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Academy Award-winner KEVIN KLINE (Artemus
Gordon), who recently starred in the hit film "In & Out"
and the critically acclaimed feature "The Ice Storm,"
has earned equal distinction in film and theater. In addition
to receiving an Oscar for his work in "A Fish Called Wanda,"
Kline was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for his roles in "Sophie's
Choice," "Dave," "In & Out" and "Soapdish."
He won the IFP's Gotham Award for his performance in "The
Kline is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and a founding
member of John Houseman's The Acting Company, with whom he made
his Broadway debut in Chekov's "The Three Sisters."
Other Broadway credits include Hal Prince's "On the Twentieth
Century," for which he won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award,
"The Pirates of Penzance," for which he won both a Tony
and a Drama Desk Award, and "The Beggar's Opera."
Additional theater credits include Shaw's "Arms and the Man"
and Michael Weller's "Loose Ends," both at Circle in
the Square; and a recently acclaimed performance at Lincoln Center
Theatre as Chekhov's "Ivanov." He starred in the title
role in two critically acclaimed productions of "Hamlet"
at New York's Public Theatre, one in 1986 and one in 1990. The
latter he also directed for the stage and again for the PBS television
series "Great Performances." Other New York Shakespeare
Festival productions include the title roles in "Richard
III," "Henry V," Benedick in "Much Ado About
Nothing" and Vincentio in "Measure For Measure."
Kline has received the Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre
from Washington, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre, as well as two Obie
Kline made his film debut in Alan Pakula's "Sophie's Choice,"
and then began a long-standing creative relationship with writer/director
Lawrence Kasdan on "The Big Chill," followed by "Silverado,"
"I Love You to Death," "Grand Canyon" and
"French Kiss." Kline's other film credits include "Violets
Are Blue," "Cry Freedom," "Princess Caraboo,"
"Fierce Creatures," "Chaplin" and the film
version of "The Pirates of Penzance." He is currently
starring with Michelle Pfeiffer in Michael Hoffman's film adaptation
of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
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