Kevin Costner


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Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953. His father's job ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 58 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Postman The Postman
(1997)
Dances with Wolves Lieutenant Dunbar
(1990)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Robin of Locksley
(1991)
The Bodyguard Frank Farmer
(1992)

Filmography

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 2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League
Jonathan Kent (voice, uncredited)
 2018-2020 Yellowstone (TV Series)
John Dutton
- The World Is Purple (2020) ... John Dutton
- Meaner Than Evil (2020) ... John Dutton
- I Killed a Man Today (2020) ... John Dutton
- The Beating (2020) ... John Dutton
- All for Nothing (2020) ... John Dutton
 2020 Let Him Go
George Blackledge
 2019 The Art of Racing in the Rain
Enzo (voice)
 2019 The Highwaymen
Frank Hamer
 2017 Molly's Game
Larry Bloom
 2016 Hidden Figures
Al Harrison
 2016 Criminal
Jerico Stewart
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Jonathan Kent
 2015 Billy the Kid: New Evidence (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 McFarland, USA
Jim White
 2014 Black or White
Elliott Anderson
 2014/I Draft Day
Sonny Weaver Jr.
 2014 3 Days to Kill
Ethan Renner
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Thomas Harper
 2013 Man of Steel
Jonathan Kent
 2012 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini Series)
'Devil' Anse Hatfield
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... 'Devil' Anse Hatfield
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... 'Devil' Anse Hatfield
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... 'Devil' Anse Hatfield
 2011 Field of Dreams 2: Lockout (Short)
Iowa Farmer's Dad
 2010 The Company Men
Jack
 2009 The New Daughter
John James
 2008 Swing Vote
Bud Johnson
 2007 Mr. Brooks
Mr. Earl Brooks
 2006/I The Guardian
Ben Randall
 2005 Rumor Has It...
Beau Burroughs
 2005 The Upside of Anger
Denny Davies
 2003 Open Range
Charley Waite
 2002 Dragonfly
Joe Darrow
 2001 3000 Miles to Graceland
Murphy
 2001 The Road to Graceland (Short)
Thomas J. Murphy (voice)
 2000 Thirteen Days
Kenny O'Donnell
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Ringside Fan
 1999 For Love of the Game
Billy Chapel
 1999 Message in a Bottle
Garret
 1997 The Postman
The Postman
 1996 Tin Cup
Roy McAvoy
 1995 Waterworld
Mariner
 1994 The War
Stephen Simmons
 1994 Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
 1993 A Perfect World
Robert 'Butch' Haynes
 1992 The Bodyguard
Frank Farmer
 1991 JFK
Jim Garrison
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin of Locksley
 1990 Dances with Wolves
Lieutenant Dunbar
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Bartender
 1990/I Revenge
Cochran
 1989 The Gunrunner
Ted
 1989 Field of Dreams
Ray Kinsella
 1988 Bull Durham
Crash Davis
 1987 No Way Out
Tom Farrell
 1987 The Untouchables
Eliot Ness
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Captain
- The Mission (1985) ... Captain
 1985 American Flyers
Marcus Sommers
 1985 Silverado
Jake
 1985 Fandango
Gardner Barnes
 1984 Shadows Run Black
Jimmy Scott
 1983 Testament
Phil Pitkin
 1983 The Big Chill
Alex (scenes deleted)
 1983 Table for Five
Newlywed Husband
 1983 Stacy's Knights
Will Bonner
 1982 Chasing Dreams
Ed
 1982 Frances
Luther / Man in Alley (uncredited)
 1982 Night Shift
Frat Boy #1
 1981 Malibu Hot Summer
John Logan
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TV commercial for Valleverde shoes directed by Zack Snyder See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 20 Interviews | 41 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 127 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Death of a President (2006)] It's awfully hard if you're his children, his wife, his mother, his dad; there's a certain thing we can't lose as human beings, which is empathy for maybe the hardest job in the world. Whether we think it's being performed right or not we can't, like, wish... or think that's even cute. See more »

Trivia:

Costner and 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. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently appears in sports-themed films, in particular baseball See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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