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Kevin Costner

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Kevin Costner

Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor and director who has often produced his own films.

Born in Lynwood, California, Costner spent his teenage years and pre-actor adulthood in Orange County, California, graduating from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California in 1973, and earning a B.A. in business from California State University, Fullerton in 1978.

Costner's most popular success was with the epic Dances with Wolves. He directed and starred in the film and served as one of two producers. The film was nominated for twelve Academy Awards and won seven, including two for him personally (Best Picture and Best Director). Almost all of his film efforts after that success have been criticized for being too long and overly serious, and for squandering financial resources. The science-fiction epics Waterworld and The Postman were both considered major disappointments at the box office. However, Waterworld grossed $255 million from a $175 million budget (according to IMDB (http://www.imdb.com)).


Trivia

  • Costner was cast in the hit The Big Chill. He filmed several scenes which were planned as flashbacks, but they never made it to the final cut. He was the friend who committed suicide, the event around which the plot of the movie revolves. All that is seen of him are his slashed wrists as the mortician dresses his corpse in the movie's opening scenes.

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