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Kurt Russell (1951-) started in the entertainment business in the early 1960s. Starting out in television, he spent his youth making movies with people like Elvis Presley in It Happened At The World’s Fair and James Stewart in Fools’ Parade. Seeing the talent Russell had, Walt Disney signed him to a 10 year contract with Disney and he became one of the top stars for Disney in the 1970s. After 18 years of acting Kurt Russell left Hollywood and became a professional baseball player. He signed with California Angels and made it to their Double A team before an injury ended his career. At this point he returned to his acting career.
His IMDb page shows 91 acting credits since 1962. This page will rank 43 of his movies from Best to Worst in four different sortable columns of information. Cameos, television appearances, straight to DVD movies and shorts were not included in the rankings.
Kurt Russell Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
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|Rank||Movie (Year)||Co-Stars||Domestic B.O. Actual (mils.)||Domestic B.O. Adjusted (mils.)||Domestic Box Office Rank By Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Furious 7 (2015)||Paul Walker & Dwayne Johnson||$353.01||$353.01||5th of 2015||79.0%||00 / 00||68.13|
|Backdraft (1991)||Robert DeNiro & Directed by Ron Howard||$77.87||$155.90||14th of 1991||69.0%||03 / 00||58.01|
|Follow Me Boys (1966)||Fred MacMurray||$18.25||$139.90||16th of 1967||75.0%||00 / 00||56.93|
|Silkwood (1983)||Meryl Streep & Cher||$35.62||$95.30||19th of 1983||74.7%||05 / 00||54.26|
|Tombstone (1993)||Val Kilmer & Michael Biehn||$56.51||$115.10||21st of 1993||77.0%||00 / 00||53.78|
|The Fox and the Hound (1981)||Mickey Rooney||$39.90||$121.00||7th of 1981||70.0%||00 / 00||51.66|
|Stargate (1994)||James Spader||$71.57||$147.90||17th of 1994||57.0%||00 / 00||49.97|
|Miracle (2004)||Patricia Clarkson||$64.38||$87.40||48th of 2004||77.0%||00 / 00||49.80|
|Vanilla Sky (2001)||Tom Cruise & Cameron Diaz||$100.62||$150.10||20th of 2001||55.0%||01 / 00||49.76|
|Breakdown (1997)||J.T. Walsh||$50.16||$92.10||36th of 1997||74.0%||00 / 00||49.60|
|Unlawful Entry (1992)||Ray Liotta||$57.14||$116.10||25th of 1992||66.5%||00 / 00||49.18|
|Escape From New York (1981)||Ernest Borgnine||$25.24||$76.60||32nd of 1981||76.5%||00 / 00||47.83|
|Deepwater Horizon (2016)Early reviews & projected box office||Mark Wahlberg & Kate Hudson||$71.00||$71.00||Too Soon For Ranking||78.0%||00 / 00||47.81|
|The Hateful Eight (2015)||Samuel L.Jackson & Directed by Quentin Tarantino||$53.69||$53.70||55th of 2015||78.0%||03 / 01||46.81|
|Executive Decision (1996)||Halle Berry||$56.57||$107.90||26th of 1996||64.0%||00 / 00||46.76|
|The Thing (1982)||Directed by John Carpenter||$19.63||$56.30||37th of 1982||81.0%||00 / 00||46.63|
|Sky High (2005)||Kelly Preston||$63.95||$84.20||40th of 2005||64.5%||00 / 00||43.28|
|The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)||Dean Jones||$9.43||$60.70||29th of 1969||68.5%||00 / 00||41.61|
|Grindhouse (2007)||Directed by Quentin Tarantino||$25.04||$30.70||96th of 2007||76.5%||00 / 00||40.81|
|The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)||Joe Flynn||$17.14||$101.80||21st of 1970||53.0%||00 / 00||40.69|
|Big Trouble in Little China (1986)||Directed by John Carpenter||$11.10||$25.20||68th of 1986||76.5%||00 / 00||39.82|
|Used Cars (1980)||Jack Warden||$11.72||$38.00||63rd of 1980||71.0%||00 / 00||39.26|
|Tango & Cash (1989)||Sylvester Stallone||$63.41||$134.60||20th of 1989||39.0%||00 / 00||39.02|
|Tequila Sunrise (1988)||Mel Gibson & Michelle Pfeiffer||$41.29||$84.70||26th of 1988||54.0%||01 / 00||38.81|
|Swing Shift (1984)||Goldie Hawn||$6.65||$16.70||96th of 1984||75.5%||01 / 00||38.49|
|Dreamer (2005)||Dakota Fanning||$32.75||$43.10||83rd of 2005||65.0%||00 / 00||37.51|
|Bone Tomahawk (2015)||Patrick Wilson||$.00||$.00||Not in Top 200||79.0%||00 / 00||37.13|
|The Strongest Man in the World (1975)||Joe Flynn||$20.83||$85.70||29th of 1975||49.0%||00 / 00||36.31|
|The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (1968)||Goldie Hawn||$6.43||$41.40||50th of 1968||63.5%||00 / 00||36.26|
|Now You See Him Now You Don't (1972)||Cesar Romero||$13.97||$69.30||23rd of 1972||54.0%||00 / 00||36.12|
|Overboard (1987)||Goldie Hawn||$26.71||$57.60||43rd of 1987||57.5%||00 / 00||35.80|
|Superdad (1973)||Bob Crane||$19.02||$90.60||28th of 1973||44.5%||00 / 00||34.96|
|Poseidon (2006)||Richard Dreyfuss||$60.67||$77.70||49th of 2006||44.5%||01 / 00||33.48|
|Escape From L.A. (1996)||Steve Buscemi & Directed by John Carpenter||$25.48||$48.60||65th of 1996||53.5%||00 / 00||32.76|
|The Barefoot Executive (1971)||Harry Morgan||$10.61||$54.20||30th of 1971||50.0%||00 / 00||31.90|
|Dark Blue (2003)||Ving Rhames||$9.25||$12.90||150th of 2003||62.0%||00 / 00||31.19|
|Soldier (1998)||Gary Busey||$14.59||$26.20||100th of 1998||57.5%||00 / 00||31.15|
|3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)||Kevin Costner||$15.75||$23.50||112th of 2001||57.5%||00 / 00||30.87|
|Fool's Parade (1971)||James Stewart||$3.03||$15.50||90th of 1971||57.0%||00 / 00||29.19|
|The Mean Season (1985)||Mariel Hemingway||$4.35||$10.30||116th of 1985||58.5%||00 / 00||29.15|
|Winter People (1989)||Kelly McGillis||$2.02||$4.30||140th of 1989||60.5%||00 / 00||29.15|
|Charley and the Angel (1973)||Fred MacMurray||$3.03||$14.40||108th of 1973||51.0%||00 / 00||26.20|
|The Art of the Steal (2013)||Matt Dillon||$.06||$.10||Not in Top 200||55.5%||00 / 00||26.10|
|Touchback (2012)||Brian Presley||$.20||$.20||Not in Top 200||55.0%||00 / 00||25.90|
|Guns of Diablo (1965)||Charles Bronson||$2.03||$16.80||Not in Top 90||48.5%||00 / 00||25.40|
|The Best of Times (1986)||Robin Williams||$7.79||$17.70||81st of 1986||44.5%||00 / 00||23.72|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Kurt Russell Table
- 11 of Kurt Russell’s movies crossed the magical $100 million mark. That is a percentage of 24.44% of his movies listed. His domestic top box office hit is Furious 7 (2015).
- An average Kurt Russell movie grosses $70.10 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 24 of Kurt Russell’s movies are rated as good movies…or 53.33% of his movies. His highest rated movie is The Thing (1982). His lowest rated movie is Tango and Cash (1989)….OUCH! I like that movie.
- 7 of Kurt Russell’s movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 15.55% of his movies.
- 1 of Kurt Russell’s movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 2.22% of his movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 39.86. 19 of Kurt Russell’s movies scored higher that average….or 42.22% of his movies. Furious 7 (2015) got the highest UMR Score….The Best of Times (1986) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Kurt Russell
- 1. Kurt Russell was born in 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is the son of actor Bing Russell.
- 2 One of Kurt Russell’s first movie appearances was when he kicked Elvis Presley in the shins in 1963’s It Happened At The World’s Fair.
- 3. Kurt Russell was signed to a 10 year contract with Disney by Walt Disney himself.
- 4. When Walt Disney passed away the Disney people found one of his last memos that he ever wrote on his desk. It read: “Kirt Russell……CIA-Mobley”.
- 5. Kurt Russell played minor league baseball for California Angels. He suffered a career ending shoulder injury in 1973. He was hitting over .500 in Double A when the injury occured. I think his backup plan worked out ok though.
- 6. Kurt Russell and his many Elvis connections. He kicked Elvis in It Happened At The World’s Fair. He picked up an Emmy nomination playing Elvis in the television movie Elvis (1979). He provided the voice of Elvis in 1994’s Forrest Gump. He played Elvis’ possible son in 2001’s 3000 Miles to Graceland.
- 7. Kurt Russell has been married once (1979-1983) to actress Season Hubley. Hubley and Russell made one movie together….1981’s Escape From New York….she was the girl that got sucked into the floor in that movie. They have one son, Boston Russell.
- 8. Kurt Russell first met Goldie Hawn when they were making 1968’s The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band. They fell in love while making 1983’s Swing Shift. They have been a couple ever since. They have one son, Wyatt Russell. Wyatt was most recently seen in the blockbuster hit 22 Jump Street (2014). Russell is the step father to actress Kate Hudson and actor Oliver Hudson.
- 9. Kurt Russell roles turned down or was seriously considered for: Jurassic Park (Sam Neill part), Bull Durham (part was written for him but studio wanted Kevin Costner), Star Wars (Harrison Ford part), The Sound of Music (one of von Trapp kids), Batman Forever (Val Kilmer part), Flash Gordon (Flash role) and Splash (Tom Hanks part).
- 10. Kurt Russell was one of the first actors to do DVD commentaries. His commentary along with John Carpenter on The Thing is worth checking out.
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