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Who is Kurt Russell?

by Ratan Srivastava
Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell is indeed an actor from the United States. At the age of 12, he made his television debut in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. He signed a 10-year deal with The Walt Disney Company within the late 1960s, and according to Robert Osborne, he was the studio’s top star of such 1970s.

Russell’s work in Silkwood earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (1983). He played anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action movie Escape from New York (1981) as well as its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996), helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror movie The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the kung-fu comedy action movie Big Trouble in Little China in the 1980s.

Russell also appeared inside The Best of Times (1986), Overboard (1987), Tango & Cash (1989), Backdraft (1991), Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Executive Decision (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Miracle (2004), Sky High (2005), Death Proof (2007), The Hateful Eight (2015), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2015). (2019). He also played Mr Nobody in the Fast and Furious franchise, appearing in Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017), and F9 (2021), as well as Ego in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) instalments Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and What If…? (2021), and Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles (2018) and The Christmas Chronicles 2.

According to The Guardian, he is one of the finest performers who has never been nominated for an Academy Award.

Russell identifies himself as a libertarian. “I was brought up as a Republican, but when I learned that at the end of the day, there wasn’t much difference between a Democrat and a Republican, I became a libertarian,” he told the Toronto Sun in 1996. Nevertheless, in 2020, he remarked that celebrities should keep their political ideas to themselves since it affects their profession.

Russell, a hunter and ardent advocate of gun rights, believes that restricting gun ownership would not lessen terrorism. He is indeed a single/multi-engine and instrument-rated FAA-licensed private pilot, as well as an Honorary Council Member of the humanitarian aviation organisation Wings of Hope.

Russell and Hawn relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, in February 2003 so that their kid could play hockey.

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