Appeared with Elvis Presley in 1963's It Happened at the World's Fair, 16 years before portraying him in a TV biopic; was also the uncredited voice of Elvis in 1994's Forrest Gump and an Elvis impersonator seven years later in 3000 Miles to Graceland.
Starred in a string of popular Disney films as a youth.
Played minor-league baseball in the early '70s and wanted to turn pro, but a shoulder injury cut his career short.
Had his first date with Goldie Hawn on Valentine's Day 1983 after auditioning to costar with her in Swing Shift.
Was the real director of 1993's Tombstone, although credit went to ghost director George P. Cosmatos. Russell reportedly told Cosmatos that he wouldn't accept credit for directing the film for as long as Cosmatos lived. Cosmatos died in 2005.
Confirmed in 2007 that Walt Disney's last written words were "Kurt Russell," scribbled on a sheet of paper. Russell never learned why his name was written down.
1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee