Kevin Costner Moved to Tears by Rapturous Response to 'Horizon' at Cannes

The 'Yellowstone' actor is seen dabbing away a tear after his upcoming epic Western film receives a 10-minute standing ovation during its premiere at the 77th annual film festival.

AceShowbiz - Kevin Costner couldn't hold back his tears at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival. The actor got emotional after his new film "Horizon: An American Saga" premiered to a rapturous response on Sunday, May 19.

The upcoming epic Western film, Costner's first directing effort in 11 years, received a 10-minute standing ovation and chants of "Kevin! Kevin! Kevin!" from the audience. According to PEOPLE, he dabbed away a tear before delivering his speech.

"I'm sorry you had to clap that long for me to understand that I should speak," the "Yellowstone" star joked, before thanking "such good people" at the event. He continued, "Such a good moment, not just for me, but for the actors who came with me, for people who believed in me, who continued to work."

"It's a funny business, and I'm so glad I found it," Costner said, adding, "There's no place like here." Speaking of the special moment, where he was joined by his all five children, Annie, 40, Cayden, 17, Grace, 13, Lily, 37, and Hayes Costner, 15, who stars in "Horizon" alongside his dad, the 69-year-old exclaimed, "I'll never forget this. Neither with my children. They all look so beautiful, dressed up so nice, the women, the men. They're so handsome."

Costner then shared of making the movie, "I made this. It's not mine anymore. It's yours. I knew that the minute this was over and that's what it should be. I think movies aren't about their opening weekends. They're about their life and about how many times you're willing to share it."

"And I hope that you do share this movie with your sweethearts, with your children. I feel so lucky. I feel so blessed - and there's three more," he said, as the audience cheered once more. "There was no reason that this was gonna happen, and it's just another miracle in my life," he continued as he reportedly choked up. "Thank you so much for giving me your precious time. I hope that this time was worth it for you. Thank you."

"Horizon" is Costner's passion project. He put much of his own fortune into making the $100 million-plus film, including mortgaging his ranch. In addition to starring and directing, he produced and co-wrote the movie.

The three-hour movie was initially billed as a two-part film, with the second film already due in August. But at the Cannes, Costner promised "three more" installments of the "Horizon" franchise. The first part of "Horizon" will be released in U.S. theaters on June 28.

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