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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (Karubi) is a Hall of Fame singer-songwriter, actor, political activist and former Rhodes Scholar. Recent films include John Sayles' "Lone Star" and "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries," opposite Barbara Hershey. He stars with Peter Fonda in the independent film "Woolly Boys," and opposite Wesley Snipes in "Blade 2: Bloodhunt," reprising their roles from the hit 1998 action film "Blade."
Kristofferson began his acting career in 1971 with the film "Cisco Pike" starring Gene Hackman, and followed with such hits as "Blume In Love," "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid," and Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." Other film credits include "Heaven's Gate," "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea," "Semi-Tough," "Trouble in Mind" and Sam Peckinpah's "Convoy." For his role as the doomed rock star opposite Barbra Streisand in "A Star is Born," Kristofferson was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor. He also starred with Jane Fonda in
"Roll Over." One of his favorite films was "Songwriter," with his compadre Willie Nelson.
Kristofferson is a much sought-after concert performer, singing his hit songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through The Night," "For The Good Times," "Loving Her Was Easier" and "Why Me," to name a few. His song "Sunday Morning Coming Down" won 1970's Country Music Song of the Year award, and Kristofferson received the Songwriter of the Year Award. He has since been named to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
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