Kevin Costner’s, the Oscar winner, works have gained him global respect and reputation as one of cinema’s all-time greats.The richness of the parts is what makes Kevin Costner so appealing in his films. Yes, let us all raise a toast to Crash Davis from Bull Durham. Let’s even sit in the courthouse and listen to Jim Garrison tell us about JFK conspiracy ideas. How was his performance in The Untouchables? We can’t forget about Dances with Wolves, though.
Kevin Costner is most recognized now for his role as John Dutton in Yellowstone. However, many people remember him as a huge movie star who had audiences on the edge of their seats. So, without further ado, here is a definitive list of his best flicks.
Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who owns the biggest contiguous ranch in the United States, which is always under threat from people who live on its borders: property developers, an Indian reserve, and America’s first National Park. It is a riveting examination of a violent world removed from media scrutiny, where land grabs net billions for developers and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s top oil and lumber businesses.
Where contaminated drinking water from fracking wells and unexplained killings are not news: they are a byproduct of life on the frontier. It depicts the best and worst of America through the perspective of a family who embodies both.
7. Dances with Wolves
Kevin Costner was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for this piece of art. Oh, and it’s a good one since it is based on Michael Blake’s novel. We see Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, played by Costner, travel to the American frontier and meet the Lakota Native American nation. This film captured the hearts of Oscar voters by also earning Best Picture. This was Costner’s debut picture as a director.
6. The Bodyguard
While some may be shocked that The Bodyguard is on the list at all, it is a guilty pleasure for those who like the acting and connection between the two actors. Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) is a big pop sensation who has a rabid fan base, forcing her to recruit former secret service member Frank Farmer (Costner) as her personal bodyguard. While this film fulfills its aims as a theatrical romantic drama, others have not been nice to it.
5. Robin Hood
This hugely entertaining rendition of the legendary Robin Hood narrative features a lively ensemble led by Kevin Costner in the title role, as well as Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and one of Alan Rickman’s greatest performances. Sure, Costner’s “British” accent is a little goofy at points, and the film is a little corny at times, but it’s a lot of fun owing to the good sense of humor and spectacular action moments. More evidence that Kevin Costner was a box office sensation in the early 1990s.
4. The Untouchables
No, this isn’t your grandfather’s Eliot Ness, as portrayed on television by Robert Stack. In the Brian de Palma picture, Kevin Costner plays Ness. He also has to compete with Robert De Niro’s portrayal of Al Capone. Yes, De Niro does an excellent job as Al Capone. But don’t dismiss Kevin Costner. He has a few good sequences and even gets to work alongside Sean Connery. Connery earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. Costner, on the other hand, took off like a shot in the leading man part.
3. Mr. Brooks
Earl Brooks, a well-known and affluent businessman, has an alter-ego in the form of the obsessive serial murderer Marshall, who drives him to commit another crime by murdering a couple. Brooks is soon blackmailed by a victim’s neighbor, and to make matters worse, cops arrive at his house to enquire about a killing that took place in his child’s dorm.
This is a difficult film to see for some, and it comes from the Oliver Stone universe. Kevin Costner portrays District Attorney Jim Garrison, who is obsessed with determining who killed President John F. Kennedy. It’s almost like seeing him play Garrison is like going to acting school. He’s really precise in his movements. Of course, JFK isn’t exactly a stroll in the park. Drama in the courtroom. Conspiracy theories are popular. Still, Costner’s performance as Garrison shines out.
1. Kevin Costner Golf Movie
Kevin Costner plays Roy McAvoy, a disgraced golf pro who works at a driving facility and wants to qualify for the US Open in order to win the love of his successful rival’s fiancée in the Tin Cup. Rene Russo, Don Johnson, and Cheech Marin co-star in Ron Shelton’s long-running romantic comedy, which reminded us who the go-to sports movie leading guy was, then and still, even if he was beyond his peak.
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