Kurt Russell - biographyKurt Russell is an old-school actor adored by viewers in the whole world for his indescribable charisma and his method acting. Elvis Presley, police detective, fireman, psychopath – this is only an incomplete list of brilliant roles in the actor's filmography marked by prestigious film awards.
Childhood. The beginning of acting.Kurt Russell was born on March 17, 1951, in the family of Bing Russell. In the late 50s, the 30-year-old Bing, who was a former basketball star in his youth and who owned an upmarket restaurant in New Port, was able to fulfill his dream and play in a movie, after which he became a popular actor, while his wife Louise left her career as a dancer and devoted herself entirely to the education of their children - three daughters and a son.
One day, the father brought the 6-year-old Kurt to the filming set of the cowboy series Sugarfoot, which resulted in the little actor starring in this popular TV show for four seasons.
In 1963, Kurt became a regular on the TV show The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, and in 1965 he played in the Disney tape Follow Me, Boys!, which featured stars of the Golden Hollywood era like Freddie McMurray and Lillian Gish.
The contract that his parents signed on Kurt’s behalf with Disney, stipulated the participation of the young actor in various shows and TV series, so from 1966 to 1969 he occasionally appeared on TV, and after school graduation, he was called up for military service.
Big cinemaIn the 1979 film Elvis later named one of the best films dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll, the young actor managed to embody the image of the great singer, which earned him the recognition of his talent in the form of an Emmy nomination. Film critics noted Kurt’s almost photographic similarity with his character, the masterful depiction of the King’s life tragedy, and the energy with which he literally infected his fans.
Best filmsThe comedy Overboard, in which Kurt played the role of a rude father with many children, who decided to re-educate a spoiled lady, is considered one of the best in the actor's collection. The comedy that was firmly established as one on the best movies ever list, Kurt's played with Goldie Hawn.
With the coming of the 21st century, the cinema has undergone numerous changes, during which many old school actors became unpopular due to the triumphant onset of the era of action movies, generously sprinkled with special effects. However, this had no effect on Russell’s career.
Russell also played a maniac who used his car as a deadly weapon, in the 2007 thriller Death Proof. The role of the psychopath, who miscalculated in the choice of his victims and who became the victim himself, surprised the fans of the artist and proved that Kurt Russell could play any role. The three cool girls who opened the hunting season for bad guys were played by Vanessa Ferlito, Sidney Tamiia Poitier, and Jordan Ladd, as well as Rosario Dawson. The director of the picture was the master of the bloody action movies Quentin Tarantino.
In the thriller The Hateful Eight the actor once again collaborated with Quentin Tarantino, playing one of the bounty hunters. Other bad guys in the best thriller of 2015 were played by Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth.
Since 2018, Russell is on the filming set of Crypto, which tells about the appearance of cryptocurrencies. The actor stars alongside Luke Hemsworth and Alexis Bledel.