Kevin Costner Celebrity

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Birth Name: Kevin Michael Costner

Birth Place: Lynwood, CA

Birthday: January 18, 1955, Capricorn

Profession: Actor, Director, Producer

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Fast Facts

  • Was a pitcher on his high school baseball team.
  • Encouraged to pursue an acting career by Richard Burton during a chance meeting on a flight from Mexico.
  • First acting job was a 1974 Malibu beach cheapie titled Sizzle Beach, U.S.A., not (as usually reported) 1983's The Big Chill, where his scenes were left on the cutting-room floor.
  • Directed 1997's The Postman, which won five Golden Raspberry Awards (aka Razzies) including Worst Picture.
  • The role of the President in Air Force One was written specifically for him, but he turned it down and the part went to Harrison Ford; also turned down the role of Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1.
  • Received a star on the Walk of Fame in August 2003.
  • Formed the country-rock band Kevin Costner & Modern West and  released the band's debut album, Untold Truths, in November 2008.


  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1993, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1993, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actor: Winner
  • 1992, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
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  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner


  • Grace Avery Costner — Daughter
  • Christine Baumgartner — Wife
  • Cayden Wyatt Costner — Son
  • Bill Costner — Father
  • Cindy Silva — Ex-wife
  • Sharon Costner — Mother
  • Annie Costner — Daughter
  • Dan Costner — Brother
  • Liam — Son
  • Joe Costner — Son
  • Lily Costner — Daughter
  • Bridget Rooney — Ex-significant Other
  • Hayes Logan Costner — Son


  • California State University, Fullerton, CA (BA in Marketing, 1978)

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