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Old 09-07-2016, 05:17 PM
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Kurt Russell Appreciation #4: "I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites."



Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. His first roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company, where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s.

In 1984, for his performance in Silkwood (1983), Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. During the 1980s, he was cast in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A., Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the television film Elvis (1979), also directed by Carpenter.



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Wow. Kurt on "Gilligan's Island". I remember seeing that episode.
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i remember watching the show, but i dont remember him on it.
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Does anyone have a favorite Kurt movie?
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Yeah, those would probably be the top two choices. I have seen "The Thing" more, so I will probably go with that as well.
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