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What can be said about Kevin Costner that has not already been said? The actor, director, and musician is a household name and one of America’s most successful entertainers. From playing in country bands to starring in some of the biggest box office hits of all time, Costner’s life has been an interesting journey. Here is a look at the highs and lows of his career and personal life.

Discover the strongest Work, Story, Love, Time, Movies, Life, Believing quotes from Kevin Costner, and much more.


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About Kevin Costner

birth of the author

January 18, 1955

college of the author

Alma Mater:
California State University, Fullerton

occupation of the author

Actor, Filmmaker

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You just do the things that you love and see if other people can like them too. — Kevin Costner

If you’re willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you’re sorry? You need to, even when you think you’re in the right. — Kevin Costner

I love the Idea of the physIcalIty of heroes tryIng to use theIr wIts and theIr resources to get themselves out of trouble. — Kevin Costner

The kind of love that these young men have and the respect that they have for their fathers, I don’t see that as much in America as you see in the Latino community, and it’s really something to behold. — Kevin Costner

you just do the things that you love and see if other people can like them too Kevin Costner quote

When I make a film I’m away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices–because he loved them. — Kevin Costner

A good idea is something like an emotion, you just can’t keep it in. — Kevin Costner

I’ve always known that I’m a little out of vogue. — Kevin Costner

Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them. — Kevin Costner


I think I just wanted to work when I finally came to Hollywood. That’s what it was. I wanted to get a job, and then I wanted to get the second one. — Kevin Costner

i wait and take on projects that i think can work Kevin Costner quote

You’re just as good, and if you work harder, you can be better and you can be more than you think you can. — Kevin Costner

I wait and take on projects that I think can work. — Kevin Costner

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics. — Kevin Costner

It’s never bothered me to work hard. I’ve probably worked on some of the longest schedules in movie history. — Kevin Costner

I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta–Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn’t happen. — Kevin Costner


The movies helped define how I should be as a person. — Kevin Costner

True movies will never be measured by how much they make–they’ll be measured by how they make you feel. — Kevin Costner

Cowboy movies aren’t supposed to be in vogue. I still like them. You know, I’m still out there pitching the hell out of them. — Kevin Costner

Who is Kevin Costner?

Kevin Costner is an American film actor and director known for his portrayals of rugged individualists with sensitive streaks.

If it’s fifty years from now and it still has the same value, that’s a movie. — Kevin Costner

I want to be a part of something, and when we define movies now based on how they do on the weekend. We live in a society of ‘thumbs up, thumbs down. — Kevin Costner

the movies helped define how i should be as a person Kevin Costner quote

I wouldn’t do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good. — Kevin Costner

I’m glad movies aren’t going to please everybody, they can’t. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don’t equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films. — Kevin Costner

There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don’t think are good for movies. They’re trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out. — Kevin Costner

Some people come to you because if you’re in their movie, it’ll help them raise money. And some people come to you because they think you’re the person to play the part. — Kevin Costner

I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don’t look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn’t appeal to me. — Kevin Costner

if it s fifty years from now and it still has the same value that s a movie Kevin Costner quote

I’ve had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that’s OK with me. I don’t feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular? — Kevin Costner


I haven’t had a perfect life…but I have had a perfectly good life! — Kevin Costner

If you don’t understand your limitations you won’t achieve much in your life. — Kevin Costner

My whole life has been instinctual for me. I wouldn’t do well in the computer world. — Kevin Costner

You can spend your life trying to be popular, and that’s a tricky business. You can just try to be true to yourself. — Kevin Costner

i haven t had a perfect life but i have had a perfectly good life Kevin Costner quote

You know, what if everybody’s wrong in life? And so you have to live your life yourself. — Kevin Costner

You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted. — Kevin Costner

Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life. — Kevin Costner

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I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life–people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’ — Kevin Costner

I feel like I’ve been able to live a dream life, but my view of things is absolutely inside behavior about how I behave and how I count on other people behaving. — Kevin Costner

if you don t understand your limitations you won t achieve much in your life Kevin Costner quote

We all have to have our north star that we fix on and go to, but life is so much about the things that bump into you. — Kevin Costner

Money isn’t a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor. — Kevin Costner

There’s nothing more noble than a father and mother making an opportunity for their child, knowing that their life is gonna be hard. There’s something incredibly heroic about that. — Kevin Costner

I have instinctually thought I could do things in my life, and I followed that up by sometimes putting everything I have at risk–my money, my house–to make a movie. — Kevin Costner

I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them. — Kevin Costner

my whole life has been instinctual for me i wouldn t do well in the computer world Kevin Costner quote


I stand up for what I believe. I don’t know if it’s always paid off for me, because I’ve been ridiculed and humiliated. — Kevin Costner

We recognize ourselves in Westerns, … I believe the Western can orchestrate moments around reality. The reality can be as entertaining to us as the lie. — Kevin Costner

I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. — Kevin Costner

I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re–election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people. — Kevin Costner

I think religion is a funny thing because, when you see somebody who can really break it down, sometimes it feels foolish what you believe. — Kevin Costner

i believe in long slow deep soft wet kisses that last three days Kevin Costner quote

I try to please myself. I don’t try to anticipate what people want to see. — Kevin Costner


Great stories don’t often make great movies. Its’ a crafted art form. — Kevin Costner

The STORY has one great advantage over the HISTORY, and that is that once you learn the story, you never have to learn anything new! The — Tom E. Dotson

I’m going to make my way to the mountains whether they’re in the movies or not, so when a story takes place in the mountains and i think it has the chance to be great, that’s kind of extra juice if you will. — Kevin Costner

We’ve chosen this one story about bonnie and clyde, and rather than tell their story, We’ve told the story of the men who hunted them down and risked their lives to bring a murder spree in america to an end. — Kevin Costner

great stories don t often make great movies its a crafted art form Kevin Costner quote

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you’d like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart. — Kevin Costner


In America, politicians do whatever to get re–elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re–elected. — Kevin Costner

What was Kevin Costner’s first movie?

Kevin Costner’s film debut came in the independent film Malibu Hot Summer . However, Costner was uncomfortable with this movie because of its sex scenes.
Costner’s big break came when he played Jake, a cowboy in the western film Silverado . His first starring role was as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables .

It’s such a cool thing in life to get what it is you want. Most of the time we don’t, but occasionally we do. — Kevin Costner

There’s a moment in time where kids really don’t want to hear anything from their parents. — Kevin Costner

What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn’t make much money. I’m gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years’ time and really enjoys it. — Kevin Costner

there s a moment in time where kids really don t want to hear anything from their parents Kevin Costner quote

I split my time between Santa Barbara and Aspen. I live on a pretty fast horse. — Kevin Costner

I was always listening to my father more than anyone. I was always afraid of my father more than anyone. But there’s a moment in time where other men in your life can have a huge impact. — Kevin Costner

If you think of ‘Liberty Valance’ or ‘The Searchers,’ there are moments in there that you’ll never, ever forget… And it does not matter what century you are from. — Kevin Costner

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