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Big Trouble in Little China

Brimming with energy and packed with humor, Big Trouble in Little China distills kung fu B-movies as affectionately as it subverts them.

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Poseidon

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor.

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Executive Decision

Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983).

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Tombstone

Russell starred in other films, including Overboard (1987), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Death Proof (2007), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

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Grindhouse

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Russell is the son of actor Bing Russell (1926-2003) and dancer Louise Julia (née Crone) Russell.

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Stargate

Russell made his film debut for an uncredited part in Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World's Fair, and appeared in two extra episodes, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the then-defunct series Rin Tin Tin.

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The Thing

Later, he played the titular character in the ABC western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64), based on Robert Lewis Taylor's book.

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Captain Ron

At age 13, Russell played the role of Jungle Boy on an episode of CBS's Gilligan's Island, which aired on February 6, 1965.

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3000 Miles to Graceland

In 1966, Walt Disney wrote "Kurt Russell" on a piece of paper as his final words.

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Escape from New York

In 1971, he co-starred as a young robber released from jail, alongside James Stewart in Fools' Parade.

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Sky High

Russell, like his father, had a baseball career.

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Tango and Cash

While in the field turning the pivot of a double play early in the season, the incoming runner at second base collided with him and tore the rotator cuff in Russell's right (throwing) shoulder.

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

The injury forced his retirement from baseball in 1973 and led to his return to acting. .

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The Fox and the Hound

In the autumn of 1974, he appeared in the ABC series The New Land, inspired by the 1972 Swedish film of the same name.

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Bone Tomahawk

During the 1980s, Russell teamed with Carpenter several times, helping create some of his best-known roles, usually as anti-heroes, including the infamous Snake Plissken of Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A..

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Escape from L.A.

In 2006, Russell claimed in one interview that George P.

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The Best of Times

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor.

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Swing Shift

Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983).

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Death Proof

Russell starred in other films, including Overboard (1987), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Death Proof (2007), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

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Overboard

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Russell is the son of actor Bing Russell (1926-2003) and dancer Louise Julia (née Crone) Russell.

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Used Cars

Russell made his film debut for an uncredited part in Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World's Fair, and appeared in two extra episodes, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the then-defunct series Rin Tin Tin.

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The Art of the Steal

Later, he played the titular character in the ABC western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64), based on Robert Lewis Taylor's book.

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Silkwood

At age 13, Russell played the role of Jungle Boy on an episode of CBS's Gilligan's Island, which aired on February 6, 1965.

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The Quest

In 1966, Walt Disney wrote "Kurt Russell" on a piece of paper as his final words.

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The Barefoot Executive

In 1971, he co-starred as a young robber released from jail, alongside James Stewart in Fools' Parade.

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Miracle

Russell, like his father, had a baseball career.

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Now You See Him, Now You Don't

While in the field turning the pivot of a double play early in the season, the incoming runner at second base collided with him and tore the rotator cuff in Russell's right (throwing) shoulder.

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Touchback

The injury forced his retirement from baseball in 1973 and led to his return to acting. .

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Soldier

In the autumn of 1974, he appeared in the ABC series The New Land, inspired by the 1972 Swedish film of the same name.

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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

During the 1980s, Russell teamed with Carpenter several times, helping create some of his best-known roles, usually as anti-heroes, including the infamous Snake Plissken of Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A..

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Elvis

In 2006, Russell claimed in one interview that George P.

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The Quest: The Longest Drive

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor.

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The Strongest Man in the World

Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983).

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Kurt Russell

Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television 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, according to Robert Osborne, 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 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), and its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996), Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the remake of the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the television film Elvis (1979), also directed by Carpenter.

Russell starred in other films, including Overboard (1987), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Death Proof (2007), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). He joined The Fast and the Furious franchise in 2015, having starred in Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious.

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Early life

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Russell is the son of actor Bing Russell (1926-2003) and dancer Louise Julia (née Crone) Russell. He has three sisters, Jill, Jamie and Jody. Russell played little league baseball throughout his grade school years and also on his high school baseball teams. He graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 1969. His father Bing played professional baseball. His sister, Jill, is the mother of baseball player Matt Franco.

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1962-1969

Russell made his film debut for an uncredited part in Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World's Fair, and appeared in two extra episodes, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the then-defunct series Rin Tin Tin. On April 24, 1963, Russell guest starred in the ABC series Our Man Higgins, starring Stanley Holloway as an English butler in an American family. He played Peter Hall in the 1963 episode "Everybody Knows You Left Me" on the NBC medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour.

Later, he played the titular character in the ABC western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64), based on Robert Lewis Taylor's book. In 1964, he guest-starred in "Nemesis", an episode of the popular ABC series The Fugitive in which, as the son of police Lt. Phillip Gerard, he is unintentionally kidnapped by his father's quarry, Doctor Richard Kimble. In NBC's The Virginian, he played the mistaken orphan whose father was an outlaw played by Rory Calhoun who was still alive and recently released from prison looking for his son. Russell played a similar role as a kid named Packy Kerlin in the 1964 episode "Blue Heaven" for the western series Gunsmoke. He appeared in five episodes of Daniel Boone in various roles.

At age 13, Russell played the role of Jungle Boy on an episode of CBS's Gilligan's Island, which aired on February 6, 1965. He guest-starred on ABC's western The Legend of Jesse James. In 1966, Russell played a 14-year-old Indian boy, Grey Smoke, adopted by the Texas Rangers in the episode "Meanwhile, Back at the Reservation" of the NBC western series Laredo. In the story line, he works for an outlaw gang, but the Rangers take him under their wing and the boy proves helpful when gunslingers try to occupy Laredo, Texas.

In 1966, Walt Disney wrote "Kurt Russell" on a piece of paper as his final words. In January 1967, Russell played Private Willie Prentiss in the episode "Willie and the Yank: The Mosby Raiders" in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. While filming the Sherman Brothers theatrical film musical The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Russell met his future partner Goldie Hawn. Later, he, Jay C. Flippen and Tom Tryon appeared in the episode '"Charade of Justice" of the NBC western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. In a March 1966 episode of CBS's Lost in Space entitled "The Challenge", he played Quano, the son of a planetary ruler and Edward's son "Whitey" in Follow Me, Boys!.

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1970-1989

In 1971, he co-starred as a young robber released from jail, alongside James Stewart in Fools' Parade. Later, he guest-starred in an episode of Room 222 as an idealistic high school student who assumed the costumed identity of Paul Revere to warn of the dangers of pollution. In 1966, Russell was signed to a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the "studio's top star of the '70s". Later, he starred in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band and The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, the latter of which spawned two sequels: Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) and The Strongest Man in the World (1975).

Russell, like his father, had a baseball career. In the early 1970s, Russell was a switch-hitting second baseman for the California Angels minor league affiliates, the Bend Rainbows (1971) and Walla Walla Islanders (1972) in the short season Class A-Short Season Northwest League, then moved up to Class AA in 1973 with the El Paso Sun Kings of the Texas League.

While in the field turning the pivot of a double play early in the season, the incoming runner at second base collided with him and tore the rotator cuff in Russell's right (throwing) shoulder. He did not return to El Paso, but was a designated hitter for the independent Portland Mavericks back in the Northwest League late in their short season. The team was owned by his father, and he had been doing promotional work for them in the interim.

The injury forced his retirement from baseball in 1973 and led to his return to acting.

In the autumn of 1974, he appeared in the ABC series The New Land, inspired by the 1972 Swedish film of the same name. Critically acclaimed, it suffered very low ratings and only aired six of the 13 episodes. In 1976, Russell appeared with Tim Matheson in the 15-episode NBC series The Quest In 1980, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for the made-for-television film Elvis.

During the 1980s, Russell teamed with Carpenter several times, helping create some of his best-known roles, usually as anti-heroes, including the infamous Snake Plissken of Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A.. Among their collaborations was The Thing (1982), based upon the short story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr., which had been interpreted on film before, albeit loosely, in 1951's The Thing from Another World. In 1986, Russell played a truck driver caught in an ancient Chinese war in Big Trouble in Little China, which was a financial failure like The Thing and has since gained a cult audience. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983).

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1990-present

Russell played Lt. Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey in Backdraft (1991), Wyatt Earp in Tombstone (1993) and Colonel Jack O'Neil in the military science fiction film Stargate (1994). His portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the 2004 film Miracle, won the praise of critics. "In many ways", wrote Claudia Puig of USA Today, " Miracle belongs to Kurt Russell." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, "Russell does real acting here." Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Russell's cagey and remote performance gives ''Miracle'' its few breezes of fresh air. "

In 2006, Russell claimed in one interview that George P. Cosmatos had ghost-directed the hit 1993 western film Tombstone on Russell's behalf, saying he gave Cosmatos shot lists. Russell claimed Sylvester Stallone recommended Cosmatos to him after the removal of the first director, writer Kevin Jarre, but Cosmatos had also worked with Tombstone executive producer Andrew G. Vajna before on Rambo: First Blood Part II. Russell said he promised Cosmatos he would keep it a secret as long as Cosmatos was alive; Cosmatos died in April 2005. Russell said he didn't get a chance to edit his version, but Vajna gave him a tape of "everything on the movie" and that he might try to "reconstruct the movie", although he would need to go back to the script and all his notes.

Russell played the villainous Stuntman Mike in Quentin Tarantino's segment Death Proof of the film Grindhouse. After a remake of Escape from New York was announced, Russell was reportedly upset with Gerard Butler for playing his signature character, Snake Plissken, as he believed the character 'was quintessentially [...] American.'

Russell appeared in The Battered Bastards of Baseball, a documentary about his father and the Portland Mavericks, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. He co-starred in the action thriller Furious 7 in 2015.

On May 4, 2017, Russell and Goldie Hawn received stars in a double star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their achievements in motion pictures, located at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Personal life

Russell married actress Season Hubley, whom he met while filming Elvis, in 1979, and had a son, Boston (born February 16, 1980). After his divorce from Hubley in 1983, Russell began his relationship with Goldie Hawn, and appeared alongside her in The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Swing Shift and Overboard. They have a son Wyatt Russell (born July 10, 1986) and own a home in Palm Desert, California. Hawn's son and daughter with Bill Hudson, actors Oliver Hudson and Kate Hudson, consider Russell to be their father.

Russell is a Libertarian. In 1996, he was quoted in the Toronto Sun saying: "I was brought up as a Republican, but when I realized that at the end of the day there wasn't much difference between a Democrat and Republican, I became a Libertarian." In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey.

Russell is a hunter and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He is also an FAA-licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings, and is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.

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