Kevin Costner to Be Honored With Hand and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
WHAT: KEVIN COSTNER will be immortalized in a Hollywood landmark when he places his hand and footprints in cement in the forecourt of the world-famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
WHO: KEVIN COSTNER began his career starring in independent films, gradually earning small parts in more established movies. His first major motion picture role was in the coming of age comedy, "Fandango." Throughout his career, Costner has varied his choices with comedy, action and dramatic roles. He has appeared in such popular box-office hits as "No Way Out," "Bull Durham," "Field of Dreams," "The Bodyguard" and "Wyatt Earp." Costner's exceptional filmmaking abilities were showcased in "Dances with Wolves," which he produced, directed and starred in, and which won seven Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture and Best Director. In addition to appearing in memorable roles in "JFK," "The Untouchables" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," he re-teamed with his "Bull Durham" director Ron Shelton for the hit feature "Tin Cup." Costner also starred in "Thirteen Days," successfully collaborating again with his "No Way Out" director Roger Donaldson. His other film credits include: "For Love of the Game," "The War," "3,000 Miles to Graceland," "Dragonfly" and "The Postman," his second directing effort. Costner recently directed and starred in the box office hit and critically acclaimed "Open Range," alongside Robert Duvall and Annette Bening. He was also recently seen in the critically praised drama "Upside of Anger," in which he portrayed a former baseball player who helps a single mother and her four headstrong daughters after the disappearance of their father. Costner recently completed a starring role in "Mr. Brooks," a dark drama which he co produced with partner Jim Wilson. The film was lensed in Shreveport, LA, where he shot THE GUARDIAN, and co-stars Demi Moore and William Hurt.
After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall (KEVIN COSTNER), is sent to teach at "A" School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer (ASHTON KUTCHER), who is driven to be the best. During training, Randall helps mold Jake's character, combining his raw talent with the heart and dedication required of a Rescue Swimmer. Upon graduation, Jake follows Randall to Kodiak, Alaska, where they face the inherent dangers of the Bering Sea. In his initial solo rescue, Jake learns firsthand from Randall, the true meaning of heroism and sacrifice, echoing the Swimmer's motto... "So Others May Live!"
WHEN: Wednesday, September 6th
WHERE: Grauman's Chinese Theatre
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