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Kevin Costner arrives at the Jimmy Kimmel studios ahead of an appearance on the show - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 4th January 2017

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Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner at the 'Hidden Figures' Washington, D.C. Premiere held at the Museum of African American History and Culture - Wednesday 14th December 2016

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Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner at Vin Scully's Appreciation Night held at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies by the final score 5-23 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 23rd September 2016

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Kevin Costner
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Kevin Costner, Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax
Kevin Costner, Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax
Kevin Costner

Ryan Reynolds Goes From Deadpool To Just Dead In 'Criminal'


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Ryan Reynolds goes from Deadpool to Dead Operative in his new crime thriller 'Criminal', starring Kevin Costner. While he's not the subject of the medical experiment this time (and doesn't survive into much of the movie), he plays a CIA agent whose mind is lost in the head of a psychotic killer.

Kevin Costner and Gal GadotKevin Costner and Gal Gadot star in Criminal

Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner) is one of the most dangerous criminals America has ever seen, with an absolute lack of empathy and no regards for the consequences of his actions. In other words, he is the definition of a psychopath. Thus, that makes him the perfect candidate for a secret government operation - literally. He is forced to take part in one neuroscientist's (Tommy Lee Jones) experiment to transplant the mind of a respected CIA agent (Ryan Reynolds) who is now deceased into his own mind, in a bid to uncover vital information from the agent Bill Pope's incomplete mission.

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Criminal Trailer


Bill Pope is a CIA operative who's been recruited to carryout a very special mission. Pope must hide a hugely valuable asset and protect him from the people who are hunting him. Pope manages to hide the asset but is killed in the aftermath. With none of his collegues knowning where the asset is stored they must find a solution to their problem. 

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'Robin Hood' To Get Edgy Makeover As Lionsgate Acquires Script For New Origin Story


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Could ‘Robin Hood’ be the next iconic character to have his history explored with an edgy origins movie? Well it looks likely, as Deadline reports that studio Lionsgate has acquired the script for Joby Harold’s Robin Hood: Origins, which gives a different take on the famed character. 

Kevin CostnerKevin Costner is one of the many actors to have portrayed Robin Hood on the big screen

While little is known about the script, Deadline writes that Harold's story is said to be 'an edgier take on the fabled do-gooder who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.’ The film will be produced by Appian Way, alongside Harold and Tory Tunnell through their Safehouse Pictures banner.

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Video - Kevin Costner Signs Autographs In New York


Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Kevin Costner was photographed and filmed signing autographs for fans while in New York City.

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Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner - AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Gala at Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd February 2015

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Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
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Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners


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Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.

Richard LinklaterRichard Linklater, Boyhood director

But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.

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Black Or White Trailer


When a young girl's mother dies in childbirth, she is sent to live with her grandparents. After her grandmother dies in a car accident, Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner) takes on the responsibility of raising her by himself. When his granddaughter's African American grandmother Rowena (Octavia Spencer) arrives to tell him that they should share custody, Elliot is reluctant to the point of hostility. Despite his granddaughter having more family living in the South - including her drug-addicted father - Elliot furiously battles for sole custody, stating that his fight is not born of racial hatred, but due to the loss of both his wife and daughter making his granddaughter the only thing he has left in the world. 

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McFarland USA Trailer


In 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) moved to McFarland in the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County, California, and what he found there shocked him. The city appeared to be a predominately Latino ghetto of sorts, where the children chose not to follow his instructions in class and caused him no end of grief. That was, until White noticed the exceptional running skills of the children in his class. With no cross-country team in the city and no one qualified to coach it, White assembled seven of the best runners and pushed them to take a chance and become great.

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'Draft Day' Tries To Break Out Of Sports-Movie Ghetto


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American sports films have a notoriously difficult time travelling abroad, mainly because no one else on earth cares quite as much about US baseball, basketball and football. And yet, these movies keep coming out, and being released abroad in the hopes that they might catch on.

 Kevin Costner stars in Draft Day
Kevin Costner stars in 'Draft Day'

It happens now and then, generally when a film has a larger theme that takes over from the sport focus. Baseball may have been the setting for 'Field of Dreams', 'Bull Durham' and 'Moneyball', but all three films benefitted from much deeper ideas and strong performances. The first two also relied heavily on the charms of Kevin Costner, who has made saving sports movies a bit of a specialty. See also cycling ('American Flyers'), golf ('Tin Cup'), boxing ('Play it to the Bone') and more baseball ('For the Love of the Game').

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Draft Day Review


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Essentially this year's Moneyball, but set in American football rather than baseball, this fast-paced drama is brightly made with an especially strong cast. But only die-hard fans will be able to drum up much interest in the plot, which is played as if it's the most important thing on earth. This insular approach is seriously alienating for audience members with even the slightest sense of perspective about life. Thankfully, the actors are likeable and entertaining.

It's set over the 12 hours leading up to the NFL draft, when teams select the top players from university teams. In Cleveland, manager Sonny (Kevin Costner) is struggling to hang on to his job, arguing with Coach Penn (Denis Leary) about who should be the first pick. And when he swaps with another team for the top selection, the team owner (Frank Langella) pressures Sonny to take the most highly desired player in the field (Josh Pence). But Sonny has his doubts, and amid backroom dealings and frantic last-minute swaps, he also looks at another promising player (Chadwick Boseman) while making sure the team's current quarterback (Tom Welling) is up to his job. Meanwhile, Sonny and the team's financial manager Ali (Jennifer Garner) are in a secret relationship and have just found out that they're pregnant.

Most of this takes place during phone calls, but director Ivan Reitman manages to make this visually intriguing using whizzy split-screen trickery. And while Garner's character feels utterly irrelevant, like a distraction to the main football plot , she adds the badly needed human interest element, as do two other actresses in smaller roles: Ellen Burstyn and Rosanna Arquette as Sonny's mother and ex-wife, respectively. There are also strong cameos from the likes of Sean Combs as a high-powered agent and Sam Elliot as a sporting veteran. And it's all anchored effortlessly by Costner's affable charm, providing resonance in Sonny's attempt to play a long game while being pushed to make the flashier decisions.

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'3 Days To Kill' Combines Themes Of Luc Besson's World


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French writer-director-producer Luc Besson has created an entire industry by bringing American stars to Europe and turning them into action heroes in movies that oddly mix grisly violence with family values. His latest venture is 3 Days to Kill, starring Kevin Costner as a dying former CIA black-ops operative who's trying to bond with his teen daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) and ex-wife (Connie Nielsen) while also doing one last job in Paris.

3 Days to KillAmber Heard in '3 Days to Kill'

Besson's first foray into this odd genre hybrid was with Leon (aka The Professional) in 1994, starring a very young Natalie Portman as an orphan rescued and trained in the art of assassination by hitman Jean Reno. From here he turned to Jason Statham for the three Transporter romps, Liam Neeson for the Taken movies, John Travolta in From Paris With Love, Paul Walker in Brick Mansions (a remake of his French thriller District 13) and even Robert DeNiro in The Family. These films are so preposterous that they just about work as guilty pleasures, as long as audiences can overlook the vaguely obscene mixture of violence, innuendo and children.

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Kevin Costner

Date of birth

18th January, 1955

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.85






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Kevin Costner Movies

Hidden Figures Trailer

Hidden Figures Trailer

Even from a young age, Katherine Johnson's family and teachers knew she was made for...

Criminal Movie Review

Criminal Movie Review

Almost criminally entertaining, this preposterous thriller mixes buckets of humour and emotion into the violent,...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

After 2013's beefy Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder goes even bigger and darker with...

Criminal Trailer

Criminal Trailer

Bill Pope is a CIA operative who's been recruited to carryout a very special mission....

Black Or White Trailer

Black Or White Trailer

When a young girl's mother dies in childbirth, she is sent to live with her...

McFarland USA Trailer

McFarland USA Trailer

In 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) moved to McFarland in the San Joaquin Valley, Kern...

Draft Day Movie Review

Draft Day Movie Review

Essentially this year's Moneyball, but set in American football rather than baseball, this fast-paced drama...

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3 Days to Kill Movie Review

3 Days to Kill Movie Review

French filmmaker Luc Besson continues to combine family themes with intense violence (see Taken), but...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Review

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Movie Review

There's nothing very original in this spy thriller, but director Branagh gives the film a...

Draft Day Trailer

Draft Day Trailer

Sonny Weaver, Jr. is the general manager of National Football League team the Cleveland Browns...

3 Days To Kill Trailer

3 Days To Kill Trailer

Ethan Runner is a formidable Secret Service Agent ready to retire from his dangerous employment...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit  - International Trailer Trailer

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - International Trailer Trailer

Jack Ryan is a young office worker at CIA headquarters whose life turns upside down...

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer

Jack Ryan is a young CIA analyst who joined Intelligence hoping for a comfortable office...

Man of Steel Movie Review

Man of Steel Movie Review

Superman gets the Dark Knight treatment, as Christopher Nolan offers a much grittier, more intensely...

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