It’s Kurt Russell’s 70th birthday, marking a cause for celebration for fans of the veteran actor around the world. With a variety of memorable performances over the last few decades, we’ve seen a lot of Russell over the years, leaving plenty of title options to choose from as his favorite actor roles. In honor of his birthday, many fans highlight some of these roles while paying tribute to the artist on his very special day.
“Happy birthday to one of my favorite actors of all time. Kurt russell movies all damn day. Happy 70th big man, “said a fan on Twitter, knowing how to celebrate the day.
“Wishing one of the best we have ….. KURT RUSSELL, a HAPPY 70TH BIRTHDAY today!” tweet another fan.
Slasher Trash on Twitter tweeted four images of Russell in character and wrote: “Happy 70th birthday to the badass and legend of cinema, Kurt Russell! Kurt has starred in several of my favorite movies of all time and is one of my Old school heroes. Kurt, I salute you sir. “
“Today we celebrate the greatest icon [ever] be associated with a snake. Happy birthday, Kurt Russell, “reads another tweet.
Another fan also took the opportunity to celebrate Russell’s 70th birthday along with the 50th anniversary of the Disney comedy film. The barefoot executive, starring Russell in a lead role and which was just released on the actor’s 20th birthday.
Artist Drew Struzan also took part in the celebration by tweeting the poster he designed for Big trouble in little China. In the caption, Drew says: “TODAY is # KurtRussell’s 70th birthday! It’s all in the reflections.
As a child actor, Russell made his film debut in the 1963 sitcom. It happened at the World’s Fair like a kid kicking star Elvis Presley in the shin. Interestingly, Russell would play the famous singer years later in John Carpenter’s television biopic. Elvis with a performance that earned him an Emmy Award nomination; He also had a cameo in Forrest Gump as the voice of Elvis.
Of course, Mr. Presley was just one of the many performances that fans have enjoyed from Russell over the years. He had frequently worked with Elvis director John Carpenter on various other projects, such as Big trouble in little China, The thing, Escape from New York, and its sequel Escape from LA. Carpenter recently said that he would love to work with Russell again if he got the chance.
Meanwhile, Russell’s other more famous roles include parts in Backdraft, Tango and cash, Tombstone, the hateful eight, Breakdown, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Y Once upon a time in hollywood. Most recently, he played Santa Claus alongside his real-life wife Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus in Christmas movies. The Christmas Chronicles Y The Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix. Russell has teased that Santa could be the last character he will play before retiring.
With Russell turning 70, it’s the perfect time to see one of his movies … if not three or four, with so many great ones to choose from. Whatever you’re doing today to celebrate, let’s hope this birthday is one of the best you’ve ever had. Happy birthday, Kurt Russell!