Something about Kurt Russell makes me feel at ease. I’m not sure if it’s his smile, his attitude, or his great voice, but whenever he’s in a movie I’m pretty much guaranteed to watch it.
Russell has been in show business since the age of 10, with a role in Elvis Presley’s movie It Happened at the World’s Fair. He also solidified his child actor status with a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jamie McPheeters.
In the 1970s, Russell was signed to a 10-year contract by Walt Disney himself and instantly became a household name.
Through films like Overboard, Escape From New York, Big Trouble in Little China, Kurt Russell will go down as one of the most well-respected actors in history.
Here are some quick facts about Kurt Russell you may not have know:
- He is an FAA licensed Private Pilot holding single/multi- engine and instrument ratings.
- Was one of the first actors to do audio commentary on DVDs.
- He is a card-carrying member of the NRA
- He claims that he often felt an outcast in Hollywood because of his Libertarian beliefs, and so moved to live in an area outside Aspen, Colorado, where he started to try his hand at writing.
- Quit smoking cigars in 2006.
- Played three years of minor league baseball (1971-73) with a combined batting average of .292, but only hit two home runs during his professional career.
- In February 2003, Russell and Hawn moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, so that their son could play hockey.
Something else about Kurt Russell you may not know…he’s got an eerie connection to Walt Disney’s death.