Kevin Costner

Film Actor and Director
Born Jan 18, 1958

Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and businessman. He has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award, and has been nominated for three BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards. Costner's notable roles include Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, Crash Davis in Bull Durham, Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, Lt. John J.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin Costner.


1955 Birth Costner was born January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, and grew up in Compton, California. … Read More
1962 7 Years Old He has stated that a viewing of the 1962 film How the West Was Won at the age of seven had "formed" his childhood. … Read More


1975 20 Years Old While in college, Costner was a member of Delta Chi fraternity at the Cal State Fullerton (CSUF). He started dating fellow student Cindy Silva in March 1975, and their subsequent marriage three years later produced three children: Anne "Annie" Clayton (born April 15, 1984), Lily McCall (born August 4, 1986) and Joseph "Joe" Tedrick (born January 31, 1988). The couple divorced in 1994 after 16 years of marriage. … Read More
1978 23 Years Old He went on to earn a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1978. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old Costner appeared in a commercial for the Apple Lisa and Table for Five in 1983, and, the same year, had a small role in the nuclear holocaust film Testament. … Read More


1987 32 Years Old Full-blown movie star status for Costner arrived in 1987, when he starred as federal agent Eliot Ness in The Untouchables and in the leading role of the thriller No Way Out. … Read More


1999 44 Years Old …  In 1999, he starred in Message in a Bottle with Robin Wright. … Read More
2000 45 Years Old His career revived somewhat in 2000 with Thirteen Days, in which he portrayed Kenneth O'Donnell, a top adviser to John F. Kennedy.
2003 48 Years Old The western Open Range, which he directed and starred in, received critical acclaim in 2003, and was a surprise success commercially. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old On September 25, 2004, Costner married his girlfriend of four years, German-American model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner, at his ranch in Aspen, Colorado. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old Costner was honored on September 6, 2006 when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre alongside those of other celebrated actors and entertainers.
2008 53 Years Old He said publicly in 2008 that he has no ambition to run for political office, adding "I've lived quite a colorful life." … Read More
2010 55 Years Old In 2010, he appeared in The Company Men alongside Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old Costner announced that he would be returning to the director's chair for the first time in seven years in 2011 with A Little War of Our Own. … Read More
In January 2012, Costner had to admit funding did not come through, and that he still hopes to make it in 2013. … Read More
2014 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Costner appeared in the spy movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, as Thomas Harper, a mentor for the series' title character. … Read More


2015 60 Years Old In 2015, Costner played coach Jim White in the drama film McFarland, USA, about cross country running. … Read More
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