August 19, 1987 |
Kevin Costner sits at an outdoor table at the Four Seasons hotel and decides to play movie star. He slips on a pair of dark glasses and breaks into a wide grin. "Wait," he says, laughing. "I want these people to notice me." Despite the effort, no one looks twice. "I must be doing something right," he says with some irony, and laughs again. At 32, Costner is a study in contrasts.
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March 23, 1998 |
On the eve of Hollywood's biggest night, the Golden Raspberry Foundation picked Kevin Costner's box office bomb "The Postman" as the worst movie of 1997. Costner also took the Razzie Award for worst director and actor in "The Postman," and the movie got the group's Bronx cheer for worst screenplay. The film's entire song score got the worst song trophy.
January 29, 1995 |
Kevin Costner's news conference was ambling along at a respectable rate--about what you'd expect, considering the project, an eight-hour miniseries on the history of Native Americans called "500 Nations." It's a kind of "Dances With Wolves" meets "The Civil War." Scheduled for broadcast this spring on CBS, "500 Nations" features Costner as host, Gregory Harrison as narrator and actors Graham Greene, Edward James Olmos, Erick K.
May 2, 1993 |
The King of Parodies and Prince of Thieves apparently won't be stealing from the rich to pay the poor together in the upcoming send-up "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." Mel Brooks, the producer-director-writer-actor of such genre lampoons as "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," considered offering Kevin Costner a cameo in his upcoming summer comedy from Fox, believing audiences would find it a hoot to see the star parodying his own role as a dashing, arrow-slinging hero.
May 27, 2007 |
"NOT out here -- I don't stand talking in the wind." That's noted western aficionado Kevin Costner easing us toward a quiet corner of his beachfront home outside Santa Barbara. Except that he's quoting John Wayne from "The Searchers," when he first encounters the Indian chief Scar. Whether this is a test of movie lore or the harbinger of a showdown yet to come is not immediately clear.
October 24, 1995 |
I'm Kevin Costner and I'm one of the most bankable stars in the world. Forget that I've made a few bum movies recently. I'd dare say there's no studio in town that wouldn't green-light a film if I were to agree to make it. I have what they call "marquee value." I can pretty much guarantee big box office dollars around the globe.
May 11, 1995 |
An unfinished cut of actor Kevin Costner's $175-million summer action film "Waterworld" has brought mixed reviews from a test audience here, with some praising the action and scenery while others say they were unimpressed with the special effects they saw, including sharks that looked fake.
May 5, 1992 |
Cal State Fullerton built it, Kevin Costner came, and the Titan baseball team followed through with a script that must have earned rave reviews from the movie star and Fullerton graduate. Phil Nevin put the Titans ahead with a two-run home run in the fifth inning, and Dante Powell put the game out of reach with a three-run homer in the sixth as Fullerton defeated UC Irvine, 8-2, Monday night in front of 2,054 fans and various paparazzi in the Titan Sports Complex.
June 1, 1995 |
Seagram Co. Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr., facing his stockholders for the first time since the company agreed to buy 80% of MCA for $5.7 billion, said Wednesday that there has been no decision on who will run the entertainment giant, despite widespread anticipation throughout Hollywood that he will soon hire talent agent Michael S. Ovitz.
September 29, 2003 |
Say what you like about Kevin Costner (and people have said all sorts of things), but he's a man who follows his heart -- even at the expense of so-called industry wisdom. Any actor other than Costner, who's basking in the glow of the generally warm reception from audiences and critics for his latest film, "Open Range," might have been expected to milk his success, to curry a little favor with the powers that be in Hollywood. "Oooh, you mean strike while that iron's hot," said Costner.