I was born 30 years too late for the kind of cinema I'd like to do. –Kevin Costner

A little trivia

· Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history at #87. (1995)

· The Sioux nation gave Costner a tract of land after making Dances With Wolves (1990). He built a golf course on that land.

· His role in Bull Durham (1988) was originally written for Kurt Russell.

· A skilled equestrian, he did his own riding in The Postman (1997).

· The President of the United States role in the mega-blockbuster Air Force One (1997) was written specifically for Kevin Costner. In fact, Kevin Costner helped develop the action film with Beacon Communications and writer Andrew W. Marlowe in 1996. But Kevin had to eventually pass on the film because of work delays with his futuristic The Postman (1997).

Costner called up Harrison Ford personally and offered him a once-in-a-lifetime role. Harrison Ford accepted the role and has always thanked Kevin Costner in interviews for his kind gesture. Air Force One (1997) went on to become one of the highest grossing films of all time.

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