5 of the best: Kevin Costner – STACK

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Kevin Costner’s career has been full of ups and downs. From Hollywood accolades to a handful of turkeys, he tripped the lights fandangohas been Untouchable and traveled through post-apocalyptic wastelands.

For some it is Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and, for others, he is Mariner of water world. And for TV lovers, he’s John Dutton, the ruthless rancher who struggles with modern times. With iconic films such as field of dreams, The bodyguard and Bull Durham to its name, there is no denying its longevity, and with Yellowstone season four is out this week, along with the upcoming Blu-ray release of Willwe took the opportunity to look back on five of his best.

As always, our lists serve as conversation starters, and cutting her career down to just five performances is next to impossible. Here are some films that touch us.

Undoubtedly his magnum opus, dance with wolves is not only Costner’s best work to date, but it’s also one of the greatest American films of all time.

dance with wolves was Costner’s first film as a director, but he also starred on camera as a Union Army lieutenant stationed in an abandoned outpost in the 1860s. The film is a sprawling epic , which follows Costner’s character as he makes contact and builds a relationship with the local indigenous people.

Hailed as a masterpiece, the film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Costner himself. It remains one of the most endearing and personal roles of his career.

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Costner’s next project was Oliver Stone’s jfkwhich would become the most talked about films of its time.

No stranger to controversy, director Stone dove deep into the conspiracy surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and delivered it with a who’s who of Hollywood in an ensemble cast, led by Costner as district attorney who sought to uncover the truth behind the crime.

Featuring the famous “magic bullet” theory, Costner’s performance is an exercise in precision, and his mastery of the camera is undeniable. With one awesome monologue after another, jfk is the only movie that comes close to knocking dance with wolves of the coat.

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by Brian de Palma The Incorruptibles is a Prohibition-era story of infamous mobster Al Capone (Robert De Niro) and the band of misfits recruited to bring him down. Directed by Costner and starring Sean Connery, Andy Garcia and Charles Martin Smith, the film received critical acclaim and won Connery the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Although Costner has already done American flyers (1985) and Silverado (1985), The Incorruptibles was the vehicle that put him on the path to Hollywood stardom and made him one of the most bankable actors of the 90s.

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The box office failure of The postman (1997) suggested that dance with wolves was a flash in the pan for Costner, but his third directorial effort, Open rangequashed such an idea, proving that he was among the best of his generation.

With Costner in the lead, and with Robert Duvall and Annette Bening, Open range is a classic American Western, telling the story of a Montana rancher who takes up arms against a corrupt lawman who threatens the lives of the cattle crew and the woman he loves.

A list of great American westerns would be dubious without the inclusion of Open rangewho occupies a high position in the ranks alongside Unforgivable (1991), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and Noon (1952) as the greatest of all time.

The rugged majesty of the Montana landscape again draws Costner and Let him go is a film that seems to be cut from the same fabric as Yellowstone.

Set in the 1960s, the story tells of a retired sheriff and his wife (Dianne Lane), who mourn the death of their adult son and seek to find their only grandson. Their search leads them into a world full of criminals and various other undesirables, leading to a series of brutal and violent confrontations, with harrowing effect.

Hard to watch sometimes Let him go is a tense, confronting and compelling dramatic thriller that proves that Costner still has plenty of juice in the tank.

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