Kevin Costner Biography
Kevin Costner born (Kevin Michael Costner) is an American actor, director, producer, and musician. He is well-known for having earned two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Kevin Costner Age
Kevin Costner Family
He was born to Sharon Rae (mother) a welfare worker and William Costner (father). an electrician. He was born the youngest of three boys, the middle of whom died at birth. His father’s origin was with German immigrants to North Carolina in the 1700s, Costner as well has an English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.
Kevin Costner Wife
Costner is married to model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner, the pair married on September 25, 2004. Before Costner had dated actress Peggy Trentini and model Bobbie Brown. He later married Cindy Costner on 5th March 1978. The couple had previously3 years after getting together in March 1975. They later divorced on 12th of December 1994.
He has also date an American actress Mira Sorvino in 1993 and Holly Sampson in 1994. He as well dated Bridget Rooney, actress Courteney Cox, model Angie Everhart, Joan Lunden, American model Cheryl Tiegs, Australian Model Elle Macpherson, Italian Model Carla Bruni, and American TV Personality Tawny Little.
Kevin Costner Children | Kevin Costner Kids
With his first wife Cindy Costner The pair has three children manely: Anne Clayton, Lily McCall, and Joe Tedrick. He as well has three children with his current wife Christine Baumgartner, thier kids are named: Cayden, Hayes, and Grace.
Kevin Costner Education
Costner got enrolled at attended Mt. Whitney High School. he later joined and graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973. He then joined the California State University and he graduated with a BA in marketing and finance.
Kevin Costner Career | Actor
He developed an interest in acting after marrying Cindy, he agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive. From his honeymoon he met Richard Burton on the plane who encouraged him to become an actor by advising him to drop everything else if he has to make a career in the movies.
Costner later gave up his marketing job and started taking acting lessons five nights a week, with the support of his wife. He had other odd jobs to support his career and family, He was a truck-driver, a Hollywood tour guide, and also piloted the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.
He got credited in the movie ‘The Big Chill’ as the dead friend, Alex, but his face never appeared on the screen in 1983. He played the role of Scott Glenn’s endearingly goofy brother in the American Western film, ‘Silverado’ in 1985. He got his is breakthrough in the 1987 movie ‘The Untouchables’ of which he portrayed the role of Elliot Ness, a federal agent.
He as well played the lead role in the thriller ‘No Way Out’ which solidified his star status n the same year. He got further success from the baseball movies such as ‘Bull Durham’ in 1988 and ‘Field of Dreams’ in 1989 which made him a popular leading man. Subsequently, he later formed his own production company and made ‘Dances with Wolves’ in 1990.
He as well played the lead role in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ and appeared in the movie ‘JFK’ in 1991, The year after he starred in the romantic film, ‘The Bodyguard’. he was also featured in other movies in the 1990s like ‘A Perfect World’ of 1993, ‘Waterworld’ of 1995, ‘The Postman’ of 1997, and ‘For Love of the Game’ of 1999. He got featured in the movie ‘Thirteen Days’, and has since appeared in several other movies including ‘The Upside of Anger’ in 2005, ‘The Guardian’ of 2006, ‘Swing Vote’ of 2008, and ‘Man of Steel’ of 2013.
He is also a singer in the ‘Kevin Costner & Modern West’, a country rock band which he founded. The band that has released two albums, ‘Untold Truths’ in 2008 and ‘Turn It On’ in 2010, and has performed at various events. He as well produced, directed, and acted in the movie ‘Dances with Wolves’, which was about an American Civil War soldier who assimilates into a Sioux community in 1990. The film got nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won seven of them.
With his 1990 film ‘Dances with Wolves’, her won the Academy Award for Best Director and the Best Picture, He as well played the head of the Hatfield family in the three-part miniseries ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ in the same year. His role earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and also the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.
Kevin Costner Net Worth
Costner has an estimated net worth of $250 million.
Kevin Costner Baseball Movies
Some of his films have included a baseball theme: movies like Chasing Dreams, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, and The Upside of Anger, in three of which he is featured as a pro baseball player and one a former pro baseball player.
Costner as well has a home in Austin, Texas, and sometimes appears at Texas Longhorns baseball practices and games. He was also a close friend of former Longhorns baseball coach Augie Garrido from Garrido’s days coaching at Cal State Fullerton, Costner’s alma mater.
He featured Garrido to play the role of the Yankee manager in For Love of the Game. He as well tries getting to every College World Series game that CSUF Titans plays in Omaha, Nebraska. Costner walked-on for a try-out, but did not make the team early in his time at the university.
He was a partial owner of the Zion, Illinois-based Lake County Fielders independent baseball team in the North American League. The Fielders name was an homage to Field of Dreams, with the logo showing a ballplayer standing amid a field of corn.
Kevin Costner Robin Hood
He plays the lead role in Robin Hood, he breaks out of a Jerusalem prison with the help of Moorish fellow prisoner Azeem and he gets back to his home in England. When he gets home he discovers his dead father in the ruins of his family estate, killed by the vicious sheriff of Nottingham. Robin and Azeem join forces with outlaws Little John and Will Scarlett to save the kingdom from the sheriff’s villainy.
Kevin Costner Yellowstone | Film Kevin Costner
Costner is featured as the main charecter in this drama series (Yellowstone), he stares as the patriarch of a powerful, complicated family of ranchers. A sixth-generation homesteader and devoted father, John Dutton controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.
He as well operates in a corrupt world where politicians are compromised by influential oil and lumber corporations and land grabs make developers billions. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, Dutton’s property is in constant conflict with those it borders — an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
Kevin Costner Height | Body Measurements | How Tall Is Kevin Costner
Kevin stands at a height of 185 cm (6 ft 1) and has a body weihgt of 79 kg (174 pounds) and feet size of Feet size: 11 US (44 EU)
Kevin Costner Waterworld | Kevin Costner Waterworld
He is als featured in Waterworld as the lead role , After the melting of the polar ice caps, most of the globe is underwater. Some of the people survived, and even fewer still, notably the Mariner , Costner have adapted to the ocean by developing gills. A loner by nature, the Mariner reluctantly befriends Helen and her young companion, Enola as they escape from a hostile artificial island.
Soon the sinister Smokers are pursuing them in the belief that Enola holds the key to finding the mythical Dryland. After the melting of the polar ice caps, most of the globe is underwater. Some humans have survived, and even fewer still, notably the Mariner Costner, have adapted to the ocean by developing gills.
A loner by nature, the Mariner reluctantly befriends Helen and her young companion, Enola, as they escape from a hostile artificial island. Soon the sinister Smokers are pursuing them in the belief that Enola holds the key to finding the mythical Dryland.
Kevin Costner Ranch
Costner’s Aspen ranch is available to rent throughout the holidays for $30,000 per night. Complete with its own baseball diamond, His stunning estate in Colorado is the ultimate winter wonderland and ski season rental as it has its own sledding hill, ice skating rink, and three hot tubs. He has listed the rental with Aspen Resort Luxury Rentals and Coldwall Banker Mason Morse.
Its located minutes away from downtown Aspen, Colorado, the breathtaking 160-acre ranch compound is complete with three homes throughout the property and comfortably accommodates 34 guests. The compound is also the ultimate luxury retreat as it features pristine landscaping, breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and three exquisite homes on the property.
It is located in serene seclusion at 47200 Highway 82 in Aspen, the primary residence offers six-bedrooms and more than 5,800 square feet complete with the Continental Divide as the backdrop. The ranch perfect venue for a family get-together or for a group of friends who want to spend the holidays together in a dream setting. It includes a sledding hill, ice skating rink and baseball field all of which are complete with night lights and a sound system for playing music to create the ultimate festive experience.
There are plenty of other open air amenities that encompass the ranch, including two stocked lakes with trophy trout ice fishing, paddle board, kayak, and canoe offerings, and a waterfall gently streaming into one of the property’s three hot tubs.
Additional features of the property include a cross country track, an event venue for entertaining, large outdoor kitchen with dining and fireplace, and riverfront beaches complete with fire pits. Dog sledding on the property is also available to book.
Kevin Costner Movies
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Dances with Wolves
No Way Out
Field of Dreams
3 Days to Kill
Message in a Bottle
A Perfect World
Kevin Costner Trump
Costner had accused the Trump administration of fostering a harmful political environment, saying that he is “not recognizing America right now.” Costner shifted toward the Democratic Party, appeared on ABC’s “The View” to discuss his new television series “Yellowstone” on the Paramount network.
During the interview, co-host Joy Behar asked Costner for his thoughts on the state of the country and the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant children from their parents when families are apprehended for crossing the border illegally. He continued to attack the Trump administration for what he described as a toxic environment.
“I’m not recognizing America right now,” Costner said. “I don’t recognize its voice. I don’t recognize any individual statements. I feel people going with the flow, and there’s people right in the middle. We’re in a really weird spot, and it takes a high level of compassion, empathy, and intelligence to work our way out of this.”
He went on to criticizing Trumps administration for separating families at the border without a plan, asking whether anyone can imagine the terror of the children not being able to speak English. He said “We have to do better. We’ve been about more. We can be about more, and right now we are acting really small,”
This is not the first time that Costner has taken an apparent swipe at Trump. In April 2016, Costner appeared to criticize Trump, saying that he did not think the presidential campaign was as “entertaining” as everyone else.
“I don’t,” Costner said. “No, I find it embarrassing. I find it highly immature. I think America is really teetering at a low point with the way we talk to each other.” “I won’t even have dinner with the way people talk,” he added. “Where are our big ideas? There’s dialogue right now that’s shameful.”
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Kevin Costner Revisits the American West, Now by Helicopter
In a phone interview from his spread in Santa Barbara, Calif., with its baseball field and Pacific view, Mr. Costner, 63 and good-naturedly laconic, pondered the allure of the western, Manifest Destiny and plans for his second act.
Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.
I grew up on a ranch so I know a little about this world. But we sure don’t use a helicopter to count cattle.
That’s a cowboy term for you know a lot — “I know a little bit.” If somebody says, “Can you play baseball?” I say, “I can play a little.” It’s code for, “Yeah, I know.”
So you know baseball. But do you know ranching?
It’s a time-honored thing, people making a living on horseback moving cattle. But in terms of how that trade is plied today, the world that Taylor was drawing was something very new to me. It’s like going to see Cirque du Soleil versus the old circus. There’s still the clowns, the jugglers, the almost freakish things. It’s held onto its carnival roots. They just reinvented it.
John Dutton can be as fearsome as an Old West land baron.
He’s a modern-day C.E.O., if you will, probably more than any of the generations before him, simply because he’s had to arbitrate so many problems with lawyers and encroachment and white-collar people coming after his land. The urbanization and environmental protection that are threatening his ranch are much different than [what faced] his predecessors, where they basically took the land and were stubborn enough, maybe vicious enough, to hold onto it. Characters that took up legendary status in the West were very capable of making really hard decisions that were probably questioned by people — but not for very long.
What’s the appeal of the western?
Most westerns, I just don’t like them. But there [are] six or seven that really marked me because they somehow got under the skin. You didn’t know the type of individuals you were running into on the trail, if they’re in need of water, in need of food, a psychopath. When those situations are drawn carefully — and most of the time they’re not, because people got used to the idea of a black hat, white hat, a bad guy for a good guy to knock down — a real dilemma sets itself up for very heightened drama. I think westerns are working their very best when we see a certain incident and go, “God, I wonder if I would have made it.”
Do you remember when you first fell in love with the West?
When I was 7, I saw “How the West Was Won” at the Cinerama Dome [in Hollywood] and one of the first images — coming across this lake that didn’t have a ripple in it, like glass — was Jimmy Stewart in a birch-bark canoe. And I knew who I was at that moment. When he pulled that canoe up onto a beach, there was this group of exotic-looking people, and I thought: “I’m interested in who they are. I’d like to live in a world where they are.” I actually went out and built three canoes between that age and about 18 simply because I wanted to go down the rivers that Lewis and Clark went. I wanted to explore this America when it was like the Garden of Eden.
Back to baseball: “Bull Durham” will join the Criterion Collection next month.
I’m really happy to hear that. Ron Shelton and I did “Tin Cup” and “Bull Durham” together, and we’re talking about doing something that completes the trilogy of that idea. It’s all linked but not the same movie, but just like John Ford’s trilogy of “Fort Apache,” “[She Wore a] Yellow Ribbon” and “Rio Grande” weren’t the same movie. For Ron and me to circle back to each other and create an adult romantic comedy set against the zaniness of sports, it will be interesting if we’re able to do it.
You’ll juggle moviemaking with series-making?
Yeah, it’s important to make sure that there’s time for my own projects, that they represent a different type of storytelling. I have a western that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. It’s a 30-year span, and it debunks the theory about how towns came to be. It’s a powerful piece and something I’d like to bring to the big screen as I play out the second half of my career.
What do you mean by “how towns came to be?”
The story of America just repeated itself from sea to shining sea. There were the Native Americans everywhere, and we ingratiated ourselves the best we could. And then, when there were enough of us, we killed them. And as America expanded, we kept repeating these promises that we’re just passing through, that we’ll share the land, and none of it was true. We wanted it, and I’m not embarrassed by that. I’m just kind of sad that we don’t teach that very much in our country.
When did the second half of your career begin?
Well, it probably began a long time ago but I’m acting like it just began now. [Laughs] I want to know what I’m doing, when I’m going to do it. I want to find true partners and make these films and find a distribution that makes sense to the theaters. I want to control my own destiny.
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