By reading the title of this post, you know by now that he was born on January 18, but let us give you some info about this actor, director, producer and musician. Happy birthday Kevin!

10 things you might not know about Kevin Costner:

  • Born in Lynwood, California, Costner has German, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.
  • He became interested in acting during his last year of college. He met Richard Burton on a plane, who had purchased all the seats around him just not to be bothered… Keving got to talk to him and told him about his desire to be an actor. “”You have green eyes. I have green eyes. I think you’ll be fine.”
  • Before becoming an actor, he gave bus tours to stars’ LA homes.
  • His film debut was in the film Sizzle Beach, U.S.A, Filmed in 1978, it was not released until 1981 and re-released in 1986. Let’s say, it was not his best movie.

  • The star status did not arrive till 1987 when he starred as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables. His next success came with Dances with Wolves in 1990. Costner directed and starred in the film and won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

  • In the 90’s Costner starred movies such as Robin Hood, JKF, The Bodyguard, A Perfect World, Waterworld and the Postman, which he also directed and it was a big failure, winning five Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst director for Costner.

  • He was set to play the lead role of the President in Air Force One but he decided to concentrate on finishing the Postsman. He offered the project to Harrison Ford.
  • Costner had his hand and foot prints set in the Chinese Theatre in 2006, when he was 51 years old.
  • Kevin Costner &Modern West is a country rock band founded by the actor and he began a worldwide tour in 2007.
  • Some actors are crazy about racing and he performed at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytone International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.

Happy birthday Kevin!