Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Kurt Russell!

It's the awesome Kurt Russell's birthday and to celebrate here are 5 facts you may or may not have known about the man.


1. Played pro baseball (2nd base, AA club- California Angels) until a torn shoulder muscle forced retirement in 1973. Was hitting .563 at the time. His friend, Ron Shelton wrote the Crash Davis role in Bull Durham for him - the studio insisted on Kevin Costner though.

2. He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

3. He is a card carrying member of the NRA and was the best man at Ted Nugent's wedding.

4. Auditioned for the role of Flash Gordon, the part went to Sam J. Jones instead.

5. He performs many of his stunts himself.

6 comments:

John said...

And he never drives faster than he can see.

Here's to Kurt, and Jack, and Snake...

Randal Graves said...

Oh, how much does Ted Nugent suck, but man, has Kurt had some immortal characters, so we'll overlook that foible.

Dean Wormer said...

Don't forget he was Disney kid.

Escape from New York is my favorite Russell film.

Becca said...

John-
That man has given us so much wisdom!

Randal-
It is the rare man that cannot be damaged by the craziness that is Ted Nugent.

Dean-
I won't forget that and Raffles won't forget that. Ahhh he was so good as a computer! What an actor!

License Farm said...

Not only was he a Disney kid, supposedly his name was the last thing Walt Disney wrote down before he died in 1966.

Anonymous said...

ted nugent rocks kicks ass