Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Highest Rated: 95% A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Lowest Rated: 17% Wild Wild West (1999)

Birthday: Oct 24, 1947

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Multitalented actor Kevin Kline fashioned a decades long career as one of the top actors of stage and screen. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he began college as a music major before switching to theater. He went on to attend Julliard and joined John Houseman's The Acting Company as one of the original performers in 1972. He acted regularly on stage throughout the '70s, winning a Tony for his role in "On the Twentieth Century" in 1978. In the early-'80s, he began gaining notice outside of theater when he appeared opposite Meryl Streep in the Oscar-winning drama "Sophie's Choice" (1982). He then recreated his stage role as The Pirate King in the filmed version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" (1983). He soon after began a long partnership with writer-director Lawrence Kasdan with a starring role in "The Big Chill" (1983), appearing alongside other up-and-coming actors Glenn Close and Jeff Goldblum. Kasdan would turn to the actor repeatedly, casting him in starring roles in "Silverado" (1985), "I Love You to Death" (1990), "Grand Canyon" (1991), and "French Kiss" (1995). He would also find critically acclaim for his part in Sir Richard Attenborough's anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom" (1987) with Denzel Washington. During the '80s, Kline became a regular presence at New York's annual Shakespeare in the Park, performing in multiple productions. His comedic flair earned him an Academy Award when he teamed with Jamie Lee Curtis and Monty Python alums John Cleese and Michael Palin in "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988). He would team with the group again a handful of years later for "Fierce Creatures" (1997). Throughout the '90s he starred in comedies such as "Dave" (1993) and "In & Out" (1997, dramas like Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm" (1997), and big budget fare including "Wild, Wild West" (1999) with Will Smith. His love of Shakespeare also found its way onto the screen, with roles in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999) and "As You Like It" (HBO, 2006). He played songwriter Cole Porter in the biopic "De-Lovely" (2003) and was part of the ensemble of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" (2006). The later paired him with Streep once more and he would join the actress again for "Rickie and the Flash" (2015). Besides Porter, Kline had a knack for playing for famous entertainers. He played Douglas Fairbanks in "Chaplin" (1992) and Errol Flynn in "The Last Robin Hood" (2014). He joined fellow acting vets Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, and Michael Douglas for the comedy "Last Vegas" (2013). The actor played the recently widowed father of comedian Demetri Martin in "Dean" (2016). He again assumed parental duties, playing the inventor dad of Emma Watson's Belle, in the live-action remake of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (2017). On Broadway, he had a successful run in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" in 2017 that earned him another Tony. He also had a recurring voice role as devious landlord Mr.Calvin Fischoeder in the animated comedy "Bob's Burgers" (Fox 2011- ).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy Self - 2020
71% 80% Beauty and the Beast Maurice (Character) $504M 2017
64% 66% Dean Robert (Character) $248.8K 2016
65% 43% Ricki and the Flash Pete Brummel (Character) $26.8M 2015
62% 43% My Old Lady Mathias Gold (Character) $4M 2014
46% 59% Last Vegas Sam (Character) $63.9M 2013
27% 23% The Last of Robin Hood Errol Flynn (Character) $269.6K 2013
21% 29% Darling Companion Dr. Joseph Winter (Character) $793.4K 2012
49% 51% No Strings Attached Alvin (Character) $70.6M 2011
42% 37% The Extra Man Henry Harrison (Character) $453.1K 2010
56% 61% The Conspirator Secretary Edwin M. Stanton (Character) $11.5M 2010
71% 71% Queen to Play Kröger (Character) $478.6K 2009
72% 79% Theater of War Unknown (Character) - 2008
70% 72% Definitely, Maybe Hampton Roth (Character) $32M 2008
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Andre (Voice) - 2008
34% 74% Trade Ray (Character) $214.2K 2007
36% 49% As You Like It Jaques (Character) - 2006
81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Guy Noir (Character) $20.3M 2006
21% 51% The Pink Panther Dreyfuss (Character) $82.2M 2006
48% 66% De-Lovely Cole Porter (Character) $13.3M 2004
22% 32% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Self $25.7K 2004
50% 67% The Emperor's Club William Hundert (Character) $14.1M 2002
30% 26% The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Phoebus (Voice) - 2002
47% 88% Life as a House George (Character) $15.6M 2001
48% 66% The Road to El Dorado Tulio (Voice) $50.8M 2000
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Nick Bottom (Character) - 1999
17% 28% Wild Wild West Artemus Gordon/President Ulysses S. Grant (Character) $113.8M 1999
85% 82% The Ice Storm Ben Hood (Character) $7.9M 1997
55% 58% Fierce Creatures Vince McCain/Rod McCain (Character) $9.2M 1997
71% 52% In & Out Howard Brackett (Character) $63.9M 1997
71% 70% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Captain Phoebus (Voice) $100.1M 1996
48% 75% French Kiss Luc Teyssier (Character) $36.4M 1995
63% 50% Princess Caraboo Frixos (Character) $3M 1994
95% 72% Dave Dave Kovic/President William Harrison 'Bill' Mitchell (Character) $61M 1993
59% 81% Chaplin Douglas Fairbanks (Character) $8.3M 1992
25% 24% Consenting Adults Richard Parker (Character) $21.6M 1992
71% 63% Soapdish Jeffrey Anderson/Dr. Rod Randall (Character) $33.9M 1991
77% 70% Grand Canyon Mack (Character) $32.3M 1991
56% 63% I Love You to Death Joey Boca (Character) $14.9M 1990
95% 84% A Fish Called Wanda Otto West (Character) $60M 1988
25% 28% The January Man Nick Starkey (Character) $4.3M 1988
76% 88% Cry Freedom Donald Woods (Character) $4.9M 1987
57% 25% Violets Are Blue Henry Squires (Character) $4.4M 1986
76% 80% Silverado Paden (Character) - 1985
69% 77% The Big Chill Harold (Character) $57K 1983
81% 83% The Pirates of Penzance The Pirate King (Character) - 1983
78% 85% Sophie's Choice Nathan (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
91% 86% Bob's Burgers Mr. Fischoeder (Guest Star),
Unknown (Guest Voice)
2011-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
38% 77% Maya & Marty Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1993 1988

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