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Kevin Michael Costner net worth:
$150 Million

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Kevin Michael Costner was born on 18 January 1955, in Lynwood, California USA, from descent reaching back to the 1700s in Germany on his father’s side, and with British and Irish ancestry too. Kevin is a popular and respected actor, film and television producer, singer and musician, having been involved in the entertainment industry since the early ’80s.

So just how rich is Kevin Costner? Currently, Kevin’s net worth is estimated by sources to be a healthy  $150 million,  most of his wealth having been accumulated during his successful acting career now spanning more than 35 years.

Kevin Costner Net Worth $150 Million

Kevin Costner finished his secondary education in Villa Park High School, and later graduated from California State University in 1978 with a BA in marketing. However, inspired by an encounter with famous British actor Richard Burton, Costner decided to pursue his secret dream of becoming an actor himself, a career that soon enough significantly contributed to his net worth. He began his acting career by landing minor roles in movies, with his film debut in an independent film “Sizzle Beach, U.S.A” released in 1986. In 1982, Costner appeared in Ron Howard’s “Night Shift”, alongside Michael Keaton, Henry Winkler, and Shelley Long,  but it wasn’t until 1987 that Kevin Costner gained public recognition and added a fair amount of money to his net worth, by starring in Brian De Palma’s highly acclaimed crime drama movie “The Untouchables”, together with Robert De Niro and Sean Connery. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards, with Connery winning the award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Kevin Costner’s next successful performance came in 1990 with the movie “Dances with Wolves”, a movie he directed, produced and starred in. The movie turned out to be so successful that it was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, and won seven of them, including for Best Picture, and Best Director. Costner’s profitable acting career continued with such movies as “JFK”, “The Bodyguard” in which he starred with Whitney Houston, the film directed by Clint Eastwood entitled “A Perfect World”, and “Robin Hood – Prince of Theives” among others.

In total, Kevin Costner has appeared in over 50 films, and been nominated for almost 40 Awards, having won 15 times including for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Foreign Film (in France and Germany).

However, acting is not the only source for Costner’s net worth. Costner founded a country rock band named “Kevin Costner & Modern West”, and in 2007 began a worldwide tour, and performed at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. In 2008, Costner released a country album entitled “Untold Truths”, which peaked at #61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and #35 on the Top Heatseekers chart. The band released its second album “Turn It On” in 2010, and followed it with a European Tour.

In addition to acting and music careers, Kevin Costner has ventured into other businesses as well. Costner was a co-owner of an independent baseball team “Zion” in the North American League. He also began developing oil separation machines, based on a patent which he bought from the US government. The machines became financially successful after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.

In his personal life, Kevin Costner was married to Cindy Silva(1978-94) and they have three children. Kevin currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Christine Baumgartner who he married in 2004 – they have three children. Kevin Costner is an active supporter of philanthropic causes, plus e serves on an honorary board for The National World War I Museum in Kansas City.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Molly's Game 2017 post-production
Hidden Figures 2016 Al Harrison
Criminal 2016 Jerico Stewart
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Jonathan Kent
McFarland, USA 2015 Jim White
Black or White 2014 Elliot Anderson
Draft Day 2014/I Sonny Weaver Jr.
3 Days to Kill 2014 Ethan Renner
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 Thomas Harper
Man of Steel 2013 Jonathan Kent
Hatfields & McCoys 2012 TV Mini-Series 'Devil' Anse Hatfield
Field of Dreams 2: Lockout 2011 Short Iowa Farmer's Dad
The Company Men 2010 Jack
The New Daughter 2009 John James
Swing Vote 2008 Bud Johnson
Mr. Brooks 2007 Mr. Earl Brooks
The Guardian 2006/I Ben Randall
Rumor Has It... 2005 Beau Burroughs
The Upside of Anger 2005 Denny Davies
Open Range 2003 Charley Waite
Dragonfly 2002 Joe Darrow
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Murphy
The Road to Graceland 2001 Short Thomas J. Murphy (voice)
Thirteen Days 2000 Kenny O'Donnell
Play It to the Bone 1999 Ringside Fan
For Love of the Game 1999 Billy Chapel
Message in a Bottle 1999 Garret
The Postman 1997 The Postman
Tin Cup 1996 Roy McAvoy
Waterworld 1995 Mariner
The Making of 'Waterworld' 1995 TV Movie Mariner
The War 1994 Stephen Simmons
Wyatt Earp 1994 Wyatt Earp
A Perfect World 1993 Robert 'Butch' Haynes
The Bodyguard 1992 Frank Farmer
JFK 1991 Jim Garrison
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 Robin Hood
Dances with Wolves 1990 Lieutenant Dunbar
Revenge 1990/I Cochran
The Gunrunner 1989 Ted
Field of Dreams 1989 Ray Kinsella
Bull Durham 1988 Crash Davis
No Way Out 1987 Tom Farrell
The Untouchables 1987 Eliot Ness
Amazing Stories 1985 TV Series Captain
American Flyers 1985 Marcus Sommers
Silverado 1985 Jake
Fandango 1985 Gardner Barnes
Shadows Run Black 1984 Jimmy Scott
Testament 1983 Phil Pitkin
The Big Chill 1983 Alex (scenes deleted)
Stacy's Knights 1983 Will Bonner
Table for Five 1983 Newlywed Husband
Chasing Dreams 1982 Ed
Frances 1982 Luther (Man in Alley) (uncredited)
Night Shift 1982 Frat Boy #1
Malibu Hot Summer 1981 John Logan

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black or White 2014 producer
Hatfields & McCoys 2012 TV Mini-Series producer - 3 episodes
Swing Vote 2008 producer
Mr. Brooks 2007 producer
Open Range 2003 producer
Thirteen Days 2000 producer
Message in a Bottle 1999 producer
The Postman 1997 producer
Waterworld 1995 producer
500 Nations 1995 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Wyatt Earp 1994 producer
Rapa Nui 1994 producer
The Bodyguard 1992 producer
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 producer - uncredited
Dances with Wolves 1990 producer
Revenge 1990/I executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hatfields & McCoys 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 3 episodes
Hit and Run 2009 Video performer: "90 Miles An Hour" / writer: "90 Miles An Hour"
Swing Vote 2008 writer: "Don't Lock'em Away Song for Molly", "Backyard"
The Postman 1997 performer: "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice", "Please Mr. Postman"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Open Range 2003
The Postman 1997
Dances with Wolves 1990

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 production consultant
Human Highway 1982 stage manager - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hatfields & McCoys 2012 TV Mini-Series composer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Day I Kidnapped Tom Cruise 2012 Short very special thanks
Field of Dreams 2: Lockout 2011 Short special thanks
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Behind the Scenes 2011 Short special thanks
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Deleted Scenes 2011 Short special thanks
Angel's Nest 2007 Short very special thanks
Field of Dreams: Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Johnny Bench, George Brett, and Bret Saberhagen 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic 2003 Video documentary special thanks
Tina Gets Her Man 1998 Short very special thanks
Fierce Creatures 1997 thanks
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend 1994 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Petty Blue 2010 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Larry King Live 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
TV total 2010 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2001-2010 TV Series Himself
Els matins a TV3 2010 TV Series Himself
Divendres 2010 TV Series Himself
Biography 1995-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
Swing Vote: Inside the Campaign - The Politics of Production 2009 Video documentary short Himself
De schuld van VTM 2009 TV Series Himself
Kevin Costner & Modern West: Live at Revival 2009 TV Movie Himself
Live at Revival 2009 TV Series Himself
NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives 2008 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Great Performances 1993-2008 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2004-2008 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shootout 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
Obsession: The Sex and Violence of Revenge 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself - Celebrity traveller
Muse of Fire 2007 Documentary Himself
BBC Four News 2007 TV Series Himself - Actor
ITV Evening News 2007 TV Series Himself - Actor
One O'Clock News 2007 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Guardian: Making Waves 2007 Video short Himself
Unsung Heroes: So Others May Live 2007 Video short Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Ever Again 2006 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Las mañanas de Cuatro 2006 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
On Native Soil 2006 Documentary Narrator
Laffit: All About Winning 2006 Documentary Narrator
Creating 'The Upside of Anger' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2005 TV Series Himself
Sturgis: Hell on Wheels 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Memories of 'The Bodyguard' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Field of Dreams: Roundtable with Kevin Costner, Johnny Bench, George Brett, and Bret Saberhagen 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2004 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
America's Open Range 2004 Video documentary short Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Beyond the 'Open Range' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Storyboarding 'Open Range' 2004 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
RI:SE 2003 TV Series Himself
Primetime 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Frat Boys 2003 TV Movie documentary
Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic 2003 Video documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Pinstripes 2003 TV Movie documentary
Testament at 20 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait 2002 Documentary Himself
Spotlight on Location: 'Dragonfly' - A Spiritual Journey 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The Heaven and Earth Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bringing History to the Silver Screen 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis 2001 Video documentary Kenneth O'Donnell
The Directors 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Parkinson 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Between the Lines: The Making of 'Bull Durham' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Thirteen Days: The Making of a Crisis 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of Message in a Bottle 2000 Video documentary short Himself / Garret
When It Was a Game 3 2000 TV Movie documentary Passage Narrator (voice)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Fabulous Fenway: America's Legendary Ballpark 2000 TV Movie documentary As Himself
Vivement dimanche 1999 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drums & Song 1998 Video documentary Narrator
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 'Field of Dreams' Scrapbook 1998 Video documentary Himself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Opening Film
Ôsama no buranchi 1998 TV Series Himself
Mundo VIP 1998 TV Series Himself
Die goldene Kamera 1998 1998 TV Movie Himself
Sean Connery Close Up 1997 Video documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Century of Science Fiction 1996 Video documentary Himself
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 1994-1995 TV Series Himself
500 Nations 1995 TV Mini-Series Himself - Host
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
The Making of 'The War' 1994 TV Movie documentary Stephen Simmons
Rapa Nui: Legends in Stone 1994 TV Series Himself
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Winner: Favourite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture / Favourite Motion Picture Actor
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Oliver Stone: Inside Out 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
Whitney Houston: This is My Life 1992 TV Movie Himself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Scherzi a parte 1992 TV Series Himself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
One-On-One with the Cast of 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' 1991 Video short Himself
Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie 1991 TV Short documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas 1991 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Picture / Best Director & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 6th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 43th Annual Directors Guild Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Choir Member
The Media Show 1991 TV Series Himself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director / Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Making of 'Dances with Wolves' 1990 TV Short documentary Himself
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Bartender
The 1990 Annual ShoWest Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck 1989 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
The Men: The Making of 'Untouchables' 1987 Video documentary short Himself
Extra 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Today 1989-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hurt Business 2016 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Criminal Intent 2016 Video documentary Himself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2016 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2016 TV Series Himself - guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fastball 2016 Documentary Narrator
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - McFarland, USA
Tavis Smiley 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 1994-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2006-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Billy the Kid: New Evidence 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
Shades of Gray: Making Black or White 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2015 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2014-2015 TV Series short Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Sidewalks Entertainment 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2014 TV Series Himself
The Man Who Saved the World 2014 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Banker 2014 Documentary Himself
Field of Dreams: 25 Years Later 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kid President: Declaration of Awesome 2014 TV Series Himself
Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room 2014 Video short Himself
Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit 2014 Video short Himself
3 Days to Kill: McG's Method 2014 Video short Himself
The Making of 3 Days to Kill 2014 Video short Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma 2014 TV Series Himself
Strong Characters, Legendary Roles 2013 Video short Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
La nuit des Césars 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - César d'honneur
Revealed 2013 TV Series Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV-Movie & Nominee: Best Mini-Series or TV-Movie
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie & Nominated: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
America's Feud: Hatfields & McCoys 2012 Documentary voice
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Addicted to Fame 2012 Documentary Himself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2013)
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Skavlan 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Clint Eastwood's West 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
CMT Insider 2008-2010 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal: Director's Notes 2016 Video documentary Himself / Jerico Stewart
Entertainment Tonight 2005-2016 TV Series Himself / Frank Farmer - The Bodyguard
Welcome to the Basement 2015-2016 TV Series The Mariner / Ray Kinsella
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Black & White / Himself - Black and White
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Roy McAvoy / Himself
Regarding Susan Sontag 2014 Documentary Crash Davis
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Ethan Runner in '3 Days to Kill'
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Jonathan Kent
The Frame 2013 TV Series Jonathan Kent
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series documentary Eliot Ness
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Dolly Parton Tour TV 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Ray Kinsella
Willkommen Österreich 2011 TV Series Himself
Troma Is Spanish for Troma 2010 Documentary John Logan (in 'Malibu Hot Summer')
Quelli che... il calcio 2009 TV Series Himself
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America 2009 TV Movie documentary Jim Garrison
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Frank Farmer
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Robin Hood (uncredited)
Canada A.M. 2006 TV Series Himself / Ben Randall
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Lt. John Dunbar Robin of Locksley (uncredited)
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 2006 Video documentary Himself
VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed - Scenes They Don't Want You to See 2006 TV Short Himself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Beau Burroughs
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Charley Waite / Himself
The Untouchables: Production Stories 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Untouchables: Re-Inventing the Genre 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Untouchables: The Script, the Cast 2004 Video documentary short Himself
It Happened That Way 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Wyatt Earp
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #65: Things They Shouldn't Say
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself / Lt. John C. Dunbar (from Dances With Wolves (1990)) (uncredited)
Page to Screen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Assassination Update: The New Documents 2001 Video documentary short Jim Garrison
100 Greatest Number One Singles 2001 TV Special documentary Robin Hood
Message in a Bottle: Videoclip Only Lonely 2000 Video documentary short Garret (uncredited)
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits 2000 Video documentary Frank Farmer
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary uncredited
Empire of the Censors 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Waterworld 1995 Video Game Mariner (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
Red, White & Boots 1994 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hidden Figures (2016) · Taraji P. Henson
· Octavia Spencer
· Janelle Monáe
· Jim Parsons
· Kirsten Dunst
· Mahershala Ali
· Glen Powell
2016 International Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists For his career and international success.
2015 Career Achievement Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2014 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Cinema Icon Award
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2013 Honorary César César Awards, France
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2013 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Western Documentary Hatfields & McCoys (2012) · Leslie Greif (executive producer)
· Nancy Dubuc (executive producer)
· Dirk Hoogstra (executive producer)
· Kevin Reynolds (director)
· Bill Kerby (writer)
· Ted Mann (writer)
· Bill Paxton (actor)
· Tom Berenger (actor)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2012 CINE Golden Eagle CINE Competition Broadcast Division: Entertainment - Drama Hatfields & McCoys (2012) · Leslie Greif (executive producer)
· Nancy Dubuc (executive producer for History)
· Dirk Hoogstra (executive producer for History)
· Barry M. Berg (supervising producer)
· Darrell Fetty (producer)
· Herb Nanas (producer)
· Vlad Paunescu (producer)
2005 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor The Upside of Anger (2005)
2004 Career Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Art of cinema.
2004 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Open Range (2003) · Armyan Bernstein (executive producer)
· Craig Storper (executive producer/writer)
· David Valdes (producer)
· Jake Eberts (producer)
· Robert Duvall (actor)
· Annette Bening (actor)
· Michael Jeter (actor)
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 11 August 2003. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
1999 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Director The Postman (1997)
1998 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Film - International Dances with Wolves (1990)
1998 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture The Postman (1997) · Jim Wilson
· Steve Tisch
1998 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Postman (1997)
1998 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director The Postman (1997)
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Remake or Sequel Wyatt Earp (1994) · Jim Wilson
· Lawrence Kasdan
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Wyatt Earp (1994)
1993 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1993 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor
1993 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor The Bodyguard (1992)
1992 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1992 Guild Film Award - Gold Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 Mainichi Film Concours Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor
1992 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 Robert Robert Festival Best Foreign Film (Årets udenlandske spillefilm) Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Dances with Wolves (1990) · Jim Wilson
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Outstanding Single Achievement Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1991 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Dances with Wolves (1990) · Derek Kavanagh (unit production manager plaque)
· Doug Metzger (first assistant director plaque)
· Stephen P. Dunn (second assistant director plaque)
1991 Special Distinction Award Independent Spirit Awards Dances with Wolves (1990) · Jim Wilson
1991 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Film Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Director Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Dances with Wolves (1990) · Jim Wilson
1991 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Dances with Wolves (1990) · Jim Wilson (producer)
· Rodney A. Grant (actor)
1990 American Indian Movie Award American Indian Film Festival Best Film Dances with Wolves (1990)
1990 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1990 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Dances with Wolves (1990)
1988 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year Together with Tom Hanks

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Supporting Actor Hidden Figures (2016)
2017 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hidden Figures (2016) · Mahershala Ali
· Kirsten Dunst
· Taraji P. Henson
· Aldis Hodge
· Janelle Monáe
· Jim Parsons
· Glen Powell
· Octavia Spencer
2016 All Def Movie Award All Def Movie Awards Most Helpful White Person The Bodyguard (1992)
2015 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Draft Day (2014) · Jennifer Garner
2013 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Hatfields & McCoys (2012) · Barry M. Berg
· Darrell Fetty
· Leslie Greif
· Herb Nanas
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries or Movie Hatfields & McCoys (2012) · Leslie Greif (executive producer)
· Nancy Dubuc (executive producer for History)
· Dirk Hoogstra (executive producer for History)
· Barry M. Berg (supervising producer)
· Darrell Fetty (producer)
· Herb Nanas (producer)
· Vlad Paunescu (producer)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Hatfields & McCoys (2012)
2011 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Supporting Actor The Company Men (2010)
2006 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story The Upside of Anger (2005) · Joan Allen
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Upside of Anger (2005)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Upside of Anger (2005)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) · Kurt Russell
· Courteney Cox
2001 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance Message in a Bottle (1999)
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor For Love of the Game (1999)
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor of the Century

For The Postman

1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor For Love of the Game (1999)
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Postman (1997)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Tin Cup (1996)
1996 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture Waterworld (1995) · Charles Gordon
· John Davis
1996 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Waterworld (1995)
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture Wyatt Earp (1994) · Jim Wilson
· Lawrence Kasdan
1995 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Wyatt Earp (1994)
1995 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Picture Waterworld (1995) · Charles Gordon
· John Davis
1995 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Waterworld (1995)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Bodyguard (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Male The Bodyguard (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo The Bodyguard (1992) · Whitney Houston
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture The Bodyguard (1992) · Lawrence Kasdan
· Jim Wilson
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Bodyguard (1992)
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama JFK (1991)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Dances with Wolves (1990) · Jim Wilson
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Dances with Wolves (1990)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Male Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) · Morgan Freeman
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Dances with Wolves (1990)
1991 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Dances with Wolves (1990)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1990 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Dances with Wolves (1990)
1990 New Generation Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Dances with Wolves (1990)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Tin Cup (1996)
1994 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)

TitleSalary
Dragonfly (2002) $15,000,000
Thirteen Days (2000) $15,000,000
Waterworld (1995) $14,000,000 + percentage of gross
JFK (1991) $7,000,000
Dances with Wolves (1990) $3,000,000
Bull Durham (1988) $1,500,000

#Fact
1 Along with Delbert Mann, Jerome Robbins, Robert Redford, James L. Brooks and Sam Mendes, he is one of only six people to win the Academy Award for Best Director for their directorial debut: Mann for Marty (1955), Robbins for West Side Story (1961) (which he co-directed with Robert Wise, Redford for Ordinary People (1980), Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983), Costner for Dances with Wolves (1990) and Mendes for American Beauty (1999).
2 Has appeared in two films with Sean Connery: The Untouchables (1987) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Both of Connery's roles in those films were played on television by John Rhys-Davies.
3 Sport features prominently in Kevin's films, especially his first love, baseball: Chasing Dreams (1982), Bull Durham (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), For Love of the Game (1999), The Upside of Anger (2005) / Football (NFL): Draft Day (2014) / Golf: Tin Cup (1996) / Cycling: American Flyers (1985) / (Running/cross country): McFarland, USA (2015) / Tennis (secondary): Revenge (1990), etc.
4 Directed three Oscar nominated performance: Graham Greene, Mary McDonnell and himself, all in Dances with Wolves (1990).
5 As of 2017, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar (not counting his deleted appearance in The Big Chill (1983)): Field of Dreams (1989), Dances with Wolves (1990), JFK (1991) and Hidden Figures (2016). Dances with Wolves (1990) won in the category.
6 The longest he has gone without a Razzie nomination is two years, between The Bodyguard (1992) and Wyatt Earp (1994).
7 Inducted into the Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
8 Friends with John J. Coinman. Uses John's songs in his movies.
9 Spoke at the funeral of his The Bodyguard (1992) co-star, Whitney Houston, on February 18, 2012.
10 Has founded with his brother Dan, the Costner Industries Nevada Corporation (CINC) in Carson City. This company product a Liquid-Liquid Centrifugal Separator using clean-up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
11 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 11, 2003.
12 He and his country rock band, Kevin Costner and Modern West played a concert at the Romania Film Festival on October 03, 2009 in the city of Arad.
13 Was in consideration for the part of Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999) but Kevin Spacey, who went on to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead.
14 A skilled equestrian, he did his own riding in The Postman (1997).
15 His role in Bull Durham (1988) was originally written for Kurt Russell.
16 He turned down the role of Adam Gibson in The 6th Day (2000) because of family commitments. The role later went to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
17 Was considered for the role of General Munro in The Fifth Element (1997), which went to the late Brion James.
18 He turned down the role of Jack Forrester in Jagged Edge (1985), which went to Jeff Bridges.
19 Has twice taken roles refused by both Harrison Ford and Mel Gibson. The first was Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987), the other was Jim Garrison in JFK (1991).
20 Although often compared with Gary Cooper, he has himself named James Stewart as the western star who has most influenced his work. As a child, he was particularly fond of the five westerns Stewart made for director Anthony Mann.
21 Got to know Richard Burton on the return plane from his honeymoon with Cindy in Puerto Vallarta, who advised him to give everything up completely if he wanted to pursue acting (1978).
22 Has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swiss-German ancestry. Has also stated that he has Cherokee roots, but it is not clear if this ancestry has been documented.
23 Singer of "Kevin Costner and Modern West", a rock/country band which he recently founded with the encouragement of his wife Christine. In October 2007, he was on a worldwide tour with the band including sold out shows in Istanbul and Rome.
24 Former fashion model.
25 In both The Upside of Anger (2005) and Mr. Brooks (2007), songs by New Zealand indie band The Veils are featured in scenes in which he is on the phone with another character.
26 Played golf several times with former President Ronald Reagan in the early 1990s.
27 Graduated from the same college as Gilbert J. Menchaca.
28 Publicly called for increased gun controls following the Virginia Tech massacre.
29 His production companies are TIG Productions and Treehouse Films.
30 Was attached to the role of Sgt. John McLoughlin in World Trade Center (2006), which went to Nicolas Cage.
31 Costner is frequently cited as a celebrity Republican, although he no longer is. He did socialize and golf with President George Bush, and in 1992, the Bush re-election campaign leaked word that he would appear in a commercial for the President. Costner, then a registered Republican, had no intention of aiding Bush, according to a close associate. He was a Clinton supporter. "We had to tell the Bush campaign to stop saying he was going to do ads," the associate says. Before the 1996 election, Costner switched his registration to Independent. He gave $5,000 to the Democratic Party and attended the Democratic National Convention. Still, he continues to receive invitations to GOP fundraisers, and in February 1999, the New York Times referred to him as a Republican. "He's not a particularly political guy," says the associate.
32 Once was a bus driver for tours to stars' Hollywood homes.
33 Supported Bill Clinton in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.
34 Was considered the role of Cleveland Heep in Lady in the Water (2006), but the studio could not contact Costner. The role was given to Paul Giamatti instead.
35 Was considered for the role of Colonel James Dolittle in Pearl Harbor (2001), which he turned down. The role went to Alec Baldwin.
36 From the mid-1990s, following the commercial and critical failure of his ambitious science-fiction epic Waterworld (1995), his box office appeal waned somewhat, reviving slightly with the political drama Thirteen Days (2000).
37 Has two films on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time. They are Dances with Wolves (1990) at #59 and Field of Dreams (1989) at #28.
38 In April 2006, he spent $28.5 million on an oceanfront 17-acre ranch in Santa Barbara County, California. He and wife, Christine Baumgartner, are raising horses on their new ranch.
39 From 2005-2006, he had owned a home in the Hollywood Hills. But in April 2006, he had sold his 10,000-square-foot Spanish Hacienda, on an acre behind gates, his five bedrooms plus staff quarters, a media room, a billiards room, a tennis court, a gym, a pool, a spa and grassy yards. Sold for $11.5 million to American Idol (2002) host Ryan Seacrest.
40 He and his second wife, Christine Baumgartner, honeymooned in St. Andrews, Scotland. Their honeymoon coincided with the annual Dunhill Links Celebrity Golf Tournament, where regulars include Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Cruise and Michael Douglas.
41 Goes to Omaha, Nebraska, during the summer for the College World Series if California State Fullerton (his alma mater) qualifies for the tournament.
42 Has done more baseball themed films than any other actor, except for Dennis Haysbert, who played Pedro Cerrano in all three Major League movies, as well as being in Mr. Baseball (1992).
43 Along with Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Richard Attenborough and Robert Redford, he is one of six people to win an Academy Award for "Best Director", though they are mainly known as actors.
44 Turned down the role of Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) to direct Open Range (2003) instead.
45 His favorite genre is the Western.
46 His favorite movies are long epics with a great deal of stories.
47 Movies he likes are Red River (1948), Ben-Hur (1959), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Spartacus (1960).
48 Some of his favorite directors are Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Sturges, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg.
49 Some of his favorite films are How the West Was Won (1962), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Giant (1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Great Escape (1963), Hombre (1967), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Magnificent Seven (1960).
50 He joins Sylvester Stallone, Prince, Roberto Benigni, William Shatner and Tom Green as being the only actors to direct themselves in performances that would "win" them a Razzie Award for Worst Actor.
51 Has played at the celebrity golf tournament Pebble Beach, California, every year starting from 1996.
52 Is a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club (UK). In 2003, he was working in London and decided to go to a game, only to find out Arsenal were playing away from home, so he booked a private helicopter to take him to the match 160 miles away.
53 Owns a 165 acre ranch outside of Aspen, Colorado.
54 On his and Christine Baumgartner's wedding day, there were 500 guests, including: Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Willis, Tim Allen, Don Johnson, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
55 Opened the Tatanka Interpretive site in Deadwood, South Dakota in 2003. The site features a bronze statue depicting the Lakota Sioux buffalo hunt. There is also a museum, gift shop, and living history of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Tatanka is the Lakota word for buffalo.
56 Co-owns the Midnight Star casino in Deadwood, South Dakota, which displays some of his movie memorabilia.
57 In his role as Crash Davis in Bull Durham (1988), he states his personal beliefs. One of those beliefs is "...Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone". In his role as Jim Garrison in JFK (1991), he plays a lawyer determined to prove that Oswald did not act alone.
58 Turned down a role in Platoon (1986) because he thought it portrayed American soldiers in Vietnam negatively and didn't want to insult his brother, who was a Vietnam veteran.
59 For his entire career, he has purposely avoided doing sequels to his films. So far, he is one of the few blockbuster stars to never come back for a sequel.
60 On June 26, 2003, he announced his engagement to his girlfriend Christine Baumgartner, having been a couple since 1999.
61 Before succeeding in the acting business, Kevin worked as a skipper on the ride, the Jungle Cruise, at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
62 Has starred in two films about John F. Kennedy, but has not played Kennedy; the two films are JFK (1991) and Thirteen Days (2000).
63 Sioux nation gave Costner a tract of land after making Dances with Wolves (1990). Costner built a golf course on that land.
64 Member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, along with G.D. Spradlin and Ashton Kutcher.
65 The President of the United States role in the mega-blockbuster Air Force One (1997) was written specifically for Kevin Costner. In fact, Kevin Costner helped develop the action film with Beacon Communications and writer Andrew W. Marlowe in 1996. But Kevin had to eventually pass on the film because of work delays with his futuristic The Postman (1997). Costner called up Harrison Ford personally and offered Harrison a once-in-a-lifetime role. Harrison Ford accepted the role and has always thanked Kevin Costner in interviews for his kind gesture. Air Force One (1997) went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time.
66 Harrison Ford later turned down the role of Jim Garrison in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991). Kevin Costner decided to take the role after a meeting with the director Stone.
67 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.
68 His character in Dragonfly (2002) was written with the intention of Harrison Ford taking the film role. Ford turned down the role to take a year off from movies.
69 His frontal nude scene in For Love of the Game (1999) was reportedly deleted after being met with laughter at test screenings.
70 The lead role in Air Force One (1997) was written for him but he was still heavily involved in filming The Postman (1997) and suggested the part be given to Harrison Ford).
71 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#87). [1995]
72 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. [1986]
73 He turned down the leading role in WarGames (1983), which was played by Matthew Broderick, to play Alex Marshall in The Big Chill (1983). His role was later deleted.
74 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1991]
75 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1990]
76 His first wife, Cindy Costner, played "Snow White" for Disneyland.
77 Children: (with ex-girlfriend Bridget Rooney) Liam Costner (born 1996); (with ex-wife Cindy Costner) Anne Clayton Costner (born April 15, 1984, Lily McCall Costner (born August 4, 1986) and Joe Tedrick Costner (born January 31, 1988); (with wife Christine Baumgartner) Cayden Wyatt Costner (born May 6, 2007), Hayes Logan Costner (born February 12, 2009) and Grace Avery Costner (born June 2, 2010).
78 Ranked #27 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
79 Youngest of three sons of Bill Costner, an electrician and later utilities executive, and his wife Sharon Costner, a welfare worker.
80 Father of Joe Costner, Annie Costner and Lily Costner.
81 Attended and graduated from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California (1973).
82 Voted most erotic male by the readers of the German magazine "Amica". [May 1998]
83 Announced players who had been selected to Major League Baseball's All Century Team at the 1999 All Star game at Fenway Park in Boston.

#Quote
1 There's so much about The Postman (1997) that I love. I probably made a mistake with Postman: I should've started it with, "Once upon a time," because it's a modern-day fairytale. It wraps itself up with a storybook ending with the statue. I liked it very much.
2 [on funding Black or White (2014) himself] Mike Binder sent me Black or White, and it reminded me of everything that I like about screenplays. It was very similar to Field of Dreams (1989), it was very similar to Silverado (1985) - it was quality, just quality writing. To me, it's the same movie as Dances with Wolves (1990). I think it's a powerful movie, I think it's very commercial. I think it smells like everything that studios want, which is money - and that's not bad. I don't think artistic and financial things are mutually exclusive. I couldn't get anybody to see what I saw in it. I literally walked into my own den and looked at my wife and said, 'I think I'm gonna pay for this movie', and she said 'Really?' and then she said 'If you think that's what you should do, then that's what you should do'. And I do feel that it's a movie to be seen, and a movie to be talked about - without trying. It doesn't preach, but it's quite humorous and ultimately very poignant. The studios are making the kinds of movies they want to make. They understand their business, but I have to equally understand my business of what I choose to do, and this has as much value as anything that I could imagine doing. I couldn't minimize it, and I wouldn't allow it to be minimized. The studios didn't fail; I would have failed if I didn't toughen up and just figure out how to do it. I think it would've been a sad thing if people didn't get to see this movie. That's how much I actually believed in it.
3 The opening weekend is a hard one for me. Especially when you take a lot of time with a movie. I don't know how it is with other people's movies. It's like, you don't know how other people make love because you've only made love yourself and so unless you've watched them, how do you know if you're doing it right? I know how I try to make a movie; I know how I lose sleep over it; I know how I deliberate for hours over the difference between saying 'She went over there' or saying 'She's gone'. And people will ask say, "What's the difference, Kevin?" Well, it's a big difference to me, to find that exactly right line. And when you work hard on things like that, it's frustrating to me that a movie can be dismissed so easily. These movies for me are like the same kind of pictures my Mom put up on the refrigerator. I'm really proud of them and if they get dismissed, and even though you're not eight years old anymore, it hurts.
4 [on playing dress-up] I'm not a guy who likes Halloween. So I'm a little at odds with what I've chosen to do with my life. I never liked going to a party dressed as a pirate because when you get past that initial "Ooh, you're a pirate!", you feel a little silly for threat of the party. Putting on the guns, letting the beard go and getting a pipe? That is fun. You look at everybody and wink and say, "Man, I have one of the great jobs in the world.".
5 [at Whitney Houston's funeral] I urge us all, inside and outside, across the nation and around the world, to dry our tears, suspend our sorrow and perhaps our anger just long enough, just long enough to remember the sweet miracle of Whitney.
6 My movies are isolated. They all sit by themselves a little bit. I don't have three movies coming along behind each other just in case one of them doesn't work. I haven't tried to manipulate my career. I wouldn't really know how to do that. That doesn't seem very heroic to me! Meaning it feels kinda chicken. That's kinda chickenshit.
7 [on A Perfect World (1993)] I read it; I thought that the writer....the muse was working perfectly on his shoulder. I was really happy to be in that movie and play that character and say those words. I learned a lot from Clint and Clint was able to understand that I had some stuff to do, playing a very flawed character.
8 [on press criticism of him in the mid-1990s] I saw what was happening. I knew why. It was like the planets had lined up for me. I had gotten a divorce and maybe people thought that that was because my head was too big or something with all the success. That simply wasn't what it was. If I was going to go crazy, I'd have gone crazy with the first hit, the second hit, the third, the fourth. It was much more complicated than that. It wasn't about fame. It wasn't about that at all. And I think maybe people were disappointed because they had seen me have a life. Was I the last hope for men and women? "If they can't make it, no-one can!" But we never projected ourselves in the press as a perfect couple. I didn't want that mantle, but when people project it on you and see it all dissolve....You see it. I don't know if people beg for it and then they can't get rid of it. I don't know what it is. I didn't court it. I never courted the press on any level except to promote a movie. You never saw me do press outside the lines of a movie. Twice in my career - and people don't know this - I took a year off. If you look at my filmography, I probably have fewer movies than anybody else in my category. If you did the math on movies, I think you'd be shocked that mine might be a third of what other people do.
9 I had to make a big decision to become an actor, and when you decide to become an actor, there's a huge amount of doubt about what it means to those around you. Stuff like "How's he going to do that?" and "What makes him think he can do that?". But I think doubt is not a bad thing to have, because it means you keep asking yourself questions. And if you're going to ask yourself questions, you have to come out swinging harder. You push harder. And everything that's happened to me in acting has been a fundamental of work and being associated with really good people. [2009]
10 I've always known what a good movie is. I've not often known what a hit is. I think The War (1994) is a good movie, but it's not a hit. I think A Perfect World (1993) is a good movie, but it's not a hit. And so what should I have done? Should I have turned my back on those movies? I can't do that, I just can't. If I can be in a good movie, then I can feel okay about it. I can feel okay about The Upside of Anger (2005), I can feel good about Open Range (2003), I can feel good about Mr. Brooks (2007). Is it a hit? It's not a hit, but it will make money. Am I proud of it? I am proud of it. No Way Out (1987) was a movie that was in turnaround. It was not going to be made. Bull Durham (1988) was not going to be made. We went to every studio twice. So when people want to look at my career in retrospect and go, "Hit, hit, those movies were hits..." Well those movies weren't going to be hits unless we forced them onto the screen.
11 You know, Waterworld (1995) could probably be re-released based on my travelling around the world, and could make a lot of money again, because it's a lot of people's favorite movie. That's not bullshit. That's real. It's a movie that people talk to me about around the world. There'll be a moment in time when people will maybe see what really happened with Waterworld, and maybe take a more thoughtful look at it and maybe see the heroism of everything. I know forensically everything about that movie, what happened. I know all of it and I've never seen anybody really get it right. But that's okay. I wouldn't write the book. But if somebody wrote a book, I would know if they got it right. It's an amazing movie. I'm proud of this movie for a variety of reasons. I like my performance in it. I thought that Kevin Reynolds has a great vision and some of the scenes he did are scenes that are really unforgettable. It's a flawed movie and almost every movie I've ever worked on is a flawed movie. I think it's a movie that really stands, myself.
12 I don't prefer to be known as a conservative. I'm not a Republican. I basically was raised in a house that was a Republican house. My politics came out my kitchen table, listening to my parents. I thought the people that protested against the Vietnam war were unpatriotic because my brother was fighting over in Vietnam. I was only 14 years old. As I got time and distance I realized it was just a difference of opinion and their opinion wasn't necessarily wrong. As a person evolves they begin to have their own voice and their own way of thinking. I wasn't ahead of my time.
13 I can't say I really see much difference between my son and daughters except that my girls will occasionally make me a sandwich and my son won't.
14 You know, the Kennedys have endured such a large amount of tabloidism over the last twenty years. But my feeling is that no matter what anybody thinks about the Kennedys, in those thirteen days they were absolutely golden. And if other individuals had been in that position, I think the legacy we would have been sharing in the year 2000 - instead of all the bright lights and parties when we hit the Millennium - would be 150 million people dead. It would make the Vietnam War pale in comparison. And if other men had been in power, they would have swallowed hook, line and sinker the recommendations of the military. -- Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2000.
15 Everyone feels like they could have done things differently in life. But I'm happy about the things I've done. Not always happy about the results, but happy about the decisions, because I made them myself. And I think that's an important way to go through life. -- Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2000.
16 I think you have to look at screenwriting as an art form because it's not all that easy to do. Not all that many people can do it. So you have to go out and find the material, or develop it from scratch, and I'm one of the handful or people who actually spends his own money on developing and producing projects I like.
17 I'm a hunter, I hunt but I think there should be gun laws. I think there should be a lot of gun laws. I don't want to lose my shotgun but there's a real good reason why I use my shotgun. It came from my grandpa. His cheek was on it. My dad's cheek was on it and I go out and hunt with my dogs. My gun's an heirloom to me and my son, one day, when I'm gone, is gonna know, "Your dad hunted with that." But even though with the connection that I have to my gun, can I look at the NRA and say, "I think you're out of line?". I can say that.
18 I don't mind Hollywood. After all, I don't make movies that are like avant garde or not understandable. I just like to make a mainstream movie with all the edges that existed in the writing and I don't like to see it flattened out in order to cater to audiences. I don't really give a shit what people think about my movie after watching it and giving it a test score, but I really care about what you think about it when you see it in its purity, because I don't feel like I'm going to lose you. I don't feel like my movies are going to be for everyone because they're not, because sometimes they're more adult and that eliminates kids.
19 [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.
20 The fact that I was 5 foot 2 as a sophomore didn't help. I'm 6 foot 1 now but still relate to those feelings. I didn't date in high school and didn't get my growth until college. I never got over being short.
21 [on the Iraq war] I don't want to turn my back on that [Bush] family. They've been gracious to me. We're supposed to evolve from frontier justice. I think that the old west mythology is a good thing to have in your spine. But it shouldn't operate your brain. It's nice to know that you are willing to fight, but it's good to know how smart you are about not fighting.
22 I registered as a Republican when I was twenty-one. My parents were Republicans. But as I've gotten older I've questioned my whole conservative background... I think you should be fair about how you treat people.
23 [on going bald] I'm not into plugs, rugs or drugs to correct this problem and would rather just shave it off.
24 [on gaining weight for The Upside of Anger (2005)] I put on 20 pounds for the film. I drank whole milk with sugar, bananas and ice cream. And chocolate and cookies.
25 I'm really aware of my disappointments, what movies I didn't like when I was done. I'm not so sure they line up with public or critical disappointments. But if I have to reduce my life to the box office, I can see what the up-and-down thing is. Popularity now is cultural achievement. If you can be popular, you actually can make a living out of being popular. It's not my way. Other actors might have made "Bull Durham 2","Tin Cup 2","Dances 2" and "Bodyguard 2". But I don't think repeating yourself is very good.
26 My first introduction to English football was in 1990 when I was over here making Robin Hood and I got invited to an Arsenal game. Having watched sports all my life in America, there was no comparison in terms of the emotion that was in the stadium that day. And I really never forgot it. - on being an Arsenal fan.
27 [on Dances with Wolves (1990)] "This is a bonding film for all. You could put it anywhere in history--the Berlin Wall, Kuwait".
28 I'm happy about the things I've done. Not always happy about the results, but happy about the decisions, because I made them myself. And I think that's an important way to go through life. -- Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2000.
29 Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. -- Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000.

#Trademark
1 Frequently appears in sports themed films, in particular baseball
2 Frequently appears in Westerns

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