Kevin Costner, a famous american actor, was born in Los
Angeles. He spent his childhood often on the move, changing
schools frequently, owing to his father's job at the regional
electricity company. As a teenager, he developed a keen liking
for football, baseball and basket-ball and was also interested
in singing and writing poetry.
He married his college sweetheart Cindy whilst still at
California State University and came out with a business degree
in marketing. In his spare time he appeared in local theatre
productions. Theatre became increasingly important to him
and after having worked six weeks in a marketing company,
he gave the job up to become an actor.
He played in many small part roles before his principle
role which was not a success. However Costner himself was
given good reviews. In 1987 his starring role in "The
Untouchables" and "No Way Out" really introduced him to
international fame. Indeed, he won the Star of Tomorrow
prize from the U. S. National Association of Theatre Owners.
Then in 1988 came "Bull Durham" which was a huge hit
movie in the States about baseball. His subsequent film "Field
of Dreams" was also a success and touched baseball again.
Then came the violent drama movie "Revenge" followed by
his first directorial debut film "Dances With Wolves" in
which he also starred and which won 7 Oscars. His movie
"Robin Hood, Prince of the Thieves" was also a great success.
I like this actor because the characters he plays are strong
personalities, wise people who are worthy of my admiration. In
my opinion, this is the reason of his growing popularity in
many, countries. He is not only a talented actor, who's acting
draws your attention from the very moment you see his face
on the screen. But he is also a successful producer and continues
working at his new films which are certain to amuse the
1. Where was Kevin Costner born?
2. How did he spend his childhood?
3. How did he start acting?
4. Which film introduced him to international fame?
5. Which film was his first directorial debut?
6. What was his sweetheart's name?
7. Which film won 7 Oscars?