Kurt Russell
Actor
Kurt Russell
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American television and film actor. His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis.
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Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn let go of longtime Pacific Palisades home
LATimes - 3 days
Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have sold their Pacific Palisades home of more than a decade for $6.9 million. The Georgian traditional-style home, built in 1951 and since updated, retains its classic curb appeal, with slender columns, ivy-covered siding and brickwork. An ornate frontispiece...
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Noted Police Aggressor Mel Gibson Will Star In A Movie About Police Brutality
Huffington Post - 19 days
Here’s a Hollywood doozy for you: Known police aggressor Mel Gibson is set to star in a movie about police brutality called “Dragged Across Concrete.” Classy. The news hit Wednesday afternoon in a press release announcing the project has secured financing from various production companies. “Dragged Across Concrete” will also feature Vince Vaughn, who starred in last year’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” for which Gibson recently earned a Best Director Oscar nomination. It’s being directed by S. Craig Zahler, who made 2015’s cannibalistic Kurt Russell western “Bone Tomahawk.”  Here’s the plot synopsis, per the press release: “A stolid, old-guard policeman, Ridgeman (Gibson), and his volatile younger partner, Anthony (Vaughn), find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arming tactics become the media’s special du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they ...
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Why Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Had 'Date Night' at Golden Globes
ABC News - about 1 month
The two spoke about their relationship of 34 years at the Golden Globes.
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The Ten Best Movies of 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Ten Best Movies of 2016 Well I have finally seen each and every movie I needed to see in order to make my determination of what I considered to be the ten best movies of 2016. It is not a list like most of the other critics' lists you have seen. There is no inclusion of "Moonlight," "La La Land," "Fences," "Manchester By the Sea" or "Arrival" Those movies did not appeal to my sense of entertainment. I go to the movies to be entertained. I want to feel some emotion, learn something I didn't know, be inspired or be caught up in some magic. 2016 was a year sadly lacking in those aspects of entertainment product. Still there were good movies to watch, and there were more than 10. "Mr. Church," "The Hollars," "Rogue One," "Bleed For This" and "Sing" were close competitors. But when it came down to it these ten rose above the crop. Here they are: #10 Jackie - Natalie Portman gave the female performance of the year as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film focuses on the assassinat ...
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
Huffington Post - 2 months
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See Baby Groot speak in a brand new trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
Yahoo News - 3 months
2017 is going to be another exceptionally busy year for Marvel Studios, and it all begins with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in May. We got our first glimpse of the sequel back in October , but over the weekend, Marvel shared the first full-length teaser for the movie, full of all the action and music you've come to expect. SEE ALSO:  Negan will be sticking around for season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’ While the teaser is chock full of great moments, Baby Groot unsurprisingly steals the show. To be honest, I'm not sure Rocket really thought it through when he entrusted an atomic bomb to a tiny sentient plant, but what do I know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW1BIid8Osg Though it's a funny, exciting, explosive trailer, it doesn't really touch on the actual plot of the movie. Thankfully, we have a synopsis for that: "Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Gua ...
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Chris Pratt Said Filming This Movie ‘Ripped Open Some Wounds’ About His Father’s Death
Huffington Post - 3 months
Most people go to superhero movies to escape reality, but for Chris Pratt, working on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” actually helped him deal with the loss of his father.  Dan Pratt, the actor’s late father, died in 2014, while Pratt was filming “Jurassic World,” after years of living with multiple sclerosis. But Pratt wasn’t truly able to process his passing until he started shooting the sequel to the hugely popular Marvel space epic.  “The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment,” he said in a new interview with British GQ. “There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with ... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had.” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” follows Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (Pratt), and his merry b ...
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Napa Valley Film Festival 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its highly anticipated 6th anniversary on November 9-13. The gathering of film, food and wine at the most scenic time of year showcased over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in numerous venues throughout the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Attendees socialized with over 300 filmmakers at screenings and enjoyed a list of events including industry panels, wine tastings, culinary demos, winemaker dinners, Celebrity Tributes, and the Awards Ceremony and Gala. The festival started with the opening night screening of The Weinstein Company's Lion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Priyanka Bose. The directorial debut by Australian Garth Davis, based on a true story about Saroo Brierley's journey from his memoir A Long Way Home, had the audience in tears. Dev Patel received a standing ovation when he entered the stage to participate in a post screening Q&A ...
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5 Reasons to Buy Tickets to the Napa Valley Film Festival Right Now
Huffington Post - 4 months
Movie (and wine) buffs need to get in gear now - the last film fest of the season is too good to miss. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup) It's the last film festival of the year - and it's in northern Californian wine country. Need we say more? The six-year-old Napa Valley Film Festival is rolling out some big names, new movie-watching venues (in wineries, of course), and a brand-new schedule. The festival incorporates all four Napa towns (Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga) for movie showings, cooking demos, wine-tasting, and unique events. Still not convinced? Here are the top 5 reasons not to miss this year's wine-fueled movie celebration, November 9-16. We'll cheers to that! 1. The celebs The Celebrity Tributes night on Thursday alone features Lee Daniels (creator of Empire), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, showing at the festival), and Kurt Russell (Hateful Eight). Also appearing at the festival: Matthew Mc ...
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'Deepwater Horizon' Review: Fire on the Water
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell star in an action film that recreates the 2010 drilling-rig explosion from the crew’s point of view.
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Kate Hudson Opens Up About Forgiving Her Estranged Father, Bill
Huffington Post - 5 months
Kate Hudson has opened up about her estranged relationship with her biological father, Bill Hudson, who once declared the actress and her brother, Oliver Hudson, were dead to him.  In a recent interview on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, the actress revealed that while she will always have “the inability to understand [her] father,” she does forgive him.  “I think forgiveness, in any aspect of something that is complex,” she told Stern, “is the greatest tool to be able to separate that attachment. So for me, I recognize whatever those issues are is something he has to live with. That must be painful for him and I forgive him.” Hudson also praised her mother Goldie Hawn’s parenting skills, noting that Hawn never spoke ill about her father and, along with longtime partner Kurt Russell, never put Kate in the middle of the divorce drama.  Still, Kate said she “understood what was going on,” and realized it “didn’t have to do with me and Oliver.”   When Stern pointed o ...
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Goldie Hawn Reveals The Real Reason She And Kurt Russell Never Married
Huffington Post - 5 months
Wedding bells were never something Goldie Hawn wanted in the past and they’re sure not something she wants in the future. The twice-divorced actress says the reason her relationship with actor Kurt Russell has lasted so long is because they’ve never walked down the aisle. “I would be long divorced if I’d been married,” Hawn, 70, said on the ITV talk show “Loose Women” Monday.  Hawn and Russell, 65, have been together since 1983, a whopping 33 years, but say their commitment has more to do with intention than a court document. “I chose to stay, Kurt chose to stay, and we liked the choice,” Hawn said. The actress said the couple asked their children years ago if they should get married, but the children said no as the relationship was perfect as is. “There is something psychological about not getting married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other,” she said. Independence is something she and Russell value very much and ...
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Kurt Russell joins 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' as Star-Lord's daddy
LATimes - 7 months
Live from Comic-Con 2016: Brie Larson is Captain Marvel and Kurt Russell is joining 'Guardians of the Galaxy' July 23, 2016, 9:30 p.m. San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, delighting super fans with surprises (Brie Larson is Captain Marvel!), teasers (looking at you "Game of Thrones" and "The...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kurt Russell
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 62
    Russell appeared in The Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary about his father and the Portland Mavericks, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He also co-starred in the action thriller Furious 7 (2015).
  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 54
    In 2006, Russell revealed that he was the director of Tombstone, not George P. Cosmatos, as credited.
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  • 2005
    Age 53
    Russell said he promised Cosmatos he would keep it a secret as long as Cosmatos was alive; Cosmatos died in April 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Russell owns the rights to the masters and makes reference to possibly re-editing the film, as he was not originally involved in the editing. Russell played the villainous Stuntman Mike in Quentin Tarantino's segment Death Proof of the film Grindhouse. After a remake of Escape from New York was announced, Russell was reportedly upset with Gerard Butler for his signature character, Snake Plissken, as he believed the character 'was quintessentially American.'
  • 2004
    Age 52
    His portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the 2004 film Miracle, won the praise of critics. "In many ways", wrote Claudia Puig of USA Today, "Miracle belongs to Kurt Russell."
    More Details Hide Details Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Russell does real acting here." Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Russell's cagey and remote performance gives Miracle its few breezes of fresh, albeit methane-scented, air."
  • 2003
    Age 51
    In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey.
    More Details Hide Details Russell is an avid gun enthusiast, a hunter and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He is also an FAA-licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings and is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.
  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 44
    Russell is a Libertarian. In 1996, he was quoted in the Toronto Sun saying: "I was brought up as a Republican, but when I realized that at the end of the day there wasn't much difference between a Democrat and Republican, I became a libertarian."
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 31
    After his divorce from Hubley in 1983, Russell began his relationship with Goldie Hawn, and appeared alongside her in Swing Shift and Overboard.
    More Details Hide Details They have a son Wyatt (born July 10, 1986) and own a home in Palm Desert, California. Hawn's daughter with Bill Hudson, actor Kate Hudson, considers Russell to be her father.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 27
    Russell married actress Season Hubley while filming Elvis in 1979, and had a son, Boston (born February 16, 1980).
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    Elvis Presley connections have run like a thread through his career. Aside from appearing as a child in one of Presley's films and giving a convincing portrayal of the singer in the 1979 television biopic, Russell starred as an Elvis impersonator involved in a Las Vegas robbery in 3000 Miles to Graceland.
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  • 1976
    Age 24
    In autumn 1976, Russell appeared with Tim Matheson in the 15-episode NBC series The Quest, the story of two young men in the American West seeking the whereabouts of their sister, a captive of the Cheyenne.
    More Details Hide Details In 1980, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for the made-for-television film Elvis. It was the first time he collaborated with John Carpenter. During the 1980s, Russell teamed with Carpenter several times, helping create some of his best-known roles, usually as anti-heroes, including the infamous Snake Plissken of Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A. Among their collaborations was The Thing (1982), based upon the short story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr., which had been interpreted on film before, albeit loosely, in 1951's The Thing from Another World. In 1986, Russell played a truck driver caught in an ancient Chinese war in Big Trouble in Little China, which was a financial failure like The Thing and has since gained a cult audience. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983).
  • 1974
    Age 22
    In the autumn of 1974, he appeared in the ABC series The New Land, inspired by the 1972 Swedish film of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Critically acclaimed, it suffered very low ratings and only aired six of the 13 episodes; it was up against established Saturday night favorites All in the Family on CBS and Emergency! on NBC.
  • 1973
    Age 21
    The injury forced his retirement from baseball in 1973 and led to his return to acting.
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    Russell, like his father, had a baseball career. In the early 1970s, Russell was a switch-hitting second baseman for the California Angels minor league affiliates, the Bend Rainbows (1971) and Walla Walla Islanders (1972) in the short season Class A-Short Season Northwest League, then moved up to Class AA in 1973 with the El Paso Sun Kings of the Texas League.
    More Details Hide Details While in the field turning the pivot of a double play early in the season, the incoming runner at second base collided with him and tore the rotator cuff in Russell's right (throwing) shoulder. He did not return to El Paso, but was a designated hitter for the independent Portland Mavericks back in the Northwest League late in their short season. The team was owned by his father, and he had been doing promotional work for them in the interim.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 14
    In 1966, Russell was signed to a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s".
    More Details Hide Details He then went on to star in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, the latter of which spawned two sequels: Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) and The Strongest Man in the World (1975).
    In a March 1966 episode of CBS's Lost in Space entitled "The Challenge", he played Quano, the son of a planetary ruler and Edward's son in Follow Me, Boys!
    More Details Hide Details In 1971, he co-starred as a young robber released from jail, alongside James Stewart in Fools' Parade. Later, he guest-starred in an episode of Room 222 as an idealistic high school student who assumed the costumed identity of Paul Revere to warn of the dangers of pollution.
    While on his deathbed in 1966 Walt Disney wrote "Kurt Russell" on a piece of paper as his final words.
    More Details Hide Details Russell at the time was a child actor whom the Disney studio had just signed to a long term contract. In January 1967, Russell co-starred as Private Willie Prentiss in the episode "Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders" in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color and the Sherman Brothers theatrical film musical, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. It was on the set of Family Band that Russell met his future partner Goldie Hawn. Later, he, Jay C. Flippen and Tom Tryon appeared in the episode "Charade of Justice" of the NBC western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan.
    In 1966, Russell played a 14-year-old Indian boy, Grey Smoke, adopted by the Texas Rangers in the episode "Meanwhile, Back at the Reservation" of the NBC western series Laredo.
    More Details Hide Details In the story line, he works for an outlaw gang, but the Rangers take him under their wing and the boy proves helpful when gunslingers try to occupy Laredo, Texas.
  • 1965
    Age 13
    At age 13, Russell played the role of Jungle Boy on an episode of CBS's Gilligan's Island, which aired on February 6, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details He guest-starred on ABC's western The Legend of Jesse James.
  • 1964
    Age 12
    Russell played a similar role as a kid named Packy Kerlin in the 1964 episode "Blue Heaven" of the western series Gunsmoke.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in five episodes of Daniel Boone in various roles.
    In 1964, he guest-starred in "Nemesis", an episode of the popular ABC series The Fugitive in which, as the son of police Lt. Phillip Gerard, he is unintentionally kidnapped by his father's quarry, Doctor Richard Kimble.
    More Details Hide Details That same year he appeared on NBC's The Virginian as a mistaken orphan whose father was an outlaw played by Rory Calhoun who was still alive and recently released from prison looking for his son.
  • 1963
    Age 11
    He played Peter Hall in the 1963 episode "Everybody Knows You Left Me" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour.
    More Details Hide Details Later, he played the titular character in the ABC western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64), based on a book by Robert Lewis Taylor.
    On April 24, 1963, Russell guest starred in the ABC series Our Man Higgins, starring Stanley Holloway as an English butler in an American family.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on March 17, 1951.
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