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KEVIN COSTNER (Father) 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 roles. 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 Director."

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.

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 Upside of Anger, opposite Jennifer Aniston in Rumor Has It directed by Rob Reiner for Warner Brothers, portrayed a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Touchstone Pictures' action drama The Guardian, and starred in the thriller Mr. Brooks, as well as in Touchstone Pictures' political comedy Swing Vote.

Costner also starred in the History Channel's record-setting mini-series "The Hatfields & 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 sixteen Emmy Award nominations, winning Costner the Emmy for "Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie." He also received the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance.

Most recently Costner portrayed the superhero's father 'Jonathan Kent' in Warner Brothers Superman: Man of Steel. He co-starred with Chris Pine in Jack Ryan, Paramount Pictures' revival of the Tom Clancy franchise. He appeared in the spy thriller Three Days to Kill for Relativity Media, as well as the football inspired Draft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman, and the track team drama McFarland for Disney. He produced and co-starred with Octavia Spencer in the drama Black & White. He co-starred with Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds in Criminal. And he co-starred with Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures, which received a Screen Actors Guild Award for "Best Ensemble."

Costner also produced and co-authored the New York Times bestselling adventure novel The Explorers Guild.

Costner is currently in production on the 10-episode television series "Yellowstone" for Paramount Television.

When Costner is not working on films, he sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar in his band, Modern West, and can be seen playing venues across the country. The band recently recorded a collection of songs from and inspired by "The Hatfields & McCoys." Featuring the song "These Hills," the album is entitled Famous for Killing Each Other. The band's song "The Angels Came Down," from their album Turn It On, was recently adopted by the Gold Star Moms and Gold Star Wives organizations, which support the mothers, wives and families of fallen soldiers.


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