Kevin Costner was born in the year 1955 in Lynwood, California. He comes from modest beginnings. His father was a ditch digger and a lineman for Southern California Edison. Because of his father's moving around from job to job Kevin was in many schools and was very familiar with being the new kid on the block. He would do a lot of day dreaming during this time. At the age of 18, he would build a canoe and travel down the rivers that Lewis and Clark traveled to open this country up. He went to college and did some acting while there. He would meet Richard Burton on a plane one day and after their conversation Kevin went into acting full time. Now he would work odd jobs while doing his acting studies. It was finally in 1985 with the film Silverado where his career would take off. This is not a best of list it is a compilation of some of movies he has done.
1. The Untouchables (1987) - Elliot Ness is after Al Capone and he doesn't care what he gets him on to take him down. He goes after him for bootlegging, racketeering, and finally nails him on tax evasion. This film also stars Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Charles Martin Smith.
2. Bull Durham (1988) - Crash Davis is on his way out after spending many years in the minor leagues. He hopes his time with the Durham Bulls will last a couple of years. Crash has to break in a rookie pitcher who looks to make it to the majors. Cast includes Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and Trey Wilson.
3. Field of Dreams (1989) - A farmer hears voices to build a baseball field in his corn field. When he does this they do come. Ball players from the past start to arrive. He is then told to go get others and he does. All the while he may lose his farm to the bank. The Cast also includes Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta, Timothy Busfield, James Earl Jones, and Burt Lancaster.
4.Dances with Wolves (1990) - A union soldier becomes a Civil War hero and is asked to choose his next assignment. He picks the wide open frontier. Once arriving he is noticed by the local Indian tribe. He becomes friends with them, which changes his whole persona. This film stars Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, and Rodney A. Grant.
5. JFK (1991) - New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison does not like the story that the government is giving the people following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He opens the case to look for other possible answers to the lone gunman theory. 'JFK' also has Ed Asner, Jack Lemmon, Gary Oldman, Sissey Spacek, and Walter Matthau in it's award winning cast.
6. Wyatt Earp (1994) - Story concerns the life and times of the legendary,controversial lawman of the 19th century. The movie gives us an insight into the family life of the man. The cast also includes Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, mark Harmon, and Michael Madsen.
7. Waterworld (1995) - The ice caps have melted and the Earth is covered with water. To survive a person must travel the seas. One man wants to own all and that is the Deacon and he is after the Mariner played by Kevin Costner. Cast includes Chaim Girafi, and Dennis Hopper.
8. Tin Cup (1996) - Down and out golfer is working a driving range in the Texas shrub country. He meets a psychiatrist who happens to be dating an old nemesis of his. Unfortunately he falls for the shrink, but happily works his way back up to the U.S.Open Golf Tournament. Renee Russo, Don Johnson, and Cheech Marin round out the cast.
9. The Company Men (2010) - As a Corporation is laying off people several lives are being affected. Men who rose from the ground floor to an executive position are having to start all over again. Men who came straight out of college and have no other qualifications must start over. Men who are watching the layoffs are also affected as their friends are suffering. The cast includes Ben Affleck, and Tommy Lee Jones.
10. Man of Steel (2013) - When Krypton is getting ready to blow itself up. One scientist wishes to keep the gene line going and sends his son to the Planet Earth. This child will later grow up to be Superman. The child while on earth is raised secretly by the Kent family. Once the secret is out and some former Krypton dwellers show up looking for the boy, well lets just say that is when all the action begins. 'Man of Steel' also stars Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams.
Costner has been acknowledged as one the sexiest men alive. He has become a Director, two time Academy award winner and a film legend while still being alive. Only in his 50's we look forward to many years of good movies still to come.