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Russell in Escape From New York.

About Kurt Russell (1951 – )
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Kurt Russell was born in Massachusetts.

Appeared in many Disney films as a child and young man.

In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed Kurt Russell to a 10 year contract, when the contact was over Russell went on to play baseball.

In the early 1970s Kurt Russell played minor-league baseball, 2nd base, AA club ball for the California Angels, until a torn shoulder muscle forced him into retirement in 1973.

In 1983 Kurt Russell met Goldie Hawn when they worked together on Swing Shift.

At the young age of 10 Kurt Russell landed a part in the Elvis movie, It Happened at the World's Fair this would be his debut role. He later went on to play Elvis in the 1979 television film Elvis, and to provide his voice in Forrest Gump.

The Snake Plissken Chronicles published in 2003, was based on Kurt Russell character Snake Plissken in Escape From New York in 1981. Published by the CrossGen imprint Code 6 Comics.

Russell was one of the first actors to do audio commentary on DVDs.

In the 1981 film Escape From New York, Kurt Russell was inspired by the presence of Lee Van Cleef to talk in a raspy voice similar to Clint Eastwood's from The Man With No Name Trilogy.

He and longtime companion Goldie Hawn both appeared in The One and Only, Overboard, Genuine, Original Family Band, and Swing Shift together.

During the 1980s, Kurt Russell had a few box office flops in movies like The Best of Times, Big Trouble in Little China and Winter People.

Kurt Russell was portrayed a cult classic hero in four different movies: Escape From New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Stargate (1994) and Escape From L.A. (1996).

During the filming of 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) in Vancouver, Kurt Russell visited the nearby set of Stargate SG-1 and met the cast, Russell starred as Colonel Jack O'Neil in the original Stargate.

With Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell is the father of Wyatt Russell.

To prepare for his role in Backdraft, Kurt Russell rode along with the Chicago Fire Dept.'s Squad 5 to get the feel of being a firefighter.

Kurt Russell's notable movie credits include...

Follow Me Boys (1966)
Superdad (1973)
used cars (1980)
silkwood (1983)
the mean season (1985)
swing shift (1984)
big trouble in little china (1986)
the best of times (1986)
overboard (1987)
winter people
the thing (1982)
tequila sunrise (1988)
tango & cash (1989)
backdraft (1991)
unlawful entry (1992)
captain ron (1992)
tombstone (1993)
STARGATE (1994)
executive decision (1996)
Escape From L.A. (1996)
Breakdown (1997)
Soldier (1998)
3000 Miles To Graceland (2001)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Interstate 60: Episodes Of The Road (2002)
Dark Blue (2002)
Miracle (2004)
Sky High (2005)
Poseidon (2006)
Grindhouse (2007)
Death Proof (2007)
Cutlass (2007)
Touchback (2011)
THE ART OF THE STEAL (2013)
FURIOUS 7 (2015)

Kurt Russell's television credits include...

The New Land (TV Series 1974)
The Travels Of Jamie McPheeters (Series 1963-1964)
The Quest (Series 1976)
Christmas Miracle In Caulfield USA (1977)
Elvis (1979)
Amber Waves (1980)

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Kurt Russell in Stargate (1994).

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Kurt Russell in Big Trouble in Little China.

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Russell in Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005).

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Kurt Russell in Overboard (1987).

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Russell in The Thing.

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Kurt Russell in Vanilla Sky.

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Kurt Russell in Escape From New York.

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Russell in Backdraft (1991).

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Kurt Russell in Silkwood (1983).

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Kurt Russell in Escape From L.A. (1996).