Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

  • Birthday: 1951-03-17
  • Place of birth: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Biography

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where he starred as Dexter Riley in films, such as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), and The Strongest Man in the World (1975). According to Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s. Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in Mike Nichols' Silkwood (1983). In the 1980s, he starred in several films directed by John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981), its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996), the horror film The Thing (1982), and the kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986). For his portrayal of rock and roll superstar Elvis Presley in Elvis (1979), he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Russell starred in various other films, including Used Cars (1980), The Best of Times (1986), Overboard (1987), Tango & Cash (1989), Backdraft (1991), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Breakdown (1997), Vanilla Sky (2001), Miracle (2004), Sky High (2005), Death Proof (2007), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). He also appeared in the Fast & Furious franchise as Mr. Nobody, having starred in Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and F9 (2021), portrayed Ego in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) installments Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and What If...? (2021), and subsequently portrayed Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles (2018) and The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020).

Filmography

Poseidon

2006

As Robert Ramsey

Escape from New York

1981

As Snake Plissken

The Thing

1982

As R.J. MacReady

Escape from L.A.

1996

As Snake Plissken

Death Proof

2007

As Stuntman Mike McKay

Stargate

1994

As Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil

Breakdown

1997

As Jeffrey 'Jeff' Taylor

Executive Decision

1996

As David Grant

Backdraft

1991

As Stephen McCaffrey

The Barefoot Executive

1971

As Steven Post

Dark Blue

2002

As Eldon Perry

Big Trouble in Little China

1986

As Jack Burton

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

1972

As Dexter Reilly

The Strongest Man in the World

1975

As Dexter Riley

The Mean Season

1985

As Malcolm Anderson

Tombstone

1993

As Wyatt Earp

3000 Miles to Graceland

2001

As Michael Zane

Soldier

1998

As Todd 3465

Elvis

1979

As Elvis Presley

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

1969

As Dexter Riley

Miracle

2004

As Herb Brooks

Captain Ron

1992

As Captain Ron

Used Cars

1980

As Rudy Russo

Search for the Gods

1975

As Shan Mullins

Unlawful Entry

1992

As Michael Carr

The Deadly Tower

1975

As Charles Whitman

Winter People

1989

As Wayland Jackson

The Art of the Steal

2013

As Crunch Calhoun

Grindhouse

2007

As Stuntman Mike (segment "Death Proof")

Bone Tomahawk

2015

As Sheriff Franklin Hunt

The Quest

1976

As Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine

The Quest: The Longest Drive

1976

As Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine

The Captive: The Longest Drive 2

1976

As Morgan 'Two Persons' Beaudine

Overboard

1987

As Dean Proffitt

The Fox and the Hound

1981

As Copper (voice)

The Best of Times

1986

As Reno Hightower

Silkwood

1983

As Drew Stephens

Tango & Cash

1989

As Gabriel 'Gabe' Cash

Superdad

1973

As Bart

Swing Shift

1984

As Lucky Lockhart

Touchback

2011

As Coach Hand

Amber Waves

1980

As Larry Koenig

The Hateful Eight

2015

As John 'The Hangman' Ruth

Deepwater Horizon

2016

As Jimmy Harrell

Pericles on 31st Street

1962

As Jack Ryan

Tequila Sunrise

1988

As Lieutenant Nick Frescia

Sky High

2005

As Steve Stronghold / The Commander

Guns of Diablo

1964

As Jamie McPheeters

Guns in the Heather

1969

As Rich Evans

The Christmas Chronicles

2018

As Santa Claus

Vanilla Sky

2001

As Curtis McCabe

Cutlass

2007

As Dad

The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

1968

As Ronnie Gardner

Mosby's Marauders

1967

As Pvt. Willie Prentiss

Charley and the Angel

1973

As Ray Ferris

Crypto

2019

As Martin Sr.

De Palma

2016

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Fools' Parade

1971

As Johnny Jesus

Follow Me, Boys!

1966

As Whitey

The Fate of the Furious

2017

As Mr. Nobody

Val

2021

As Self (archive footage)

Furious 7

2015

As Mr. Nobody

F9

2021

As Mr. Nobody

It Happened at the World's Fair

1963

As Child who kicks Mike at the fair (uncredited)

Lost In Space Forever

1998

As Quano (archive footage)

Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

2021

As Self - Actor (archive footage)

Interstate 60

2002

As Captain Ives

You Cannot Kill David Arquette

2020

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

2019

As Randy / Narrator

Los Angeles Plays Itself

2004

As Snake Plissken in Escape From L.A. (archive footage)

Voices That Care

1990

As Self - Choir Member

Forrest Gump

1994

As Elvis Presley (voice) (uncredited)

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

2010

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Django Unchained

2012

As Thanks

Escape from L.A.

1996

As Producer

Escape from L.A.

1996

As Screenplay

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