What Is Kevin Costner Worth?
Kevin Costner's Net Worth is $150 million
In 1983, he was credited in the movie ‘The Big Chill’ as the dead friend, Alex, but his face never appeared on the screen. In 1985, he was noted for his role of Scott Glenn’s endearingly goofy brother in the American Western film, ‘Silverado’. His breakthrough came with the 1987 movie ‘The Untouchables’ in which he portrayed the role of Elliot Ness, a federal agent. The same year, he also played the lead role in the thriller ‘No Way Out’ which solidified his star status.
He achieved further success from the baseball movies such as ‘Bull Durham’ (1988) and ‘Field of Dreams’ (1989) which made him a popular leading man. Subsequently, he formed his own production company and made ‘Dances with Wolves’ (1990).
In 1991, he played the title role in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ and appeared in the movie ‘JFK’. The following year, he starred in the romantic film, ‘The Bodyguard’ (1992).
Some of his other movies in the 1990s include ‘A Perfect World’ (1993), ‘Waterworld’ (1995), ‘The Postman’ (1997), and ‘For Love of the Game’ (1999).
In 2000, he appeared in the movie ‘Thirteen Days’, and has since appeared in several other movies including ‘The Upside of Anger’ (2005), ‘The Guardian’ (2006), ‘Swing Vote’ (2008), and ‘Man of Steel’ (2013). He is a singer in the ‘Kevin Costner & Modern West’, a country rock band which he founded. The band has released two albums, ‘Untold Truths’ (2008) and ‘Turn It On’ (2010), and has performed at various events.
Kevin Costner Biography
Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, director and singer who is best known for his outstanding portrayal of rugged individuals with complex emotions. Born to middle class parents, he attended several schools to complete his education but was never too inclined towards academics. He took more interest in sports and artistic activities such as playing piano and writing poems. After graduating from the business school at California State University, Fullerton, Costner took up a marketing job although he desired to pursue a career in acting. After an accidental meeting with the actor, Richard Burton, who encouraged him to pursue acting seriously, Costner started taking acting lessons and worked different jobs to support his family. After appearing in cameos and minor roles in some of his early films, he appeared in the 1987 movie ‘The Untouchables’ which proved to be the turning point of his career. He followed it with breakthrough performances in films such as ‘No Way Out’, ‘Bull Durham’ and ‘Field of Dreams’, all of which solidified his status as a star. Later on he established himself as an exceptional director and producer with his epic Western war film ‘Dances with Wolves’ which earned him the Academy Award for Best Director as well as for Best Picture.
He had a keen interest in acting but upon his marriage to Cindy, he agreed to undertake a job as a marketing executive. But while returning from his honeymoon, he encountered Richard Burton on the plane who fueled his ambition to become an actor by advising him to drop everything else if he has to make a career in the movies. Thereafter, Costner gave up his marketing job and started taking acting lessons five nights a week, with the support of his wife. He did odd jobs to support his career and family, including as a truck-driver, a Hollywood tour guide, and also piloted the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.
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