In praise of Kevin Costner



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  1. I gotta go with Tombstone over Wyatt Earp. I love the mythic movie-movie quality of it more than Wyatt Earps realism plus I think Val Kilmers Doc Holliday was genius! Def a Costner fan myself. Cheers!

  2. Chuck says:

    “I sure do like tater tots.”

    Wyatt Earp IS better than Tombstone. I’ve been fighting that battle for years. I think Waterworld is fine. The Postman is solid too. Even fluff like Swing Vote is entertaining. Hell, I even liked Mr. Brooks (save for Dane Cook who was way out of his element) and The Guardian. JFK is in my top 5 of all time.Needless to say, I’ve never understood all the hate the man gets.

  3. DWF says:

    The perfect Costner role: the corpse of Alex in The Big Chill (scenes deleted)

  4. christian says:

    where is jfk on that list?

  5. Vondango says:

    Tombstone over Wyatt Earp any day. If you don’t like that Sebastian and Chuck ..i got two guns… One fer the each of you!

  6. Phil Hardcastle says:

    I know this is an old topic now but felt like adding my two cents worth.  I’m sharing your love of Costner, Seb. (Although I would draw the line at Waterworld and Robin Hood frankly)  I would, however, put his two Baseball pictures, Bull Durham and Field of Dreams, way up on my list of reasons to appreciate him.  Those two are as good as any examples in my opinion of when he is good, he is very good.

  7. Norniron82 says:

    Mr Brooks not on that list? Phenomenal Movie!!! 

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