Kevin Costner has always captivated audiences with his on-screen actions and emotions. Kevin has starred in a number of wonderful love stories, and some may even consider him to be the “king” of Hollywood romance.
Kevin did not have much luck finding love in real life, despite his repeated role as the king of love on the big screen. After years of trying and failing in unsuccessful relationships, the actor eventually discovered love at the age of 49, and he hasn’t looked back.
Kevin is a multi-talented individual with a strong sense of likability. His renowned roles in films like “Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham,” and “Dances With Wolves” reflect this. Kevin has been a great Hollywood celebrity for more than three decades and is still adored all over the world.
While he is the epitome of a famous actor, the 66-year-old is also a leading man in his personal life, with seven lovely children. The California native also has four sons, Joe, Liam, Cayden, and Hayes, as well as three daughters, Annie, Lily, and Grace. Managing a large family while also working as a successful actor may seem daunting, but Kevin says he enjoys it that way.
On the occasion of the beloved actor’s 67th birthday, we’re taking a look back at his career and achievements. Continue reading to learn more about Costner’s life and career, as well as how he grew to be one of the most well-known actors of our day.
Kevin Costner was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California, to a family of three sons. His middle brother, on the other hand, did not live long and died during childbirth. Kevin’s teenage years in Compton, California, were marked by repeated moves due to his father’s employment as an electrician, which required him to change supervisors frequently.
The family also lived in Ventura, Visalia, and Orange County, in addition to Lynwood and Compton.
Kevin described this early time of his life as “very stressful” in a 1989 interview with the New York Times, saying:
“To get along, I substituted my own personality. I gave up after being thrown into so many scenarios. I couldn’t come out as too powerful; I didn’t want to be too humorous or too good. I didn’t want the head guy’s girl to like me, either. I believe I lost a lot of faith in myself.”
In 1983, he was cast in the film “The Big Chill,” which was his debut role. He shared the screen with Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Glenn Close, and Kevin Kline, among others. Unfortunately, all of Costner’s scenes were cut from the film, leaving him virtually unknown in the entertainment industry. Costner considered himself fortunate to have had his wife at his side throughout his career.
When he was cast in another significant part in 1985, luck began to shine down on him. Lawrence Kasdan, the director of his previous picture, agreed to cast him in Silverado’s film. Costner’s career began to take off after this picture.
Costner was chosen to star in a number of notable films during his prosperous period, including “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” and “The Untouchables.” In 1990, he was nominated for two Academy Awards for his outstanding performance in the film “Dances with Wolves.” He went on to star in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and “JFK” shortly after.
Throughout his career, Costner formed several friendships and relationships, but his most memorable was with Whitney Houston, a singer who is well-known for her beautiful voice. Whitney was a newcomer to the world of acting at the time, with little to no experience. Her debut film, “The Bodyguard,” featured her in the character of a pop singer. Costner did his best to provide his co-star advise and ideas, but it appeared like Houston didn’t require much assistance. The film was a success thanks to her talent and pleasant attitude. While the two had excellent love chemistry on television, there was never any proof of an actual connection.
Despite his leading role in Hollywood, the now 67-year-old still has to play second fiddle when it comes to his children’s differences. He couldn’t help but grin at the antics of his children, particularly his young daughter, Grace Costner. He recalled how the youngest had put him in his place in an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The Oscar winner humorously disclosed in a 2015 interview:
“I was watching ‘Black or White,’ and there was this scene where I was coming out of a pool….and she walked in and sat next to me…and she said, ‘Dad, you have a large tummy!'”
Costner has attained fame and success on the big screen while also raising a loving family — an astounding achievement!
Costner has a lot to be grateful for on his 67th birthday.