- 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.
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Nominee
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- 1993, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
- 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
- 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
- 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
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- 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Lifetime Achievement Award: Winner
- 1993, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actor: Winner
- 1992, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
- 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
- Grace Avery Costner — Daughter
- Cayden Wyatt Costner — Son
- Bridget Rooney — Ex-significant Other
- Christine Baumgartner — Wife
- Hayes Logan Costner — Son
- Sharon Costner — Mother
- Bill Costner — Father
- Annie Costner — Daughter
- Dan Costner — Brother
- Liam — Son
- Cindy Silva — Ex-wife
- Joe Costner — Son
- Lily Costner — Daughter
- California State University, Fullerton, CA (BA in Marketing, 1978)
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