Announced players who had been selected to Major League Baseball's All Century Team at the 1999 All Star game at Fenway Park in Boston.
Voted most erotic male by the readers of the German magazine 'Amica.' [May 1998]
Graduated from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California.
Ranked #27 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
Children: (with ex-girlfriend Bridget Rooney) Liam Costner (b. 1996); (with ex-wife Cindy Costner) Anne Clayton Costner (b. April 15, 1984, Lily McCall Costner (b. August 4, 1986) and Joe Tedrick Costner (b. January 31, 1988); (with wife Christine Baumgartner) Cayden Wyatt Costner (born May 6, 2007 at 10:30 pm in Los Angeles at 7 lbs. 14 oz.), Hayes Logan Costner (b. February 12, 2009 at 8 lbs. 15 oz.) and Grace Avery Costner (b. June 2, 2010).
Born at 9:40pm-PST.
His first wife, Cindy Costner, played "Snow White" for Disneyland.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#87).
His frontal nude scene in For Love of the Game (1999) was reportedly deleted after being met with laughter at test screenings.
Costner & Ford's casting choices have crossed paths many times before. Harrison Ford turned down the Jack Ryan role in The Hunt for Red October (1990) as did Kevin Costner. Harrison Ford instead made Presumed Innocent (1990) and Kevin Costner made his Oscar-winning Dances with Wolves (1990). The Jack Ryan role went to then character actor Alec Baldwin.
The President of the United States role in the mega-blockbuster Air Force One (1997) was written specifically for Kevin Costner. In fact, Kevin Costner helped develop the action film with Beacon Communications and writer Andrew W. Marlowe in 1996. But, Kevin had to eventually pass on the film because of work delays with his futuristic The Postman (1997). Costner called up Harrison Ford personally and offered Harrison a once-in-a-lifetime role. Harrison Ford accepted the role and has always thanked Kevin Costner in interviews for his kind gesture. Air Force One (1997) went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time.
Sioux nation gave Costner a tract of land after making Dances with Wolves (1990). Costner built a golf course on that land.
Before hitting it big in the acting business Kevin worked as a skipper on the ride, the Jungle Cruise, at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
Announced engagement to girlfriend Christine Baumgartner, having been a couple since 1999. [June 2003]
For his entire career, he has purposely avoided doing sequels to his films. So far, he is one of the few blockbuster stars to never come back for a sequel.
Turned down a role in Platoon (1986) because he thought it portrayed American soldiers in Vietnam negatively and didn't want to insult his brother, who was a Vietnam veteran.
Co-owns the Midnight Star casino in Deadwood, South Dakota, which displays some of his movie memorabilia.
Opened the Tatanka Interpretive site in Deadwood, South Dakota, in 2003. The site features a bronze statue depicting the Lakota Sioux buffalo hunt. There is also a museum, gift shop, and living history of the Lakota Sioux tribe. Tatanka is the Lakota word for buffalo.
Owns a 165 acre ranch outside of Aspen.
Supports Arsenal Football Club (UK). In 2003 he was working in London and decided to go to a game, only to find out Arsenal were playing away from home, so he booked a private helicopter to take him to the match 160 miles away!
He has played at the celebrity golf tournament Pebble Beach, California, every year starting from 1996.
Some of his favorite films are How the West Was Won (1962), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Giant (1956), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), The Great Escape (1963), Hombre (1967), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and The Magnificent Seven (1960).
His favorite movies are long epics with a lot of stories.
His favorite genre is the Western.
Goes to Omaha, Nebraska, during the summer for the College World Series if California State Fullerton (his alma mater) qualifies for the tournament.
From 2005-2006, he had owned a home in the Hollywood Hills. But, in April 2006, he had sold his 10,000-square-foot Spanish Hacienda, on an acre behind gates, his five bedrooms plus staff quarters, a media room, a billiards room, a tennis court, a gym, a pool, a spa and grassy yards. Sold for $11.5 million to American Idol (2002) host Ryan Seacrest.
In April 2006, he spent $28.5 million on an oceanfront 17-acre ranch in Santa Barbara County, California. He and wife, Christine Baumgartner, are raising horses on their new ranch.
Supported Bill Clinton in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections.
Once was a bus driver for tours to stars' Hollywood homes.
Kevin and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, are expecting their first child together (8 February 2007).
Costner is frequently cited as a celebrity Republican, although he no longer is. He did socialize and golf with President George Bush, and in 1992 the Bush re-election campaign leaked word that he would appear in a commercial for the President. Costner, then a registered Republican, had no intention of aiding Bush, according to a close associate. He was a Clinton supporter. "We had to tell the Bush campaign to stop saying he was going to do ads," the associate says. Before the 1996 election, Costner switched his registration to Independent. He gave $5,000 to the Democratic Party and attended the Democratic National Convention. Still, he continues to receive invitations to GOP fund raisers, and in February 1999 the New York Times referred to him as a Republican. "He's not a particularly political guy," says the associate.
Was attached to the role of "Sgt. John McLoughlin" in World Trade Center (2006).
His production companies are TIG Productions and Treehouse Films.
Publicly called for increased gun controls following the Virginia Tech massacre.
Graduated from the same college as Gilbert J. Menchaca.
Played golf several times with former President Ronald Reagan in the early 1990s.
Former fashion model.
Singer of "Kevin Costner and Modern West", a rock/country band which he recently founded with the encouragement of his wife Christine. In October 2007, he was on a worldwide tour with the band including sold out shows in Istanbul and Rome.
He has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swiss-German ancestry. He has also stated that he has Cherokee roots, but it is not clear if this ancestry has been documented.
Got to know Richard Burton on the return plane from his honeymoon with Cindy in Puerto Vallarta, who advised him to give everything up completely if he wanted to pursue acting (1978).
Was considered for the role of General Munro in The Fifth Element (1997).
Announced that he and his wife, Christine, are expecting their second child. [October 16, 2008].
A skilled equestrian, he did his own riding in The Postman (1997).
He and his country rock band, Kevin Costner & Modern West played a concert at the Romania Film Festival on October 03, 2009 in the city of Arad.
Kevin and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, are expecting their third child in June, 2010 [March 17, 2010].
Has founded with his brother Dan, the Costner Industries Nevada Corporation (CINC) in Carson City. This company product a Liquid-Liquid Centrifugal Separator using clean-up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Friend of John J. Coinman. Uses John's songs in his movies.
Inducted into the Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.
With his band Kevin Costner & Modern West, he performed live shows in Tampa, Fl; Des Moines, IA; Omaha, NE; Leland, IA; Minneapolis, MN; Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [January 2009]
Still touring with his band Kevin Coster & Modern Westin Europe. [February 2010]
With his band Kevin Costner & Modern West, he performed live shows in Missoula, MT; Apple Valley, MN; Davenport, IA; Clear Lake, IA; Kansas City, MO; Ontario, Canada; Ridgefield, CT; Albany, NY; and Aspen, CO. [July 2009]
With his band Kevin Coster & Modern West, performed live shows in Nuremberg, Germany; Bratislava, Slovakia; Stuttgart, Germany; Kempten, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Offenbach, Germany; Siegburg, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Dusseldorf, Germany; Baden, Germany; Jüchen, Germany; Halle, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Cologne, Germany; and Braunschweig, Germany. [March 2010]
Touring with his band Kevin Costner & Modern West in Europe. [October 2009]
With his band Kevin Coster & Modern West, performed live shows in Biloxi, MS and Florence, AZ. [April 2010]
He is currently touring with his music band, "Kevin Costner and Modern West". Tour includes shows in Istanbul and in Rome (both shows sold out). [October 2007]
On tour with his band Kevin Costner & Modern West [January 2009]
With his band Kevin Costner & Modern West, he performed live shows in Concord, NC; Detroit, MI; Norfolk, VA; Sayreville, NJ; and Foxboro, MA. [May 2009]
With his band Kevin Coster & Modern West, performed live shows in Camrose, AB, Canada; Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ; Craven, SK, Canada; and Ottawa, ON, Canada. [July 2010]
With his band Kevin Coster & Modern West, performed live shows in Vancouver BC; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. [August 2010]
With his band Kevin Costner & Modern West, he performed live shows in Syracuse, NY; Niagara Falls, Canada. [June 2009]
Sport features prominently in Kevin's films, especially his first love, baseball: Chasing Dreams (1982), Bull Durham (1988), Field of Dreams (1989), For Love of the Game (1999), The Upside of Anger (2005) / Football (NFL): Draft Day (2014) / Golf: Tin Cup (1996) / Cycling: American Flyers (1985) / (Running/cross country): McFarland, USA (2015) / Tennis (secondary): Revenge (1990), etc.
Along with Delbert Mann, Jerome Robbins, Robert Redford, James L. Brooks and Sam Mendes, he is one of only six people to win the Academy Award for Best Director for their directorial debut: Mann for Marty (1955), Robbins for West Side Story (1961) (which he co-directed with Robert Wise, Redford for Ordinary People (1980), Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983), Costner for Dances with Wolves (1990) and Mendes for American Beauty (1999).