No matter how famous or successful, every actor has had at least one film that totally flopped. For Kevin Costner, it was “Water World.” The film was considered to be (for its time) the most expensive film to make and, being that it did not do well monetarily, studio executives would have been cringing.
The post-apocalyptic film had many things going against it before it was even released, including bad press over the cost of production and Costner’s personal drama with the film’s director. This, combined with a storyline that just didn’t click with many viewers, made it his worst film.
Behind the Scenes
In addition to his acting, Kevin Costner has also been a director. In fact, he has directed The Postman, Open Range, A Little War of Our Own, and, most notably, Dances with Wolves.
Though he may not have directed many movies, he has still pursued the position and may very well take on more directing roles as he has been successful in the past…
The Reward of Awards
Costner has won a couple of Academy Awards in his career. He won for best director, best picture, and was nominated for best actor, all for the film, "Dances with Wolves." He has also won two Golden Globe Awards and has received three nominations.
Additionally, he was nominated for three BAFTA awards (for Dances with Wolves) and won an Emmy for his role in the History Channel series, Hatfields and McCoys.
Dances with Drama
Costner has recently been in the news for filing a 15 million dollar lawsuit against his former business partner, Jim Wilson. Wilson was his partner in the Good One's Production company that produced both "Dances with Wolves" and "The Bodyguard."
Costner claims in the lawsuit that Wilson did not fulfill his obligations as a business partner or sign away his rights to the production company when it was dissolved.
Back to Singletown
After 18 years of marriage, Kevin and Christine, who have been so inspirational to so many, decided to call it quits. In May 2023, Christine filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Costner, on his part, graciously asked, via his representatives, that fans and media outlets respect the family's privacy.
After all, other than the parents, there are also three children involved, all of which are still teenagers. Putting the kids at the top of their priorities, the couple has agreed to joint custody. Only time will tell if Kevin and Christine will ever find another life partner or if they will ever find their way back to each other.