Kevin Kline
actor
Kevin Kline
Kevin Delaney Kline is an American stage and film actor. An Academy Award winner for his supporting role in the comedy hit Fish Called Wanda, AA Fish Called Wanda, he also won two Tony Awards and was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and an Emmy Award.
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New ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Character Posters Will Make You Smile Like a Kid
Huffington Post - 25 days
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Emma Watson Spoils Belle's Feminist Twist In 'Beauty And The Beast' Remake
Huffington Post - 4 months
“Beauty and the Beast” might be a tale as old as time, but that doesn’t mean its gender politics have to be in the dark ages. Details are slowly trickling out about Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the classic love story, and we’re happy to hear that there’s a feminist twist in store for Emma Watson’s Belle. “In the animated movie, it’s her father who is the inventor, and we actually co-opted that for Belle,” Watson told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview. “I was like, ‘Well, there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books. Also, what is she doing with her time?’ So, we created a backstory for her, which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine, so that, instead of doing laundry, she could sit and use that time to read instead. So, yeah, we made Belle an inventor.” #EmmaWatson and Kevin Kline are a fairytale family in this exclusive #BeautyAndTheBeas ...
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New 'Beauty And The Beast' Photos Are Just As Magical As We'd Hoped
Huffington Post - 4 months
A slew of new photos from Disney’s upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake were just released, and they’re as magical as we hoped they’d be.  The photos, shared exclusively by Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday, feature all the main characters in the movie.  There’s a shot of Emma Watson, who stars as Belle, in the iconic yellow dress, a photo of Luke Evans as Gaston showing off his sword, and, of course, an image of Dan Stevens as Beast looking through books with Belle. There’s also a shot of Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Lumière and Plumette. Check out all the pics below and head to EW for more details about the film. Tale as old as time... #EmmaWatson looks stunning in the iconic yellow dress, #BeautyAndTheBeast fans! Click the link in our bio to see 8 other enchanting, exclusive photos from #Disney's live-action remake. : Laurie Sparham/Disney A photo posted by Entertainment Weekly (@entertainmentweekly) on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:34am PDT ...
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Kevin Kline Plans Return to Broadway in ‘Present Laughter’
NYTimes - 5 months
Mr. Kline, 68, is expected to take on this new role in a revival of the Noël Coward play by at the St. James Theater next year.
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Guess which movie people want to see even more than ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Civil War’
Yahoo News - 9 months
Disney has been on a roll for the past 12 months, having released not one but two huge blockbusters including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Captain America: Civil War . As big as those two movies were, the company also has plenty of other highly anticipated titles in the making and it looks like there's one trailer that people wanted to watch even more than The Force Awakens or Civil War . DON’T MISS: Microsoft’s just turned Windows 10 into malware You’ve probably seen the first teaser for the Beauty and the Beast live-action film that’s due March 17, 2017. It’s a 90-second video that will immediately remind you of the animated version of the story, also a Disney favorite. How excited are people for this movie? The teaser generated 91.8 million views in its first 24 hours, beating The Force Awakens (88 million views for the second trailer), Civil War (61 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (55 million), The Hollywood Reporter notes. The teaser trailer debuted on ABC’s Good Morning A ...
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The Fickle Finger of Faith
Huffington Post - about 1 year
From one-night stands to marriages that have lasted six or seven decades, romance has always been a curious ingredient in relationships. Primitive cultures that relied on agriculture for survival often practiced fertility rites designed to please the gods in the hope of being blessed with abundant crops. Today, the folk dances of many cultures contain reminders of the celebration of human sexuality that was focused on the propagation of the species. In Sexual Behavior in Pre Contact Hawai'i: A Sexological Ethnography, Dr. Milton Diamond explains that: The Western concept of marriage did not exist in Hawai'i, and even if a common definition of marriage is applied, sexual/genital interactions were socially accepted in many 'nonmarital' and non-committed relations. The concepts of premarital and extramarital sexual activities were absent, and it was probably true of Hawai'i, as it was said to have been true of much of Polynesia, that 'there are no people in the world who indulge the ...
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A Most Ingenious Paradox
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Many opera companies have experimented with updating works from the standard repertoire in order to make them more relevant to contemporary audiences. Why? Doing so has financial as well as artistic rewards (because the scores to many operas are now in the public domain, an impresario may not need to pay royalties in order to be granted production rights). In 1866, Gaetano Donizetti's 1832 opera, The Elixir of Love, became the subject of a musical parody written by none other than William S. Gilbert, entitled Dulcamara, or the Little Duck and the Great Quack. In the 1980s, James De Blasis used a new translation of Felice Romani's libretto for an updated version of Elixir of Love that was set in the Wild West and has occasionally been referred to as "Adina Get Your Gun." In 2012, tenor Rolando Villazòn sang the role of Nemorino and directed a new "Wild West" production of Donizetti's opera at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The San Francisco Opera recently scored ...
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Trumping <i>Saturday Night Live</i>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Saturday Night Live may well be the longest running comedy show in the history of television. The first cast was a few years older than me, though I still considered them my peers. We didn't know each other personally, but it felt like we did. The original cast of Saturday Night Live was much more than the clique, or the in-crowd, they were the anti-in-crowd. They were the outsiders who became the insiders which is what made them heroes. Gilda, Larraine, and Jane were the girls who didn't make the cheerleading squad. Dan and John and Garrett and later Bill Murray weren't the best looking football players. They were popular because they were funny. Funny is always king, or queen, and that first season of SNL featured Lily Tomlin, Madeline Kahn, Louise Lasser, Jill Clayburgh, the great Buck Henry and Anthony Perkins, among others. In those days we all thought the hosts and the cast hung out together. They all seemed to live in the same world, and that was part of the magic and the cha ...
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Meryl Streep: Trailer drops for “Ricki and the Flash”
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
As is almost always the case, it seems like we’re going to have a Meryl Streep performance in contention for another Academy Award nomination. Luckily for us though, this year it appears like Streep has a bit of a change up in store here, as opposed to overly serious melodrama or biopic type work. Later this year, she’ll be starring in the dramedy Ricki and the Flash, which got a Trailer this week. It looks like she’s as good as ever, but having a ton of fun as well, which certainly could rub off on audiences as well. If so, I’ll be thrilled to have her in the Oscar race for what feels like the 50th time. It won’t feel like tradition this time around. In case you’ve yet to hear anything about this one, it’s a musically tinged dramedy surrounding a musician named Ricki who gave up on the family life in order to pursue a rock and roll career. When her daughter winds up in a tough spot, her ex husband calls her and she returns home in order to try and make things right. The Trailer, which ...
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Authors share story of what seems faraway; signing April 26 in Eagan
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
By all outward appearances, Kevin Kline seemed to have the life of an ordinary middle class suburban teenager. Kline was a good student and spent his time hanging out with friends or reading his favorite fantasy novels. It was the late 1970s and his father worked long hours to support the family while his mother stayed at home. The middle of three children, Kline lived in a nice house — one of the first in his Florissant, Mo., neighborhood to have central air conditioning. But despite a loving upbringing, Kline held a terrible dark secret. A secret he kept from his family and friends for decades. At just 14 years old, Kline became victim to human trafficking. Forty years later, Kline recounts this difficult time in his life in his recently published book, “Faraway: A Suburban Boy’s Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking,” which will appear in stores early next month. The book’s release coincides with the start of National Sexual Assault Awareness month. Kline and co-author Daniel M ...
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'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' Tours With 'Hamlet', Is Theater's Best Double Header Ever
Huffington Post - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Tom Stoppard's first big hit starred two unlikely heroes — a pair of insignificant characters lifted from "Hamlet." "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" tells the absurdist story of the Danish Prince's childhood friends, who are sent to spy on Hamlet and end up as confused courtiers navigating the shark-infested waters of the royal court. As the title suggests, the play ends poorly for the pair. But it didn't for Stoppard: It won the best play Tony Award in 1968 and was turned into a film starring Gary Oldman and Tim Roth. Now The Acting Company, the renowned touring theater troupe that counts Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone and Jeffrey Wright among its alumni, is about to hit the road with "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," directed by Tony winner John Rando. The twist? It's being performed in repertoire with "Hamlet" and the actors play the same roles in both works. "I love the challenge of it," says Rando, who directed the Broadway hits "A Christm ...
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Love Is Never Having to Say You're Siri
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Life in the Boomer Lane has decided to give both Chris Christie and Dennis Rodman a break and not write about either of them today, as both seem to be having a tough time this week. She feels certain that Christie will eventually move on from the embarrassment his staff has created when they allegedly caused a major traffic jam on a New Jersey bridge in order to settle a political grudge. Rodman, on the other hand, whose brain does admirably well in directing his hands and feet on the basketball court, seems to lack any kind of connection between his mouth and his brain when asked a simple, direct question. LBL would suggest that he banish himself to North Korea as punishment, but he seems to be headed in that direction anyway. LBL now leaves these two to their own devices, as she continues along another path. LBL had to slog through the entire latest issue of Time Magazine before she found an article on the last page that she could butcher for your edification and enjoyment. The arti ...
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America's Most Noble Creation: The Western Movie
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Yes, they were racist and sexist; yes, they were corny and formulaic and historically inaccurate (if not downright fantastic), and yes, the rules protecting animals from being treated cruelly weren't in place yet. But nonetheless, there was a time when the "western" (the "cowboy movie") was not only Hollywood's bread-and-butter staple, it was the idiom by which the rest of the world recognized and got to know us. Despite what we may have been told, America didn't invent the automobile, airplane, bicycle or electric light bulb. While we modified and improved them, we didn't invent them. But we did invent the Western movie. And, in a sense, the Western movie invented us. It's no exaggeration to say that what the average American knows about branding irons, mining towns, cattle rustling and frontier saloons, they learned from Western movies and TV shows. When I lived in India (Malerkotla, Punjab), the town's only cinema couldn't afford to show any first-run American movies, so ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin Kline
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 64
    Kline also starred in the 2012 comedy Darling Companion alongside Diane Keaton.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    It bypassed theatres and was sent straight to HBO in the U.S. Kline's film The Conspirator premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and was described as an "old fashioned historical thriller".
    More Details Hide Details It was well received by most critics.
  • 2008
    Age 60
    In January 2008, Kline won a Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of Jaques in Kenneth Branagh's film As You Like It, adapted from Shakespeare's play.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered theatrically in 2006 in Europe.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 55
    He was inducted in the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Film reviewers have praised Kline. Newsday critic Lynn Darling wrote on July 13, 1988 that Kline "has proved himself to be one of the most talented and versatile American actors of his generation." Kline played the title role in King Lear at the Public Theater, and took the lead role in a Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Jennifer Garner. That production was forced to close temporarily after only 11 performances as a result of the Broadway stagehands' strike, but subsequently reopened. Cyrano was filmed in 2008 and aired as part of PBS's Great Performances series in January 2009.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 41
    In 1989, Kline won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the British comedy A Fish Called Wanda, in which he played a painfully inept American ex-CIA thug opposite John Cleese's genteel British barrister and Jamie Lee Curtis' femme fatale/con woman.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, the American Film Institute ranked the film twenty-first on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs. Kline had a reputation for being so picky about his roles that it was actually detrimental to his career, and thus earned himself the nickname "Kevin Decline". Other awards have included Drama Desk Awards, Golden Globe awards, a Gotham Award, a Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award, and a St. Louis International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 35
    He met actress Phoebe Cates in 1983 and they were married in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details The couple live in New York City and they have two children, including a daughter, Greta, a musician currently performing as Frankie Cosmos. After his son, Owen, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, Kline became active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In November 2004, he was presented with the JDRF's Humanitarian of the Year award by Meryl Streep for his volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization. The Kevin Kline Awards honor theatre professionals in St. Louis in an array of categories, which include best actor and actress, set design, choreography, and new play or musical.
    Kline was nominated for a 1983 Golden Globe award (New Star of the Year) and BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer To Film.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1980s and early 1990s, Kline made several films with director Lawrence Kasdan, including The Big Chill, Silverado, Grand Canyon, I Love You to Death, and French Kiss. He played Donald Woods in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom opposite Denzel Washington about the friendship between Activist Stephen Biko and editor Donald Woods.
  • 1982
    Age 34
    Dubbed "the American Olivier" by New York Times theater critic Frank Rich for his stage acting, Kline finally ventured into film in 1982 in Sophie's Choice.
    More Details Hide Details He won the coveted role of the tormented and mercurial Nathan opposite Meryl Streep. Streep won an Academy Award for her performance in the film.
  • 1981
    Age 33
    In 1981, Kline appeared with rock diva Linda Ronstadt and singer Rex Smith in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Central Park production of The Pirates of Penzance, winning another Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for his comically dashing portrayal of the Pirate King.
    More Details Hide Details In 1983, he played the role in a film version of the musical, also with Ronstadt, Smith and Angela Lansbury, which had a limited theatrical release. In the ensuing years, Kline appeared many times in New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Shakespeare plays, including starring roles in Richard III (1983), Much Ado About Nothing (1988), Henry V (1984) and two productions of Hamlet, in 1986 and 1990 (which he also directed). He also appeared in a Lincoln Center production that combined the two parts of Henry IV on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in 2003 as Falstaff. Kline was nominated for the 2004 Tony Award, Actor in a Play.
  • 1978
    Age 30
    In 1978 he played the role of Bruce Granit, a matinée idol caricature, in Harold Prince's On the Twentieth Century, for which he won his first Tony Award.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 29
    He followed this with a return to the stage in 1977 to play Clym Yeobright opposite Donna Theodore as Eustacia Vye in The Hudson Guild Theater production of Dance on a Country Grave, Kelly Hamilton's musical version of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native.
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  • 1976
    Age 28
    In 1976, Kline left The Acting Company and settled in New York City, doing a brief appearance as the character "Woody Reed" in the now-defunct soap opera Search for Tomorrow.
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  • 1972
    Age 24
    In 1972, he joined with fellow Juilliard graduates, including Patti LuPone and David Ogden Stiers, and formed the City Center Acting Company (now The Acting Company), under the aegis of John Houseman.
    More Details Hide Details The Company traveled across the U.S. performing Shakespeare's plays, other classical works, and the musical The Robber Bridegroom, founding one of the most widely praised groups in American repertory theatre. At Juilliard he studied singing with Beverley Peck Johnson.
  • 1970
    Age 22
    In 1970, Kline was awarded a scholarship to the newly formed Drama Division at the Juilliard School in New York.
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    He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he began studying composing and conducting music, but switched to a theater and speech major for his last two years, graduating in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details Kline remembers: "When I switched to the Theater Department, all I did was theater I could barely make it to class because this was my passion." While an undergraduate, he was a co-founder of the Vest Pocket Players, an off-campus theatrical troupe.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 17
    He graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details In 1997, the school named its new auditorium the Kevin Kline Theater, and Kline did a benefit performance of selections from Shakespeare at the dedication.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on October 24, 1947.
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