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Kevin Costner = Bad Actor

I'm probably a little slow on the uptake, but I've just come to the realization that Kevin Costner is, in fact, a bad actor. I think what has kept me from this revelation is that I've had some preconceived notion that if you are a major star, you are a good actor. Uh-uh. He really stinks. He plays the same character everytime - if you can call that a "character." He always sounds like a 14-year-old teenager reading script. Close your eyes and listen to him next time you rent one of his videos - especially Robin Hood or Wyatt Earp.

He's a fine example of how far you can get on looks and marketing.
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I gotta tell you, I've been thinking this for such a long time. His performance in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was a felony. He talked in a bad English accent for half of the movie and his regular voice in the rest. The only two movies that he had great performances in was Dances with Wolves and Field of Dreams (one of my very favorites!).
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Kevin Costner isnt a bad actor cause some of his films have went bad at the box office. He also isnt the best actor as well.

He does have good ideas for his movies and has the character to make them, like waterworld and the postman even if they dont do well at the box office.

Dances with Wolves is one of my best movies, the last time I watched a Kevin Costner move was a few weeks ago called Open Range directed by Kevin Costner and co staring Robert Duvall.

Thats his latest at the moment if I am correct.



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Dances With Wolves was a great movie.....
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You can say he's a bad actor, but he's been in 3 of the classic films of the past 25 years: Dances With Wolves, Field Of Dreams, and The Untouchables. He was pretty good in all 3.
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I must concur that Costner (or 'Fat Kev' as me and my friends call him) isn't the best of actors but having said that The Untouchables is a great film.
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I don't think Costner is that bad really. I mean if you look at his performance in JFK, you'll see quite clearly how good he is in bringing 'gravitas' to a role. In JFK, the producers needed someone like Costner to give the feeling that the role he plays as an investigator should not be consigned to some very special person but any one can do it as long as he's interested in finding out the truth. I think a lot of AMericans wanted to find out the truth behind Kennedy's assasination. What Costner did in JFK was to convey that feeling to a global audience. It would not have worked if Tom Hanks were to do that role because that would be too pretentious.
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Yeah he was good in JFK too, I forgot about that one. And Bull Durham. Another classic.
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Originally Posted by SoupySayles
You can say he's a bad actor, but he's been in 3 of the classic films of the past 25 years: Dances With Wolves, Field Of Dreams, and The Untouchables. He was pretty good in all 3.
You're sort of making my point that you don't have to be good to be successful in the film industry - any industry for that matter. I've had several managers in my industry that were not there because they were good.

Certainly, Costner's one-trick-pony character depiction will fit quite nicely into some films. But he should stop doing roles that require eloquent vocabulary (Robin Hood, Wyatt Earp, etc.).
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I definately think he is a mediocre actor but he has been in quite a few good movies.
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