If you're committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it.

— Bob Odenkirk

Thrilling Costner quotations

I don't want the giant ego. I don't want to become Kevin Costner, singing on the soundtrack to The Postman.

I think the greatest star in American at the moment is Kevin Costner.

Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.

The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.

The news media reported the $250 million as an unthinkably huge waste of money and proclaimed that something was wrong with NASA. The result was an investigation and a congressional hearing. Not to defend failure, but $250 million is not much more than the cost to produce Kevin Costner's film flop Waterworld.

My first paid acting job was a movie called Fandango. It also starred Kevin Costner.

They say I can open movies, and that's nice in that it puts into people's minds that women can do it. It's not just Kevin Costner, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not just the guys.

For me, selfishly, The Postman didn't kill my career.

It meant I didn't shoot straight and painfully into the limelight, but Rushmore came out of it. No one would have known where I was to cast me in Rushmore had I not been in The Postman. Because they shared a producer. Nor would I have been in The Sixth Sense. Nor would I be speaking to you now if Kevin Costner hadn't cast me in The Postman.

[Kevin] Costner said, "You don't have to do that... this is a wide shot, so you can calm down."

I had to audition for Fandango. When I read the script, the role that was interesting - so everyone thought - was the role that Costner played. He was the cool guy. And I read the script, and my representation at the time said, "That's the role you should read for." And I was like, "Really? How about I read for this other role." And they went, "Well, you're not going to get that role."

I imagined that being someday in pro ball I would have been Kevin Costner in Bull Durham. If I had never discovered acting, I literally would have been that guy.

Kevin Costner. I love Kevin Costner. That's all I have to say. I love Kevin Costner.

I asked if I could read for the role of Kevin Costner's caddy in Tin Cup.

It was a fun learning experience, even though Cheech Marin got the part.

Dry land is not a myth. I've seen it. Kevin Costner. Waterworld. I don't know what the big fuss is about. I saw that movie nine times. It rules!

This January, Kevin Costner will be honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival for his contribution to film. This gives Costner just two months to make a contribution to film.

All my buddies over the years, like Kevin Costner and the guys - I see em go here, I see em go there - but I just do my work.

There is an established tradition of actors directing films that have a particular, personal meaning for them - Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, and most recently George Clooney to name a few. Remarkably, their films share an unusually high percentage of being very good.

On the one hand, you have these huge budget films that cost millions of dollars.

They are effects driven, they don't have well known actors in them, and they are making money. Well, some of them are. One the other hand, you have Stallone and Statham, and guys like DeNiro and Pacino, and Costner, who are all trying to make movies about real people. They are interested in character driven projects.

Kevin Costner told me that 'True' was his and his wife's song.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing because they split up soon after.

My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner.