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Kurt Russell
By: Leo Ventocilla

KURT RUSSELL (Robert Ramsey) most recently starred with Dakota Fanning in the
family drama Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story.  
In 2004, Russell starred as coach Herb Brooks in the real-life drama Miracle, which
chronicled the inspiring story of the underdog U.S. ice hockey team’s gold medal victory
in the 1980 Olympic Games.  His recent film credits also include Sky High, with Kelly
Preston; Ron Shelton’s Dark Blue; Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky, with Tom Cruise; and
3000 Miles to Graceland, with Kevin Costner.
Russell made his film debut at the age of ten in the Elvis Presley film It Happened at the
World’s Fair, marking the beginning of a career that now spans more than four
decades.  During his successful career as a child star, he appeared in ten Disney
movies, including Follow Me Boys!, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Barefoot
Executive and The Strongest Man in the World.
In 1979, Russell was cast as Elvis Presley in director John Carpenter’s acclaimed
television biopic Elvis, earning an Emmy nomination for his remarkable portrayal of “the
King.”  Russell later re-teamed with Carpenter on four films: Escape from New York,
The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from L.A., the last of which Russell
also co-wrote and co-produced.
Russell earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his
performance in Mike Nichols’ true-life drama Silkwood, opposite Meryl Streep and
Cher.  He subsequently starred in such films as Jonathan Demme’s Swing Shift, with
Goldie Hawn; The Mean Season; The Best of Times, with Robin Williams; Garry
Marshall’s Overboard, also opposite Goldie Hawn; Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise,
with Mel Gibson and Michelle Pfeiffer; Tango & Cash; Ron Howard’s Backdraft, with
Robert De Niro; Jonathan Kaplan’s Unlawful Entry; Captain Ron; Tombstone; Roland
Emmerich’s Stargate; Executive Decision, with Halle Berry; Breakdown and Soldier.
Después de mucho tiempo usted regresa a la pantalla grande, ¿Cuál fue el motivo?
La razón fue Wolfgang Petersen. El me llamo a mi publicista y me dijo que Wolfgang
quería que yo hiciera su película. Otra razón fue que yo nunca vi a alguien que
realmente se ahoga, y ese fue el motivo principal… me gusto la idea de ahogarme.
¿Quería morir ahogado en la película?
Claro, quería saber que es lo pasaba en los últimos momentos de una persona. Pero
me di cuanta que cuando uno pierde oxigeno, entra en una etapa de coma, y los
organos vitales empiezan a fallar, pero uno se mantiene consciente. La experiencia fue
¿Es usted buceador?
Si, eso me ayudo a trabajar mucho bajo el agua.

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