Kevin Costner, a beloved American actor, producer, and director, was born on January 18, 1955 and has an estimated net worth of $150 million. Costner has received two Academy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and a plethora of respect. Costner grew up in many different areas of California, including Lynwood, Ventura, and Orange County. Costner eventually attended CSU Fullerton, and graduated with a B.A. in Business. Costner began to pursue acting after college, inspired by an encounter with the actor, Richard Burton, who encouraged Costner to chase his longtime, secret dream. Costner made it to Hollywood the hard way: acting classes, odd jobs, auditions, and very little money. Costner's work paid off though, and soon, after a brief stint in a film in 1974, began to break into the world in the 1980s.
Costner's role in the 1987 film, "The Untouchables," is considered to have been his "big break," followed by, "Dances with Wolves," in 1990, which he directed as well as starred in, and earned his two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture. Costner's career fizzled out a bit after 1994, although 2000 showed him a bit of promise. Costner took time to focus on his country music career with his band, "Kevin Costner and Modern West." It seems, however, that the film world will always be Costner's first love, and will always be what we adore and admire him for.