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Birthday: January 18, 1955
Place: Lynwood, California, USA
Height: 6' 1"
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| One of Hollywood's most prominent strong, silent types, Kevin Costner was for several years the celluloid personification of the baseball industry. The actor made an indelible mark with baseball-themed hits like Bull Durham and Field of Dreams, as well as his epic Western Dances with Wolves. Although several flops in the late '90s diminished his bankability, for many the actor remained one of the industry's most enduring icons.A native of California, Costner was born January 18, 1955, in Lynnwood. While a marketing student at California State University in Fullerton, he became involved with community theater. Upon graduation in 1978, Costner took a marketing job that lasted all of 30 days before deciding to take a crack at acting. After an inauspicious 1974 film debut in the ultra-cheapie Sizzle Beach USA, Costner decided to take a more serious approach to acting. Venturing down the usual theater-workshop, multiple-audition route, the actor impressed casting directors who weren't really certain of how to use him. That may be one reason why Costner's big-studio debut in Night Shift (1982) consisted of little more than background decoration, and the subsequent Frances (1982) featured the hapless young actor as an off-stage voice.Director Lawrence Kasdan liked Costner enough to cast him in the important role of the suicide victim who motivated the plot of The Big Chill (1983). Unfortunately, all that was visible of the actor — who had turned down Matthew Broderick's role in WarGames to take the part — was part of his dress suit, along with a fleeting glimpse of his hairline and hands as the undertaker prepared him for burial during the opening credits. Two years later, a guilt-ridden Kasdan chose Costner for a major part as a hell-raising gunfighter in the "retro" western Silverado (1985), this time putting him in front of the camera for virtually the entire film. The actor's big break came two years later as he burst on the screen in two major films, No Way Out and The Untouchables; his growing popularity was further amplified with a brace of baseball films, released within months of one another. In Bull Durham (1988), the actor was taciturn minor-league ballplayer Crash Davis, and in the following year's Field of Dreams he was Ray Kinsella, a farmer who constructs a baseball diamond in his Iowa cornfield at the repeated urging of a voice that intones "If you build it, he will come."Riding high on the combined box-office success of these films, Costner was able to make his directing debut. With a minuscule budget of 18 million dollars, he went off to the Black Hills of South Dakota to film the first Western epic that Hollywood had seen in years, a revisionist look at American Indian-White relationships titled Dances With Wolves (1990). Detractors had a field day with this supposedly doomed project, labeling the film "Costner's Folly" and "Kevin's Gate." But the film, in addition to being one of '90s biggest moneymakers, also took home a slew of Academy Awards, including statues for Best Picture and Best Director.Costner's luck continued with the 1991 costume epic Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; this, too, made money, though it seriously strained Costner's longtime friendship with the film's director, the notoriously erratic Kevin Reynolds. The same year, Costner had another hit on his hands with Oliver Stone's JFK. The next year's The Bodyguard, a film which teamed Costner with Whitney Houston, did so well at the box-office that it seemed the actor could do no wrong. However, his next film, A Perfect World (1993), directed by Clint Eastwood and casting the actor against type as a half-psycho, half-benign prison escapee, was a major disappointment, even though Costner himself came through with a strong performance. More bad luck followed Perfect World in the form of another cast-against-type failure, the 1994 Western Wyatt Earp, which proved that even director Lawrence Kasdan could have his off days.Adding insult to injury, Costner's 1995 epic sci-fi adventure Waterworld received an enormous amount of negative publicity prior to opening due to its ballooning budget and bloated schedule, and cemented industry misgivings by failing colossally at the box office. The following year, Costner was able to rebound somewhat with the romantic comedy Tin Cup, which was well-received by the critics and the public alike. Unfortunately, he chose to followed this up with another directorial effort, an epic filmization of author David Brin's The Postman. The 1997 film featured Costner as a Shakespeare-spouting drifter in a post-nuclear holocaust America whose efforts to reunite the country give him messianic qualities. Like Waterworld, The Postman (waggishly dubbed "Dryworld" by critics) received a critical drubbing and did poorly with audiences. Costner's reputation, now at an all-time low, received some resuscitation with the 1998 romantic drama Message in a Bottle, and later the same year he returned to the genre that loved him best with Sam Raimi's baseball drama For Love of the Game. A thoughtful reflection on the Cuban missile crisis provided the groundwork for the successful Thirteen Days (2000), though Costner's next turn as a member of a group of Elvis impersonating casino bandits drew harsh criticism for its pointless and excessive violence, relegating it to a quick death at the box office. Though Costner's next effort was a more sentimental supernatural drama lamenting lost love, Dragonfly (2002) was dismissed by many as a cheap clone of The Sixth Sense and met an almost equally hasty, though notably less outright despised fate.Costner fared better in 2003 with the release of Open Range — while it was no Dances With Wolves in terms of mainstream popularity, it certainly received more positive feedback than The Postman or Waterworld. In 2004, Costner is slated to star along with Keri Russell and Alicia Witt in director Mike Binder's drama The Upside of Anger. Though many may have anticipated that Costner's subsequent film Rumor Has It... would be quite a substantial hit given it's curious ties to the 1967 hit The Graduate, expectations quickly dissipated when the film failed to strike big at the box office. With the only thing worth mentioning about Rumor Has It... being the DVD release of the feature (which offered a standard definition version on one side and a high definition version on the other), fans would once again be forced to hold out hope for Costner in The Fugutive director Andrew Davis' 2006 Coast Guard thriller The Guardian. Cast as a legendary rescue swimmer who dives headlong into teaching as a means of forgetting his painful past, The Guardian found Costner co-starring opposite such younger Hollywood heavies as Melissa Sagemiller and Ashton Kutcher.
- Announced players who had been selected to Major League Baseball's All Century Team at the 1999 All Star game at Fenway Park in Boston.
- Voted most erotic male by the readers of the German magazine 'Amica'. [May 1998]
- Graduated from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California.
- Father of Joe Costner (b. 1988), Annie Costner (b. 1984) and Lily Costner (b. 1986)
- Son of Bill Costner and Sharon Costner
- Ranked #27 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
- Revealed, via blood tests, that Costner is father of child born to Bridget Rooney. Child is called Liam, born November 1996. [January 1997]
- Born at 9:40pm-PST
- His wife, Cindy Silva, played Snow White for Disneyland.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 
- He turned down the leading role in WarGames (1983), which was played by Matthew Broderick, to play Alex in The Big Chill (1983). His part was later cut.
- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. 
- He is a supporter of a British soccer team Arsenal.
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#87). 
- Was considered for the lead in Air Force One (1997) (the part eventually went to Harrison Ford).
- His frontal nude scene in For Love of the Game (1999) was reportedly deleted after being met with laughter at test screenings.
- His character in Dragonfly (2002) was written with the intention of Harrison Ford taking the film role. Ford turned down the role to take a year off from movies.
- Costner & Ford's casting choices have crossed paths many times before. Harrison Ford turned down the Jack Ryan role in The Hunt for Red October (1990) as did Kevin Costner. Harrison Ford instead made Presumed Innocent (1990) and Kevin Costner made his Oscar-winning Dances with Wolves (1990). The Jack Ryan role went to then character actor Alec Baldwin.
- Harrison Ford later turned down the Jim Garrison role in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991) and Kevin Costner decided to take it after a meeting with the director Stone.
- The President of the United States role in the mega-blockbuster Air Force One (1997) was written specifically for Kevin Costner. In fact, Kevin Costner helped develop the action film with Beacon Communications and writer Andrew Marlowe in 1996. But, Kevin had to eventually pass on the film because of work delays with his futuristic The Postman (1997). Costner called up Harrison Ford personally and offered Harrison a once-in-a-lifetime role. Harrison Ford accepted the role and has always thanked Kevin Costner in interviews for his kind gesture. Air Force One (1997) went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time.
- Member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, along with G.D. Spradlin Alan Heitz and Ashton Kutcher.
- Sioux nation gave Costner a tract of land after making Dances with Wolves (1990). Costner built a golf course on that land.
- Has starred in two films about John F. Kennedy, but hasn't played Kennedy; the two films are JFK (1991) and Thirteen Days (2000).
- Before hitting it big in the acting business Kevin worked as a skipper on the ride, the Jungle Cruise, at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
- 26 June 2003 - Announced engagement to girlfriend Christine Baumgartner, they have been a couple for 4 years.
- For his entire career, he has purposely avoided doing sequels to his films. So far, he is one of the few blockbuster stars to never come back for a sequel.
- Turned down a role in Platoon (1986) because he thought it portrayed American soldiers in Vietnam negatively and didn't want to insult his brother, who was a Vietnam veteran.
- In his role as Crash Davis in Bull Durham (1988), he states his personal beliefs. One of those beliefs is "...Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone". In his role as Jim Garrison in JFK (1991), he plays a lawyer determined to prove that Oswald did not act alone.
- Co-owns the Midnight Star casino in Deadwood, South Dakota which displays some of his movie memorabilia.
- Opened the Tatanka Interpretive site in Deadwood, South Dakota in 2003. The site features a bronze statue depicting the Lakota Sioux buffalo hunt. There is also a museum, gift shop, and living history of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Tatanka is the Lakota word for buffalo.
- On his and Christine Baumgartner's wedding day, there were 500 guests, including: Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Willis, Tim Allen, Don Johnson, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
- Owns a 165 acre ranch outside of Aspen
- Supports Arsenal Football Club (UK). In 2003 he was working in London and decided to go to a game, only to find out Arsenal were playing away from home, so he booked a private helicopter to take him to the match 160 miles away!
- He has played at the celebrity golf tournament Pebble Beach, California every year starting from 1996.
- He joins Sylvester Stallone, Prince, Roberto Benigni, William Shatner, and Tom Green (III) as being the only actors to direct themselves in performances that would "win" them a Razzie Award for Worst Actor.
- Some of his favorite films are, How the West Was Won (1962), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Giant (1956) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Great Escape (1963), Hombre (1967), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Magnificent Seven (1960)
- Some of his favorite directors are, Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Sturges, Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg
- Movies he likes are Red River (1948), Ben-Hur (1959), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Spartacus (1960)
- His favorite movies are long epics with a lot of stories.
- His favorite genre is the Western.
- Turned down the role of Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) to direct Open Range (2003) instead.
- Along with Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Richard Attenborough and Robert Redford one of 6 people to win and Academy Award for "Best Director", though they are mainly known as actors.
- Has done more baseball themed films than any other actor.
- Goes to Omaha, Nebraska during the summer for the College World Series if California State Fullerton (his alma mater) qualifies for the tournament.
- He and his second wife, Christine Baumgartner, honeymooned in St. Andrews, Scotland. Their honeymoon coincided with the annual Dunhill Links Celebrity Golf Tournament, where regulars include Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Cruise, and Michael Douglas.
- From 2005-2006 he had owned a home in the Hollywood Hills. But in April/2006 he had sold his 10,000-square-foot Spanish Hacienda, on an acre behind gates, his five bedrooms plus staff quarters, a media room, a billiards room, a tennis court, a gym, a pool, a spa and grassy yards. Sold for .5 million to American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
- In April 2006 he spent .5 million on an oceanfront 17-acre ranch in Santa Barbara County, California. He and wife Christine Baumgartner are raising horses on their new ranch.
- Has two films on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are "Dances with Wolves" (1990) at #59 and "Field of Dreams" (1989) at #28.
- From the mid-1990s, following the commercial and critical failure of his ambitious science-fiction epic Waterworld (1995), his box office appeal waned somewhat, reviving slightly with the political drama Thirteen Days (2000).
- Was considered for the role of Col. James Dolittle in Pearl Harbor (2001) but turned it down. The part went to Alec Baldwin.
- Was considered the role of Cleveland Heep in Lady in the Water (2006) but the studio couldn't contact Costner. The part was given to Paul Giamatti instead.
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