KEVIN COSTNER (Father) began his career starring in independent films, gradually
parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the
coming of age comedy
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
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
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
Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures, which received a Screen
Actors Guild Award for
Costner also produced and co-authored the New York Times bestselling adventure
novel The Explorers
Costner is currently in production on the 10-episode television series
"Yellowstone" for Paramount
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
support the mothers, wives and families of fallen soldiers.
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