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Kevin Delaney Kline was born on the 24th October, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri USA. He is an actor, comedian as well as singer. Kevin Kline is the winner of two Tony Awards, Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards and others. Moreover, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003. Kline has been active in the entertainment industry since 1972.

How rich is the famous actor? It has been estimated that the overall size of Kevin Kline’s net worth is $32.5 million as of early 2016. The main source of his wealth is acting.

Kevin Kline Net Worth $32.5 Million

To begin with, Kline was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1966, Kline started his studies at Indiana University in Bloomington and in 1970 he graduated majoring in acting. He received a scholarship to study at the drama department of the Juilliard School in New York, and after graduating in 1972, he started the City Center Acting Company with a number of fellow students.

Among his greatest theatre roles are the characters created in the plays “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov, “The Threepenny Opera”, and “On The Twentieth Century” by Hal Prince, for which he received the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards. Also for “The Pirates Of Penzance” in 1081, he was rewarded with Best Actor in a Musical. In the 1980s, Kline, among other theatres, also played at the famous New York Public Theatre. He landed the male lead roles including in Hamlet, Richard III and Henry V which respectively brought him the Shakespeare Prize in the category Classical Theatre and two Obie Awards. For his feature film debut landed in “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) directed by Alan J. Pakula, he was nominated as Best Young Actor for a Golden Globe Award. In the later 1980s and 1990s, Kline successfully starred in several films directed by Lawrence Kasdan, including “The Big Chill”, “Silverado”, “I Love You to Death”, “Grand Canyon” and “French Kiss”. In 1988, he starred alongside John Cleese, Michael Palin and Jamie Lee Curtis in the British cult comedy “A Fish Called Wanda”, and for playing the pseudo-intellectual American artist Otto, Kline received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; with this film he consolidated his image as a comedian. His net worth was growing steadily.

However, his greatest passion was the theatre, which meant that he refused several prestigious role offers. He declined the role of Matt Hooper in “Jaws”, which was eventually played by Richard Dreyfuss, and the lead role in “Batman” that was acquired by Michael Keaton. On the 5th December, 2004, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, he won the Screen Actor Guild Award for his role landed in the film “As You Like It” directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Currently, he is working on the set of an upcoming romantic fantasy musical film “Beauty and the Beast” (2017) directed by Bill Condon.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Kevin Kline has been married to the actress Phoebe Cates since 1989, with whom he has two children.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ice Storm 1997 Ben Hood
Fierce Creatures 1997 Vince McCain Rod McCain
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 Phoebus (voice)
Disney's Animated Storybook: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 Video Game Phoebus (voice)
French Kiss 1995 Luc Teyssier
Princess Caraboo 1994 Frixos
The Nutcracker 1993 Narrator (voice)
Dave 1993 Dave Kovic Bill Mitchell
Chaplin 1992 Douglas Fairbanks
Consenting Adults 1992 Richard Parker
Grand Canyon 1991 Mack
Merlin and the Dragons 1991 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Soapdish 1991 Jeffrey Anderson Dr. Rod Randall
I Love You to Death 1990 Joey
The January Man 1989 Nick Starkey
A Fish Called Wanda 1988 Otto
Cry Freedom 1987 Donald Woods
Violets Are Blue... 1986 Henry Squires
Silverado 1985 Paden
The Big Chill 1983 Harold
The Pirates of Penzance 1983 The Pirate King
Sophie's Choice 1982 Nathan
The Pirates of Penzance 1980 TV Movie The Pirate King
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People 1977 TV Series Petruchio
The Time of Your Life 1976 TV Movie McCarthy
Search for Tomorrow 1951 TV Series Woody Reed (1976)
Beauty and the Beast 2017 completed Maurice
Bob's Burgers 2011-2016 TV Series Mr. Fischoeder
Maya & Marty 2016 TV Series Husband
Dean 2016 Robert
Ricki and the Flash 2015 Pete
My Old Lady 2014 Mathias Gold
James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty 2014 James McNeill Whistler (voice)
Last Vegas 2013 Sam Harris
The Last of Robin Hood 2013 Errol Flynn
Darling Companion 2012 Joseph
No Strings Attached 2011/I Alvin
L'homme du Pont Levant 2010 Short L'Homme en Blanc
The Conspirator 2010 Edwin Stanton
The Extra Man 2010 Henry Harrison
Queen to Play 2009 Kröger
Great Performances 1990-2008 TV Series Cyrano de Bergerac Hamlet
The Tale of Despereaux 2008 Andre (voice)
Definitely, Maybe 2008 Hampton Roth
Trade 2007/I Ray Sheridan
As You Like It 2006 Jaques
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Guy Noir
The Pink Panther 2006 Dreyfus
Mary Engelbreit's the Night Before Christmas 2004 Short Narrator / Papa (voice)
De-Lovely 2004 Cole Porter
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Thomas Jefferson / Paul Potter / Jacob Riis / ...
The Emperor's Club 2002 William Hundert
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II 2002 Video Phoebus (voice)
Orange County 2002 Marcus Skinner (uncredited)
Life as a House 2001 George Monroe
The Anniversary Party 2001 Cal Gold
The Road to El Dorado 2000 Tulio (voice)
Wild Wild West 1999 U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon Ulysses S. Grant
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 Nick Bottom
In & Out 1997 Howard Brackett

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Strings Attached 2011/I performer: "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY" / writer: "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Prairie Home Companion 2006 music: "While Ye May" / performer: "While Ye May"
De-Lovely 2004 performer: "In the Still of the Night" 1937, "Weren't We Fools" 1927, "Well Did You Evah!" 1939, "Easy to Love" 1936, "What is This Thing Called Love" 1929, "Night and Day" 1932, "Be a Clown" 1947, "Experiment" 1933, "It's All Right with Me" 1953, "So in Love" 1948, "You're the Top" 1934, "Get out of Town" 1938, "Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye" 1936, "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" 1934
The Anniversary Party 2001 performer: "Barely A Sound", "America The Beautiful"
The Road to El Dorado 2000 performer: "It's Tough to Be a God"
Wild Wild West 1999 performer: "Arise"
French Kiss 1995 performer: "La Mer"
Dave 1993 performer: "Oklahoma" 1943, "Tomorrow" 1977
Grand Canyon 1991 lyrics: "She's Leaving Home" / performer: "She's Leaving Home"
The January Man 1989 performer: "Calendar Girl" - uncredited
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special performer: "On The Twentieth Century"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances 1990 TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great New Wonderful 2005 special thanks
The Squid and the Whale 2005 special thanks
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Searching for Chekhov 2015 Documentary short
Today 1990-2015 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Life 2014 TV Movie Himself - Actor, Cry Freedom
The Big Chill: Thirtieth Anniversary Q&A 2014 Video short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Screen Junkies Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Oscar Etiquette 2012 Short Himself
Oscar Etiquette: Deleted Scenes 2012 Short Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Colbert Report 2010-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Olmsted Legacy: America's Urban Parks 2011 TV Movie documentary
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Jack Kerouac Slept Here 2011 Short Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
The Olmsted Legacy 2010 Documentary Narrator
Charlie Rose 1999-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rotten Tomatoes Show 2010 TV Series Himself
AMC News Special: 10 Stories of Sundance 2010 TV Movie Himself
Still on the Road 2010 Documentary Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2004-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Last Ghost of War 2008 Documentary Narrator
Theater of War 2008 Documentary Himself
The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America 2006 Documentary Narrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1999-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
A Prairie Home Companion: Exclusive Sneak Peek 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Bringing Balanchine Back 2006 Video documentary voice
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture [Musical or Comedy]
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Himself
4Pop 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Parkinson 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show 2004 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself
Film '72 1984-2004 TV Series Himself
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 Himself
The Daily Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2004 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep 2004 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Something Fishy 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Shakespeare Sessions 2003 Documentary Himself
The 700 Club 2002 TV Series Himself
Short Talks on the Universe Benefit Performance 2002 TV Movie Himself - Performer
IFP Gotham Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Character Building: Inside 'Life as a House' 2001 Video short documentary Himself
From the Ground Up 2001 Video short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2001 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2001 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Life as a House' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Directors -2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Guest
Behind the Scenes: Road to El Dorado 2000 Video documentary
The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Various
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Presenter (uncredited)
The Will Smith Music Video Collection 1999 Video documentary Artemus Gordon (segment "Wild Wild West")
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'Silverado' 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Play
The Big Chill: A Reunion 1999 Video documentary Himself
Celebrity Profile 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1998 TV Series Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in Motion Picture Comedy / Musical
Death Dreams of Mourning 1997 Video documentary Himself - Nathan
Most Unlikely Heroes 1996 TV Special Himself
Shakespeare's Children 1996 Documentary Himself (reading poetry)
Looking for Richard 1996 Documentary Himself (Interview)
The Making of Disney's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Voice of 'Phoebus'
Moviewatch 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Sesame Street 1994-1995 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1988-1993 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1991 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1991 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Hollywood Minute 1991 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Grand Knockout Tournament 1987 TV Special Himself
The New Show 1984 TV Series Himself / Various
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' 1983 Documentary Himself - Narrator of Final Performance
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominee: New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture
The 35th Annual Tony Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Musical
V.I.P. Night on Broadway Benefit 1979 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Success in the System 2014 Video documentary short Harold Cooper
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Sam
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Otto
The Frollo Show 2011 TV Series Phoebus
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 Video documentary Himself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Dave Kovic / Bill Mitchell (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Manufacturing Dissent 2007 Documentary Himself - at 2004 Cannes Film Festival (uncredited)
¿De qué te ríes? 2006 TV Movie Otto
Coming Attractions 2004 TV Series Himself
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 2004 Documentary
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Himself on Wogan

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries As You Like It (2006)
2007 CineMerit Award Munich Film Festival
2004 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 3 December 2004. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award St. Louis International Film Festival
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Wild Wild West (1999) · Will Smith
1998 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1997 Actor Award Gotham Awards
1989 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Great Performances (1971)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Great Performances (1971)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries As You Like It (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble A Prairie Home Companion (2006) · Lindsay Lohan
· Meryl Streep
· Virginia Madsen
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Maya Rudolph
· Lily Tomlin
· Garrison Keillor
· Woody Harrelson
· John C. Reilly
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast A Prairie Home Companion (2006) · Woody Harrelson
· L.Q. Jones
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Garrison Keillor
· Lindsay Lohan
· Virginia Madsen
· John C. Reilly
· Maya Rudolph
· Meryl Streep
· Lily Tomlin
2007 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
2006 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance A Prairie Home Companion (2006) · Woody Harrelson
· Tommy Lee Jones
· Garrison Keillor
· Lindsay Lohan
· Virginia Madsen
· John C. Reilly
· Maya Rudolph
· Meryl Streep
· Lily Tomlin
· L.Q. Jones
· Sue Scott
· Tim Russell
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Most Annoying Fake Accent: Male The Pink Panther (2006)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical De-Lovely (2004)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical De-Lovely (2004)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Animated Character Performance The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) · Ritsuko Notani (lead character design)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Life as a House (2001)
2001 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie The Road to El Dorado (2000)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Action Team Wild Wild West (1999) · Will Smith
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Wild Wild West (1999)
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Wild Wild West (1999)
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year The Ice Storm (1997)
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Wild Wild West (1999) · Will Smith
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Wild Wild West (1999)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical In & Out (1997)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy In & Out (1997)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss In & Out (1997) · Tom Selleck
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Actor In & Out (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical In & Out (1997)
1996 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) French Kiss (1995)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Dave (1993)
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Soapdish (1991)
1989 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
1984 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film Sophie's Choice (1982)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male Sophie's Choice (1982)

TitleSalary
Ricki and the Flash (2015) $350,000

#Fact
1 Has collaborated with director Lawrence Kasdan [to date, September 2015] in cinema movies on six occasions. The films are Silverado (1985), Grand Canyon (1991), French Kiss (1995), The Big Chill (1983), Darling Companion (2012), and I Love You to Death (1990).
2 Is one of the few actors alongside Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc. to audition for Alan Parrish for the early development of Jumanji (1995).
3 Was considered for the role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction (1987), which went to Michael Douglas.
4 Has portrayed two famous movie swashbuckler stars: Douglas Fairbanks in the film Chaplin (1992) and Errol Flynn in the film The Last of Robin Hood (2013).
5 He majored in music for two years at Indiana University but switched to drama. He joined the first class of John Houseman's new drama division at Lincoln Center's Julliard School and became a founding member of Houseman's The Acting Company.
6 Became a father for the second time at age 46 when his wife Phoebe Cates gave birth to their daughter Greta Simone Kline, aka Greta Kline, on March 21, 1994.
7 Became a father for the first time at age 43 when his wife Phoebe Cates gave birth to their son Owen Joseph Kline, aka Owen Kline, on October 14, 1991.
8 His father was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Germany, and his mother was from an Irish Catholic family. Kevin was raised in his mother's faith.
9 Speaks French fluently.
10 Has appeared with John Cleese in Silverado (1985), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Fierce Creatures (1997). He would later appear in The Pink Panther (2006), but was replaced in the sequel by none other than Cleese. His castmate in that film is Steve Martin, with whom he previously appeared in Grand Canyon (1991). Kline went on to appear on stage as Cyrano de Bergerac, while Martin played a modern Cyrano-like character in Roxanne (1987).
11 Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
12 His father owned a toy and record store in Clayton, Missouri, called "The Record Bar".
13 The Kevin Kline Awards were first presented on March 20, 2006 in honor of the actor, a St. Louis native and Priory School graduate. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in Professional Theatre in the Greater St. Louis Area. They honor theatre artists and productions in over 20 categories.
14 Is the first American actor to receive the Sir John Gielgud Golden Quill Award and was recently honored with the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
15 Is one of the few actors in history to receive the Academy Award for a comedic acting role (A Fish Called Wanda (1988)).
16 Has played dual roles in three of his films: Dave (1993), Wild Wild West (1999) and Fierce Creatures (1997). In each film, one of his characters has to impersonate the other one.
17 Inspired the Kevin Kline Mustache Principle, according to movie critic Roger Ebert: Kline always has facial hair in comedies, but is clean-shaven in dramatic roles. There are several exceptions to the rule, most notably In & Out (1997), Silverado (1985), and Wild Wild West (1999) (although in the latter, he did wear a beard and mustache to play President Ulysses S. Grant).
18 He was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri on May 17, 1998.
19 The theater at his alma mater, St. Louis Priory School, is named in his honor.
20 Son-in-law of Joseph Cates.
21 Won an Obie Award in 1980/1981 for his role as The Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance".
22 Met future wife Phoebe Cates when she auditioned for the role of Chloe in The Big Chill (1983), which eventually went to Meg Tilly.
23 Won two Tony Awards: in 1978 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for playing Bruce Granit in "On the Twentieth Century", and in 1981 as Best Actor (Musical) for playing The Pirate King in "The Pirates of Penzance", a performance he recreated in the film version of the same title, The Pirates of Penzance (1983). He was also nominated in 2004 as Best Actor (Play) for portraying Sir John Falstaff in Shakespeare's "Henry IV".
24 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California December 3, 2004.
25 Though this appears that his feature debut was in Sophie's Choice (1982), Kline had actually completed The Pirates of Penzance (1983) before going on to co-star with Meryl Streep, but the release of 'Pirates' was sufficiently delayed, enabling 'Sophie' to receive an earlier release.
26 In 1975, he met with director Steven Spielberg about playing Matt Hooper in Jaws (1975) (played by Richard Dreyfuss). Kevin said that he knew someone who was an oceanographer and thought he could play one. Spielberg then told him "I don't want someone who knows someone who is an oceanographer, I want someone who is an oceanographer." Richard Dreyfuss then got the role.
27 Turned down the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989), which went to Michael Keaton.
28 Has three siblings: Chris Kline, Alex Kline and Kate Kline May.
29 Received his Bachelor's degree in Speech and Theatre from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (1970).
30 Attended and graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School in St. Louis, Missouri (1965).
31 Has appeared with wife Phoebe Cates and their two children, Owen Kline and Greta Kline, as a family of four in The Anniversary Party (2001).
32 Has played presidents and their doubles twice to date: he played Dave and President Bill Mitchell in Dave (1993), and Artemus Gordon and President Ulysses S. Grant in Wild Wild West (1999).

#Quote
1 [1983 interview] When I'm doing a film, I prefer the stage; when I'm working on stage, I prefer film. That doesn't sound neurotic, does it? Seriously, I like them both. They're both different. I've heard of a lot of actors who do both, who have done both for years, say that the stage is more fulfilling. Film is still new enough to me that, right now, I find film more fulfilling. In films, you don't have the audience and the communication and the contact that you do on stage. You have to wait six months or a year before you commune with an audience in a film, and you're not even there when it happens... When you work in a film, you're working in a vacuum... that also has advantages. It's a different sensation which is not altogether unpleasant.
2 [on Sophie's Choice (1982)] There was a tremendous ensemble feeling. There was never any sense that anything but what was best for a scene was at stake. We were all treated equally, with a tremendous amount of caring.
3 [on improving his chess game for a role] I can now predict four or five moves ahead. I can see that I'm going to lose much sooner.
4 I've never felt completely satisfied with what I've done. I tend to see things too critically. I'm trying to get over that. I've got the Jewish guilt and the Irish shame and it's a hell of a job distinguishing which is which.
5 I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, or a soap opera - both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving.
6 It is these children we must admire... Their honesty and bravery are models for us all. Their stories and their role here today - advocating for their cure, their own future - must be heard. - In reference to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Children's Congress 2001.

#Trademark
1 Usually has a mustache in comedies and is clean-shaven in dramas

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