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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 Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

2016 PG-13

Replaying the catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, this tense drama recounts the horrific experiences of the 126 crew members onboard and the numerous acts of courage that saved untold lives.

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