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Kevin Costner Looks Back on Iconic ‘JFK’ Role on Film’s 30th Anniversary

by Anna Dunn
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In two recent tweets, Kevin Costner took a look back on his time playing Jim Garrison in the film JFK. The film, which starred Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones and Laurie Metcalf, followed the events that lead to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the alleged subsequential coverup through the eyes of Jim Garrison, the former New Orleans District attorney.

Costner said that one of his monologues in the film is still one of his favorites that he’s ever done.

“Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since JFK was released. This will always be one of my favorite monologues,” he wrote in a tweet.

Costner also shared a fantastic picture of the cast gathering around director Oliver Stone.

“Special moment behind the scenes with JFK’s director Oliver Stone. An absolute legend. Cheers to 30 years of JFK!” the actor and producer shared.

The film didn’t exist without controversy. Following its release, many critics and historians were skeptical of Oliver Stone’s approach to historical facts. The film followed the idea that Kennedy’s Assassination was not what the government made it seem and therefore was ripe for controversy.

However, despite the controversy regarding the liberties taken factually, the cast was widely praised for their performances. The film also did very well in the awards circuit.

The film earned $205 million worldwide in the box office in 1991. It was nominated for a whopping eight academy awards. The nominations included Best picture and best supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones. The film won two Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Film editing.

A Classic Of Kevin Costner’s Hit Netflix This Month

Another 90s Kevin Costner movie actually made its way over to Netflix this month. If you can’t get enough of Kevin Costner’s performance in the western-genre TV series Yellowstone, you can now watch him play Wyatt Earp in the eponymous Wyatt Earp.

Costner actually originally pitched Wyatt Earp as a series. Instead, producers decided to make the story about the western lawman into a near three-hour-long film. The 1994 film isn’t one of his most critically acclaimed, but it’s still a fun time for fans of the genre.

Costner reportedly always had a fascination with Wyatt Earp, so it was just another gritty role he got to add to his resume. And he hasn’t stopped since then. His role as the ever-important John Dutton on Yellowstone is definitely one of his most compelling yet.

If you want to check out Yellowstone, you can catch up on old episodes on Paramount+.