Kevin Costner: The Latest Movie Star Reborn?

Kevin Costner

17 years after Waterworld, is Kevin Costner back in the game? "[The] Movie Star is dead. But Costner is catching a wave that is still building, a trend that is still sinking into the cultural psyche — he’s re-emerging not as Kevin Costner, Movie Star, but as Kevin Costner, Portrayer of Memorable Characters. This is the way forward for actors in a star-less world... These days, I don’t think a true star can break through unless it’s on the back of a signature character...This is the future. This is the Movie Star’s second act. It’s not about the star anymore. Now it’s about the Celebrity Character." [Lainey Gossip]