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

A little trivia

· Harrison Ford turned down the Jack Ryan role in The Hunt for Red October (1990) as did Kevin Costner. Harrison Ford instead made Presumed Innocent (1990) and Kevin Costner made his Oscar-winning Dances With Wolves (1990). The Jack Ryan role went to then character actor Alec Baldwin.

· Harrison Ford later turned down the Jim Garrison role in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991) and Kevin Costner decided to take it after a meeting with the director Stone.

· Listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1986 in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38 (1986).

· Was inducted into the Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

· His character in Dragonfly (2002) was written with the intention of Harrison Ford taking the film role. He turned down the role to take a year off from movies.

· Voted most erotic male by the readers of the German magazine Amica. (May 1998)

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