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Kurt Russell Overview:

Actor, Kurt Russell, was born Kurt Vogel Russell on Mar 17, 1951 in Springfield, MA. As of December 2018, Kurt Russell was 67 years old.

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On October 16, 1998, Russell received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 17, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday , born today, March 17, in 1951. Russell made his Film Debut in 1963 (uncredited) at 11 yrs old — as the ‘boy who kicks Mike (aka Elvis Presley)’ in It Happened at the World’s Fair. Russell went on to become a top Disney star during the ’60s a... Read full article


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Kurt Russell Quotes:

Whitey: There's somethin' the matter with Pa. He fell on the floor and he can't get up.


Mike Edwards: Hey kid, how would you like to kick me in the shin?
Boy: How would I like to kick you in the shin?
Mike Edwards: Uhum.
Boy: Mister are you drunk?
Mike Edwards: No. I'll tell you what, if you kick me in the shin I'll give you a quarter, here.
[Gives the boy a quarter and the boy kicks him]
Mike Edwards: [in pain] Yeoww! That's good! Thanks kid.
[limps off]
Boy: [shaking his head] Adults, there're all nuts!


Dexter Reilly: You know... everyone's just out for himself. It was like that everywhere I went. Everyone's just... out for himself.


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Kurt Russell Facts
When he and director John Carpenter were discussing the character of MacReady in The Thing (1982), they thought about making MacReady a former Vietnam chopper pilot who felt displaced by his service in the war and, as a result, was much more isolated than the other characters. This ultimately did not make it into the film.

Atlanta Braves' first baseman, Matt Franco, is his nephew.

Said in his audio commentary for Big Trouble in Little China (1986) that the test audiences reacted so well to the film that he thought for sure that he and director friend John Carpenter had a box office hit on their hands. However, the studio put so little effort into advertising the film that it ultimately didn't do as well at the box office but became a cult favorite instead.

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