awards & nominations

A Star Is Born (1976)

Kris Kristofferson as "John Norman Howard"

A rock star on the decline, John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson) has given in to drugs and excessive drinking, and his music has suffered as a result. Wandering into a club one night, John watches singer Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand) perform and is smitten. The two begin dating, and soon John lets Esther take the spotlight during his concerts. However, even as Esther finds fame and success with her singing, John continues his downward spiral.

Golden Globe (1976)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

Kris Kristofferson as "Billy the Kid"

Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Coburn) is ordered by Governor Wallace (Jason Robards) to go after the outlaw Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) because the cattle businessmen want him caught. Although Garrett and Billy are old friends, the lawman must abide by his duty. However, Garrett and his deputies have great difficulty catching Billy, who is very cunning. Along the way, Billy also gains the assistance of Alias (Bob Dylan), a mysterious knife-wielding stranger.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)NominatedMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles