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Kevin Kline

Knowledge Identifier: +Kevin_Kline


Kevin Kline

American stage and film actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1947.

Countries: United States (74%), United Kingdom (9%), (5%)

Main connections: Meryl Streep, Lawrence Kasdan, Linda Ronstadt

Linked to: American Film Institute, Juilliard School, Saint Louis Priory School, The Acting Company




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Kevin Kline was born in 1947 add something


Kline graduated from the Catholic Saint Louis Priory School in 1965; in 1997, the school named its new auditorium the Kevin Kline Theater, and Kline did a benefit performance of selections from Shakespeare at the dedication add something


After joining the on-campus theater group "Vest Pocket Players" as an undergraduate, he fell in love with the theater and switched to acting, graduating from IU in 1970 add something


In 1970, Kline was awarded a scholarship to the newly formed Drama Division at the Juilliard School in New York add something


Throughout the 1970s, Kline was involved in a long-term relationship with his Juilliard classmate Patti LuPone add something


In 1972, he joined with fellow Juilliard graduates, including Patti LuPone and David Ogden Stiers, and formed the City Center Acting Company , under the aegis of John Houseman add something


John Houseman - The first graduating class in 1972 included Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone; subsequent classes under Houseman's leadership included Christopher Reeve, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Williams


In 1976, Kline left The Acting Company and settled in New York City , doing a brief stint as the character "Woody Reed" in the now-defunct soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" add something


He followed this with a return to the stage in 1977 to play Clym Yeobright opposite Donna Theodore as Eustacia Vye in The Hudson Guild Theater production of "Dance on a Country Grave", Kelly Hamilton's musical version of Thomas Hardy's "The Return of the Native" add something


In 1978 he played the role of Bruce Granit, a matinée idol caricature, in Harold Prince's "On the Twentieth Century", for which he won his first Tony award add something


They separated and reconnected many times before finally ending their relationship in 1978 add something


During the 1980s and early 1990s, Kline made several films with director Lawrence Kasdan, including "The Big Chill", "Silverado", "Grand Canyon", "I Love You to Death", and "French Kiss" add something


Wilford Leach - New York Shakespeare Festival - He often directed works and designed sets for Joseph Papp's Public Theater and New York Shakespeare Festival, where he first directed "The Pirates of Penzance" with Kevin Kline, Linda_Ronstadt, Rex Smith, and Patricia Routledge in 1980


Timothy Hutton - During the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Hutton began to take featured parts in films, most notably in "Everybody's All-American" with Jessica Lange and Dennis Quaid and "French Kiss" with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline


George Rose (actor) - In 1980, he appeared as Major General Stanley in the hit Joe Papp adaptation of "The Pirates of Penzance", co-starring Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt, being nominated for another Tony *award


Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Other featured roles of the 1980s include "Slam Dance" , opposite Tom Hulce and "The January Man" with Kevin Kline


In 1981, Kline appeared with rock diva Linda Ronstadt and singer Rex Smith in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Central Park production of "The Pirates of Penzance", winning another Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, for his comically dashing portrayal of the Pirate King add something


In 1983, he played the role in a film version of the musical, with Ronstadt, Smith and Angela Lansbury, which had a limited theatrical release add something


Rex Smith - For the 1983 film adaptation, Smith reprised the role of Frederic along with two other cast members, Kevin Kline as the Pirate King and Linda Ronstadt as Mabel


Phoebe Cates - In 1983, during her audition for a role in "The Big Chill," Cates met actor Kevin Kline for the first time, and became romantically involved with him


The Big Chill (film) - "'The Big Chill"' is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams


John Cleese - In 1985, Cleese had a small dramatic role as a sheriff in "Silverado", which had an all-star cast that included Kevin Kline, with whom he would star with in "A Fish Called Wanda" three years later


John Cleese - In 1988, he wrote and starred in "A Fish Called Wanda", as the lead, Archie Leach, along with Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin


Kline married actress Phoebe Cates in 1989 add something


Tracey Ullman - After the cancellation of "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1990, she made her starring début alongside Kevin Kline, River_Phoenix and Joan Plowright in "I Love You to Death"


Sigourney Weaver - By the early 1990s, Weaver appeared in several films including Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm", earning her another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress and winning a BAFTA Award, followed by "Dave" opposite Kevin Kline and Frank Langella


Abner J. Mikva - In 1992, while serving as Chief Judge on the D.C. Circuit, Mikva appeared in the Kevin Kline comedy "Dave" as "Supreme Court Justice Abner J. Mikva," in a scene in which he administers the presidential oath of office to the Vice President


George Balanchine - It was filmed for theatrical release in 1993 by director Emile Ardolino, danced by NYCB with specially written narration spoken by Kevin Kline and released on DVD by Warner Brothers Home Video


Bob Newhart - He appeared as a beleaguered school principal in 1997's "In & Out", starring Kevin Kline


Barbra Streisand - In movies, Streisand is remembered as the favorite of the character Howard Brackett, played by Kevin Kline, who finally admits to being gay while standing at the altar in the 1997 romantic comedy "In & Out"


Ashley Judd - Several of her early 2000s films, including 2001's "Someone Like You" and 2002's "High Crimes", received only mixed reviews and moderate box office success; although she did receive positive recognition, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, for her performance in the 2004 biography of Cole Porter, "De-Lovely", opposite Kevin Kline


Natalie Portman - In July 2001, Portman opened in New York City's Public Theater production of Chekhov's "The Seagull", directed by Mike_Nichols; she played the role of Nina alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Philip Seymour Hoffman


Emile Hirsch - His next feature film role was in the prep school drama, "The Emperor's Club", with Kevin Kline, which was released later in 2002


Meryl Streep - In 2002, Streep returned to the stage for the first time in more than twenty years, playing Arkadina in The Public Theater's revival of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Kevin Kline, Natalie_Portman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman


Adolph Green - His Broadway memorial, with such luminaries as Lauren Bacall, Kevin Kline, Joel_Grey, Kristin Chenoweth, Arthur Laurents, Peter Stone, and, of course, Betty Comden in attendance was held at the Shubert Theater on December 4, 2002


In November 2004, he was presented with the JDRF's Humanitarian of the Year award by Meryl Streep for his volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization add something


The film premiered theatrically in 2006 in Europe add something


The first awards ceremony took place on March 20, 2006 add something


The Pink Panther - Dreyfus was played by Herbert Lom in the Blake Edwards films, and by Kevin Kline in the 2006 film


George C. Wolfe - In the summer of 2006, he directed a new translation of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children" at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park; it starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Austin Pendleton


Son of the Pink Panther - The series was rebooted in 2006 with the release of "The Pink Panther" starring Steve Martin as Inspector Jacques Clouseau and Kevin Kline as Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus


Concetta Tomei - In 2007 she appeared opposite Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner in the hit Broadway production of "Cyrano"


Logan Marshall-Green - In 2007, he was cast as the villainous Edmund in the Public Theater production of "King Lear" starring Kevin Kline in the title role and directed by James Lapine


Jennifer Garner - Garner made her Broadway debut on November 1, 2007, playing Roxanne in "Cyrano de Bergerac" alongside Kevin Kline at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway


"Cyrano" was filmed in 2008 and aired as part of PBS's "Great Performances" series in January 2009 add something


In January 2008, Kline won a Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of Jaques in Kenneth Branagh's film "As You Like It", adapted from Shakespeare's play add something


Definitely, Maybe - "'Definitely, May 2008 be"' is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin and Kevin Kline


Toronto International Film Festival - It bypassed theatres and was sent straight to HBO in the U.S. Kline's film "The Conspirator" premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and was described as an "old fashioned historical thriller" add something


Jonathan Ames - The film adaptation of Ames's novel "The Extra Man", starring Kevin Kline, John_C._Reilly, Katie Holmes, and Paul Dano, was released in 2010


Edwin M. Stanton - In 2011, Stanton was portrayed by Kevin Kline in the Robert Redford film The Conspirator


Kline starred in the 2012 comedy "Darling Companion" alongside Diane Keaton add something


Lawrence Kasdan - Kasdan directed the 2012 dramedy "Darling Companion", starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline


Dianne Wiest - Weist co-starred in Lawrence Kasdan's 2012 comedy "Darling Companion", alongside Kevin Kline and Diane Keaton


Jesse L. Martin - Martin took part in a one-night-only reading benefit of "Romeo and Juliet" to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Raúl Esparza and others on June 18, 2012


Last Vegas - "'Last Vegas"' is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline


Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) - In March 2015, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, and Kevin Kline joined the film as the Beast, Gaston, Mrs. Potts, LeFou, and Maurice, respectively


In 2017, Kline returned to Broadway in a revival of the play "Present Laughter", for which he received his third Tony award add something