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KEVIN KLINE (William Hundert) an Academy Award winner, most recently starred in the film Life as a House, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actor. Kline has earned equal distinction in the worlds of film and theater.

In addition to an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 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. A Julliard graduate, Kline's Broadway credits include Hal Prince's On the Twentieth Century, for which he won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award, and as  The Pirates of Penzance, for which he again won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award, as well as the Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement by an actor.

After his acclaimed debut in Alan Pakula's moving adaptation of William Styron's novel Sophie's Choice, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, Kline began a long-standing creative relationship with writer/d i rector Lawrence Kasdan. Their collaborations included the influential ensemble comedy The Big Chill, followed by the Western Silverado, the offbeat comedy I Love You To Death, the ensemble drama Grand Canyon and the romantic comedy French Kiss. Kline's other film credits include Cry Freedom, The Ice Storm and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

On stage, Kline won rave reviews for his Broadway performance in Shaw's Arms and the Man directed by John Malkovich, and starred in David Hare's adaptation of Chekov's Ivanov at Lincoln Center. He has appeared at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Richard III, Henry V, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, for which he won the Obie Award for Sustained Achievement in Theatre. He directed and starred in a second production of Hamlet, which received five DramaDesk nominations, including best director and actor nominations for Kline. Later, he co-directed a televised version of the production for the PBS Great Performances Series.

Last summer Kline appeared in Mike Nichols' critically acclaimed production of Anton Chekov's The Seagull. Kline was the first American to receive the Sir John Gielgud Golden Quill Award.

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