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Kurt Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor who began his career as a child in the Western series ''[=Sugarfoot=]''. He signed a ten-year contract with Creator/{{Disney}} early in his career that [[ContractualPurity almost led to a lifelong series of typecasting]]. His best-known adult roles are those of {{Anti Hero}}es, especially in his films with director Creator/JohnCarpenter.
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!!Roles of Note:
* ''Series/LostInSpace'': Quano
* ''Film/TheComputerWoreTennisShoes'', ''Film/NowYouSeeHimNowYouDont'', and ''Film/TheStrongestManInTheWorld'': Dexter Riley
* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'': Adult Copper (voice)
* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': Jack Burton
* ''Film/{{Overboard}}'': Dean Proffitt
* ''Film/TequilaSunrise'': Detective Nick Frecia
* ''Film/TangoAndCash'': Detective Gabriel "Gabe" Cash
* ''Film/{{Backdraft}}'': Lieutenant Stephen 'Bull' [=McCaffrey=] / Captain Dennis [=McCaffrey=]
* ''Film/CaptainRon'': Captain Ron
* ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'': Wyatt Earp
* ''Film/{{Stargate}}'': Col. Jack O'Neil
* ''Film/{{Breakdown}}'': Jeff Taylor
* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Film/EscapeFromLA'': Snake Plissken
* ''Film/TheThing1982'': R.J. [=MacReady=]
* ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'': Dr. David Grant
* ''Film/{{Soldier}}'': Todd
* ''Film/DarkBlue'': Eldon Perry
* ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Steve "The Commander" Stronghold
* ''Film/{{Poseidon}}'': Robert Ramsey
* ''Film/{{Miracle}}'': Coach Herb Brooks
* ''Film/DeathProof'': Stuntman Mike
* ''Film/FuriousSeven'': "Mr. Nobody"
* ''Film/TheHatefulEight'': John "The Hangman" Ruth
* ''Film/BoneTomahawk'': Sheriff Franklin
* ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'': Jimmy Harrell
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[GeniusLoci Ego the Living Planet]]

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!!Associated Tropes:
* AntiHero: Despite the majority of his roles being in family-fare comedy, his best known roles are his anti-heroes.
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