Kevin Costner had already made a name for himself as a major Hollywood leading man long before he took on the part of the intimidating ranch owner in the wildly successful series “Yellowstone.” His status as a Hollywood A-lister endures, helped by a long record of critically and commercially successful films. Below we have listed the most-watched Kevin Costner movies and TV shows.
Beyond acting, Costner’s many interests have led him to careers in filmmaking, and baseball, touring with a country music band, and adopting the father figure position for an astonishing brood of seven children.
Dances With Wolves
With a movie about a Civil War soldier forging an unexpected bond with a Lakota Indian Tribe, Kevin Costner won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars in 1990. His fondness for a Caucasian woman who has been raised by the tribe increases as a result of this strong link that is created via this seemingly implausible connection. This moving story is punctuated by happy and sad moments, and it appropriately received the prestigious Oscars award.
This film, which is based on true events, takes its cues from the arrest of Al Capone and his fellow bootleggers by Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner. Ness assembles a hand-selected team of law enforcement experts who are immune to the widespread corruption and bribery that plague the city of Chicago in order to pursue his target. In addition to Sean Connery’s outstanding performance, this underrated movie also dazzles with its immersive camerawork.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Kevin Reynolds’ epic historical movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which was released in 1991, stars Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater, and Alan Rickman. The movie, which is a vague retelling of the Robin Hood legend, takes place in 1194 while King Richard the Lionheart is away.
In spite of being imprisoned in Jerusalem, Robin manages to escape with the aid of a Moorish prisoner named Azeem (Freeman). When Robin returns to England, he discovers that the Sheriff has killed his father and taken his estates. He teams up with certain criminals, such as Little John (Nick Brimble) and Will Scarlet (Slater), and together they start robbing the wealthy and giving to the needy.
Field of Dreams
Based on Canadian author W. P. Kinsella’s 1982 novel Shoeless Joe, Phil Alden Robinson wrote and directed the 1989 American sports fantasy drama film Field of Dreams. The movie stars Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Kevin Costner as a farmer who creates a baseball field in his cornfield that draws the spirits of baseball icons, including the Chicago Black Sox and Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta). Burt Lancaster (in his final acting job) and James Earl Jones, along with Amy Madigan, also star.
The movie opens with Ray Kinsella (Costner), a corn farmer in Dyersville, Iowa, hearing a mysterious voice say, “If you build it, he will come,” one night in his cornfield.
This plot concerns a well-known pop star, flawlessly portrayed by Whitney Houston, who hires a security detail to protect her after becoming the target of a stalker who pursues her nonstop. Her former secret service agent turned bodyguard is played by Kevin Costner.
As the story progresses, his presence shifts from being initially perceived as a restriction on her freedom to becoming an essential part of her support network and possibly even a potential love interest.
The American lawman Wyatt Earp of the American Old West is the inspiration for the plot of the 1994 movie Wyatt Earp. Earp (Kevin Costner) is introduced in the movie as a young guy in Iowa. Nothing is more essential than family and the law, he is taught by his father. Later, Earp relocates to the West and rises to prominence as the sheriff of Dodge City, Kansas.
Earp relocated to Tombstone, Arizona, along with his brothers Virgil and Morgan in 1881. They get into a conflict with the infamous outlaw organizations the Clanton and McLaury gangs. The historic gunfight at the O.K. Corral, where Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer) killed three Clanton gang members, marked the end of the conflict.
A 2019 American criminal thriller titled The Highwaymen was written by John Fusco and directed by John Lee Hancock. In it, Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson play the roles of Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, two former Texas Rangers tasked with finding and apprehending infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Starring alongside them are Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann, and William Sadler.
In 1934, when the movie is set, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow achieved folk hero status after spending two years on the run. The Texas Rangers are determined to apprehend them since they have committed a number of robberies and killings.
Wrapping it up!
The legendary career of actor Kevin Costner movies and TV shows far beyond his memorable portrayal of the swashbuckling ranch owner in the blockbuster television series “Yellowstone.” He has made a name for himself as a leading man in both critically acclaimed and financially successful movies during his time in Hollywood. In addition to acting, his diverse interests have led him to pursue endeavors in filmmaking, baseball, music, and parenthood, where he impressively embraces the role of a father figure to a big brood of seven kids.