Bend then a utility infielder for the Sun Kings of El Paso, Texas.
- Has a good relationship with Dick Warlock, his stunt double for over 20 years.
- Became Ted Nugent's best man at his wedding.
- Was one of the first actors to give an audio commentary on DVDs.
- Is Larry J. Franco's brother-in-law and the uncle of Matt Franco, the Atlanta Braves' first baseman.
- Gave up his cottage in the Muskoka region in Ontario, Canada after finding out many un-welcomed visitor peeked at it through binoculars from Lake Rosseau when taking a summer vacation there with partner Goldie Hawn.
- Has a private pilot license holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings approved by FAA.
- Was featured in the music video of "Voices That Care" and even took part in singing the song in the choir.
- Is a huge fan of Elvis Presley, Tom Robinson, and Patrick Rondat.