Kevin Costner is one of few big-time actors who has spent decades on the big screen. Since his Hollywood break in the 1980’s, the “Yellowstone” star has taken over 60 roles in movies and television. Some of those big hits include Dances with Wolves (1990), The Guardian (2006), and the miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys (2012). With all those years of fame and his long list of starring roles, there are plenty of Kevin Costner quotes to give us a glimpse inside this famous man’s everyday life.
While Costner has had both starring and supporting roles in dozens of films, he’s best known for his portrayals in westerns and sports movies. He was an athlete in high school, and his particular love for baseball has led to him working on more baseball-themed movies than almost any other actor. The most notable of these is Field of Dreams, which is number 28 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 most inspiring movies of all time.
With two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, it’s hard to imagine Costner ever struggling as an actor. His career, however, didn’t happen overnight. In fact, Costner took a marketing job after graduating college. He didn’t think about acting as a career until an unexpected conversation with actor Richard Burton. With that encouragement, Costner quit his job, moved to Hollywood, and took on odd jobs while waiting for his big break. He gave bus tours, worked on a fishing boat, and drove a truck before his talent was finally noticed.