How much is Kevin Costner worth?
|Net Worth:||$250 Million
|Date of Birth:||January 18, 1955|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is an American actor, musician, and filmmaker. His acting career in 1974 by working the film “Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.”, originally known as “Hot Malibu Summer”. He rose to prominence in the 1987 crime film “The Untouchables” where he portrayed the role of Eliot Ness. Throughout his career, Costner has starred in multiple films and television series. His most notable roles are in the films “No Way Out”, “Dances with the Wolves”, “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, “The Bodyguard”, and “3 Days to Kill”.
The talented actor’s long list of achievements includes two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Primetime Emmy Award. Besides acting, Kevin Costner has been associated with other ventures such as country music, baseball, NASCAR. Since 1995, he has also developed oil separation machines. He also serves as an honorary board in the Kansas-based “National World War I Museum”.
American actor Kevin Costner has a net worth of some $250 million dollars, as of 2020. Making him one of the richest actors alive today.
How Did Kevin Costner Get So Rich?
What made the actor rich was his role in the 1987 film “The Untouchables”, however, he did earn a lot from the movies that he starred in before that. In the mid-1980s, he starred in “Silverado”, “American Flyers”, and “Amazing Stories”, thanks to which he gained more media coverage and popularity. His work in the first film, “Silverado” from 1985, was highly praised and it eventually became his breakout role.
The movie star status came in the aforementioned “The Untouchables” where he acted alongside Sean Connery. In the crime film, Costner played the main role of Eliot Ness, a Bureau of Prohibition agent. His work in the movie opened a lot of doors for him and soon he received a lot more opportunities. His A-list status was solidified in the movies “Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams”. In 1990, the actor landed a role in the epic Western “Dances with the Wolves”, which was a commercial and critical success. Because of his performance in the epic, Costner received 12 nominations for Academy Awards of which he won seven.
The other movies that really established Kevin Costner as a wealthy and victorious actor were “Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves”, “JFK”, “The Bodyguard”, and “A Perfect World”. All of the movies had critical and box office success. Towards the end of the 1990s, Kevin had a lot of ups and downs mainly because of productions that didn’t receive positive reviews or didn’t do well in the box office. Some of these are “Waterworld”, “Tin Cup”, and “The Postman”, with the latter being the actor’s first project which he directed.
Why Is He So Famous?
Costner is famous because of his distinguished acting skills. He was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, however, he was raised in Compton, California. He spent his childhood in different areas of California because of his father’s diagnosis with cancer. In 1973, Kevin graduated from the Villa Park High School. Five years later, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and marketing from the CSUF (California State University Fullerton).
After he obtained his Bachelor’s degree, he became interested in dancing and acting. After he auditioned for a role, Costner joined the cast of “Sizzle Beach U.S.A.”, his very first film, which was filmed in the winter of 1978 and 1979. After taking some acting classes and not being chosen for a few roles, the aspiring actor was eventually able to land a role in the 1982 film “Night Shift”. A year later, he filmed a commercial for “Table for Five” and “Apple Lisa”, while also working a nuclear holocaust film titled “Testament”.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes Kevin Costner so successful are his roles in commercially successful movies. After a rocky start of the 21st century and starring in movies that weren’t so successful, Kevin Costner renounced and starred in “Thirteen Days”, a historical drama that was somewhat successful. In the early 2000s, he starred in “The Upside of Anger”, “The Guardian”, and “Mr. Brooks”, all of which were well-received. The second, “The Upside of Anger” eventually earned him a San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award and a nomination for a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.
In the 2010s, the actor continued to build his legacy and make a name for himself. He appeared in the 2010 drama “The Company Man” alongside other established names in Hollywood – Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones. Despite being considered an Oscar contender, the film didn’t receive a lot of awards or nominations but it was welcomed with good reviews. He was supposed to star in the global phenomenon “Django Unchained” from 2012, however, he was unable to due to schedule conflicts. His most recent appearances are in the films “Hidden Figures” from 2017, and “Molly’s Game” from 2018.
Outside of his triumphant acting career, Kevin Costner is also a well-known singer. In the early 2000s, he formed the country-rock band “Kevin Costner and Modern West”. In 2007, the group embarked on their first nationwide tour, and a year later, they released their debut album – “Untold Truths”. Two years later, the group released their second and final project, the album “Turn It On”, which was later supported by a European tour.
The talented actor/musician has also been known for his passion for baseball. Among some of his popular and well-received films, “Bull Durham”, “Chasing Dreams”, and “The Field of Dreams” focus on the sport and Costner plays the role of a pro baseball player. He’s a fan of Austin’s Texas Longhorns baseball team, as well as the CSUF Titans team from Omaha, Nebraska. He’s also a businessman who has invested in the development of oil production since 1995.
When it comes to Hollywood actors that have found success in different film genres, Kevin Costner is certainly one of the names that stands out. Whether it’s action, crime, horror, or Western, the skilled actor has done it all and has proved many times why he’s one of the A-list actors. Just a few years after he began acting, he took over Hollywood with his charisma and talent, won many prestigious awards, and even received his own star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.