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Kurt Russell

A child star, who after a brief appearance on the TV series “Sugarfoot” gained a starring role & notice on his own western TV series “The Travels Of Jamie McPheeters”  (co-starring Hollywood tough guy Charles Bronson) before becoming a Walt Disney regular in films such as “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” (1969), “The Barefoot Executive” (1971), “Now You See Him, Now You Don’t” (1972) & “The Strongest Man In The World” (1975) . This versatile, easy-going actor has mastered all genres including, Musicals, (“Elvis The Movie” 1979), Animation (voice on “The Fox And The Hound” 1981), Creature Features (“The Thing” 1982), Drama (“Silkwood” 1983), Action Comedy (“Big Trouble In Little China” 1986), Romantic Comedy  (“Overboard” 1987), Westerns (“Tombstone” 1993), Sci-fi (“Stargate” 1994) & Thrillers (“Breakdown” 1997). 

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Birth Name: Kurt Vogel Russell

Date Of Birth: 17th March 1951

Place Of Birth : Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

Height: 5’ 11”

Spouse: Season Hubley (1979 - 1984)

Partner: Goldie Hawn (1983 - Present)

Film Debut: “It Happened At The World’s Fair” (1963 Uncredited)

1979 Emmy Award Nomination:
Outstanding Lead Actor for “Elvis”.
1984 Golden Globe Award Nomination:
Best Supporting Actor for “Silkwood”.

Kurt Russell’s Top 10 Action Movies on DVD

Escape From New York [DVD](1981) DVD
1997: New York City has become a walled-off maximum security prison for the nation's most violent criminals. When the president's plane crashes inside Gotham, a tough ex-con (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to rescue him...or die trying. John Carpenter's action classic also stars Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine and Isaac Hayes. 99 min. Side A: Widescreen; Side B: Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: Spanish, French; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Tombstone (Special Edition) DVD
Exciting and stylish retelling of the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in which retired lawman Wyatt Earp and his brothers teamed with Doc Holliday in a fierce showdown against the Clanton family in the sprawling Western town of Tombstone, Arizona. Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Michael Biehn, Dana Delany, Charlton Heston and Powers Boothe star. 130 min. Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1 Digital Surround; featurettes; audio commentary; historical timeline; storyboards; DVD-ROM content; map; more.

The Thing [DVD](1982) DVD
John Carpenter's jolting remake of the '50s classic centers on a team of snowbound scientists in Antarctica who are besieged by a vicious, shaped-shifting alien organism. Incredible special effects, Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley star. 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1, French; audio commentary by Carpenter and Russell; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Big Trouble In Little China [DVD](1986) DVD
Furiously offbeat, lightning-paced adventure by John Carpenter, blending action, horror, comedy and martial arts, about a ragtag group of heroes out to rescue a kidnapped girl from a 2,000-year-old magician in San Francisco's Chinatown. Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, James Hong and Dennis Dun star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced) and Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 4.0, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Carpenter; theatrical trailer; scene access; interactive menus.

Tango And Cash [DVD](1989) DVD
Slam-bang cop movie pairs slick Sylvester Stallone and sloppy Kurt Russell as mismatched detectives out to stop a mouse-loving drug kingpin played by Jack Palance. Frame jobs, gunplay, high-speed chases and Russell in drag highlight this explosive action-comedy. Brion James and Teri Hatcher also star. 104 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; production notes; theatrical trailers; scene access.

Stargate (Ultimate Edition) [DVD](1994) DVD
In Egypt, archeologists uncover a gigantic stone ring that, decades later, is found to be an interplanetary nexus. Scientist James Spader and Army officer Kurt Russell head up a military expedition through the Stargate that lands them on a strange desert planet ruled by alien dictator Jaye Davidson and his jackal-helmeted minions. 119 min. Special edition includes the theatrical version and the director's cut. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English 6.1 DTS-ES Digital Discrete Surround, 5.1 Dolby EX Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; "making of" documentary; featurette; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; interactive menus; scene access.

Executive Decision [DVD](1996) DVD
When Muslim extremists carrying a lethal nerve gas hijack an Athens-Washington flight, government information expert Kurt Russell joins an elite anti-terrorist unit to try to board the plane before it lands, but a mid-air accident puts the mission in jeopardy. Taut actioner with more than one surprise also stars Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, David Suchet and, in a special appearance, Steven Seagal. 133 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; production notes; scene access.

Escape From L.A. [DVD](1996) DVD
One-eyed anti-hero Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) returns in director John Carpenter's slam-bang sequel to "Escape from New York." In the totalitarian America of 2013, captured fugitive Russell is sent into the quake-damaged island prison of Los Angeles to retrieve a stolen "doomsday device" from anti-government rebels. With Steve Buscemi, George Corraface, Pam Grier, Cliff Robertson. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Soldier [DVD](1998) DVD
He was raised from birth to be the perfect soldier, but when futuristic warrior Kurt Russell is declared obsolete by his superiors and sent to die on a remote planet, he is saved and nursed back to health by a band of rebel settlers. Now Russell must use his deadly skills to protect his new home in a battle to the death in this slam-bang, sci-fi "Shane." With Gary Busey, Jason Scott Lee. 99 min. Side A: Widescreen; Side B: Standard; Soundtracks: English 5.1, French; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentaries; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access.

3000 Miles To Graceland [DVD](2000) DVD
Wild heist film starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell as hoods who impersonate Elvis Presley and join three other "King" look-alikes to rob a Las Vegas casino during "Elvis Week." After the other gang members are killed, Costner and Russell plan to split their booty, but a mother-and-son con artist team and the FBI intercede. Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz and Paul Anka co-star. 125 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French; theatrical trailer; scene access.

 

Kurt Russell’s Top 10 Comedy / Drama’s on DVD

The Horse In The Gray Flannel Suit [DVD](1968) DVD
A horse named Aspercel takes Madison Avenue by storm in this live-action Disney comedy starring Dean Jones as a harried ad executive who sees the steeplechase steed as the answer to getting closer to his daughter and saving his job. Diane Baker, Lloyd Bochner, Ellen Janov and Kurt Russell also star. 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes [DVD](1970) DVD
A freak electrical accident turns an average college student named Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) into a genius by filling his brain with the campus' new computer's memory banks. Can Russell use his new-found smarts to save the college by winning a quiz show? Fun-filled Disney comedy also stars Joe Flynn, Cesar Romero, William Schallert. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.

The Barefoot Executive(1971) VHS
Kurt Russell plays a TV network mailroom clerk whose girlfriend's pet chimp can select the top-rated show in any time slot. Russell uses the ape's ability to climb up the corporate ladder, but when the secret is exposed, everyone wants the program-picking primate for themselves. Slapstick satire also stars Joe Flynn, Wally Cox, Heather North. 95 min.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't(1972) VHS
Accident-prone collegian Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) makes like Claude Rains after he invents an invisibility spray and uses it to halt the takeover of his financially-strapped school by gangster Cesar Romero, who has his own designs on the fantastic potion. Joe Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom and Joyce Menges co-star in the second entry in the Disney series. 88 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Superdad(1974) VHS
In this comedy from the Disney studios, Bob Crane is a father who begins immersing himself in the activities of his teenage daughter and her buddies, from waterskiing to surfing, in order to get closer to her. With Kurt Russell, Kathleen Cody, Barbara Rush, Joe Flynn, Dick Van Patten. 93 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

The Strongest Man In The World(1975) VHS
After gaining super-smarts in "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and vanishing in "Now You See Him, Now You Don't," put-upon collegian Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) becomes a campus Hercules when he eats a breakfast cereal that contains an experimental strength formula. Joe Flynn, Cesar Romero, Eve Arden and Phil Silvers co-star. 92 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Used Cars [DVD](1980) DVD
Outrageous comedy from Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale ("Back to the Future") that depicts the cutthroat feud between rival used car dealerships owned by twin brothers. Kurt Russell and Gerrit Graham are the head salesmen, and Jack Warden is hilarious as the Fuchs brothers; with Michael McKean, David L. Lander, and Al Lewis (yeah!). 111 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby stereo, French, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; audio commentary by Zemeckis, others; production notes; biographies; outtakes; TV and radio spots; trailers; more.

Silkwood [DVD](1983) DVD
Acclaimed biodrama of Karen Silkwood, who died in a mysterious accident in 1974 after threatening to expose unsafe conditions at the Oklahoma nuclear supply plant where she worked. Meryl Streep shines in the title role, supported by Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward and Ron Silver, in this gripping Mike Nichols film. 131 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Captain Ron [DVD](1992) DVD
He's the most inept nautical man since Peter "Wrong Way" Peachfuzz, but for the suburban family that hires him to take them on a Caribbean cruise in their new yacht, Captain Ron manages to sail them into a hilariously unforgettable adventure. Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place star. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

Breakdown [DVD](1997) DVD
When married couple Kurt Russell and Kathleen Quinlan's car stalls on a remote Southwest highway, passing trucker J.T. Walsh offers to drive Quinlan to a cafe down the road while Russell stays behind. But when Russell reaches the diner and both Walsh and the people claim to have never seen him or his wife, a desperate and deadly search for the truth begins, in this hit suspense thriller. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1, French; Subtitles: Spanish; interactive menus; theatrical trailer; scene access.

 

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The Strongest Man In The World (1975)
Big Trouble In Little China (1986)
Miracle (2004)
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