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
Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk, which was released in October after screening
at the London
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
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
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
esteemed directors includes roles in Robert Zemeckis's Used Cars, Jonathan
Shift, and Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky.
Russell showcased comedic chops in the romantic comedy favorite Overboard,
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
Russell's notable additional credits include Tequila Sunrise, with Michelle
Pfeiffer and Mel Gibson;
Tango & Cash, with Sylvester Stallone; Backdraft, Tombstone, Stargate, Executive
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,
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
"Amber Waves" and "The Deadly Tower" in which Russell portrayed the Texas
A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Russell now lives in Los Angeles and
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