Received a gift from Sioux Nation and posed naked: 5 interesting facts about Kevin Costner's work

By SSPDaily editionJan 10, 2024 11:16 AMShowbiz
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Kevin Costner's remarkable journey in Hollywood has been marked by outstanding achievements, unforgettable performances, as well as some lesser-known eccentricities that add depth to his personality. SSPDaily shared 5 interesting facts about this actor.

A Missed Opportunity, Perhaps

The star once auditioned for the lead role in the 1997 blockbuster "Air Force One." However, this pivotal role eventually went to Harrison Ford, who later delivered an iconic performance as the U.S. president.

Costner's loss in this case was undoubtedly Ford's gain, as the film soared to success, becoming a box office sensation, grossing over $315 million worldwide.

A Nude Scene Few Have Seen

In the realm of cinematic anecdotes, there is an interesting story from 1999 involving Kevin Costner. In the movie "For the Love of the Game," he took a bold step by starring in a frank full-frontal nude scene. Unfortunately, the audience's reaction was far from what the director expected - they burst out laughing when they saw the actor naked on the screen. Consequently, the director decided to cut this moment from the final version of the film.

A Gift from the Sioux People

One of the most touching stories in Kevin Costner's career is related to his Oscar-winning film "Dances with Wolves." In recognition of the actor's dedication to the authentic portrayal of the Sioux people and their culture in the film, the Sioux people presented him with an extraordinary gift - a large plot of land in South Dakota, near the Black Hills. To this day, Costner and his family remain the proud owners of this land.

Creative and Independent Artistic Spirit

Kevin Costner is known not only for his acting skills but also for his steadfast refusal to participate in sequels. Instead, he consistently chooses fresh projects and new characters, avoiding reprising roles from previous films.

A Western Legend

Although Kevin Costner has demonstrated his versatility in various cinematic genres, his heart clearly lies in the western. He has played roles in several classic films of this genre, including the Academy Award-winning "Dances with Wolves," "Open Range," and "Wyatt Earp."

In addition to acting, Costner has directed and produced many westerns, such as "The Postman" and the critically acclaimed TV series "Yellowstone."

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