Kurt Russell

Lowest Rated: 12% Soldier (1998)
Birthday: Mar 17, 1951
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
One of the most iconic action stars of all time, Kurt Russell (born March 17th, 1951) is among the few to make the successful transition from child star to successful adult actor. As a youth, Russell aspired to follow the footsteps of his father, Bing Russell, who, in addition to being a big league baseball player, was also an actor (he was perhaps best known for his role as the sheriff on the TV Western Bonanza). That his heroes Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did the same thing only strengthened Russell's resolve to have both a baseball and acting career.He first broke into acting on television, starring in the series The Travels of Jamie McPheeters, and he made his film debut playing the boy who kicks Elvis in the 1963 Elvis Presley vehicle It Happened at the World's Fair. After signing a ten-year contract with Disney, Russell got his big break as a juvenile actor in 1966, starring opposite Fred MacMurray in Disney's live-action feature Follow Me Boys! His association with the studio lasted through 1975, and produced such comedic family movies as The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968), The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), The Barefoot Executive (1971), and The Strongest Man in the World (1975). The last film marked Russell's final collaboration with Disney, aside from his voicing the character of Copper in the studio's The Fox and the Hound (1981). Still an avid baseball enthusiast during those years, Russell nurtured his dreams of becoming a professional ball player until a shoulder injury permanently changed his plans.After ending his association with Disney, Russell disappeared from features for a few years. He appeared in a few television movies, most notably playing the title role in Elvis, John Carpenter's made-for-television biopic. His next role as a sleazy used car salesman in Robert Zemeckis' hilariously caustic Used Cars (1980) allowed him to counter his wholesome, all-American nice guy image, and prove that he was an actor of untapped range. Director Carpenter recognized this and cast Russell as ruthless mercenary Snake Plissken in his brooding sci-fi/action film Escape From New York (1981). The role would prove to be one of legendary status, and one that would cement Russell as a cult hero for generations to come. Carpenter also cast Russell as a scientist stranded in the Antarctic in his chilling 1982 remake of The Thing. Realizing that his characters were larger than life, Russell typically played them with a subtle tongue- in-cheek quality. He also used this comic intuition in comedies like 1987's Overboard, in which he starred alongside his long-time life-partner and mother of his child Golide Hawn.In 1983, Russell moved to serious drama, playing opposite Cher and Meryl Streep in Silkwood. The success of that film helped him break into a more mainstream arena, and he was later able to win praise for his dramatic work in such films as Swing Shift (1984), Tequila Sunrise (1988), and Winter People (1989). However, it is with his performances in action films that Russell remains most widely associated. He has appeared in a number of such films, all of disparate quality. Some of Russell's more memorable projects include Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Tango and Cash (1989), Backdraft (1991), Tombstone (1993), and Executive Decision (1996). In 1996, he reprised his Snake Plissken character for Carpenter's Escape From L.A. The following year, he starred opposite Kathleen Quinlan in the revenge thriller Breakdown before returning to the sci-fi/action realm with Soldier in 1998. It would be two years before movie-going audiences would again catch a glimpse of Russell, though with his roles in 2000 Miles to Graceland (again carrying on the Elvis associations that have haunted his career) and Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky, the versatile actor proved that he was still very much on the scene. Is some of Russell's later day roles had stressed the action angle a bit more than the more dramatic aspects of the stories,

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Randy 2019
20% Crypto Martin Duran, Sr. 2019
68% The Christmas Chronicles Santa Claus 2018
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Ego $389.9M 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious Mr. Nobody $225.7M 2017
83% Deepwater Horizon Jimmy Harrell $73.1M 2016
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino Actor 2016
74% The Hateful Eight John "The Hangman" Ruth $54.2M 2015
91% Bone Tomahawk Sheriff Franklin Hunt 2015
81% Furious 7 Petty $317M 2015
100% The Battered Bastards Of Baseball Actor 2014
45% The Art of the Steal Crunch Calhoun 2014
38% Touchback Coach Hand $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Cutlass Actor 2007
84% Grindhouse Stunt Man Mike $25M 2007
65% Death Proof Stuntman Mike 2007
33% Poseidon Robert Ramsey $60.7M 2006
64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Ben Crane $33.1M 2005
73% Sky High Steve/The Commander $64M 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself $26.2K 2005
No Score Yet John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies Actor 2004
80% Miracle Herb Brooks $64.4M 2004
58% Dark Blue Eldon Perry $9.1M 2003
No Score Yet Interstate 60 Captain Ives 2002
42% Vanilla Sky Dr. Curtis McCabe 2001
14% 3000 Miles to Graceland Michael Zane $15.4M 2001
12% Soldier Todd 1998
80% Breakdown Jeff Taylor 1997
52% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Screenwriter Producer Snake Plissken 1996
64% Executive Decision Dr. David Grant 1996
73% Tombstone Wyatt Earp 1993
23% Captain Ron Captain Ron 1992
75% Unlawful Entry Michael Carr 1992
74% Backdraft Stephen McCaffrey 1991
31% Tango & Cash Gabe Cash 1989
13% Winter People Wayland Jackson 1989
40% Tequila Sunrise Nick Frescia 1988
45% Overboard Dean Proffitt 1987
79% Big Trouble in Little China Jack Burton 1986
31% The Best of Times Reno Hightower 1986
50% The Mean Season Malcolm Anderson 1985
92% Swing Shift Mike 'Lucky' Lockhart 1984
79% Silkwood Drew Stephens 1983
84% The Thing R.J. MacReady 1982
70% The Fox and the Hound Hound 1981
87% Escape from New York Snake Plissken 1981
77% Used Cars Rudy Russo 1980
No Score Yet Elvis Elvis Presley 1979
No Score Yet The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle Johnny 1978
No Score Yet The Captive Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive) Morgan Beaudine 1976
No Score Yet The Strongest Man in the World Dexter 1975
No Score Yet Search for the Gods Shan Mullins 1975
No Score Yet The Deadly Tower Charles Whitman 1975
No Score Yet Superdad Bart 1973
No Score Yet Charley and the Angel Ray Ferris 1973
80% Now You See Him, Now You Don't Dexter Riley 1972
No Score Yet Fools' Parade Johnny Jesus 1971
83% The Barefoot Executive Steven Post 1971
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Dexter 1969
No Score Yet The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Sidney Bower 1968
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Ronnie Gardner 1968
No Score Yet Follow Me, Boys! Whitey 1966
No Score Yet Mosby's Marauders Actor 1966
No Score Yet Guns of Diablo Jaimie McPheeters 1964
17% It Happened at the World's Fair Boy Who Kicks Elvis 1963

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
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  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
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  • 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
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  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
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  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Packy Buck Henry
  • 1974
  • 1964
No Score Yet Lost in Space
1965-1968
Boy
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Eddie Phil
  • 1966
  • 1964
90% Gilligan's Island
1964-1967
Jungle Boy
  • 1965
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Christopher
  • 1964

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