Kevin Costner

Actor, Director, Producer
Academy Award-winning actor-director-producer Kevin Costner made a solid career out of playing, amiable, dependable leading men with a stoic, deadpan style best utilized in sports-themed, feel-good movies. He made his ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Criminal 2016 (Movie)

Jerico (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

McFarland, USA 2015 (Movie)

Jim White (Actor)

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Man Who Saved the World 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

3 Days to Kill 2014 (Movie)

Ethan Runner (Actor)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

Elliott Anderson (Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Sonny Weaver Jr. (Actor)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 (Movie)

Thomas Harper (Actor)

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

Jonathan Kent (Actor)

Hatfields & McCoys 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Company Men 2010 (Movie)

Jack Dolan (Actor)

The New Daughter 2009 (Movie)

John James (Actor)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

Bud Johnson (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mr. Brooks 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Brooks (Actor)

Ever Again 2006 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

Ben Randall (Actor)

InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumor Has It... 2005 (Movie)

Beau Burroughs (Actor)

Upside of Anger 2005 (Movie)

Denny Davies (Actor)

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

Charley Waite (Actor)

Dragonfly 2002 (Movie)

Joe Darrow (Actor)

3,000 Miles to Graceland 2001 (Movie)

Thomas Murphy (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2001 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

Kenny O'Donnell (Actor)

For Love of the Game 1999 (Movie)

Billy Chapel (Actor)

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

Garret Blake (Actor)

Play It to the Bone 1999 (Movie)

Himself--Ringside Fan (Actor)

Susan Sarandon: Rebel With a Cause 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Sean Connery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

The Postman (Actor)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

Roy McAvoy (Actor)

500 Nations 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

Mariner (Actor)

The War 1994 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

Wyatt Earp (Actor)

Wyatt Earp: Walk With a Legend 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

Butch Haynes (Actor)

John Barry's Moviola 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

Frank Farmer (Actor)

Whitney Houston: This Is My Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Face to Face With Connie Chung (11/22/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Independent Spirit Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Jim Garrison (Actor)

Robert Wuhl's World Tour 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

Robin of Locksley/Robin Hood (Actor)

Robin Hood: The Myth, The Man, The Movie 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Truth Or Dare 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dances With Wolves 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Dunbar (Actor)

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

Cochran (Actor)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Field of Dreams 1989 (Movie)

Ray Kinsella (Actor)

The Gunrunner 1989 (Movie)

Ted Beaubien (Actor)

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

Crash Davis (Actor)

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

Tom Farrell (Actor)

The Untouchables 1987 (Movie)

Eliot Ness (Actor)

Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. 1986 (Movie)

John Logan (Actor)

American Flyers 1985 (Movie)

Marcus Sommers (Actor)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

Gardner Barnes--a Groover (Actor)

Silverado 1985 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Stacy's Knights 1983 (Movie)

Will Bonner (Actor)

Table for Five 1983 (Movie)

Newlywed Husband (Actor)

Testament 1983 (Movie)

Phil Pitkin (Actor)

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

1st Frat Boy (Actor)

Shadows Run Black 1981 (Movie)

Jimmy Scott (Actor)

Chasing Dreams 1980 (Movie)

Gavin's Older Brother (Actor)

Amazing Stories (TV Show)

Actor

Backstory (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Stone: Inside Out (TV Show)

Actor

Remember Pearl Harbor (Movie)

(Voice)

When It Was a Game III (TV Show)

Narrator
Producer (14)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Whirly Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mr. Brooks 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Thirteen Days 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Message in A Bottle 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Rapa Nui 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bodyguard 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dances With Wolves 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Revenge 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (3)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Dances With Wolves 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (2)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

"Don't Lock 'Em Away (Song For Molly)" (Song)

The Postman 1997 (Movie)

("You Didn't Have to Be So Nice") (Song Performer)
Other (1)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

(Production Consultant)

Biography

Academy Award-winning actor-director-producer Kevin Costner made a solid career out of playing, amiable, dependable leading men with a stoic, deadpan style best utilized in sports-themed, feel-good movies. He made his now-infamous film debut - as a corpse - in director Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill" (1983). In recompense, Kasdan gave him the prominent, flashy role of a wild gunfighter in the action-packed neo-modern Western, "Silverado" (1985). Costner's breakout year came in the form of two hit films that he solidly led - director Brian De Palma's prohibition crime-drama "The Untouchables" (1987) when he was cast as Elliot Ness opposite Robert De Niro's murderous Al Capone and the military thriller "No Way Out" alongside Gene Hackman. A string of subsequent hits, including the baseball-themed "Bull Durham" (1988) and "Field of Dreams" (1989) led to his masterpiece, the Academy Awarding-winning Western "Dances with Wolves" (1990). Although his top leading man status began to suffer after the monumental failures of "Waterworld" (1995) and "The Postman" (1997), Costner nonetheless remained a viable screen presence. And while he continued to appear in an average of a film a year with such efforts as "Thirteen Days" (2000), "Open Range" (2003), "Rumor Has It..." (2005) and "Swing Vote" (2008), Costner would ultimately find his next big hit on the small screen, as the star of the highly-rated miniseries docudrama "Hatfields & McCoys" (History Channel, 2012). Despite suffering his fair share of critical and commercial misfires, Costner's impressive contributions to film were undeniable and his frequent comparisons to such movie icons as Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart more than apt.

Relationships

Christine Baumgarten Actor

Wife
Began dating 1999 Briefly split before getting engaged June 2003 Married Sept. 25, 2004 at Costner's ranch in Aspen, CO

Annie Costner Actor

Daughter
Born April 15, 1984; mother, Cindy Silva Made feature debut in "Dances with Wolves" (1990)

Lily Costner Actor

Daughter
Born Aug. 4, 1986; mother, Cindy Silva Directed by father in "The Postman" (1997); named Miss Golden Globe in 2004

Grace Costner

Daughter
Born June 2, 2010; mother, Christine Baumgarten

Joe Costner Actor

Son
Born Jan. 13, 1988; mother, Cindy Silva Acted with father in "The Postman" (1997)

Bill Costner Actor

Father
Acted together in "Tin Cup" (1996) and "For Love of the Game" (1999)

Cayden Costner

Son
Born May 7, 2007; mother, Christine Baumgarten

Hayes Costner

Son
Born Feb. 12, 2009; mother, Christine Baumgarten

Sharon Costner Actor

Mother
Acted together in "Tin Cup" (1996) and "For Love of the Game" (1999)

Daniel Costner

Brother
Born in 1950 Built the Midnight Star Casino in Deadwood, SD, which was owned by Kevin

Mark Costner

Brother
Born and died in 1953; lived for only six hours

Bridget Rooney

Companion
Briefly involved from 1995-1996 No longer together

Liam Rooney Costner

Son
Born in 1996; mother, Bridget Rooney

Cindy Silva

Wife
Met 1975 while attending California State University, Fullerton Married Feb. 11, 1978 Divorced Dec. 12, 1994

EDUCATION

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton , California 1978
President of the Delta Chi Fraternity; met future wife Cindy Silva

Villa Park High School

Villa Park , California 1973

Milestones

2012

Starred in the Civil War miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" (History Channel)

2010

Played Ben Affleck's blue-collar working brother-in-law in John Wells' directing debut "The Company Men"

2008

Cast as a lovable loser in the comedy "Swing Vote"

2007

Played a serial killer in the thriller, "Mr. Brooks"

2006

Played a distressed Coast Guard rescuer, opposite Ashton Kutcher in "The Guardian"

2005

Played an alcoholic former baseball player, opposite Joan Allen in Mike Binder's "The Upside of Anger"

2005

Played the love interest for Jennifer Aniston in Rob Reiner's "Rumor Has It..."

2003

Directed and co-starred in the western drama "Open Range"

2001

Co-starred with Kurt Russell in "3000 Miles From Graceland"

2000

Portrayed a top adviser to John F. Kennedy in "Thirteen Days"; set during the the Cuban Missile Crisis

1999

Played an aging baseball player reevaluating his life and career in "For the Love of the Game"

1999

Returned as the romantic lead, opposite Robin Wright Penn in "Message in a Bottle"

1997

Helmed second feature, the box-office disappointment "The Postman"

1996

Featured in the golf-themed comedy "Tin Cup"

1995

Hosted the eight-hour CBS documentary series about Native American history entitled "500 Nations"

1995

Played a half-man/half-amphibian in the sci-fi epic "Waterworld"; also produced the film with a budget of $175 million, which at the time was the most expensive film ever made

1994

Portrayed the title role in Lawrence Kasdan's biopic "Wyatt Earp"; also produced

1993

Cast as a mentally unbalanced escaped con who takes a young boy hostage in the Clint Eastwood-directed "A Perfect World"

1992

Played the title role, opposite Whitney Houston in "The Bodyguard"; scripted by Lawrence Kasdan

1991

Portrayed former New Orleans district attorney, Jim Garrison in the Oliver Stone-directed "JFK"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama

1991

Played the title role in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

1990

First film as producer, "Revenge"; also co-starred with Anthony Quinn and Madeleine Stowe

1990

Received critical acclaim for his directing debut "Dances With Wolves"; also co-starred and produced; film won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director

1989

Played an Iowa corn farmer in "Field of Dreams"

1988

Formed TIG productions with director Jim Wilson

1988

First film as the romantic male lead opposite Susan Sarandon in "Bull Durham"

1987

Cast in director Roger Donaldson’s remake of the 1948 neo-noir thriller "No Way Out"

1987

Breakout role in Brian DePalma’s big screen remake of "The Untouchables" as Eliot Ness

1985

TV debut in 'The Mission' episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"

1985

First significant screen time in Kasden's next film "Silverado"

1983

Cast as Alex in Lawrence Kasdan's "The Big Chill"; filmed several scenes that were all edited out of the final cut

1982

First film released, "Night Shift"

1978

Appeared in a few community theater productions

1978

Worked for a marketing firm for 30 days

1974

Film acting debut, "Sizzle Beach U.S.A." (Film not released until 1986)

Bonus Trivia

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Costner became a member of the Sioux Nation while filming "Dances With Wolves" (1989).

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He was given the Hollywood Women's Press Club's Golden Apple Award in 1991 for enhancing Hollywood's image.

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Costner was awarded the California State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1992.

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"My evolution as a single guy is on a real public stage. I love living life with spontaneity. There will always be people who'll judge that." – Costner quoted in Redbook magazine, March 1999

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Costner was the lead singer of Kevin Costner and Modern West, a rock/country band he founded with the encouragement of his wife Christine. He began a worldwide tour with the band in October 2007.

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Actor Stephen Baldwin sued Costner in 2010, claiming Costner tricked him into prematurely selling off profitable shares in a company that built machines designed to clean up oil spills. Baldwin sought $21 million in damages. Baldwin sought $17 million in damages. After a two-week trial, the jury sided with Costner and gave Baldwin nothing.

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"At the end of the day, 'Waterworld' was a bargain. A lot of money was made off that movie. A lot. But after all that's been written, who's going to believe that?" – Costner quoted in Esquire, May 2012

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In 2012, Costner filed a lawsuit against Morgan Creek Productions over profits from the "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." According to The Hollywood Reporter, he accused Morgan Creek of improper accounting practices and assigning rights to 41 films including "Robin Hood" to the international division, Inverness, which was owned by Morgan Creek's president. Morgan Creek sued the actor on March 29, 2013 in the midst of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving Inverness. Morgan Creek attempted to get a bankruptcy judge to stay Costner's lawsuit.

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