Ten fun facts about Kurt Russell


Fact 1
His first acting roles were as a child in television series, including a lead role in the Western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-64).

Fact 2
His film career began at the age of eleven in an uncredited part in Elvis Presley's It Happened at the World's Fair.

Fact 3
Russell is a libertarian.


Fact 4
Russell is an FAA licensed private pilot holding single/multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Fact 5
He is an Honorary Board Member of the humanitarian aviation organization Wings of Hope.

Fact 6
In the 1970s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company, where he became, according to Robert Osborne, the “studio’s top star of the ‘70s”.

Fact 7
In 1979, Russell was nominated for an Emmy Award for the made-for-television film Elvis.

Fact 8
In 1983, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in the 1984 film, Silkwood.

Fact 9
During the 1980s, Russell was cast in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles.

Fact 10
In the mid-2000s, his portrayal of U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle (2004) won the praise of critics.


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