Sunday, October 24, 2010

Top 3 Films: Kevin Kline

Happy 63rd Kevin!

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Kevin plays the character Otto West in this comedy film about a group of jewel thieves.

It also stars John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Palin. Kevin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for this film.

Dave (1993)

Ivan Reitman directed this political comedy starring Kevin, playing a double role as Dave Kovic and President Bill Mitchell, Sigourney Weaver as the First Lady, Frank Langella as the President's Chief of Staff, Kevin Dunn as the White House Communications Director, Ving Rhames as a Secret Service Agent, Ben Kingsley as Vice President Gary Nance, and Charles Grodin as Dave's friend Murray. Also in this film are cameos of Senator Christopher Dodd, former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, Senator Paul Simon, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among many others.

I consider this to be Kline's best role and he was nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe. He lost to Robin Williams for Mrs. Doubtfire. Personally, even though Robin Williams is a great actor, I think Kline should have won this one.

Wild Wild West (1999)

This Barry Sonnenfeld directed comedy was based on a 1960s television show by the same name.

Kevin plays a double role as inventor Artemus Gordon and as President Ulysses S. Grant. Also starring in this film are Will Smith as U.S. Marshal James West, Salma Hayek, M. Emmet Walsh, Ted Levin and Kenneth Branagh.

1 comment:

  1. Dave is one of the best political movies ever made IMHO. Kline was also great in Definitely, Maybe.

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