Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American actor, film director, and producer. He has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.Costner began his acting career with Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. (1981). Following a few minor supporting parts, he rose to prominence with his portrayal of Eliot Ness in The Untouchables (1987). This was followed by a successful period in his career with starring roles in No Way Out (1987), Bull Durham (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), Dances with Wolves (1990), for which he won two Academy Awards, JFK (1991), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Bodyguard (1992), and A Perfect World (1993). In 1995, Costner starred in and co-produced Waterworld, the most expensive film ever made at the time, which was a box-office failure and marked a downturn in his career. His second directorial feature, The Postman, was released in 1997. He subsequently starred in a string of box office failures including; Message in a Bottle (1999), For Love of the Game (1999), Thirteen Days (2000), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Dragonfly (2002), Rumor Has It (2005), The Guardian (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), 3 Days to Kill (2014), McFarland, USA (2015), Draft Day (2014), and Criminal (2016). He has also played supporting parts in critically favored films including The Upside of Anger (2005), Man of Steel (2013), Hidden Figures (2016) and Molly's Game (2017).On television, Costner portrayed Devil Anse Hatfield in the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012), winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Since 2018, he has starred as John Dutton on the critically acclaimed and popular drama series Yellowstone.
Costner has been married twice and has seven children from three separate relationships. In 1975 while in college, Costner started dating fellow student Cindy Silva, and married three years later. During their marriage, they had three children. The couple divorced in 1994 after 16 years of marriage. He has a son with Bridget Rooney, with whom he had a brief relationship following his divorce, and then dated political activist Birgit Cunningham. In 1996, he lived with supermodel Elle Macpherson.On September 25, 2004, Costner married his girlfriend of four years, model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner, at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado. They have three children.
Costner was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California, and grew up in Compton, California. He is the youngest of three boys, the middle of whom died at birth. His mother, Sharon Rae (Tedrick), was a welfare worker, and his father, William Costner, was an electrician and, later, a utilities executive at Southern California Edison. His father's heritage originates with German immigrants to North Carolina in the 1700s, and Costner also has English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry. Costner was raised Baptist. He was not academically inclined in school. He enjoyed sports (especially football), took piano lessons, wrote poetry, and sang in the First Baptist Choir. He has stated that a viewing of the 1963 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had "formed" his childhood.He has described spending his teenage years in different parts of California as his father's career progressed, as a period when he "lost a lot of confidence", having to make new friends often. Costner lived in Ventura, then in Visalia; he move to Orange County and attended Mt. Whitney High School where he was in the marching band. He graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973. He earned a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1978. While at CSUF, he became a brother in the Delta Chi fraternity.Costner became interested in acting and dancing while in his last year of college, and upon graduation, he married Cindy Silva, who worked at Disneyland as Cinderella. The couple honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta; on the return plane journey, they had a chance encounter with actor Richard Burton, who had purchased all the seats around him for solitude. Burton agreed to speak to Costner after he finished reading his book. Costner, who had been taking acting classes but had not told his wife about his desire to be an actor, watched Burton closely and approached when Burton gestured. Costner told Burton that he would prefer to avoid the drama that followed Burton and asked if he would have to tolerate that if he became an actor. Burton replied, "You have blue eyes, I have blue eyes. I think you'll be fine." After the plane landed, Burton's limousine pulled up to the curb where Costner and his wife were waiting for a taxi. Burton wished Costner good luck, and the two never met again. Costner credits Burton with partially contributing to his career.Having agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive, Costner began taking acting lessons five nights a week, with the support of his wife. His marketing job lasted 30 days. He took work which allowed him to develop his acting skills via tuition, including working on fishing boats, as a truck driver, and giving tours of stars' Hollywood homes to support the couple while he also attended auditions.
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Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All
An in-depth look at the parallel lives of renowned singer Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Diana Prince and Bruce Wayne are going to recruit metahumans. The task is more difficult than Bruce thought, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts, allowing them to come toge...
The Eisen Hour
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In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes committed by Bonnie and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of cold-blooded kille...
The Art of Racing in the Rain
A family dog with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind looks at his life through the lessons learned by his human owner.
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Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld
The long and hard road that the makers of Waterworld had to face when making the, then, highest budgeted film.
The largest contiguous ranch in the United States is controlled by the Dutton family. The family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's...
Kevin Macdonald looked at the life and career of Whitney Houston. There are never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances and interviews with the people who knew her best...
Bill Pope is a CIA agent who is on a hunt for a hacker. An experimental procedure transfers his memories into a dangerous ex-convict. Before the hacker launches ICBMs and starts World War III, Pope's ...
The untold story of a woman. One of the greatest operations in history was the launch of John Glenn, as the brains behind one of the brilliant African-American women working at NASA. Generations will ...
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
While the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs, the world is afraid of the actions of a god-like Super Hero. With Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly ari...
Baseball has been obsessed with statistics and speed since 1912. Thrown at 100 miles per hour, it's too fast for the brain to process information. Fastball looks at how the game at its highest levels ...
The Hurt Business
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Billy The Kid: New Evidence
Randy Guijarro bought a tintype that looked to be a familiar figure, Billy the Kid, playing croquet with his gang known as The Regulators. As the gravity of the discovery began to set in, Guijarro ini...
A group of athletes in a small town have a coach.
Regarding Susan Sontag
An intimate study of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century tracking feminist icon Susan Sontag’s seminal, life-changing moments through archival materials, accounts ...
Black or White
A widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter.
3 Days to Kill
A dangerous international spy is trying to build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter in order to give up his high stakes life. He must complete one last mission, even if it means juggl...
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan is a young covert CIA analyst who discovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. There is a terrorist attack.
The new system for film financing was not able to prevent it from crashing down when ambition of others turned into greed.
The Man Who Saved the World
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Sonny Weaver has the chance to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. On a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams, he must decide what he's willing to sacrific...
Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies
There are never-before-seen photos and videos from Bruce's family collection in this in-depth look at his life and career. Bruce was the narrator.
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story
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Man of Steel
A young boy learns that he is not on this planet. He travels to discover where he came from and what he was sent to do. If he is to save the world from destruction, the hero in him must emerge.
Kevin Costner : le secret d'une image parfaite
Kevin Costner's film Dance with the Wolves won 7 Oscars in 1990 and brought in over 400 million dollars. What happened to Kevin Costner's fortune and his love life in 2012? Is it because he favors his...
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Hatfields & McCoys
It is the true story of a legendary family feud that spanned decades and almost led to a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. The Hatfield-McCoy saga began with Devil Anse Hatfield. After the end o...
Clint Eastwood's West
An entertaining look at Clint Eastwood's storied career as a Western icon and filmmaker, featuring interviews with Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Frank Darabont, John Lee Hancock and m...
The Company Men
Bobby Walker has a great job, a beautiful family, and a shiny car in the garage. When he and two co-workers lose their jobs, they are forced to redefine their lives as men, husbands and fathers.
Interviews with race-car drivers and footage from his past races are included in a biography of Richard Petty.
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Skavlan is hosted by a Norwegian journalist. The first guests to appear on the show were former Prime Minister of Sweden Gran Persson and his wife Anitra. On May 8, 2009, it was announced that Skavlan...
The New Daughter
John James has a wife who has left him. He and his two children move to an isolated house off a dirt road in South Carolina. Louisa is curious about the Indian burial mound on the property.
NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives
Narrated by Kevin Costner, this high-octane documentary goes under the hood of history for a look at the men who drove NASCAR from humble Southern origins to national phenomenon. In extensive intervie...
The result of the presidential election came down to one man's vote.
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On Native Soil
Kevin Costner is in a film.
In Ever Again, the resurgence of antisemitism in 21st century Europe is examined.
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Ben Randall, a legendary rescue swimmer, teaches his students hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice at the Coast Guard'...
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The Reichen Show
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Pennis from Heaven
Wherever he goes, Dennis Pennis (Paul Kaye) leaves a trail of embarrassment in his wake. From London to the Venice Film Festival and on to Hollywood, no-one is spared, no star is too big to escape ver...
The Upside of Anger
After her husband ran off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer and her four daughters were left to fend for themselves. Denny is Terry's drinking partner. Terry is starting to have doubts about their r...
Rumor Has It...
Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she u...
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Dances with Wolves: The Creation of an Epic
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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Real Time with Bill Maher
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on Bill Maher's show.
A corrupt lawman is threatening a former gunslinger and his cattle crew.
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Bull Durham: Between the Lines
The 1988 film is the subject of a documentary.
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
There were stunts, sketches, and special guest appearances on the gameshow hosted by Ant and Dec.
A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patient's near death experiences.
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Good Day Live
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3000 Miles to Graceland
The plan was to rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis convention. Thomas Murphy shot all of his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane, because he kept all the money for ...
When It Was a Game 3
In this third entry of the ongoing HBO documentary series celebrating America's favorite pastime, the focus is on the 1960s, when Major League Baseball was slowly evolving from pure sport to big-bucks...
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits
Whitney's 1985 television debut, live performances from around the world, rarely sen behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive interviews and much more are included in this collection.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was caused by the discovery of American missile bases on the island of Cuba.
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For Love of the Game
One last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years is what a baseball legend almost finished with.
Message in a Bottle
A woman finds a letter in a bottle and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and...
The Early Show
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Where Are They Now?
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Play It to the Bone
Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to fight. They agree if the winner gets...
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Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drums & Song
Combining music, dance, and Native American myths, this program is a pastiche and celebration of the variety of American's Pre-Columbian cultures. An interesting contrast with modern urban life is mad...
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The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
The newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon was run by Rollo Lee. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the m...
There are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the United States. There is an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare, a...
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In a future world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a barmaid rescues a seafarer from a floating island prison. They escaped, along with Enola, and boarded his ship....
500 Nations is an eight-part documentary on the Native Americans of North and Central America. It documents from pre-Columbian to the end of the 19th century. Much of the information comes from text, ...
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Inter-tribal rivalry leads to a competition to build a huge statue before Make is able to participate in the race to retrieve the egg of a Sooty Tern. The winner of this race will rule the island for ...
In the 70's, the son of a Vietnam War Veteran had to deal with a bully as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder.
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend
The making of the theatrical release, "Wyatt Earp", and an interview with its star, Kevin Costner, are included in a special that pays tribute to epic western movies.
Earp covers the life and times of one of the West's most famous heroes. The Western revival in the 90's featured a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes.
A Century of Cinema
The first 100 years of the movies were looked at.
Inside the Actors Studio
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
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A former Secret Service agent takes an assignment to protect a pop star who's in danger from a crazed fan. The bodyguard and the diva had a fight. The love-averse tough guy is torn between duty and ro...
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy
A documentary destined to calmly explain and analyze the facts, myths and rumours about John Kennedy's assassination and the overwhelming use of information in Oliver Stone's epic "JFK" (1991), at the...
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The legendary archer vows to avenge the murder of Robin's father. Robin joined forces with a band of exiled villagers and Maid Marian to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.
Madonna: Truth or Dare
From the rain of Japan to threats of arrest for public indecency in Canada, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white with the concert piece...
The assassination of President John F was investigated. Jim Garrison is the district attorney of New Orleans.
Michael 'Jay' Cochran just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he wants a holiday. He decided to visit Tiburon, a shady Mexican businessman who once...
The Making of 'Dances with Wolves'
A documentary about the making of director Kevin Costner's Academy Award-winning directorial debut, Dances With Wolves.
Dances with Wolves
A wounded Civil War soldier becomes a hero after trying to commit suicide. He was assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon made unlikely friends with the local t...
The Earth Day Special
The Earth Day Special aired on ABC on April 22, 1990 An all-star cast addressed concerns about global warming and other environmental ills in a two hour special sponsored by Time Warner.
Field of Dreams
Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. Even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play, the voice's directions don't...
Crash Davis was brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help the up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start when Annie Savoy sets her sights on t...
No Way Out
The navy lieutenant is a naval officer. Both Tom Farrell and Susan Atwell have the same passion. Farrell discovered that the Defense Secretary had a relationship with Atwell. Farrell was in charge of ...
Capone has the police in his pocket so it's not going to be easy to take down the criminal. Jimmy is probably the most honorable patrolman on the force. He asked Malone to help him get Capone, but he ...
Marcus Sommers decided to make peace with his brother David and invited him on a trip to the Rockies after realizing that he and his troubled brother may be prone to a fatal brain disease. The brother...
Four heroes cross paths on their way to a sleepy town. The town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a group of killers. It's up to the sharp-shooting qua...
Five college buddies from the University of Texas circa 1971 embark on a final road trip odyssey across the Mexican border before facing up to uncertain futures in Vietnam.
Shadows Run Black
A detective is investigating a series of killings committed by a serial killer known as "The Black Angel." He begins to suspect that it might not be just a random group of murders.
It's just another day in Hamlin. A series of nuclear warheads have been dropped. The Wetherly family tries to survive as people begin to deal with the aftermath of the attacks.
Table for Five
J.P is related to another person. Jon Voight wants to be a father again. Someone else has replaced him. He got permission from his ex- wife Kathleen and her new husband Richard to take the kids on a M...
Everyone has a talent, and dreams can come true. Lancaster knows how to play blackjack. The two young gamblers are on a roll. Soon, the casino will try to even the odds. How long can their winning str...
The year 1926. The Civil War of China. Ted Beaubien was captured and forced to watch his girlfriend's execution. He will avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission to buy guns abroad and smuggle t...
A young man is bogged down by his family, farm and school life, but after the baseball coach convinces him to play, he finds a bit of comfort in the sport.
A diner in a town built around a leaking nuclear power plant is being torched to collect insurance. There are strange characters that get in his way.
The rise and fall of a woman who went from being famous in Hollywood to being blacklisted.
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shuffled back to the night shift where he is stuck with an obnoxious partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life is turned upside down when a ...
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Malibu Hot Summer
John is a poor boy. He learns to love from three people. The City of Angels is known for its sizzling nightlife. By day, we can see the Malibu beach life. Sizzle Beach U.S.A is a club by night. In the...
Wanna bet, that..?
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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