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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Kevin Kline wins leading actor in a play
LATimes - 8 months
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Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets
New York Times - 9 months
We interviewed 67 voters about their ballots; it looks as if Kevin Kline will be picking up another award, and it seems like a close contest for best new musical.
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Watch Celine Dion Perform The New ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Song For The First Time
Huffington Post - 9 months
Celine Dion gave the crowd at Las Vegas’ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace quite the magical gift on Wednesday night.  Canada’s national treasure performed “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” one of the new songs from Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” The performance marked the first time Dion sang the song live, and it was worth the wait. The song played through the end credits in the remake, though Kevin Kline’s Maurice sings it in the film.  The 49-year-old, who seems to be in the middle of a career renaissance of sorts, began by telling the crowd she was “very nervous and very excited at the same time” to sing the song.   “I was very fortunate to be a part of that magical movie, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ And it was one of the biggest moments of my show business career,” she said, adding that she was “so thankful” for the opportunity.  Dion’s connection to the Disney classic goes back 26 years, when she sang the title track (with Peabo Bryso...
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13 Awesome Baby Names That Pay Tribute To Famous Icons
Huffington Post - 9 months
We know that celebrities inspire popular baby names, from Audrey (Hepburn) to (John) Lennon. But celebrities also choose famous names for their children, with actors and musicians paying homage to legendary stars with their name choices. Our report on this trend from a few years back highlighted picks like Mariah Carey’s Monroe and guitarist Slash’s Cash. The trend hasn’t slowed down one bit! Those names remain in the headlines, but there’s a whole new class of celebrity baby names inspired by stars. Bowie Baby name Bowie made our original list, thanks to Rebecca Minkoff’s daughter, Bowie Lou. Since then, Zoe Saldana has welcomed a son named Bowie, as have Tess Holliday, and Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood. One reason for the acceleration? The early 2016 passing of music legend David Bowie has put this musical surname in the same class as Marley and Hendrix. Presley Jackson Rathbone’s younger child carries a doubly musical name: Presley Bowie. The middle is both a family...
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Aisle View: International Incident
Huffington Post - 10 months
What was terrific last July is now superb. J.T. Rogers’ Oslo is the most engrossing new drama on Broadway. Director Bartlett Sher and his excellent cast have ramped up the tension, resulting in an altogether riveting evening. Let us add, a riveting three-hour evening which breathlessly speeds by. Rogers gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the negotiations which resulted in the Oslo Peace Accords of 1993. These were signed, to great acclaim, by Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat at Bill Clinton’s White House, with the mismatched trio ultimately sharing the Nobel Prize for Peace. But the headliners were not “in the room where it happened,” as it were; neither is the protagonist of Oslo, a Norwegian sociologist named Terje Rød-Larsen (Jefferson Mays). Terje, having spent time studying conditions in the Gaza Strip, realizes that no resolution can be found in the official, American-sponsored peace talks (with Israelis and Palestinians speaking indirectly, through foreign intermediari...
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Review: Kevin Kline Serves Ham in Soignée Silk in ‘Present Laughter’
NYTimes - 11 months
A bouncy revival of a Noël Coward classic re-establishes the Tony-winning Mr. Kline as one of the great physical comedians.
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A Fish Called Bannon
Huffington Post - 12 months
Whenever I read or hear something White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says or thinks, I’m reminded of Otto, the character Kevin Kline plays in A Fish Called Wanda. You know, the self-proclaimed ex-CIA hit man who believes he’s super-intelligent but really, really isn’t? It finally takes Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Wanda, to put Otto in his place. “Let me correct you on a couple of things, okay?” she tells him. “Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not ‘Every man for himself.’ And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.” Am I the only one who hears Otto when Steve Bannon speaks? Apparently not, because here’s the redoubtable editor and essayist Andrew Sullivan hitting said same nail on said same head. A couple of weeks ago, commenting in New York magazine on some of the mediocrities Trump has ushered into the White House, Sullivan wrote about Bannon’s now-infamous Skype address to a conf...
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New ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Character Posters Will Make You Smile Like a Kid
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Emma Watson Spoils Belle's Feminist Twist In 'Beauty And The Beast' Remake
Huffington Post - over 1 year
“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 #BeautyAndTheBea...
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New 'Beauty And The Beast' Photos Are Just As Magical As We'd Hoped
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 ...
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The Fickle Finger of Faith
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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 th...
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A Most Ingenious Paradox
Huffington Post - about 2 years
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 score...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin Kline
  • 2012
    Age 64
    Kline also starred in the 2012 comedy Darling Companion alongside Diane Keaton.
  • 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".
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  • 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.
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  • 2003
    Age 55
    He was inducted in the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003.
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  • 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.
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  • 1983
    Age 35
    He met actress Phoebe Cates in 1983 and they were married in 1989.
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    Kline was nominated for a 1983 Golden Globe award (New Star of the Year) and BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer To Film.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 1970
    Age 22
    In 1970, Kline was awarded a scholarship to the newly formed Drama Division at the Juilliard School in New York.
    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.
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  • 1965
    Age 17
    He graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School in 1965.
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  • 1947
    Born on October 24, 1947.
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