A warm 1951 Club welcome to American actor Kurt Russell. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 17, 1951.
He began acting on television for the western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–64). In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where he became the studio’s top star of the 1970s.
Russell was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in Silkwood (1983) alongside Cher and Meryl Streep.
In the 1980s, he starred in several films by director John Carpenter, including anti-hero roles such as army hero-turned-robber Snake Plissken in the futuristic action film Escape from New York (1981), and its 1996 sequel Escape from L.A., Antarctic helicopter pilot R.J. MacReady in the horror film The Thing (1982), and truck driver Jack Burton in the dark kung-fu comedy action film Big Trouble in Little China (1986), all of which have since become cult films. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for the television film Elvis (1979), also directed by Carpenter.
He has also starred in other films, including Tombstone (1993), Stargate (1994), Miracle (2004), Poseidon (2006), Death Proof (2007),Bone Tomahawk (2015) and The Hateful Eight (2015).
Interestingly, Kurt Russell was married to his co-star in Elvis, the American actress Season Hubley, from 1979-1983. And she was also born in … 1951. He is now married to actress Goldie Hawn.
Also … The Thing (1982), in which Russell had a starring role, was a remake of The Thing from Another World (1951).
1951 … THERE’S JUST NO GETTING AWAY FROM IT!!