Along with his intrigue with the gritty Americana of the West, Costner is also not afraid to get his hands dirty. The actor is also reportedly good with his hands and, at age 18, built his own canoe.
In keeping with his love for the wilderness, he used the canoe to follow the Lewis and Clark trail to the Pacific.
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!
Behind the Scenes
In addition to his acting, Kevin Costner has also been a director. In fact, he has directed The Postman, Open Range, A Little War of Our Own, and, most notably, Dances with Wolves.
Though he may not have directed many movies, he has still pursued the position and may very well take on more directing roles as he has been successful in the past…
The Reward of Awards
Costner has won a couple of Academy Awards in his career. He won for best director, best picture, and was nominated for best actor, all for the film, "Dances with Wolves." He has also won two Golden Globe Awards and has received three nominations.
Additionally, he was nominated for three BAFTA awards (for Dances with Wolves) and won an Emmy for his role in the History Channel series, Hatfields and McCoys.