Kevin Costner Biography

Kevin Costner, Actor
Born asKevin Michael Costner
Occup.Actor
FromUSA
SpousesCindy Silva (1978-1994)‚Äč
Christine Baumgartner (2004-2023)
BornJanuary 18, 1955
Lynwood, California, USA
Age68 years
Early Life and Family Members
Kevin Michael Costner was born upon January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California, USA. He was the third kid of William "Bill" Costner, an electrical contractor, and also Sharon Rae Tedrick, a well-being worker. He had 2 older siblings, Dan and Cindy. The family members often moved Southern California, however at some point settled in Visalia, where Kevin participated in primary school. They later on relocated to Orange County, where he mosted likely to senior high school.

Education and learning
Kevin Costner graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973, where he excelled in sports, especially swimming and track. He initially went to California State University, Fullerton, where he was granted a bachelor's degree in business administration as well as advertising in 1978.

While at college, Costner came to be interested by acting after taking some drama courses. This interest arised from an opportunity encounter with actor Richard Burton on a trip from Mexico. Their conversation influenced Costner to seriously consider seeking an acting career.

Early Career and Breakthrough
Following college, Costner worked in advertising and marketing however eventually determined to dedicate totally to his acting career. He began participating in professional acting courses while handling small roles in film and television. His movie launching can be found in 1981 with a tiny part in the movie "Sizzle Beach, U.S.A".

Costner's luck came when he was cast in the set movie "Silverado" in 1985, where his efficiency as a cowboy caught the focus of both critics and target markets. This brought about even more significant functions in prominent movies like "No Way Out" in 1987 and also "The Untouchables" in 1987, the latter of which additionally starred Robert De Niro as well as Sean Connery.

Increase to Stardom
Kevin Costner's profession removed in the late 1980s and also very early 1990s with a string of effective films. In 1989, he starred in the blockbuster movie "Field of Dreams", where he played an Iowa farmer that builds a baseball field on his building. The movie was a huge hit and solidified Costner as a leading man in Hollywood.

In 1990, Costner starred in and directed the epic Western film "Dances with Wolves". The movie was a vital as well as commercial success, earning 12 Academy Award nominations and also winning seven, including Best Picture and Best Director for Costner. This success made him one of the few actors to win the respected Best Director Oscar for their directorial launching.

Continued Success and also Diminishing Returns
Adhering to the success of "Dances with Wolves", Costner continued to function steadily in films throughout the 1990s. He starred in hits like "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), "JFK" (1991), "The Bodyguard" (1992), and "Wyatt Earp" (1994). Nonetheless, his profession took a downturn with some high-profile flops like "Waterworld" (1995) and "The Postman" (1997).

Occupation Resurgence and Recent Projects
While the very early 2000s saw Costner in fewer lead functions, he continued to function continually in supporting and also character roles. This adjustment allowed him to display his acting range and revive his occupation in a brand-new light. In 2003, he starred in the well-received Western movie "Open Range", which he additionally routed. Later on, he showed up in the Superman reboot "Man of Steel" (2013) and also won a Primetime Emmy for his role in the miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" (2012).

Much more just recently, Costner has discovered success on television as the lead in the preferred collection "Yellowstone" (2018-present), in which he plays a herdsman protecting his land from various threats. This role has introduced him to a new generation of visitors and also strengthened his status as a long-lasting acting talent in Hollywood.

Personal Life and also Relationships
Kevin Costner has actually been wed twice. His first marital relationship was to Cindy Silva, his university sweetie, in 1978. They have three kids together: Anne "Annie" Clayton (1984), Lily McCall (1986), and Joe Tedrick (1988). The couple divorced in 1994 after 16 years of marital relationship.

In 1996, Costner had a kid, Liam Timothy, with his then-girlfriend, Bridget Rooney. He took place to wed Christine Baumgartner, a purse developer, in 2004. The couple has three kids together: Cayden Wyatt (2007), Hayes Logan (2009), and Grace Avery (2010).

Throughout his career, Costner has been a supporter for ecological causes and also was a founder of the firm Ocean Therapy Solutions, which creates technology to tidy oil spills. He has actually also been associated with numerous kind activities, such as the Kevin Costner & Modern West Music Benefit Concert, kept in 2010 to increase funds for Gulf Coast locals affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Tradition
Kevin Costner's occupation extends virtually 4 decades, as well as he has left an enduring mark on Hollywood as an actor, supervisor, as well as manufacturer. His filmography is filled with renowned functions and remarkable efficiencies, making him among one of the most identifiable and also revered stars in the show business. Despite the ups and downs of his career, Costner has actually always kept a strong work ethic and also has never shied away from a challenge, making certain that his heritage will stand the test of time.

Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Kevin.

Related authors: Richard Burton (Actor), Robert De Niro (Actor), Tom Welling (Actor), Sean Connery (Actor), Wes Bentley (Actor)

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37 Famous quotes by Kevin Costner

Small: I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who werent born. For people who
"I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check"
Small: Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get
"Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get"
Small: In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at t
"In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected"
Small: I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, o
"I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen"
Small: Failure doesnt kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen
"Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen"
Small: President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken
"President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat"
Small: If you dont understand your limitations you wont achieve much in your life
"If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life"
Small: Im a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people
"I'm a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people"
Small: I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up
"I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up"
Small: I havent tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice
"I haven't tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice"
Small: I dont think Id have been as good as Bruce was. He was a better JFK than I would have been
"I don't think I'd have been as good as Bruce was. He was a better JFK than I would have been"
Small: I dont feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldnt do it. T
"I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched"
Small: Field of Dreams is probably our generations Its A Wonderful Life
"Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life"
Small: You have to decide if youre going to wilt like a daisy or if youre just going to go forward and live th
"You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted"
Small: Im proud of all the movies Ive made. Theyre not sequels, theyre not franchises. And the reason I pick m
"I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that"
Small: Im only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I l
"I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it"
Small: Im a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them
"I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'"
Small: I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics
"I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics"
Small: I dont think I ever take huge risks, though Im not scared of doing so
"I don't think I ever take huge risks, though I'm not scared of doing so"
Small: When I make a film Im away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one
"When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them"
Small: If you think of Liberty Valance or The Searchers, there are moments in there that youll never, ever for
"If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from"
Small: Ive been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene, and I dont compete with them
"I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene, and I don't compete with them"
Small: I stand up for what I believe. I dont know if its always paid off for me, because Ive been ridiculed an
"I stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated"
Small: When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickmans and it didnt bother me. I always thin
"When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors"
Small: We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose
"We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there"
Small: Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked, you know?
"Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked, you know?"
Small: Im getting those familiar feelings, and Im just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone a
"I'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again"
Small: I think there are good men and women in all decades. Weve grown cynical. And look at what we do to all
"I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day"
Small: I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I dont look for those movies. Oliver Stone wan
"I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me"
Small: I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-el
"I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people"
Small: I am not a cynic
"I am not a cynic"
Small: You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is youd like to be a pa
"You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart"
Small: When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of lookin
"When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble"
Small: Money isnt a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I car
"Money isn't a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor"
Small: If its going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it
"If it's going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it"
Small: Ive had some movies that have been ridiculed, but thats OK with me. I dont feel that really defines me.
"I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?"
Small: Im glad movies arent going to please everybody, they cant. But what they have to be is recognisable.
"I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films"