Kevin Kline young
October 24, 1947
6 ft 3 in | 188 cm
90 kg | 200 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, on October 24, 1947, is an American actor. Young Kevin Kline began his professional career on stage, with The Acting Company (1972). He won his first Tony Award for Best Actor for his role as Bruce Granit in a musical "On the Twentieth Century" (1978).
He got his television debut in CBS soap opera Search for Tomorrow (1976) in role as Woody Reed. He made his big screen debut in drama romance movie Sophie's Choice (1982) in role as Nathan Landau, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
Kevin's breakthrough performance came as Otto West in comedy film A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The Diary (2019) drama, opposite Noah Centineo, Andy Lau and Tini Stoessel
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his roles in films:
Soapdish (1991) comedy romance in role as Jeffrey Anderson / "Dr. Rod Randall"
Dave (1993) political comedy in role as Dave Kovic / President William (Bill) Harrison Mitchell
In & Out (1997) romantic comedy in role as Howard Brackett
De-Lovely (2004) musical biopic in role as Cole Porter
He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for his role as Jaques in drama movie As You Like It (2006).
The Big Chill (1983) comedy drama with Glenn Close, Tom Berenger and Jeff Goldblum
The Ice Storm (1997) drama with Sigourney Weaver and Christina Ricci
Silverado (1985) western with Kevin Costner, Danny Glover and Jeff Goldblum
Fierce Creatures (1997) comedy opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and John Cleese
Wild Wild West (1999) western action comedy with Will Smith, Salma Hayek and Kenneth Branagh
The Pink Panther (2006) comedy with Steve Martin, Beyoncé and Jean Reno
The Conspirator (2010) mystery historical drama opposite Robin Wright, James McAvoy and Evan Rachel Wood
The Last of Robin Hood (2013) biographical drama opposite Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon
Last Vegas (2013) comedy with Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro
Ricki and the Flash (2015) comedy drama with Meryl Streep
Grand Canyon (1991) drama with Steve Martin and Danny Glover
Life as a House (2001) drama opposite Hayden Christensen and Kristin Scott Thomas
Beauty and the Beast (2017) musical romantic fantasy opposite Emma Watson
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Cyrano de Bergerac in television film Cyrano de Bergerac (2008).
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for his role as Mr. Calvin Fischoeder in animated sitcom Bob's Burgers (2011- ).
He portrayed The Pirate King in television film The Pirates of Penzance (1980).
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1988 and 1993.
He played Hamlet in TV movie Hamlet (1990).
Graduated from the Saint Louis Priory School in 1965.
Graduated from the Indiana University, Bloomington in 1970.
Studied drama at the Juilliard School in New York.
Has an older sister, Kate and two younger brothers, Alexander and Christopher.
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his roles in musicals:
"On the Twentieth Century" (1978) in role as Bruce Granit
"The Pirates of Penzance" (1981) in role as Pirate King
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Sir John Falstaff in a play "Henry IV" (2004).
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Garry Essendine in a play "Present Laughter" (2017).
He usually has a mustache in comedies.
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 2004.
He was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame at 6630 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri in 1998.
Speaks French fluently.
Lives in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
He married actress Phoebe Cates in 1989, they have a daughter, Greta and a son, Owen.
He dated Barbara Hershey (1984), Sally Field (1982), Marisa Berenson (1980) and Patti LuPone (1972).
I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, or a soap opera - both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving.
I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to any piano that was in the room which he was famous for doing, as was Gershwin. You couldn't drag them away from a piano.
It was all completely incomprehensible to me. I was fearful of the language. You had to look up every third word.
You know, actors are fans, too. And talent is very attractive to me.
I don't like talking about myself. I don't like talking about my personal life.
But you have to trust your instincts. Because you're not going to try it 20 different ways during rehearsal. You'll try it two or three different ways, maybe, but then you've got five other scenes you're shooting that day. You've got to keep going.