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Jennifer Garner not pregnant, says publicist

Jennifer Garner not pregnant, says publicist

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Jennifer Garner's rep says the actress is not pregnant with her fourth child.
Annie Martin
Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner to star in 'Criminal'

Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner to star in 'Criminal'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Gary Oldman is in talks to join Kevin Costner in "Criminal," a new thriller about a CIA agent's memories and the dangerous prison inmate who uses them.
Annie Martin
Kevin Costner returns to 'Field of Dreams' field

Kevin Costner returns to 'Field of Dreams' field

DYERSVILLE, Iowa, June 14 (UPI) --Kevin Costner observes 25th anniversary of "Field of Dreams" by visiting Iowa farm where film was shot.
Danielle Haynes

'LEGO' takes box office for third straight weekend

LOS ANGELES, D.C., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "The LEGO Movie," with the voice of Will Ferrell among others, led the box office for the third straight weekend with $31.45 million.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
By United Press International
Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Kevin Costner channels Liam Neeson in action-packed '3 Days to Kill' trailer

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The 58-year-old acting veteran steps back into a leading man role, following his turn as Superman's adoptive father in "Man of Steel."
Kate Stanton

Kevin Costner lawsuit against production company dismissed

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge dismissed Kevin Costner's lawsuit alleging Morgan Creek Productions fraudulently concealed profits from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."
Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Hans Zimmer pens new Superman score for 'Man of Steel'

Director Zack Snyder says he tapped German-born film composer Hans Zimmer to score "Man of Steel" because he didn't want to borrow from previous Superman movies.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

Michael Shannon was 'ecstatic' to play Zod in 'Man of Steel'

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Shannon, an American actor known for his intense performances in independent films and stage dramas, says he was "ecstatic" to play the villain General Zod in the new Superman movie "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie before playing the alien hero's biological father Jor-El in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Downton Abbey,' Cranston, Danes win SAG Awards for television drama

'Downton Abbey,' Cranston, Danes win SAG Awards for television drama

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Maggie Smith-led cast of the British import "Downton Abbey" was named Best Ensemble in a Drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
By United Press International
'Homeland,' 'Game Change' take top TV Globes

'Homeland,' 'Game Change' take top TV Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Showtime's CIA thriller "Homeland" and HBO's political drama "Game Change" won big at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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Dow climbs 2.3 percent, S&P up 2.5 percent ... 'Field of Dreams' movie site sold ... Government clamping down on settlements ... Goldman Sachs pays ahead of new tax punch ... News from United Press International.
'Field of Dreams' movie site sold

'Field of Dreams' movie site sold

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Investors have completed the purchase of the Iowa baseball field from the movie "Field of Dreams" and say they plan to add 24 more ball fields to the facility.
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Kevin Costner
PBP98012802 - 28JAN98 - PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actor Kevin Costner blasts out of a sand trap on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach 1/28. Costner played in a celebrity challenge prior to the AT&T Open. ts/ts UPI
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Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and businessman. He has been nominated for three BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards, won two Academy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. Costner's roles include Lt. John J. Dunbar in the film Dances with Wolves, Jim Garrison in JFK, Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Crash Davis in Bull Durham, Robert "Butch" Haynes in A Perfect World, Frank Farmer in The Bodyguard and Eliot Ness in The Untouchables. Costner also founded the band Modern West, and has performed with the band since 2007.

Costner was born in Lynwood, California, the youngest of the three sons (the middle of whom died at birth) of Sharon Rae (née Tedrick), a welfare worker, and William Costner, an electrician and later utilities executive. He has German, English, Irish, and Cherokee ancestry (his Oklahoma-born paternal grandfather was half Cherokee). Costner was raised Baptist. He attended Cabrillo Middle School and Villa Park High School. Costner was not academically inclined. Rather, he enjoyed sports, took piano lessons, wrote poetry and sang in the First Baptist Choir.

Spending his teenage years in various parts of California as his father's career progressed, Costner lived in Orange County, then in Visalia (Tulare County), attending Mt. Whitney High School, and then back to Orange County, graduating from Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California, in 1973. He went on to earn a B.A. in business from California State University, Fullerton, in 1978.

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