Profile: Kurt Russell

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Kurt Russell‘s first screen appearance was opposite Elvis Presley in 1962’s It Happened At The World’s Fair (he plays a kid who kicks Elvis in the shin). He went on to have a long career as a child star for Disney, before teaming with John Carpenter to play the aforementioned singer in Elvis: The Movie. The TV movie was a huge success and the pair went on to collaborate with The Thing, Escape From New York, Escape From LA (not as good as the original) and Big Trouble In Little China. Russell has also starred in Used Cars, Backdraft, Unlawful Entry, the Elvis themed 3000 Miles To Graceland and Quentin Tarantino‘s Death Proof (to name but a few).

Russell brings a laid-back, blue-collar vibe to his roles and he has always been able to move between a variety of genres. The actor has been keeping a relatively low profile in recent years (he’s been making wine)– but he is about to come back with Black Marks (The Art Of The Steal)and the great sounding horror/western Bone Tomahawk.