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You know what? I like Kevin Costner.

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As a follow on from this thread: I have to say, I've never understood the dislike for Kevin Costner, and I do in fact like quite a lot of his films. Sure, he's had some absolute turkeys, but he's also had some greats under his belt too, and I think it's unfortunate that people only seem to focus on his disasters.

I mean, take The Untouchables for example, or Dances With Wolves, or Wyatt Earp, which granted doesn't hold a candle to Tombstone, but is still a good film in it's own right and Costner is damned good in it. He was excellent in Clint Eastwood's A Perfect World, and Oliver Stone's JFK. As a director, he's pretty damned excellent as well, considering Open Range was just about the best western in the last 10 years. And I even thought he was quite excellent in his turn as a serial killer in Mr. Brooks. I'm not denying he's had stinkers, although I'll gladly watch Waterworld for the cheese-fest it is, it's still a pretty awful film, but I don't think the guy gets enough credit for the good films he's done.

Maybe I'm alone here, but anyone else agree with me that Kevin Costner is actually quite a decent actor and has some very good films under his belt?
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Honestly guys, if you don't think Kevin Costner is a good actor, not to mention a talented director, and you've not yet seen Open Range, give it a look:

Really, absolutely terrific film, and I think you should give it a chance.
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