Kevin Costner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th April 2016

Quote: "My children are kind of used to that - Chris has to explain, 'Daddy looks a little different sometimes at the PTA (parent-teacher association) meetings'. If I come home - and that haircut I actually had was pretty severe - Gracie looks at me and then looks at Mom and says, 'Daddy's been fighting again, huh?'" Kevin Costner's wife Christine Baumgartner is tasked with having to explain why the actor's look is constantly changing to their three young children. The veteran star had to shave his hair into a buzzcut for his gritty role in his new crime thriller, Criminal.

25th November 2015

Fact: Actor/director Kevin Costner is stepping into the world of mixed martial arts by signing on to narrate a new documentary about the growing popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its top competitors. The Hurt Business, written and directed by Vlad Yudin, will feature appearances from Jon 'Bones' Jones, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, the Australian who recently shocked the sport by defeating the fighter-turned-actress.

21st October 2015

Quote: "I like Pirates of the Caribbean. To this day, when I go to Disneyland, I keep reaching out of the boat seeing if I can get my hand of the gold. There's usually a voice saying, 'Get back please, you need to get back...' The problem is you're a grown man!" Kevin Costner is a big fan of the popular Disneyland attraction.

13th February 2015

Quote: "No one knew that movie was gonna be (so successful). I thought the movie felt like a treasure, but you never know when you make something that we're gonna be talking about it 25 years later... Field of Dreams has certainly been characterised, at least by me, as our generation's It's A Wonderful Life." Actor Kevin Costner compares his popular baseball film to the 1946 Hollywood classic.

2nd February 2015

Fact: Hollywood veteran Kevin Costner made a special appearance at a cinema in Sherman Oaks, California over the weekend (31Jan15-01Feb15) to host a screening of his latest film Black or White and take part in a question-and-answer session with fans.

22nd January 2015

Fact: Kevin Costner's daughter Lily MCCall makes a brief cameo appearance in his new film Black Or White, showing off her singing skills during a funeral scene. Costner, who also produced the film, revealed they originally wanted a high-profile singer in the role, but Costner recruited his 28-year-old daughter for the part due to budget constraints.

16th January 2015

Quote: "How do I express my gratitude in two minutes? I can barely make a two-hour movie." Actor/director Kevin Costner upon receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award at Thursday's (15Jan15) Critics Choice Movie Awards.

28th March 2014

Quote: "She had not committed to the movie but she asked for it to be written with her in mind... We had talked and there was a very good chance that she would have done it... We lost her within six or seven months." Kevin Costner is still convinced tragic Princess Diana would have appeared in The Bodyguard sequel.

17th January 2014

Quote: "He is such a cowboy. We were doing press and he showed up in his cuff jeans and his cowboy boots and his vest. You forget he was Bull Durham. He was Dances with Wolves. At my age, 33, I think he was making Dances with Wolves. He's an icon." Chris Pine on his Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit co-star Kevin Costner.

15th January 2014

Quote: "I was asked to be the first one on Hunt for Red October... and I had this other commitment and I had given my word that I would make that movie and they offered me more money than I'd ever seen in my life. And the other movie I put my own money into it. It was Dances With Wolves." Kevin Costner reveals he passed on playing Jack Ryan in the first Tom Clancy film adaptation. The movie star has a supporting role in the latest Jack Ryan movie, which features Chris Pine as the action hero.

15th January 2014

Quote: "My band ended up playing in the Kremlin. We played in Russia. I've been asked back there a couple of times... (President Vladimir) Putin asked to sit with me. He got so charged up... he actually went up and sang... He got very turned on... and the next time back I went to his house." Kevin Costner on his fondness for Russia.

16th January 2013

Quote: "Whitney and I had a moment. I underestimated the power of that movie." Kevin Costner admits he had no idea The Bodyguard would be such a huge hit.

20th June 2012

Quote: "I always thought that maybe I'd play Superman. I just didn't want to lift the weights to get into shape." Kevin Costner jokes about his role as Superman's adoptive father in upcoming action film Man of Steel.

20th June 2012

Quote: "It's too bad that we had to film such an American story in another country. We're so worried about keeping jobs in this country, and yet we can't see our way clear to keep our movies here." Kevin Costner on shooting his hit TV mini-series Hatfields & MCCoys in Romania.

25th May 2012

Quote: "I haven't had a perfect life, but I've had a perfectly good life." Veteran actor Kevin Costner has no complaints about the way his life has panned out.

23rd May 2012

Quote: "When she went away to college in Chile, we changed her last name because we thought it’d be better for her down there not to have any connection (to me). Then Annie called and said, 'I’ve spent my whole life not wanting to lean on my name. But the minute it was taken away from me, it really bothered me. I miss our name.' What she said was so beautiful." Kevin Costner's daughter made his day.

22nd May 2012

Quote: "A couple of times over the years I called radio stations that were on her pretty hard, asking the DJ to look at it in a different light." Kevin Costner reveals he was always defending his late pal Whitney Houston behind the scenes.

22nd May 2012

Quote: "I would never do it. Ego has slipped so far into the political landscape that it’s usurped the idea of public service. A good idea for one party is a bad idea for another - it has to be defeated. Do I have the mentality to govern? I think I do, but not in the system that exists. I would be frustrated." Kevin Costner has no plans to run for political office.

11th April 2012

Quote: "Diana and I had been talking about doing Bodyguard 2 and I told her I would take care of her just the same way that I took care of Whitney (Houston). She wanted me to write it for her. I said, 'I'll tailor it for you if you're interested.' She goes, 'I am interested'." Kevin Costner confirms he was working on a sequel to The Bodyguard with British royal Diana, Princess of Wales before she died in 1997.

11th April 2012

Quote: "I kissed her once for myself and I kissed her once for America." Kevin Costner on kissing his The Bodyguard co-star Whitney Houston.

22nd November 2010

Quote: "I watched Field of Dreams again the other day. When he says, 'You wanna have a catch?' I could remedy a drought." Ryan Reynolds is always moved to tears watching the Kevin Costner baseball film.

14th April 2010

Fact: Kevin Costner's wife Christine Baumgartner was joined by 50 of her closest friends for a baby shower in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday (11Apr10). The actor and his model partner are expecting their third child this summer (10).

26th June 2009

Fact: Actor Kevin Costner has signed up to promote Turkish Airlines in a new TV advertisement. The Field of Dreams star flirts with a female air hostess in the new ad as he relaxes on an airplane.

19th February 2009

Fact: Kevin Costner is fronting a new ad campaign for Turkish Airlines. The actor/director urges Americans flying abroad to try Turkish and "feel like a star" in the new print commercials.

12th December 2008

Fact: Kevin Costner's country act MODERN WEST have been added to the Stagecoach festival line-up. The group will join Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Reba MCEntire and Kid Rock, among others at the April (09) two-day event in the California desert.

8th October 2008

Quote: "For a long time, I had a story I was working on, called MY CUBA, which I thought was an opportunity for a great Broadway musical." Kevin Costner reveals his stage ambitions.

1st August 2008

Quote: "I was always a one-woman man... I don't pretend to be a saint. I love women. But I'll take a 20-year relationship anytime." Twice-married actor Kevin Costner prefers monogamy.

1st August 2008

Quote: "It starts off as an American classic, but right at the end - just like Field of Dreams - feelings bubble up that you really didn't think were possible. If we did it correctly, it will work for a long time." Kevin Costner is convinced his new movie SWING VOTE is destined to be a classic like his 1989 film Field of Dreams.

31st July 2008

Fact: Kevin Costner financed his new movie SWING VOTE himself - investing $21 million (GBP10.5 million) of his own money in the project.

26th July 2008

Quote: "I think Chris said one time, `You think I'm going to stop with one that beautiful?' So I don't know what that means. You do the math!" Kevin Costner on his wife CHRISTINE's plans to have more kids after giving birth to the couple's first child together a year ago (07).

26th July 2008

Quote: "I think Chris said one time, `You think I'm going to stop with one that beautiful?' So I don't know what that means. You do the math!" Kevin Costner on his wife CHRISTINE's plans to have more kids after giving birth to the couple's first child together a year ago (07).

25th July 2008

Quote: "I'm not too cool for school. Someone told me my picture is on Sunset Boulevard (and) I'm gonna go take my picture with my one year old with it (in the background)." Kevin Costner.

24th July 2008

Quote: "His passport reads like he's been around the world. I wasn't even in a limo until I was 28!" Kevin Costner reveals his one-year-old son CAYDEN is a globetrotter.

17th July 2008

Quote: "I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than go play golf." TIN CUP star Kevin Costner admits he only tackles the sport in the movies.

7th April 2008

Fact: Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner wowed star spotters at Muhammad Ali's Fight Night charity event in Arizona at the weekend (05Apr08) when they agreed to show up together. The magical meeting came 16 years after the pair teamed up on the big screen in The Bodyguard.

27th November 2007

Fact: Kevin Costner will lead the Endymion Parade at the New Orleans' Carnival in Louisiana in February (08). The annual celebration will return to its traditional city route for the first time since Hurricane Katrina next year.

9th July 2007

Fact: Actors Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci and George Lopez are teaming up for new political comedy SWING VOTE.

22nd June 2007

Quote: "I fake I'm asleep longer so I don't have to do as many diapers." Kevin Costner knows all about fatherhood, following the recent birth of his fourth child.

11th June 2007

Quote: "It's all about pace now, about being fast. I'm not that; I'm a plodder." Kevin Costner insists he's a slow burner when it comes to movies.

2nd June 2007

Quote: "I live in Santa Barbara now and haven't acted in a year." Kevin Costner puts his suntan down to life at his new home on the California coast.

31st May 2007

Quote: "I've never jumped into the sequel featherbed. All actors want immortality. And the only way to do that is to be in a classic film. You've got to take risks if you're going to find those movies." Kevin Costner doesn't take the easy route.

28th May 2007

Fact: JOHN COINMAN, the guitarist in Kevin Costner's self-named rock and blues group was the music supervisor for Dances With Wolves and performed on the soundtrack to post-apocalyptic movie The Postman.

7th April 2006

Fact: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has beaten Gwen Stefani to Kevin Costner's former Hollywood Hills home. The US TV and radio star reportedly paid $11 million (GBP6.3 million) for the property.

13th December 2005

Quote: <p>"That man's still got it. Women just love him." Jennifer Aniston on her kissing scenes with Kevin Costner in new movie Rumor Has It. </p>

26th October 2005

Quote: <p>"Costner is not in my league physically as an actor, or as a player." Kurt Russell hits back at a poll that rates Kevin Costner ahead of him as the best athletic movie star. Russell was well on the way to becoming a top baseball player until he injured his shoulder. </p>

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