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Kurt Russell

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American television and film actor. His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis. In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in the 1984 film, Silkwood. During the 1980s, Russell was cast in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as former air force hero-turned robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York, Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy/action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). Both Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China have since become cult films. In 1994, he had a starring role in the military/science fiction film Stargate. In the mid-2000s, his portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) won the praise of critics. In 2006, he appeared in the disaster-thriller Poseidon, and in 2007 Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof segment from the film Grindhouse. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kurt Russell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 17, 1951 In Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
52
First Appeared:
In the series Sugarfoot 1957-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017-04-19
Known For
Filmography
Movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ego 2017-04-19
Movie The Fate of the Furious Frank Petty / Mr. Nobody 2017-04-12
Movie Deepwater Horizon Jimmy Harrell 2016-09-29
Movie Bone Tomahawk Sheriff Franklin Hunt 2015-10-23
Movie Furious 7 Mr. Nobody 2015-04-01
Movie The Hateful Eight John 'The Hangman' Ruth 2015-12-25
Movie The Art of the Steal Crunch Calhoun 2013-09-11
Movie Touchback Coach Hand 2011-04-13
Movie Grindhouse Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof") 2007-04-06
Movie Cutlass Dad 2007-10-09
Movie Death Proof Stuntman Mike 2007-05-21
Movie Poseidon Robert Ramsey 2006-05-12
Movie Sky High Steve Stronghold / The Commander 2005-07-29
Movie Miracle Herb Brooks 2004-02-06
Movie John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Himself 2004-03-23
Movie Interstate 60 Captain Ives 2002-04-13
Movie Dark Blue Eldon Perry 2002-12-14
Movie 3000 Miles to Graceland Michael Zane 2001-02-23
Movie Vanilla Sky Dr. Curtis McCabe 2001-12-10
Movie Lost In Space Forever Quano (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Soldier Todd 1998-10-23
Movie The Thing: Terror Takes Shape Himself 1998-01-01
Movie Breakdown Jeffrey " Jeff " Taylor 1997-05-02
Series Stargate SG-1 Colonel Jonathan O'Neil 1997-07-27
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Executive Decision Dr. David Grant 1996-03-15
Movie Escape from L.A. Snake Plissken 1996-08-09
Movie Stargate Colonel Jonathan “Jack” O'Neil 1994-10-27
Movie Forrest Gump Elvis Presley (voice) (uncredited) 1994-07-06
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Tombstone Wyatt Earp 1993-12-25
Movie Unlawful Entry Michael Carr 1992-06-26
Movie Captain Ron Captain Ron 1992-09-18
Movie Backdraft Dennis McCaffrey 1991-05-24
Movie Winter People Wayland 1989-04-14
Movie Tango & Cash Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash 1989-12-22
Movie Tequila Sunrise Nick Frescia 1988-12-02
Movie Overboard Dean Proffitt 1987-12-16
Movie The Best of Times Reno Hightower 1986-01-31
Movie Big Trouble in Little China Jack Burton 1986-05-30
Movie The Mean Season Malcolm Anderson 1985-02-15
Movie Swing Shift Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart 1984-04-13
Movie Silkwood Drew Stephens 1983-12-14
Movie The Thing R.J. MacReady 1982-06-25
Movie Escape from New York Snake Plissken 1981-05-22
Movie The Fox and the Hound Copper (voice) 1981-07-10
Movie Used Cars Rudolph 'Rudy' Russo 1980-07-11
Series The Quest Morgan Beaudine 1976-09-22
Movie Search For the Gods Shan Mullins 1975-03-09
Movie Charley and the Angel Ray Ferris 1973-03-23
Movie Guns of Diablo Jamie McPheeters 1965-01-29
Series Sugarfoot 1957-09-17