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KEVIN COSTNER (Elliott Anderson) began his career starring in independent films,
gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion
picture role was in the coming of age comedy, Fandango. Throughout his career,
Costner has varied his choices with comedy, action and drama role. He has
appeared in such popular box-office hits as No Way Out, Bull Durham, Field of
Dreams, The Bodyguard and Wyatt Earp. Costner's exceptional filmmaking abilities
were showcased in Dances with Wolves, which he produced, directed and starred
in, and which won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best
In addition to appearing in memorable roles in JFK, The Untouchables and Robin
Hood: Prince of Thieves, he re-teamed with his Bull Durham director Ron Shelton
for the hit feature Tin Cup. Costner also starred in Thirteen Days, successfully
collaborating again with his No Way Out director Roger Donaldson. His other film
credits include For Love of the Game, The War, 3,000 Miles to Graceland,
Dragonfly and The Postman, his second directing effort.
Kevin Costner last directed the box office hit and critically acclaimed film
Open Range, which he also co-starred in alongside Robert Duvall and Annette
Bening. Costner co-starred with Joan Allen in the dramatic film The Upside of
Anger, opposite Jennifer Aniston in Rumor Has It directed by Rob Reiner for
Warner Brothers, The Guardian, an action drama for Touchstone Pictures in which
he portrayed a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, and the thriller Mr. Brooks, and
starred in Touchstone Pictures' political comedy Swing Vote.
Costner also starred in the History Channel's record-setting mini-series "The
Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta," in which he portrayed "Devil" Anse
Hatfield, the patriarch of the famed clan, opposite Bill Paxton. He also served
as a producer of the series, which received 16 Emmy Award nominations, winning
the Best Actor in a mini-series or movie Emmy for Costner. He received the
Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance.
Most recently Costner was seen in the Warner Bros. film Superman: Man of Steel,
as the superhero's father Jonathan Kent; co-starring with Chris Pine in Jack
Ryan, Paramount Pictures' revival of Tom Clancy franchise; the spy thriller 3
Days to Kill for Relativity Media; the football inspired Draft Day, directed by
Ivan Reitman. He will next be seen in the track team drama McFarland for Disney,
and he is currently in production on Criminal, co-starring Gary Oldman, Tommy
Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds. Costner is also producing and lending his voice to
The Explorers Guild, an animated series
based on a collection of gothic stories that follow a group of Victorian-era
adventurers as they travel to the darkest corners of the map.
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