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Throughout his impressive fifty-year career, KURT RUSSELL [Jimmy Harrell] has crossed genres to play some of Hollywood's most memorable roles.

In 2015, Russell joined the cast of the beloved The Fast and Furious franchise with Furious 7 for director James Wan. With over $1.5 billion in ticket sales, the blockbuster is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Last year, Russell also starred with Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk, which was released in October after screening at the London Film Festival.

Russell is perhaps best known for his several collaborations with director John Carpenter. The actor donned an eye-patch and trademark snarl as Snake Plissken in Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A. Russell gave an Emmy -nominated performance as Elvis in Carpenter's critically acclaimed eponymous telefilm about the entertainer. The Thing, lauded as one of the best horror films ever made, re-teamed Russell and Carpenter in a cold, paranoid, desolate environment. Russell and Carpenter further diversified their collective body of work with Big Trouble in Little China, a martial arts action comedy.

The Hateful Eight marks Russell's second collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. Russell previously played 'Stuntman Mike' in Death Proof, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or upon its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.

Russell received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Mike Nichols's Silkwood, co-starring Meryl Streep and Cher. His work with contemporary cinema's most esteemed directors includes roles in Robert Zemeckis's Used Cars, Jonathan Demme's Swing Shift, and Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky.

Russell showcased comedic chops in the romantic comedy favorite Overboard, starring alongside Goldie Hawn as a carpenter who manipulates - and falls for - a wealthy amnesiac.

Like Overboard, the taught thriller Breakdown has amassed a cult following since its release in 1997. Co-starring J.T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinland, Breakdown was directed by Jonathan Mostow.

Russell's notable additional credits include Tequila Sunrise, with Michelle Pfeiffer and Mel Gibson; Tango & Cash, with Sylvester Stallone; Backdraft, Tombstone, Stargate, Executive Decision, Soldier, The Mean Season, The Best of Times, Winter People, Captain Ron, Unlawful Entry, Dark Blue, Dreamer, Poseidon and The Art of the Steal.

Russell's long relationship with Disney Studios yielded 15 features, including Follow Me, Boys, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Barefoot Executive, The Fox and the Hound, Miracle, Sky High, and appeared in several episodes of "The Wonderful World of Disney."

Russell began acting at the age of 10, first in episodic television, including guest roles in "Gilligan's Island" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." Russell's other television credits include "Amber Waves" and "The Deadly Tower" in which Russell portrayed the Texas murderer Charles Whitman.

A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Russell now lives in Los Angeles and Aspen.

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