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In 1960, Walt Disney himself signed 9-year-old Kurt Russell (born March 17, 1951, in Springfield, Mass.) to a contract that would mark the beginning of a long Hollywood career for the actor. In his 15-year collaboration with Disney, Russell made a string of family films, including The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) and The Barefoot Executive (1971).

After taking a break from movies during the mid-1970s to pursue a baseball career, Russell returned in 1980 as a sleazy salesman in Robert Zemeckis's Used Cars, followed by the John Carpenter hits Escape from New York and The Thing. Now recognized as a versatile adult actor, Russell was cast opposite Meryl Streep and Cher in Silkwood (1983).

In more recent years, however, it's been Russell's performances in action pictures such as Backdraft (1991), Executive Decision (1996) and Poseidon (2006) that have gained him the most attention.

Kurt Russell in The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

2017 PG-13

Street racer and ex-convict Dominic Toretto and his crew return for more fast and furious action. In this installment of the hit franchise, their adventures take them to Iceland, Cuba and New York City to battle their adversaries.

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  • Kurt Russell in Furious 7 Furious 7
  • Kurt Russell in The Hateful Eight The Hateful Eight
  • Kurt Russell in Bone Tomahawk Bone Tomahawk
  • Kurt Russell in Tombstone Tombstone
  • Kurt Russell in The Thing The Thing
  • Kurt Russell in Big Trouble in Little China Big Trouble in Little China
  • Kurt Russell in Overboard Overboard
  • Kurt Russell in Follow Me, Boys! Follow Me, Boys!
  • Kurt Russell in Stargate Stargate
  • Kurt Russell in Vanilla Sky Vanilla Sky
  • Kurt Russell in Grindhouse: Death Proof Grindhouse: Death Proof
  • Kurt Russell in Escape from New York Escape from New York
  • Kurt Russell in Poseidon Poseidon
  • Kurt Russell in Silkwood Silkwood
  • Kurt Russell in Captain Ron Captain Ron
  • Kurt Russell in The Art of the Steal The Art of the Steal
  • Kurt Russell in The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Kurt Russell in Tango & Cash Tango & Cash
  • Kurt Russell in Backdraft Backdraft
  • Kurt Russell in Dreamer Dreamer
  • Kurt Russell in The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
  • Kurt Russell in Elvis Elvis
  • Kurt Russell in Executive Decision Executive Decision
  • Kurt Russell in 3000 Miles to Graceland 3000 Miles to Graceland
  • Kurt Russell in Tequila Sunrise Tequila Sunrise
  • Kurt Russell in Escape from L.A. Escape from L.A.
  • Kurt Russell in Interstate 60 Interstate 60
  • Kurt Russell in Miracle Miracle
  • Kurt Russell in It Happened at the World's Fair It Happened at the World's Fair
  • Kurt Russell in The Strongest Man in the World The Strongest Man in the World
  • Kurt Russell in Used Cars Used Cars
  • Kurt Russell in The Best of Times The Best of Times
  • Kurt Russell in Dark Blue Dark Blue
  • Kurt Russell in Sky High Sky High
  • Kurt Russell in Touchback Touchback
  • Kurt Russell in Now You See Him, Now You Don't Now You See Him, Now You Don't
  • Kurt Russell in Soldier Soldier
  • Kurt Russell in One & Only, Genuine, Original Family Band One & Only, Genuine, Original Family Band
  • Kurt Russell in The Longest Drive The Longest Drive