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Kurt Russell net worth:
$70 Million

Kurt Russell information

Kurt Russell information

Birth date: March 17, 1951
Birth place: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Nationality:United States of America
Partner:Goldie Hawn (1983–)
Spouse:Season Hubley (m. 1979–1983)
Children:Wyatt Russell, Boston Russell
Siblings:Jill Russell

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Kurt Vogel Russell was born on 17 March 1951, in Springfield, Massachusetts USA. Kurt is an actor perhaps most famous for appearing in such movies as “The Thing”, “Elvis”, “Silkwood”, and “Big Trouble in Little China” . During his career, Kurt has been nominated for and has won various awards. Some of them include Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award and many others. In addition to his appearances in movies, Kurt has also starred in various television shows,

So how rich is Kurt Russell? Sources estimate that Kurt’s net worth is $70 million. The main source of this sum of money is his numerous appearances in television shows and movies. There is no surprise that Kurt’s net worth is very high as he is considered to be one of the most experienced and acclaimed actors. As he still continues his career, there is a high chance that this sum of money will grow. Hopefully, Kurt’s fans will soon hear news about his upcoming projects and will be able to enjoy his talent for a long time as he still continues his career, so his net worth is also likely to rise.

Kurt Russell Net Worth $70 Million

Both of Kurt’s parents were involved in show business, as his father worked as an actor and his mother as a dancer. That is why Kurt knew a lot about being recognised and famous, and there is also a high chance that his parents influenced his desire to become an actor himself. His career began when he was only six years old, when he appeared in the television show called “Sugarfoot”. In 1963 he appeared in “Our Man Higgins” and “The Eleventh Hour” – this was the time when Kurt’s net worth began growing. In the same year Kurt received an invitation to portray one of the main characters in the television show called “The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters”, during which Kurt had an opportunity to work with Charles Bronson, Dan O’Herlihy, Donna Anderson, Meg Wyllie and others.

In 1971, Kurt appeared in the movie entitled “Fools’ Parade”, followed by appearances in other movies such as “Now You See Him, Now You Don’t”, ‘The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” and “The Strongest Man in the World. These movies had a huge impact on the growth of Kurt Russell’s net worth. Other movies and television shows that Kurt appeared in include “Tango & Cash”, “Stargate”, “Cutlass”, “Daniel Boone”, “The Quest” and many others.All have contributed to his net worth.

Russell has appeared in over 50 films on the big screen, and more than 35 TV productions during a career now spanning over 50 years. Recently Kurt has been working on the movie called “Deepwater Horizon”, so hopefully the list of television shows and movies that Kurt appears in will become even longer.

To talk about Kurt Russell’s personal life, in 1979 Kurt married Season Hubley; they have a son, but divorced in 1983. Soon after his divorce Russell started a relationship with Goldie Hawn, and they have been together since, although never marrying. They live in California with their son and Goldie’s two children from her previous relationship, who consider Kurt as their father. All in all, Kurt Russell is one of the most successful actors in the industry. Kurt has worked really hard and has been able to achieve acclaim and popularity all over the world. Let’s hope that he will be able to continue his career for a long time.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 post-production Ego
The Fate of the Furious 2017 post-production Mr. Nobody
Deepwater Horizon 2016 Jimmy Harrell
The Hateful Eight 2015 John Ruth
Bone Tomahawk 2015 Sheriff Hunt
Furious 7 2015 Mr. Nobody
The Art of the Steal 2013 Crunch Calhoun
Touchback 2011 Coach Hand
Cutlass 2007 Short Dad
Death Proof 2007 Stuntman Mike
Grindhouse 2007 Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")
Poseidon 2006 Robert Ramsey
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 Ben Crane
Sky High 2005 Steve Stronghold The Commander
Miracle 2004 Herb Brooks
Dark Blue 2002 Eldon Perry
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road 2002 Captain Ives
Vanilla Sky 2001 McCabe
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Michael Zane
Soldier 1998/I Todd 3465
Breakdown 1997/I Jeff Taylor
Escape from L.A. 1996 Snake Plissken
Executive Decision 1996 David Grant
Stargate 1994 Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
Forrest Gump 1994 Elvis Presley (voice, uncredited)
Tombstone 1993 Wyatt Earp
Captain Ron 1992 Captain Ron
Unlawful Entry 1992 Michael Carr
Backdraft 1991 Stephen McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey
Tango & Cash 1989 Lt. Gabriel Cash
Winter People 1989 Wayland Jackson
Tequila Sunrise 1988 Frescia
Overboard 1987 Dean Proffitt
Big Trouble in Little China 1986 Jack Burton
The Best of Times 1986 Reno Hightower
The Mean Season 1985 Malcolm Anderson
Swing Shift 1984 Lucky Lockhart
Silkwood 1983 Drew Stephens
The Thing 1982 R.J. MacReady
The Fox and the Hound 1981 Copper (voice)
Escape from New York 1981 Snake Plissken
Used Cars 1980 Rudy Russo
Amber Waves 1980 TV Movie Laurence Kendall
Elvis 1979/I TV Movie Elvis Presley
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 TV Movie Johnny
Hawaii Five-O 1977 TV Series Peter Valchek
The Captive: The Longest Drive 2 1976 Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen
The Quest: The Longest Drive 1976 TV Movie Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine
The Quest 1976 TV Series Morgan Beaudine
The Quest 1976 TV Movie Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1967-1976 TV Series Rich Evans / Pvt. Willie Prentiss / Narrator
Police Story 1974-1975 TV Series Officer David Singer / J.D. Crawford
The Deadly Tower 1975 TV Movie Charles Whitman
Search for the Gods 1975 TV Movie Shan Mullins
Harry O 1975 TV Series Todd Conway
The Strongest Man in the World 1975 Dexter Riley
The New Land 1974 TV Series Bo Larsen
Hec Ramsey 1974 TV Series Matthias Kane
Gunsmoke 1964-1974 TV Series Buck Henry / Packy Kerlin
Superdad 1973 Bart
Love Story 1973 TV Series Scott
Charley and the Angel 1973 Ray Ferris
Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 Dexter Riley
Fools' Parade 1971 Johnny Jesus
The Barefoot Executive 1971 Steven Post
Room 222 1971 TV Series Tim
Men at Law 1970 TV Series Jerry Patman
Dad... Can I Borrow the Car? 1970 TV Short Narrator
Love, American Style 1970 TV Series Johnny (segment "Love and the First-Nighters")
The High Chaparral 1970 TV Series Dan Rondo
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1969 Dexter
Then Came Bronson 1969 TV Series William P. Lovering
Daniel Boone 1965-1969 TV Series Nathan / Paul Bickford / Jed / ...
Guns in the Heather 1969 Rich
The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit 1968 Ronnie Gardner
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 Sidney Bower
The Road West 1967 TV Series Jay Baker
Follow Me, Boys! 1966 Whitey
The Fugitive 1964-1966 TV Series Eddie / Philip Gerard Jr.
The F.B.I. 1966 TV Series Dan Winslow
Lost in Space 1966 TV Series Quano
Laredo 1966 TV Series Grey Smoke
The Legend of Jesse James 1966 TV Series Elick Harte
The Virginian 1964-1965 TV Series Andy Denning / Toby Shea
Gilligan's Island 1965 TV Series Jungle Boy
Guns of Diablo 1965 Jamie McPheeters
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964 TV Series Christopher Larson
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters 1963-1964 TV Series Jaimie McPheeters Jamie McPheeters
Our Man Higgins 1963 TV Series Bobby
The Eleventh Hour 1963 TV Series Peter Hall
It Happened at the World's Fair 1963 Boy Kicking Mike (uncredited)
Sam Benedict 1963 TV Series Knute
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962 TV Series Boy / Vernon
Dennis the Menace 1962 TV Series Kevin

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
14 Hours 2005 TV Movie executive producer - uncredited
Escape from L.A. 1996 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Escape from L.A. 1996 written by

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Backdraft 1991 stunts

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Django Unchained 2012 special thanks
F.E.A.R. 3 2011 Video Game additional thanks
Escape from New Jersey 2010 special thanks
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary grateful thanks
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 2004 Video documentary special thanks
Heads Are Gonna Roll 2004 Video short special thanks
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 special thanks
Return to 'Escape from New York' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MTV News 2015 TV Series Himself
Furious 7: Back to the Starting Line 2015 Video short Himself
Gunslingers 2014 TV Mini-Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Battered Bastards of Baseball 2014 Documentary Himself
Being Jack Burton 2013 Video documentary short
Rachael Ray 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
We Are the World 25.75 2010 Video short Himself
Streisand: Live in Concert 2009 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience (uncredited)
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Super Bowl XLII 2008 TV Special Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 2007 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shipmate's Diary 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Backdraft: Bringing Together the Team 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Backdraft: The Explosive Stunts 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage 2006 Video short Himself
Poseidon: Upside Down 2006 Video short Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Science 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Rogue Waves 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2006 TV Movie Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor (segment "Goldie")
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2004 Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep 2004 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1989-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
First Impressions: Herb Brooks with Kurt Russell & the Filmmakers 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Miracle' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies 2004 Video documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Heaven and Earth Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Return to 'Escape from New York' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Blue Code 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Tombstone' 2002 Video documentary short Himself / Wyatt Earp
Dobe and a Company of Heroes 2002 TV Movie Himself
Prelude to a Dream 2002 Video documentary short Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
WCW Slamboree 2000 TV Special Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Audience Membe
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape 1998 Video documentary Himself
NHL Cool Shots 1997 TV Series Himself
Moving Pictures 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Little Picture Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1979-1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wogan 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
An American Saturday Night 1991 TV Movie Himself
The Making of Backdraft 1991 Short Himself
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Choir Member
CBS This Morning 1988-1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
U.S.A. Today: The Television Series 1988 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1988 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon 1988 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Annual Tel Aviv Gala Presents a Salute to Goldie Hawn 1987 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'The Mean Season' 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'The Thing' 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of a Chilling Tale 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1979 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Actor
Everyday 1979 TV Series Himself
Battle of the Network Stars II 1977 TV Special Himself - NBC Team
The Hollywood Squares 1976 TV Series Himself
The Mouse Factory 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1970 TV Series Himself
21 Years: Quentin Tarantino 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Beyond the Horizon 2017 Video documentary Himself
Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg 2017 Video short Himself
Deepwater Surveillance: Behind the Scenes 2017 Video short Himself
The Fury of the Rig: Deepwater Horizon 2017 Video short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1993-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Motion Picture-Animated
Rotten Tomatoes 2015 TV Series Himself
The View 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
No Sleep TV3 2016 TV Series R.J. MacReady
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
MythBusters 2006 TV Series documentary Jack Burton
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Biography 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 2004 Video documentary Han Solo
Ultimate Gretzky 2003 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Secret Files of the SGC 2003 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Stargate' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969 2002 Video documentary Himself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize 2000 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Lost in Space Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Quano
Master of Desaster: Roland Emmerich - eine Hollywoodkarriere 1998 TV Movie documentary Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1995 TV Series Wyatt Earp
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1971-1981 TV Series Dexter Riley Whitey Steven Post ...

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actor Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2016 Fangoria Horror Hall of Fame Fangoria Chainsaw Awards
2015 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year The Hateful Eight (2015) · Samuel L. Jackson
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Walton Goggins
· Demián Bichir
· Tim Roth
· Michael Madsen
· Bruce Dern
· James Parks
· Channing Tatum
2003 Life Career Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

This versatile actor's first claim to fame was in several fantasy/comedies for the Walt Disney ... More

1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Adventure/Drama Executive Decision (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Hateful Eight (2015) · Demián Bichir
· Bruce Dern
· Walton Goggins
· Samuel L. Jackson
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Michael Madsen
· Tim Roth
· Channing Tatum
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Hateful Eight (2015) · Samuel L. Jackson
· Jennifer Jason Leigh
· Walton Goggins
· Bruce Dern
· Tim Roth
· Michael Madsen
· Demián Bichir
· James Park
· Zoë Bell
· Dana Gourrier
· Gene Jones
2015 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Actor Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2006 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
2005 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Miracle (2004)
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Breakaway Performance Dark Blue (2002)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary, Library Release Used Cars (1980) · Robert Zemeckis
· Bob Gale
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) · Kevin Costner
· Courteney Cox
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Tango & Cash (1989)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Silkwood (1983)
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Elvis (1979)

TitleSalary
Vanilla Sky (2001) $5,000,000
Soldier (1998) $15,000,000
Breakdown (1997) $15,000,000
Escape from L.A. (1996) $10,000,000
Executive Decision (1996) $7,500,000
Stargate (1994) $7,000,000

#Fact
1 Has starred in two movies that had a character with a last name "Fuchs": Used Cars (1980) and The Thing (1982).
2 Was born just 3 days after his ex-wife, Season Hubley.
3 The lead role in They Live (1988) was originally written with him in mind. However, John Carpenter, having cast him in three films previously - Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - decided to give someone else a go and cast Roddy Piper.
4 Dino De Laurentiis wanted him to star in Flash Gordon (1980). He turned it down, because he felt that the role of Flash lacked character.
5 He was considered for the lead role in The Rocketeer (1991) that went to Billy Campbell.
6 At one stage, he was considered to star in I Am Legend (2007).
7 Russell is an avid gun enthusiast, a hunter and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
8 He was considered to play Batman/Bruce in Batman (1989) and Batman Forever (1995). He was also considered for Jim Gordon in Batman Begins (2005).
9 He was considered for the role of Alan Parish in Jumanji (1995) that went to Robin Williams.
10 He was considered for the lead role in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) that went to Klinton Spilsbury.
11 He auditioned for Friedrich Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965).
12 He was originally cast as Crash Davis in Bull Durham (1988) and even helped Ron Shelton develop the script. But the role went to Kevin Costner. After the film was made, Russell was so impressed, he actually wrote fan letters to Costner and Shelton.
13 Russell is a Libertarian.
14 He was offered the role of Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (1993), but his asking price was too high.
15 He turned down the role of Connor McLeod in Highlander (1986) in order to star in Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
16 John Carpenter wanted to cast him in The Fog (1980).
17 In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey.
18 John Woo wanted him to star in Hard Target (1993), but he was unavailable.
19 Russell, like his father, had a baseball career. In the early 1970s, Russell was a switch-hitting second baseman for the California Angels minor league affiliates, the Bend Rainbows (1971) and Walla Walla Islanders (1972) in the short season Class A-Short Season Northwest League, then moved up to Class AA in 1973 with the El Paso Sun Kings of the Texas League. While in the field turning the pivot of a double play early in the season, the incoming runner at second base collided with him and tore the rotator cuff in Russell's right (throwing) shoulder. He did not return to El Paso, but was a designated hitter for the independent Portland Mavericks back in the Northwest League late in their short season. The team was owned by his father, and he had been doing promotional work for them in the interim. The injury forced his retirement from baseball in 1973 and led to his return to acting.
20 He turned down Richard Gere's role in Internal Affairs (1990).
21 He was originally cast in Rutger Hauer's role in Ladyhawke (1985), while Hauer was cast in a different role. Russell dropped out and Hauer was recast.
22 He is an FAA licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings and is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.
23 He auditioned for Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
24 He was considered for the role of Agent Sands in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) that went to Johnny Depp.
25 He turned down David Morrissey's role in Basic Instinct 2 (2006).
26 In Elvis (1979), he played Elvis Presley while his real life father Bing Russell played Elvis' father Vernon Presley.
27 Was considered for the role of "Travis Bickle" in Taxi Driver (1976).
28 Uncle of filmmakers Chapman Way, Maclain Way and musician Brocker Way.
29 He has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
30 He was almost cast in Django Unchained (2012) until the part was cut.
31 Became a father for the 2nd time at age 35 when his partner Goldie Hawn gave birth to their son Wyatt Hawn Russell, aka Wyatt Russell, on July 10, 1986.
32 Became a father for the 1st time at age 28 when his [now ex] wife Season Hubley gave birth to their son Boston Oliver Grant Russell, aka Boston Russell, on February 16, 1980.
33 Played three years of minor league baseball (1971-73) with a combined batting average of .292, but only hit two home runs during his professional career.
34 One of his heroes since boyhood was John Wayne. He was able to use his dead-on John Wayne impression (to twisted effect) in Grindhouse (2007).
35 Was Sylvester Stallone's original choice for Church in The Expendables (2010), but he turned it down.
36 Born at 10:42 AM (EST).
37 He and Goldie Hawn own a vacation home on Muskoka Lake, Ontario.
38 Quit smoking cigars in 2006.
39 Snake Plissken, the anti-hero of Escape from New York (1981) and Escape from L.A. (1996) is his favorite character of all he's played.
40 Was originally cast to play the cursed heroic knight Navarre in Ladyhawke (1985), while Rutger Hauer, who played the part of Navarre in the film, was the original choice to play the evil captain, even though Hauer had no interest in the part and was actually more interested in the part of the hero Navarre. When Russell dropped out of the project, Hauer took the role.
41 He was considered for Chris Cooper's role in Jarhead (2005).
42 He acted as father to Kate Hudson by walking her down the aisle and giving her away at her wedding to rock star Chris Robinson.
43 For his role on Tombstone (1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliott, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Foster and Girard Swan.
44 Received The Disney Legends Award 1998 for living up to the Disney principals of: The Disney Legends award has three distinct elements that characterize the contributions made by each talented recipient. The Spiral ... stands for imagination, the power of an idea. The Hand ... holds the gifts of skill, discipline and craftsmanship. The Wand and the Star ... represent magic: the spark that is ignited when imagination and skill combine to create a new dream.
45 A member of the conservative Wednesday Morning Club in Hollywood, Russell introduced guest speaker Newt Gingrich in 1999.
46 Has two younger sisters.
47 Has starred in films with two of his former brother-in-laws: Larry J. Franco in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), and Whip Hubley in Executive Decision (1996).
48 Kate Hudson, daughter of his longtime companion Goldie Hawn, named her son Ryder Russell Robinson. The middle name is an homage to Kurt, whom Hudson always considered to be her father.
49 He claims that he often felt an outcast in Hollywood because of his Libertarian beliefs, and so moved to live in an area outside Aspen, Colorado, where he started to try his hand at writing.
50 Is good friends with director John Carpenter. The two have collaborated on five different films: Elvis (1979), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Escape from L.A. (1996).
51 He and his Tombstone (1993) co-star, Val Kilmer, have both played Elvis Presley. Val Kilmer played him in True Romance (1993), while Russell played him in a television movie, and provided his voice in Forrest Gump (1994). In Tombstone (1993), he plays Wyatt Earp. In 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), he works with Kevin Costner, who played the role a mere six months later in the film Wyatt Earp (1994).
52 He was considered for the role of Jonathan Kent in Man of Steel (2013) that went to Kevin Costner.
53 When he and director John Carpenter were discussing the character of MacReady in The Thing (1982), they thought about making MacReady a former Vietnam chopper pilot who felt displaced by his service in the war and, as a result, was much more isolated than the other characters. This ultimately did not make it into the film.
54 Made his film debut in the Elvis Presley film, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963). He later went on to play him in Elvis (1979), and to provide his voice in Forrest Gump (1994).
55 He was considered for the role of Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon (1987) that went to Mel Gibson.
56 Said in his audio commentary for Big Trouble in Little China (1986) that the test audiences reacted so well to the film that he thought for sure that he and director friend John Carpenter had a box office hit on their hands. However, the studio put so little effort into advertising the film that it ultimately didn't do as well at the box office but became a cult favorite instead.
57 Portrayed cult classic heroes in four different movies: Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Stargate (1994) and Escape from L.A. (1996).
58 Is good friends with stunt man Dick Warlock, who was his stunt double for over 20 years.
59 During the filming of 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) in Vancouver, he visited the nearby set of Stargate SG-1 (1997) and met the cast. Russell starred as Colonel Jack O'Neil in the original Stargate (1994). His role was adopted by Richard Dean Anderson in the spin-off series and the character's name was changed slightly (to Colonel Jack O'Neill).
60 The presence of Lee Van Cleef on the set of Escape from New York (1981) inspired him to talk in a raspy voice similar to Clint Eastwood's from the Man With No Name trilogy.
61 Was one of the first actors to do audio commentary on DVDs.
62 In his audio commentary for The Thing (1982), he joked with director John Carpenter about the scene where he threw a stick of dynamite at the character Palmer (who was turning into the Thing) and how the explosion was more powerful than he had expected. In truth, he could have been seriously injured.
63 Auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
64 Is a big fan of Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat and Tom Robinson.
65 Ex-brother-in-law of Larry J. Franco.
66 Graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, California with Michael Richards, Kramer from Seinfeld (1989). Class of 1969, who voted him "Best Looking.".
67 Was the best man at Ted Nugent's wedding.
68 Is a card carrying member of the NRA.
69 Started Cosmic Entertainment with partner Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson, and her son Oliver Hudson in 2003.
70 His character Snake Plissken (of Escape from New York (1981)) is about to become a comic book. Published by theCrossGen imprint Code 6 Comics, the book will be known as The Snake Plissken Chronicles. It is marked for publication beginning in 2003.
71 Atlanta Braves' first baseman, Matt Franco, is his nephew.
72 He and partner Goldie Hawn formerly took summer vacations in the Muskoka region in Ontario, Canada. They gave up their cottage after too many unwelcomed visitors would stare at their cottage through binoculars from Lake Rosseau.
73 Partner of Goldie Hawn (1983 - present) 1 child.
74 He and longtime companion Goldie Hawn both appeared in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968).
75 Performs many of his stunts himself.
76 He is an FAA licensed Private Pilot holding single/multi- engine and instrument ratings.
77 He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
78 Son of Bing Russell a former baseball player, who played the deputy sheriff on Bonanza (1959) for 6 years.
79 Played pro baseball (2nd base, AA club- California Angels) until a torn shoulder muscle forced retirement in 1973. Was hitting .563 at the time. His friend, Ron Shelton wrote the Crash Davis role in Bull Durham (1988) for him. The studio insisted on Kevin Costner, though.
80 Rode along with the Chicago Fire Dept.'s Squad 5 in preparation for his role in Backdraft (1991).

#Quote
1 [on The Expendables (2010)] I mean, I'm glad Sly's done well with this. He's a great person. The fellas all seem to have a good time. I've never seen any of them. It's not a beat I get. It's like looking backwards to me.
2 [on Los Angeles] This town is PC capital of the world, more so than Washington DC. These people who are really seriously afraid of life. First of all you have to ask yourself, why is there political correctness? The only answer is because you're afraid to say what you honestly believe. Well, what a fucking shame that you can't say what you believe in America. This place stood for that at one time.
3 (1996, on being part of the Hollywood community) At times I take great pride in it. But most of the time I'm completely ashamed of it, especially on the night of the Academy Awards. It's the one night of the year where I just want to crawl in a hole and hide. It's a bit like standing shoulder-to-shoulder with assholes. Mike Nichols and I were talking about politics once and he said, "The thing is, you can't stand shoulder-to-shoulder with assholes." And he's right. I can't. What's interesting about Oscar night is it's a joke-it's about how bad everything is. Everybody knows that that's the night to applaud Hollywood in all its horror. And yet...There's no other business that can create such enjoyment of life as this business. I love being part of that. Actors have changed my life at times. When people get to know me, I can't tell you how many times they come up to me and say, "You're nothing like what I've read about." I think people feel me more than they hear me. I've read interviews I've done and it's exactly what I've said but it's not what I was saying. I have an acerbic, sardonic sense of humor. I'm being facetious 90 percent of the time, but then 10 percent of the time I'm not. So unless I was to qualify everything I say, I'm not going to be understood.
4 (1996) I am like Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin. I love life. I have a comic outlook, I laugh at myself harder than at anybody else. I get extremely vociferous about things I don't believe in, but I'm in the moment. Benjamin Franklin loved life, he wasn't a negative person. And I do sense that I'm being more perceived like that now.
5 (1996, on his passion for hunting and where that started) My grandfather owned a hotel along Kennebago Lake in Maine. It had 31 log cabins and was built in 1887. I grew up watching all the guys going out in snowshoes while I played with my sister in the yard, and they'd come back with a deer. And then I got old enough to go with them. I grew up thinking that was the way to live. You could feed yourself, you could have corn in your garden, you could stock things in a barn, you didn't need anybody to do anything. And my grandparents were doing that. My grandfather was a phenomenal shot. And I watched my dad shoot deer, impossible shots when I could barely even see the deer. Goldie's a great game cook. We have a party every New Year's Day in Old Snowmass where everybody just watches the football games and they have Goldie's elk stew. We cook as much of the stuff as we can and finish it every time. And she enjoys that.
6 (1996) It would be fun to have enough money to have a small restaurant where you could have your eclectic group of friends come in and get a good meal and be able to scream and holler, about politics, about anything-and you could be able to afford to lose $200,000 a year on it and it wouldn't make a difference. I'd like to have a jet airplane that I could fly, which would get me back and forth to Aspen inside of two hours, so that Aspen could become a weekend place. I'd like to have enough money to be able to afford some things for my family that I know they could use. Then, too, you know, certain humanitarian things-like, financing a school which could make a difference.
7 (1996) When I read Executive Decision (1996), it was a real page-turner. I read scripts for the movies more than I do for the characters. I've read lots of characters I'd like to play, but I didn't enjoy the movie itself that much. I liked the fun of Executive Decision (1996), you know, I feel when an audience sees my name attached to a film, they think it'll probably be a pretty good movie. The movies I do, if we make them well, will be fun to watch. They may not be the best movie of the year, and I may not be your favorite actor, but people come up to me all the time and say, "I like the movies you do".
8 (1996) The only time in my entire life as an actor when I felt I didn't know what I was doing was on Tango & Cash (1989), when I had to dress up as a woman. It's not an acting chore I'd care to do again. I looked like a really ugly version of my mother, who happens to be beautiful. I don't get transvestism.
9 (1996) Bull Durham (1988) is tough to talk about. (Director) Ronnie [Ron Shelton] and I both lived that life, there were a lot of things in there that were derivative of what had happened to me. I was surprised that Ronnie [did] it with somebody else. I went to Europe on a vacation, having said the script was great, and I came back to discover Kevin [Kevin Costner] was doing it. Ronnie got a better deal. So I pulled a practical joke on him that wiped the slate clean for me. I was working on Winter People (1989) about 60 miles from where he was doing Bull Durham (1988). I got on the phone, pretended to be [production chief] Mike Medavoy, ordered that Ronnie be pulled off the set, and I told him that the dailies were shit, the movie was shit and Costner was not working, "Here's what we're going to do",' I told him. "Kurt Russell's 60 miles north of you finishing Winter People (1989) tonight. He will be on the set Monday morning". There was this long pause until Ronnie realized who he was really talking to, and then he said, "You son of a bitch!" I had him going for a few minutes, though.
10 (1996, on smoking marijuana) I never did, not until I was 32. I still don't understand the reason for smoking dope if you're not going to have sex. To me, drugs have no appeal other than sex.
11 (1996) For me there's never been a woman more beautiful than Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (1942).
12 My generation couldn't stand me and I couldn't stand them. In high school I was to the right of being straight. I believed in the work ethic, making money, and they all had this beef with the nation. Vietnam disappointed me because we didn't win.
13 You know, when Escape from New York (1981) first came out, a lot of people said, 'I don't quite understand this movie ... is this some kind of comment that, like, New York is a prison?' and years later a lot of people are saying, 'You know, New York is looking a lot like that movie.' In Escape from L.A. (1996), it's a story about a guy who just wants a cigarette. He just wants a cigarette! Everybody laughed back then because there was no red meat, no cigarettes in the movie. Well, look around! It's happening! You can barely smoke a cigarette anymore and although I quit smoking six months ago, the anti-smoking laws are enough to make me want to smoke!
14 To go on about acting as art is ridiculous. If it is an art, then it's a very low form. You don't have to be gifted just to hit a mark and say a line. And as far as I'm concerned, hitting my marks and knowing my lines is 90% of the job. I'm always criticized for talking like that. Maybe the reason I do it is that I never got the chance to develop a real desire to act. I was acting by the time I was nine so it seemed like a natural thing to do. Anyone who finds acting difficult just shouldn't be doing it.
15 I was brought up as a Republican. But when I realized that at the end of the day there wasn't much difference between a Democrat and Republican, I became a libertarian.
16 [Talking about the fight scene with Ox Baker from Escape from New York (1981)]: "I remember Dick Warlock helped set up the fight and he came out with this big purple lump on the side of his head, and all he said to me was 'Keep your head down and be careful, man.'"
17 If it hadn't been for video cassette, I may not have had a career at all.
18 I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
19 "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." (On why he won't marry Goldie Hawn)

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    Worth every fucking penny! KURT!

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