Burton agreed to speak to Costner after he finished reading his book.
Costner, who had been taking acting classes but had not told his wife about his desire to be an actor, watched Burton closely and approached when Burton gestured. I think you'll be fine." After the plane landed, Burton's limousine pulled up to the curb where Costner and his wife were waiting for a taxi.
Costner told Burton that he would prefer to avoid the drama that followed Burton and asked if he would have to tolerate that if he became an actor. Burton wished Costner good luck, and the two never met again. Filmed in the winter of 1978–79, the film was not released until 1981 and re-released in 1986.
Costner credits Burton with partially contributing to his career. He took work which allowed him to develop his acting skills via tuition, including working on fishing boats, as a truck driver, and giving tours of stars' Hollywood homes to support the couple while he also attended auditions. The release complications and lack of documentation lead many to believe that Costner's debut was in The Touch also known as (Stacy's Knights), in 1983 with Eve Lilith and Andra Millian.
In 2010, he appeared in The Company Men alongside Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Cooper.
It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and received good reviews.
Whitney High School and moved to Orange County, where he graduated from Villa Park High School in 1973.
He earned a BA in marketing and finance from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1978.
Costner was honored on September 6, 2006, when his hand and foot prints were set in concrete in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre alongside those of other celebrated actors and entertainers.He personally offered the project to Harrison Ford.In 1999, he starred in Message in a Bottle with Robin Wright, based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.He took the title role in the biopic Wyatt Earp (1994), directed by Kasdan.The War, also made in 1994, seemed to gain little attention.