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  • Kevin Kline

    Born on October 24, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri

awards & nominations

As You Like It (2006)

Disguised as a boy named Ganymede, Rosalind (Kevin Kline) meets Orlando (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the Forest of Arden.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

De-Lovely (2004)

Kevin Kline as "Cole Porter"

At the staging of a musical production based on his life story, songwriter Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) begins to reflect on his life and career. As he trades notes with the play's director, Gabe (Jonathan Pryce), Porter recollects his meteoric rise on Broadway during the mid-1920s and his first meeting with wife and muse Linda Thomas (Ashley Judd). He also recalls his many extramarital, homosexual dalliances, and the deep depression and seclusion of his final years.

Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Life as a House (2001)

Kevin Kline as "George"

"Life as a House" is the poignant, often humorous journey of one man who decides to tear down his house -- and winds up rebuilding the world around him. From the day he picks up his sledgehammer, George Monroe embarks on a grand adventure that will shatter expectations and build a foundation for many different dreams among his family and neighbors.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

In & Out (1997)

Kevin Kline as "Howard Brackett"

Upon winning an Academy Award, actor Cameron Drake (Matt Dillon) honors his high school teacher, Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline), who he announces, before millions of viewers, is gay. This comes as news to Brackett's parents (Wilford Brimley, Debbie Reynolds), his principal (Bob Newhart) and especially his fiancée (Joan Cusack). As a media blitz descends upon on his small Indiana town, Brackett attempts to convince everyone that he's your average straight American male.

Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Dave (1993)

Kevin Kline as "Dave Kovic/President William Harrison 'Bill' Mitchell"

Shifty White House chief of staff Bob Alexander (Frank Langella) hatches a scheme to use a double for the president (Kevin Kline) at a public photo opportunity. Small business owner Dave Kovic (Kline) fits the bill, but after the president suffers a debilitating stroke, opportunist Alexander arranges for Dave to step in full time without even informing the First Lady (Sigourney Weaver). It doesn't take long before the press, the nation and the president's wife realize something is different.

Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Soapdish (1991)

Kevin Kline as "Jeffrey Anderson/Dr. Rod Randall"

Celeste Talbert (Sally Field) is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead (Cathy Moriarty), and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes (Robert Downey Jr.), plot to aggravate her into leaving the show by bringing back her old flame, Jeffrey Anderson (Kevin Kline), and hiring her beautiful young niece, Lori Craven (Elisabeth Shue).

Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Kevin Kline as "Otto West"

British gangster George Thomason (Tom Georgeson) and his hapless aide, Ken Pile (Michael Palin), draft a pair of arrogant Americans, grifter Wanda Gerschwitz (Jamie Lee Curtis) and weapons expert Otto West (Kevin Kline), for a massive diamond heist. When the job goes badly, Wanda attempts to seduce George's stuffy lawyer, Archie Leach (John Cleese), to find out where George hid the diamonds. Meanwhile, Ken repeatedly attempts to kill an elderly woman (Patricia Hayes) who witnessed the robbery.

Academy Award (1988) Won Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Kevin Kline as "Nathan"

Stingo (Peter MacNicol), a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her lover Nathan (Kevin Kline), he learns that Sophie is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983) Nominated Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film

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