|Born on June 22, 1936, multi-talented Kris Kristofferson has
garnered fame as an actor, singer, and songwriter. |
Kris is in
"A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries" opening 18
September 1998 from Buena Vista.
Background: A Texas native,
Kristofferson was a Golden Gloves boxer. He was a member of
Phi Beta Kappa in college and a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship
to Oxford University. He left Oxford in 1960 and joined the
U.S. Army where he completed ranger school, parachute-jump school,
and pilot training. He eventually became a helicopter
pilot. Through all these years, he was tinkering with his true
love, country music, writing song after song.
Success: Years of peddling his
songs finally paid off when Johnny Cash and Roger Miller recorded
two of them. Miller with "Me and Bobby McGee", and Cash made a
No. 1 hit out of "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down. Janis Joplin
later made "Me and Bobby McGee" into a rock classic. His
music, both as a performer and songwriter has earned many coveted
Film and TV: Kristofferson was
discovered by Hollywood. By this time he was recording his own
music, and had become a well-known singer. He added film
appearances and TV projects to his busy schedule. He was
awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the alcoholic, has been
singer in "A Star is Born", a re-make of the re-make also starring
Family: Kristofferson is married
to his third wife Lisa. He is the father of eight children
from present and previous marriages, Tracy, Kris, Casey, Jesse,
Jody, Johnny, Kelley, and Blake.
Kris Kristofferson Awards
June 22, 1936
- 1977 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actor
- Musical/Comedy - "A Star is Born"
- 1975 - Grammy Award - Songwriting - "Lover
- 1973 - Grammy Award - Songwriting - "From the
Bottle to the Bottom"
- 1973 - Grammy Award - Best Vocal Performance by
a Duo - with Rita Coolidge
- 1970 - Country Music Award - Song of the Year -
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
- 1985 - Oscar - Best Music, Original Song Score -
- 1973 - Grammy Award - Best Country Song - "Why
- 1971 - Grammy Award - Best Country Song - "For
the Good Times"
- 1971 - Grammy Award - Best Song - "Me and Bobby
- 1971 - Grammy Award - Best Song - "Help Me Make
It Through the Night"
- 1998 - Dance with Me . . . John Burnett
- 1998 - Blade . . . Abraham Whistler
- 1997 - Fire Down Below . . . Orin Hanner
- 1997 - Girls' Night . . . Cody
- 1996 - Lone Star . . . Sheriff Charlie
- 1996 - Message to Love: The Isle of Wight
Festival . . . Himself
- 1995 - Pharaoh's Army . . . Preacher
- 1993 - Knights . . . Gabriel
- 1993 - Paper Hearts . . . Tom
- 1992 - No Place to Hide . . . Joe Garvey
- 1992 - Original Intent . . . Jack
- 1990 - Night of the Cyclone . . . Stan
- 1990 - Sadino
- 1989 - Millennium . . . Bill Smith
- 1989 - Welcome Home . . . Jake
- 1988 - Big Top Pee-wee . . . Mace Montana
- 1985 - Trouble in Mind . . . Hawk
- 1984 - Flashpoint . . . Logan
- 1984 - Songwriter . . . Blackie Buck
- 1981 - Rollover . . . Hubbell Smith
- 1980 - Heaven's Gate . . . James Averill
- 1978 - Convoy . . . Rubber Duck
- 1978 - Semi-Tough . . . Shake Tiller
- 1976 - The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the
Sea . . . Jim Cameron
- 1976 - A Star is Born . . . John Norman
- 1976 - Vigilante Force . . . Aaron Arnold
- 1974 - Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia . . .
- 1974 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore . . .
- 1973 - Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid . . . Billy
- 1973 - Blume in Love . . . Elmo Cole
- 1973 - The Gospel Road . . . Vocalist
- 1972 - Cisco Pike . . . Cisco Pike
- 1971 - The Last Movie . . . Minstrel
- 1998 - Netforce
- 1998 - Two for Texas . . . Hugh Allison
- 1997 - Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western .
. . Interviewee: Actor
- 1997 - Dead Man's Gun . . . Narrator
- 1996 - Blue Rodeo
- 1996 - Dolly Parton: Treasures
- 1995 - Tad . . . Abraham Lincoln
- 1995 - Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The
Dottie West Story . . . Himself
- 1995 - Adventures of the Old West
- 1995 - Brothers' Destiny . . . Davis
- 1995 - Inflammable
- 1994 - Sodbusters . . . Destiny
- 1993 - Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the
Earth . . . Stan Mather
- 1992 - Christmas in Connecticut . . .
- 1992 - Miracle in the Wilderness . . . Jericho
- 1991 - Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind . .
- 1990 - Pair of Aces
- 1988 - The Tracker . . . Noble Adams
- 1987 - Amerika (mini-series) . . . Devin
- 1986 - Stagecoach . . . Ringo
- 1986 - Blood & Orchids . . . Curt
- 1986 - The Last Days of Frank and Jesse
- 1984 - The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck
- 1979 - Freedom Road
self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
- 1994 - The Larry Sanders Show - Arthur's
- 1978 - The Muppet Show . . . Himself
- 1976 - Saturday Night Live . . . Host
Soldier's Daughter Never Cries" - 1998 release from Buena
Vista. Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Leelee
Sobieski, Jesse Bradford, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dominique Blanc,
Jane Birkin, Virgine Ledoyen, Samuel Gruen, Luisa Conlon, Isaach
DeBankole, Antoine Chain, Macha Meril, Nick Nolte, Nathalie Richard.
"Limbo" - 1998 release. Cast: Leo
Burmester, Kathryn Grody, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Laskin,
Vanessa Martinez, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Casey Siemaszko,
David Strathairn, Rita Taggart.
"The Joyriders" - 1998 release. Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Robert Knott, Shawn Wayne Hatosy, Kathleen S.
Dunn, Martin Landau, Heather McComb, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Paige,
"Father Damien" - 1999 release. Cast:
Derek Jacobi, Alice Krige, Kris Kristofferson, Leo McKern, Sam
Neill, Peter O'Toole, David Wenham.
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