kevin costner

  • Dolly Parton had to pull off the road when she first heard Whitney Houston sing 'I Will Always Love You'

    The country music legend just happened to hear it on the radio as she drove her Cadillac in Tennessee.

  • Kevin Costner, Diane Lane Thriller ‘Let Him Go’ Tops Election Week Box Office

    Focus Features' "Let Him Go" provided a few sparks at an otherwise lifeless box office, opening over the weekend with an estimated $4.1 million. In these COVID times, that was good enough for a first place finish. Focus also took second place with the sophomore weekend of its horror film "Come Play." Co-produced with Amblin […]

  • Andy Garcia pays tribute to 'Untouchables' co-star Sean Connery: 'The hero of our times’

    Garcia's remembrance comes days after co-star Kevin Costner hails Connery as a "man's man" and "the biggest star that I ever worked with and will be forever grateful to."

  • Kevin Costner Honors Sean Connery: ‘He Was the Biggest Star’

    Kevin Costner paid tribute to Sean Connery, his co-star in "The Untouchables," calling him "a man's man who had an amazing career." Connery died on Friday in his sleep. He was 90 years old. The actor won an Oscar for his role in "The Untouchables" as beat cop Jim Malone, a mentor to Costner's character […]

  • ‘The Postman’ Kevin Costner Thinks Trump’s Post Office Meddling Is ‘Criminal’

    On Tuesday night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s cold open was a bit unusual. In lieu of a skit ridiculing Trump’s latest bout of chaos-agenting, the program aired a mock trailer for the re-release of Kevin Costner’s 1997 film The Postman. “In its day, a critical and box office disaster. But today, chillingly accurate,” the voiceover said. “Looks like somebody owes Kevin Costner an apology.” As fate would have it, I was scheduled to interview Costner the following day to discuss HearHere, his new storytelling platform/travel app providing, “A hands-free experience that delights, informs and entertains by fostering a deeper connection with the people, places and histories of the land you are traveling through.” Costner hadn’t seen the Colbert sketch, though chuckled when I brought it up. “Stephen Colbert said that?” he said. “I liked making that movie! I did.” The Postman was a post-apocalyptic Western set in a 2013 America ravaged by plagues and a murderous white-nationalist militia, led by Nathan Holn. These “Holnists” have stripped the country of every last vestige of democracy and freedom, transforming America into a totalitarian state. Costner plays a drifter who finds a U.S. Postal Service uniform and mailbag, and inspires hope for a “Restored America” by, well, delivering the mail. The film was savaged by critics and made just $20 million against an $80 million budget. Why Jemele Hill Believes You’re a ‘Racist’ If You Vote TrumpBut now, given Trump’s systematic dismantling of the U.S. Postal Service in recent months—that he’s openly admitted is being done to stop mail-in voting, and thus influence the outcome of the 2020 presidential election—Costner’s film glorifying the U.S. Postal Service appears to have been rather “prophetic,” as he puts it. “Listen, a movie is what it is when it comes out. It has a chance to be revisited, and I was always kind of proud of it,” Costner tells The Daily Beast. “I thought that I had made a mistake not starting out the movie with, ‘Once upon a time…’ because it’s kind of like a fairy tale. ‘Once upon a time, when things got really rotten, the only thing that could stand the test of time was the post office. The only thing people could count on.’ I didn’t say that, and I should have. Because it is like a fairy tale you’d read to your children at night. That’s how I did the movie.” As for Trump’s starving of the U.S. Postal Service, which has already caused massive delays in the delivery of life-saving medications to elderly patients and the distribution of pension checks, among other things, Costner doesn’t mince words. “It’s terrible. It’s terrible,” he says. “Nothing is surreal. Everything is highly real, and it’s dangerous. And it’s shameful.” The 65-year-old screen icon campaigned for Pete Buttigieg during the Democratic Primary, and though he identifies as an independent, having voted for both Democrats and Republicans in the past, he says he’s alarmed by what he’s seen from the current White House occupant. “History will judge you,” says Costner. “When you look back at [Joseph] McCarthy, when you look back at black-and-white footage and see people who were beating on those who were marching for freedom, you don’t want to be that person. And there’s a lot of people where, when you look back ten years, they’re going to see themselves.” That’s why the star of Field of Dreams and The Bodyguard is urging all Americans to get out to the polls in November and exercise their constitutional right.  “What you have to try to lean on is that every four years we get to decide whether we’re going in the right direction or we’re not,” he says. “And we now, because of the way the country is set up—which is beautiful—we have that opportunity. And anyone who would interfere with that process in a deliberate way to have an outcome—that’s criminal. And it spits on 200 years of freedom.” “So this is what you do: you wear your mask and you go vote.” Stay tuned for The Daily Beast’s full interview with Kevin Costner—running on Sunday—where we discuss his planned Bodyguard sequel with Princess Di, the legacy of Dances with Wolves, the removal of Confederate monuments, why he turned down Django Unchained, and much more.   Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Kevin Costner endorses Pete Buttigieg: 'We're gonna demand something better'

    The "Field of Dreams" star returned to Iowa to hail the 2020 candidate as a "man of his moment."

  • Watch Milo Ventimiglia race in the rain in a clip from 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' (exclusive)

    "The Art of Racing in the Rain" lives up to its title in our exclusive clip.

  • Kevin Costner drops bombshell about iconic The Bodyguard poster: 'That wasn't even Whitney'

    Kevin Costner says that isn't Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard poster

  • 'Field of Dreams' at 30: 5 things you never knew about the baseball classic from an 'Exorcist' connection to a lost James Earl Jones speech

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Field of Dreams," director Phil Alden Robinson shares five remarkable things fans never knew about the film.

  • ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ Trailer: Milo Ventimiglia Loves His Dog, and Amanda Seyfried

    Kevin Costner voices a sentient golden retriever in a new movie from the studio behind "Marley and Me."

  • Woody Harrelson, Kevin Costner Film ‘The Highwaymen’ to Drop on Netflix Next March

    Netflix announced on Monday that its upcoming film, “The Highwaymen,” starring Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner will debut on the platform on March 29, 2019. The film directed by John Lee Hancock (“The Blindside”) follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde, during a time when outlaws made headlines and lawmen made history. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done, according to Netflix’s description.

  • Paramount Network Denies Accusation That Cow Corpses Were ‘Mutilated’ for Kevin Costner’s ‘Yellowstone’

    “Paramount Network takes animal safety very seriously and with utmost professionalism,” Kurt Patat, Paramount Network SVP of communications told TheWrap on Wednesday afternoon. “The production has taken necessary precautions to provide for animal safety and their well-being on set. PETA’s whistleblower added that “concerns from crew members who questioned why fake cows weren’t being used instead were essentially shrugged off,” according to the animal rights group.

  • 'The Big Chill' at 35: Jeff Goldblum describes the famous Kevin Costner scene that never was

    Kevin Costner was originally featured in flashback scenes from the 1983 hit "The Big Chill," but all scenes showing his face were cut.

  • 30 years ago, 'Bull Durham' made us believers in the Church of Baseball

    Ron Shelton and Kevin Costner share some behind-the-scenes memories from their classic homage to the national pastime.

  • 'Yellowstone' trailer: Kevin Costner rides high in Paramount's epic drama

    The "Hatfields & McCoys" star is headlining Paramount Network’s new drama series "Yellowstone," and from the looks of the explosive first footage, this won’t be an easy ride.

  • 'The Bodyguard' turns 25: Kevin Costner remembers Whitney Houston, 'the perfect choice' for the role

    “The Bodyguard” turns 25, and Kevin Costner explains why Whitney Houston was "the perfect choice" to co-star in the hit drama.

  • Jessica Chastain wheels and deals in Aaron Sorkin-directed 'Molly's Game' trailer

    First trailer for 'Molly's Game,' feature film directorial debut of writer Aaron Sorkin ('The Social Network,' 'The West Wing') starring Jessica Chastain

  • Jennifer Lawrence’s Diary Was Creepily Read by Infamous German Director Uwe Boll

    German director Uwe Boll has a reputation for making terrible movies, with bombs like Blubberella and Bloodrayne: The Third Reich. While he rarely works with A-list talent, a recent profile in Vanity Fair connects him with Jennifer Lawrence.

  • What to Stream: 3 Chicago Movies to Celebrate the Cubs’ Historic Win

    Cubs win! Cubs win! One hundred and eight years of losing are over, and now the North Side of Chicago is home of the World Series champions. To celebrate this momentous and historic occasion, we’re recommending some of the best movies set in Chicago. Here are three Chi-town flicks you can stream right now. The Untouchables

  • Actors Who Had Immediate Success With Directing and Some Who Really Didn’t

    Guy Pearce stpes behind the camera to make his directorial debut with "Poor Boy." But William Shatner might be the the crème de la crème of outright disasters.