Kurt Russell

Biography

Kurt Russell landed a part in the Elvis Presley movie, It Happened at the World's Fair (1963), when he was 10-years-old. In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Russell to a 10-year contract. Once his stint as a child actor ended, he spent the early 1970s playing minor league baseball. In 1979, he gave a classic performance as Elvis Presley in John Carpenter's ABC-TV movie. He followed with roles in a string of well-received films: Used Cars (1980), Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982) and Silkwood (1983). In 1983, he became reacquainted with Goldie Hawn (who appeared with him in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)) when they worked together on Swing Shift (1984). The two have lived together ever since. The movie was a failure - as was their next one together, Overboard (1987). During the 1980's, Russell starred in a rash of disappointments: The Best of Times (1986), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and Winter People (1989). Finally, his career seemed to be seriously stalled. He only landed Tango & Cash (1989) after Patrick Swayze dropped out; Dennis Quaid was the first choice for the part in Backdraft (1991). In the end, these two roles were the key in re-establishing him as a box-office draw. Russell and Goldie Hawn live on a 72-acre retreat, Home Run Ranch, outside of Aspen. He has two sons, Boston Russell (from a brief marriage to actress Season Hubley) and Wyatt Russell with Goldie Hawn).

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Birth Name

Kurt Vogel Russell

Birth Place

Springfield, Massachusetts, États-Unis

Birth Date

3/17/1951
Known For
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The Thing

MacReady

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Death Proof

Stuntman Mike

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Escape from New York

Snake Plissken

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Stargate

Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil

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Big Trouble in Little China

Jack Burton

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The Fox and the Hound

Copper (voice)

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The Hateful Eight

John Ruth

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Tombstone

Wyatt Earp

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Backdraft

Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey

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Poseidon

Robert Ramsey

Starring In
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Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

Self (archive footage)

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The Christmas Chronicles 2

Santa Claus

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21 Years: Quentin Tarantino

Himself

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Randy Miller

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Sunset Over Mulholland Drive

Elvis Presley (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Crypto

Martin Sr.

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The Christmas Chronicles

Santa Claus

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Ego

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The Fate of the Furious

Mr. Nobody

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Deepwater Horizon

Jimmy Harrell

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The Hateful Eight

John Ruth

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Bone Tomahawk

Sheriff Hunt

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Furious Seven

Mr. Nobody

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The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Himself

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The Art of the Steal

Crunch Calhoun

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Touchback

Coach Hand

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Super Bowl XLII

Himself

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Daniel Boone - Season One

Jed / ... (5 episodes, 1965-1969)

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Death Proof

Stuntman Mike

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Grindhouse

Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")

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Poseidon

Robert Ramsey

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Dreamer

Ben Crane

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Sky High

Steve Stronghold / The Commander

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Dreamer

Ben Crane

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The Story Of Star Wars

Himself (archive footage)

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Miracle

Herb Brooks

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Interstate 60

Captain Ives

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Dark Blue

Eldon Perry

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Vanilla Sky

McCabe

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3000 Miles to Graceland

Michael Zane

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Oscarverleihung 2001

Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

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America: A Tribute To Heroes

Himself

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Himself - Audience Member

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Soldier

Todd 3465

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Lost in Space Forever

Quano (archive footage)

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Breakdown

Jeff Taylor

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Escape from L.A.

Snake Plissken

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Executive Decision

Dr. David Grant

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Stargate

Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil

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Forrest Gump

Elvis Presley (voice) (uncredited)

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Tombstone

Wyatt Earp

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Captain Ron

Captain Ron

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Unlawful Entry

Michael Carr

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Backdraft

Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey

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Tango & Cash

Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash

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Winter People

Wayland Jackson

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Tequila Sunrise

Det. Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Frescia

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Overboard

Dean Proffitt

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Big Trouble in Little China

Jack Burton

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The Best of Times

Reno Hightower

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The Mean Season

Malcolm Anderson

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Swing Shift

Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart

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Silkwood

Drew Stephens

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The Thing

MacReady

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The Fox and the Hound

Copper (voice)

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Escape from New York

Snake Plissken

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Used Cars

Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo

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Amber Waves

Laurence Kendall

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Elvis - The Movie

Elvis Presley

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The Quest: The Longest Drive

Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine

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The Deadly Tower

Charles Whitman

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The Strongest Man in the World

Dexter Riley

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Search for the Gods

Shan Mullins

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Charley and the Angel

Ray Ferris

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Superdad

Bart

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Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Dexter Reilly

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Fools' Parade

Johnny Jesus

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The Barefoot Executive

Steven Post

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Dexter

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Spy-Busters

Rich

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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

Sidney Bower

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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

Ronnie Gardner

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Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders

Willie Prentiss

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Follow Me, Boys!

Whitey

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Le Californien

Jamie McPheeters

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It Happened At The World's Fair

Boy Who Kicks Mike (uncredited)

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