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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
Even from a young age, Katherine Johnson's family and teachers knew she was made for great things. Even as a child, her mind was something special. She was gifted with an ability to work out complicated math sums far superior to anything a young child ought to be able to do.
There were a number of factors standing between Katherine and her education - most spanning from the fact that she was black and it was the 1920's. The country of Virginia where she and her family lived would not supply an education over a eighth grade to anyone of Afro-American ancestry and few family worked impossibly hard, splitting their time over two counties, to make sure their little girl could become the success they knew she would be. Their hard work paid off and Katherine became a math teacher before being poached by a new and exciting agency looking to recruit some of the most talented mathematicians of the time.
Katherine, along with two fellow mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, were introduced into a whole new use for maths. The ladies who worked in the department were human computers and they unravelled huge flight calculations and soon Katherine was once again headed up the ladder to work on a space mission - a mission to send a man to the moon and safely return back to earth.
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Kevin Costner goes way against type in his new thriller Criminal, playing a psychopathic prison inmate named Jericho.
He was baffled when director Ariel Vromen (The Iceman) approached him about playing the part. "I don't know why they cast me. I kept looking in the mirror, questioning, 'Why me?' I'm a cowboy, I play baseball," laughs Costner. "I wouldn't have thought that I would be cast, because the last movie they saw me in was Draft Day. So was that enough to do it? It was an odd thing!"
Kevin Costner plays a killer in the movie
Costner says he turned down the role two or three times, but Vromen was persistent. "We're so used to Kevin playing lovable, charming characters," Vromen says. "No one has ever seen Kevin play a role like this before, and that's exciting."
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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 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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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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The script adds to the list of ‘Robin Hood’ projects currently in development.
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 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.
Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Kevin Costner was photographed and filmed signing autographs for fans while in New York City.
With the race to the Oscars well and truly on, it looks as if Richard Linklater may have to clear more mantlepiece space.
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 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.
Continue reading: Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners
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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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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With American sports films often limited to a small audience, will Kevin Costner serve as enough of a box office draw for 'Draft Day'?
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'
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').
Continue reading: 'Draft Day' Tries To Break Out Of Sports-Movie Ghetto
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