Sticking with his preferred genre, Kevin Costner’s latest project is the Western TV drama, “Yellowstone.” Yellowstone follows a Montana family who must fight to keep their land as it borders both a Native American reservation and a national park.
Costner plays the patriarch of the family, John Dutton, who faces challenge after challenge in overseeing the land.
A NASCAR Honor
Speaking of NASCAR, Costner was also given the honor of being named the Grand Marshal of the Nextel Cup Series Auto Club in 2007.
His connection to the American pastime went even further when, in 2008, he helped produce the NASCAR documentary (along with CMT Films), The Ride of Their Lives.
The West Is in His Heart
With the formation of his country-rock band, his ranch in Colorado, and his directorial debut in "Dances with Wolves," it's clear that Kevin Costner has a love for the West. He himself has admitted that his favorite movie genre is Westerns.
Additionally, he has a love for horse riding and did all of his own riding scenes (of course) in "Dances with Wolves." And now, you can see him in the Western drama, "Yellowstone!"
All American Roles
Another genre that Costner finds himself in is the baseball film genre. He has starred in multiple baseball films including "Chasing Dreams," "Bill Durham," "For the Love of the Game," "The Upside of Anger," and "Field of Dreams."
Fans will remember his famous role in "Field of Dreams" and the iconic quote from the film, “If you build it, they will come”. This genre, combined with his roles in Westerns has helped cement him as the quintessential, American leading man.
Home on the Range
Costner has a luxurious Colorado ranch (one of at least two places he calls home) with Christine Baumgartner. The 5,800 square foot ranch is located near the Rocky Mountains and features 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
But the house itself isn’t the only incredible part, Costner’s land also has three lakes and a river. He has said this is a special place where he and Christine can spend quality time with their kids. Sounds like a real home!