76 Facts About Kevin Costner


Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18,1955 and is an American actor, producer, film director, and musician.


Kevin Costner has received various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Kevin Costner rose to prominence with his starring roles in The Untouchables and No Way Out.


Kevin Costner then starred in Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, Dances with Wolves, for which he won two Academy Awards, JFK, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Bodyguard, A Perfect World, and Wyatt Earp.


Kevin Costner later starred in Message in a Bottle, For Love of the Game, Thirteen Days, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Dragonfly, Open Range, Rumor Has It, The Guardian, Mr Brooks, 3 Days to Kill, McFarland, USA, Draft Day, and Criminal.


Kevin Costner has played supporting parts in such films as The Upside of Anger, Man of Steel, Hidden Figures, Molly's Game, and Let Him Go.


Kevin Costner was born on January 18,1955, in Lynwood, California, and grew up in Compton, California.


Kevin Costner is the youngest of three boys, the second of whom died at birth.


Kevin Costner's mother, Sharon Rae, was a welfare worker, and his father, William Costner, was an electrician and, later, a utilities executive at Southern California Edison.


Kevin Costner was not academically inclined in school, but did enjoy sports, took piano lessons, wrote poetry, and sang in the First Baptist Choir.


Kevin Costner has stated that a viewing of the 1963 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had "formed" his childhood.


Kevin Costner has described spending his teenage years in different parts of California as his father's career progressed, as a period when he "lost a lot of confidence", having to make new friends often.


Kevin Costner played baseball at Villa Park and was teammates with Dennis Burtt.


Kevin Costner earned a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton in 1978.


Kevin Costner became interested in acting and dancing while in his last year of college, and upon graduation, he married Cindy Silva, who worked at Disneyland as Cinderella.


Kevin Costner, who had been taking acting classes but had not told his wife about his desire to be an actor, watched Burton closely and approached when Burton gestured.


Kevin Costner told Burton that he would prefer to avoid the drama that followed Burton and asked if he would have to tolerate that if he became an actor.


Kevin Costner took work which allowed him to develop his acting skills via tuition, including working on fishing boats, as a truck driver, and giving tours of stars' Hollywood homes to support the couple while he attended auditions.


Kevin Costner made his film debut in the film Sizzle Beach, USA.


The release complications and lack of documentation led many to believe that Kevin Costner's debut was in The Touch, in 1983 with Eve Lilith and Andra Millian.


Kevin Costner made a brief appearance in the Ron Howard film Night Shift.


Kevin Costner can be seen holding a beer and looking surprised at the sudden halt of celebration.


Kevin Costner appeared in a commercial for the Apple Lisa and Table for Five in 1983, and, the same year, had a small role in the nuclear holocaust film Testament.


Kevin Costner's role was that of Alex, the friend who committed suicide, the event that brings the rest of the cast together.


Kevin Costner was a friend of director Lawrence Kasdan, who promised the actor a role in a future project.


Kevin Costner starred that year in the smaller films Fandango and American Flyers and appeared alongside Kiefer Sutherland in an hour-long special episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories.


Kevin Costner achieved movie star status in 1987, when he starred as federal agent Eliot Ness in The Untouchables and in the leading role of the thriller No Way Out.


Kevin Costner solidified his A-list status in the baseball-themed films Bull Durham and Field of Dreams.


Tig's first film was the epic Dances with Wolves which Kevin Costner directed and starred in.


Kevin Costner followed with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ; the Oliver Stone-directed JFK ; The Bodyguard ; and Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World ; all of which provided box office or critical acclaim.


Kevin Costner took the title role in the biopic Wyatt Earp, directed by Kasdan.


The science fiction-post-apocalyptic epics Waterworld and The Postman, the latter of which Kevin Costner directed, were both commercial disappointments and both largely regarded by critics as artistic failures.


Kevin Costner starred in the golf comedy Tin Cup for Ron Shelton, who had previously directed him in Bull Durham.


Kevin Costner developed the film Air Force One and was set to play the lead role of the President, but ultimately decided to concentrate on finishing The Postman instead.


Kevin Costner's career revived somewhat in 2000 with Thirteen Days, in which he portrayed Kenneth O'Donnell, a top adviser to John F Kennedy.


Kevin Costner received some of his best reviews for his supporting role as retired professional baseball player Denny Davies in The Upside of Anger, for which he received a nomination from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and won the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Kevin Costner starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in the 2005 movie Rumour Has It.


Kevin Costner was honored on September 6,2006, when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre alongside those of other celebrated actors and entertainers.


Kevin Costner announced that he would be returning to the director's chair for the first time in seven years, in 2011, with A Little War of Our Own.


Kevin Costner was about to team up again with director Kevin Reynolds in Learning Italian.


Kevin Costner appears, as a special cameo, in Funny or Die "Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout".


Kevin Costner portrayed Jonathan Kent in the rebooted Superman film Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder.


Kevin Costner was going to have a role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.


In 2014, Kevin Costner appeared in the spy movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, as Thomas Harper, a mentor for the series' title character.


In 2015, Kevin Costner played coach Jim White in the drama film McFarland, USA, about cross-country running.


In 2019, Kevin Costner starred in The Art of Racing in the Rain, where he voiced Enzo the dog.


Kevin Costner will act as director of the project and said the film was proposed as an event television series.


Two guitars, one autographed by Kevin Costner, helped raise another $10,000 each.


Kevin Costner has appeared in the documentary film Country Roads by Marieke Schroder.


Several of Kevin Costner's films have included a baseball theme: Chasing Dreams, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, and The Upside of Anger, in three of which his character is a pro baseball player and one a former pro baseball player.


Kevin Costner has a home in Austin, Texas, and sometimes appears at Texas Longhorns baseball practices and games.


Kevin Costner was a close friend of former Longhorns baseball coach Augie Garrido from Garrido's days coaching at Cal State Fullerton, Costner's alma mater.


Kevin Costner cast Garrido to play the role of the Yankee manager in For Love of the Game.


Kevin Costner tries to attend every College World Series game that CSUF Titans plays in Omaha, Nebraska.


Kevin Costner was a partial owner of the Zion, Illinois-based Lake County Fielders independent baseball team in the North American League.


In 1995, Kevin Costner began developing oil separation machines based on a patent he purchased from the US government.


The machines developed by the company were of little commercial interest until the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, when BP took six of the machines from a company in which Kevin Costner owned an interest, Ocean Therapy Solutions, for testing in late May 2010.


On June 6,2004, Kevin Costner opened Tatanka: The Story of the Bison one mile south of Deadwood, South Dakota, on US Route 85, saying he hoped it would be an educational and emotional place for people to learn about America's westward expansion.


Kevin Costner hired Francis and Carla Caneva to manage the establishment and gave each of them a 3.25 percent ownership and paid them salaries and bonuses.


Kevin Costner terminated their employment in July 2004 and asked to agree to an amicable disassociation.


The Canevas sued Kevin Costner to buy their shares based on twice that amount or sell the company on the open market.


Kevin Costner closed the establishment in 2017 and sold it in 2020.


In 2020, Kevin Costner joined Woody Sears's new audio entertainment travel app, HearHere, as a co-founder, podcast narrator, and investor.


Kevin Costner narrates some of the audio stories provided by the iPhone subscription app for travelers on road trips across the United States who want to hear about the people, places, and histories they are encountering on their travels.


Kevin Costner serves on an honorary board for the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.


Kevin Costner was named ceremonial Grand Marshal of the NASCAR Cup Series' Auto Club 500 which took place on February 25,2007, at the California Speedway.


In 2015, Costner co-authored The Explorer's Guild: A Passage to Shambhala, a hybrid adventure novel and graphic novel, with John Baird, researcher Stephen C Meyer, and illustrator Rick Ross.


Kevin Costner has a chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss' book Tools of Titans.


In 1975, while in college, Kevin Costner started dating fellow student Cindy Silva, and they married three years later.


On September 25,2004, Kevin Costner married his girlfriend of four years, model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner, at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado.


Kevin Costner was both a supporter and friend of Ronald Reagan, frequently playing golf with the former president.


Kevin Costner eventually switched his affiliation in the early 1990s.


Since 1992, Kevin Costner has financially supported a variety of Democratic politicians, including Al Gore and Tom Daschle, but made contributions to Republican Phil Gramm as late as 1995.


In October 2014, Kevin Costner sent a tribute to British troops serving around the world thanking them for their work.


On December 22,2019, Kevin Costner endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg at a rally in Indianola, Iowa.


Kevin Costner narrated a commercial for JD Scholten, a Democrat running for the US House of Representatives from.